About this site
Vapingfacts.health.nz is brought to you by the New Zealand Ministry of Health — Manatū Hauora and the Health Promotion Agency/Te Hiringa Hauora (HPA).
In October 2017 the Ministry of Health — Manatū Hauora issued a position statement which said that vaping has the potential to contribute to the achievement of the Smokefree 2025 goal. The work of the Ministry of Health’s and HPA’s tobacco control programmes aims to improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders by supporting people to quit smoking, creating smokefree environments, and protecting children from the harm of smoking.
This site has information about vaping and smoking in New Zealand, and is for people who are looking to quit smoking and those who support them, as well as anyone interested in the role of vaping in New Zealand as a way to quit.
Under the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act the existing prohibition on the advertisement of tobacco products is extended to vaping products. This means it is prohibited to encourage the use, promote the sale or notify the availability of vaping products.
This website is an exception to this and the Director-General of Health has issued Vaping Facts (this website) as a public health message under section 24(f) of the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990. See the Ministry of Health website for further information: https://www.health.govt.nz/news-media/news-items/public-health-message-issued-vaping-facts
You can contact us at:
Any material on this website may be reproduced provided that:
- the content is not changed
- it is not sold
- the material is not used to promote or endorse any product or service
- it is not used in an inappropriate or misleading context
- any disclaimers included on the published information are reproduced on the material
- an acknowledgment of the source and of HPA is included.
Please note, this does not apply to any logos, emblems and trade marks on the website, the website’s design elements, or any photography or imagery. If you wish to reproduce any of these, please contact us to discuss: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any queries, please email HPA.
Effective Date: 11 November 2019
For you to get the most out of using vapingfacts.health.nz, the Health Promotion Agency ("we" or "us") needs to collect some personal information about you. We will protect your personal information, and will only collect, use, store, and share it in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993, including (where applicable) the Health Information Privacy Code 1994.
- what information is collected by us through your use of vapingfacts.health.nz;
- how your information will be used, stored, and shared; and
- how you can access and change your personal information;
- we collect personal information about you, including your email address and use it to provide you with the services you have asked us for;
- we share your information with our agents who help us provide vapingfacts.health.nz to you; and
- we store your information securely and will protect it from unauthorised access, use, modification, or disclosure;
If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us:
What information do we collect?
Personal information about you
We collect any information you share in the emails you send to email@example.com.
Aggregated, anonymous information about visitors to vapingfacts.health.nz
We collect anonymous and aggregated information about you and all other visitors to vapingfacts.health.nz, including:
- website usage statistics
How do we use your information?
The personal information that we collect from you via vapingfacts.health.nz will be used to:
- provide you with the services you have asked us for.
Will my information be shared with anyone else?
We may share the personal information that we collect about you as follows:
- we need to give some employees, contractors, agents and advisers access to the information you provide us to ensure that vapingfacts.health.nz works properly. This includes our providers that host or maintain data centres where your information is processed or stored, or that operate service platforms and other infrastructure and systems on our behalf; and
- as otherwise permitted by the Privacy Act 1993, and (where applicable) the Health Information Privacy Code 1994.
We may share anonymous and aggregated information about visitors to vapingfacts.health.nz with sector health agencies and other organisations and individuals that have an interest in vaping in New Zealand.
How is my information stored?
We take your privacy seriously, and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is stored in a secure environment and protected from unauthorised access, use, modification, or disclosure.
We store our data (including your personal information) on a secure Microsoft Azure cloud platform and we use Microsoft Office 365 applications. We protect our data with all reasonable technical and process controls.
How do I access and change my information?
You can ask us to provide you with the information we hold about you and request corrections to it.
If you would like to see the information we hold about you or request a correction, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vapingfacts.health.nz collects statistical information which is used for making the site faster and easier to use. Information from your visit is combined with the data from all site visitors and presented as statistical information on overall site use. To do this, vapingfacts.health.nz uses "cookies" and other tracking technologies.
Vapingfacts.health.nz uses "session" cookies. Session cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used, for example, to improve navigation on this site, and to collect aggregated statistical information.
Vapingfacts.health.nz may use "persistent" cookies: Persistent cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as helping to determine what areas of the website visitors find most valuable, and customising the website based on your preferences on an ongoing basis. The vapingfacts.health.nz server only knows that an unidentified visitor with your cookies has returned to the website and not any personally identifiable information.
Vapingfacts.health.nz may use "web beacons" (also known as internet tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, anonymous identifiers and invisible GIFs): A web beacon is a tiny graphic on a web page or in an email message that is used to track pages viewed or messages opened. Web beacons tell the website server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor’s computer. Web beacons may be placed on online advertisements that bring people to vapingfacts.health.nz and on different pages of the website. Web beacons provide us with information on how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted.
Vapingfacts.health.nz uses both First Party and Third Party web beacons and cookies. Third Party web beacons and cookies are used for the purpose of marketing this website to people that may find benefit from the services included on the website.
Other tracking technologies
The following Google Analytics Display Advertising Features are enabled for this website:
- Remarketing with Google Analytics
- Google Display Network Impression reporting
- Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
- DoubleClick Platform integrations.
The following Adwords Features are enabled for this website:
- Affinity audiences
- Custom affinity audiences
- In-market audiences
- Similar audiences
- Demographic and location targeting.
This means that vapingfacts.health.nz is enabling Google Analytics to collect data about traffic to this site through cookies and anonymous identifiers in addition to data collected through standard Google Analytics implementations.
Vapingfacts.health.nz will not share precise location information with Google without your prior explicit consent.
Use of HotJar
We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience.
You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link .
You can choose to enable or disable the use of some cookies and other tracking technologies on this website. Cookies that are necessary to the operation of this website and for the provision of the services you have requested will continue to function regardless of whether you have provided consent. Other types of cookies and tracking technologies will be turned off until you provide explicit consent. As a result, the functionality of vapingfacts.health.nz may be reduced until you choose to provide explicit consent.
You can opt-out of any of the Google Analytics Advertising Features by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ which is where users can download the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add-On.
You can also opt out by going to Google Ad Settings, which allows users to turn off the amount and type of data you are sharing.
More information about opting out can be obtained from http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
Contact information and policy updates
If you have questions or complaints about our privacy practices or procedures, please email us at email@example.com as we may be able to clarify the need for it or work with you to alter it. We will do our best to respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner.
You can also contact the Privacy Officer in writing at:
The Privacy Officer
State Services Commission
PO Box 329 Wellington
Telephone (04) 495 6600
Facsimile (04) 495 6686
How will I know whether vapingfacts.health.nz has updated this policy?