The University of Otago is committed to maintaining privacy of personal information and adhering to the principles of the Privacy Act 1993. This webpage provides links to key University policies and external information related to privacy. If you have a privacy question, concern or request, please contact the University’s Privacy Officer or Deputy Privacy Officer.
University Privacy Information
The University’s overarching policy covering staff access to, and use of, staff and student personal information.
The University’s statement on how it collects, uses, stores and discloses student personal information.
Guidance and procedures for authorising staff access to student information through the University’s eVision student management system.
A policy containing privacy provisions in relation to the recording of teaching activities (e.g. videoing of lectures).
Privacy considerations in relation to use of the University’s website.
What is personal information? (PDF, 68 KB)
When can I access personal information? (PDF, 68 KB)
When can I share personal information? (PDF, 68 KB)
Advice on verifying student identity when providing personal information (available to University staff on request)
The New Zealand Privacy Commissioner website, including general privacy information and advice, and free online privacy e-learning modules.
New Zealand’s main legislation on privacy of personal information, including 12 overarching privacy principles.
Registrar & Secretary to the Council
Tel 64 3 479 8899
Deputy Privacy Officer
Manager, Policy and Compliance
Tel 64 3 479 8893