Personal information is information about an identifiable individual.
The personal information processed by us generally includes your name, address, date of birth, gender, contact details including telephone number and email address, as well as additional information specific to the product or service provided to you including (but not limited to) medical information, country of origin, residency status, visa type, and health and/or property information. For some products and services, we process personal information that is sensitive information. This includes information about your health and pre-existing medical conditions, genetics and membership of any professional associations or groups, where it is relevant to the product or service we provide.
For employment applications, we collect your name, address, nationality, contact details (including emergency contact details), current and past employment information, educational qualifications and professional associations. We also collect information about and proof of your residency status, the name and contact details of your referees and other information required for recruitment purposes. Where we seek your consent to conduct a background check, we also collect details of your proof of identity from you.
We maintain strict security measures in order to protect your personal information. On this website any personal information provided by you is held securely by us and any credit card data is held by third parties.
Where it is possible, we collect your personal information directly from you in person, in writing, over the telephone, by facsimile, through our or our agents’ and partners’ online services and website forms and/or by electronic messages including email and SMS. In some circumstances, we may also collect it from:
Unless we are required or permitted by law to collect sensitive information about you, we will only do so where you have given consent.
The collection of information is required pursuant to the common law duty to disclose all material facts relevant to the insurance sought and is mandatory. If you do not agree to the above or will not provide us with personal information, we may not be able to provide you with our services or products, process your application, issue you with a policy or process your claims.
If you decide to complete or partially complete an online application form, where permitted by law, the information that you enter into the online form may be used by us to contact you to see if you are interested in our products or services.
We record telephone calls for administration and quality assurance purposes. If you do not want your call or personal information recorded, please advise us and we will attempt to make alternate arrangements suitable to you.
We may collect information about your visit to our site using cookies and tracking information. This is to assist us to measure and improve our website. Examples of information that we collect include: day and time of your visit, whether you have visited our website previously, whether you used a search engine to find us and some geographical information about what country you are in.
We use analytical web tools such as Google Analytics to collect visitor information so that we can better understand how to improve our products and services for you. One of the primary methods used by this tool is the placement of cookies. Cookies are small information files that an end user’s web browser places on their computer when a website is visited. This does not identify you personally but allows us to use the site to ensure any advertising is shown to the most appropriate party. For information on disabling these cookies, please go to the privacy settings section within your browser. In addition to the session cookie, Google Analytics uses other data collection methods such as appending query strings to an image request. We store the data generated by Google Analytics securely and do not share it with third parties.
We also utilise other external companies for the following purposes:
We retain the content of any email that you send to us to enable us to provide our products and services, or if we believe we have a legal requirement to do so. Your email message content may be monitored by our employees for security issues including where email abuse is suspected, and our response to you may be monitored for quality assurance issues.
We process your personal information for the purposes of providing our products and services and managing our business. This may include:
We may disclose your personal information to others for the purposes specified in the section above. This may include disclosure to:
In some instances and in order to provide our products or services or to efficiently conduct our business activities, your personal information might be disclosed to other companies and business units in the Allianz Partners Group and the Allianz SE Group, to our business partners, and to reinsurers and service providers that may be located overseas. The countries in which these recipients may be located will vary from time to time, but may include France, Singapore, India, Canada, Germany, Australia, United Kingdom, United States of America, Thailand, and other countries where the Allianz Group has a presence (a list of which is available on the Allianz Group website www.allianz.com) or engages subcontractors.
We disclose your personal (including sensitive) information to recipients outside of New Zealand when it has been collected for travel insurance arranged or managed by us and you require our medical assistance, travel, or related services.
Where permitted by law or with your consent, we may contact you by telephone, normal mail, email, electronic messages such as SMS, and via other means with promotional material and offers of products or services from us, our related companies, as well as offers from our business partners that we consider may be relevant and of interest to you. Where we contact you as a result of obtaining your consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time by calling our Contact Centre on 0800 800 048 or by contacting us – see below.
In circumstances where we can lawfully send you offers and promotions, if you do not want to receive such offers from us (including product or service offerings from us on behalf of our agents, intermediaries and/or our business partners) or do not want us to disclose your personal information to our related and group companies and business partners for marketing purposes, you can opt out at any time. To opt out you can send an email to AzPNZ.Privacy@allianz-assistance.co.nz with your request, write to our “Privacy Officer”, PO Box 33-313, Takapuna, Auckland 0740, or call us on 0800 800 048. You can also click the “unsubscribe” link in any email you receive from us.
We do not use sensitive information for marketing purposes or provide that information to any third parties for marketing.
We may hold your personal information in a number of ways, including:
Where it has been collected from an agent or our service providers, they may also hold copies of your personal information.
We may combine personal information we receive about you with other information we hold about you. This includes information received from third parties and information collected for different products and services.
We may include links to external sites that we consider contain content relevant to the information that you were seeking from us. Where these links occur, we accept no responsibility for the accuracy of the content, the privacy or security of those sites or your reliance on any information contained within any such site.
Allianz Partners aims to ensure that your personal information is accurate, up to date, complete and relevant. If you would like to seek access to, or revise your personal information, or feel that the information we currently have on record is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us by sending an email to AzPNZ.Privacy@allianz-assistance.co.nz with your request, by calling us on 0800 800 048, or by writing to our “Privacy Officer”, PO Box 33-313, Takapuna, Auckland 0740.
If you believe that we have interfered with your privacy in our handling of your personal information, you may lodge a complaint by contacting us using the above contact details.
We will attempt to resolve your complaint in accordance with our internal disputes resolution process. You can obtain a copy of our Internal Complaints and Disputes Process by contacting us.
If you are unhappy with the resolution of your complaint or with the way that Allianz Partners has handled your complaint, you may be able to refer the matter to the Privacy Commissioner at:
P O Box 10 094
The Terrace, Wellington 6143
With the commencement of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (the ‘GDPR’) on 25 May 2018, certain data subjects have additional rights and protections in respect of any processing activities that fall within the scope of that law. You will be covered if you are a resident of an EU country when you purchase one of our products, we provide you with a service in the EU, if we have an established office or operation located in the EU, or if we process your personal data in the EU. Rights and obligations set out in the GDPR include, in general terms, those matters set out in the paragraphs above as required under New Zealand privacy law. For instance, the requirement for openness and transparency about data processing activities including the provision to you of a Privacy Notice explaining what we do with your personal data, the right of access to correct and update your personal data, the requirement to have proper data security measures in place and the following (some of which are covered under New Zealand law):-
For any queries or complaints concerning processing covered by the GDPR, please contact us by email at AzPNZ.Privacy@allianz-assistance.co.nz