Privacy Policy

What is Collected

Puketapapa Community Driving School collects your personal information when you use the website and communicate by email or phone. This information can include your name, contact information, phone numbers and payment information.

We may also collect non-personal information such as usage as your IP address, browser version, operating system which may be released in anonymous form such as a report publishing our website usage trends.

Any credit card details are processed securely in a PCI compliant payment gateway using a secure HTTPS internet connection.

Like most websites, Puketapapa Community Driving School uses cookies to store a user's website preferences. If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, you should set your browser to refuse cookies before using our website, with the drawback that certain features will not function properly without the aid of cookies.

How it is used

The personal information that is collected to provide is for billing, identification, authentication, service improvement, research and website development.

Puketapapa Community Driving School will not share your personal information to anyone except to provide the requested services, develop our products, protect our rights, assist with a lawful investigation, comply with the law, or to contact you.

Some third party service providers such as website hosts, payment service providers and backup service providers may have access to personal information held by us that a) need to know that information in order to process it on behalf of Puketapapa Community Driving School or to provide services available at the Puketapapa Community Driving School website and b) have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Aggregated non-personal data is collected by Puketapapa Community Driving School may be shared with third parties in order to improve the Puketapapa Community Driving School website.


The Puketapapa Community Driving School (PCDS) service is confidential, and your privacy is important to us. We are committed to acting in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020. This privacy statement explains how the PCDS collects, stores, uses, and shares your personal information.

 The types of information we collect are:

- Details of your enquiries and how we can help.

- Demographic information (e.g., age, gender, ethnicity)

- Your name and contact details, where relevant.

 We collect your personal information in order to:

- Help you with your enquiries.

- Register you for our services.

- Help us know about and improve our services.

- Seek funding for our services and report to our funders.

- Confirm a good character as a volunteer through your nominated referees and police vetting agency.

We only use and share personal information to fulfil these purposes, or if required by law. Any information we share for funding or reporting purposes is information that is aggregated and/or presented without identifying details so that it is not possible to connect the information to a specific person.

Providing personal information is optional. If you choose not to provide certain details (e.g., interpreter required), we will not be able to provide certain services.

 We keep your information safe by storing it in a secured database and only allowing certain staff to access it. The identifying information we collect, such as your name and contact details, are maintained in our records for up to five (5) years from the date you discontinue use of our services, at which point we securely dispose of it.


You have the right under the Privacy Act 2020 to see any personal information held about you and to request that any wrong information is corrected or removed from the PCDS database. You can do this by emailing the PCDS at or call 022 473 0284.

If you have any questions or concerns about the way we are managing your personal information, then please contact us.

Please email should you wish to opt-out of marketing and communications from PCDS.

Social Media

Puketapapa Community Driving School may tag you in a photo on Social Media or include your Facebook profile photo if you leave a testimonial. You can request for photo to not be displayed or shared.

Business Transfers

If Puketapapa Community Driving School was acquired, or in the unlikely event that it goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Puketapapa Community Driving School may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Puketapapa Community Driving School may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Puketapapa Community Driving School sole discretion. We encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Questions or complaints

Your privacy is taken seriously. You can contact Puketapapa Community Driving School anytime at with any questions or complaints regarding how your personal information is handled.

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