Privacy policy

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This website is made available using the Veridian platform. Veridian is developed by DL Consulting (DLC) of Innovation Park, 1 Melody Lane, Hamilton, New Zealand. It is used by many organizations to make their digital collections (e.g. collections of digitized newspapers, photographs, and other materials) available online.

This Privacy Policy describes the types of Personal Data that may be collected or processed when you use this website, why we collect that data, how it may be used, and what your rights are with regard to that data.

In terms of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) DLC is primarily a Data Processor, while the owner of the digital collection is the Data Controller. Both parties effectively have an obligation to and a commitment to protect the privacy of those using this website.

What kinds of information do we collect and how do we use it?

Usage Log Data

We receive information when you view content on this website, which we refer to as “Usage Log Data”. This Usage Log Data includes information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, and search terms.

We use Usage Log Data to aid in providing secure, reliable, and robust performance (e.g. by identifying and blocking unusual activity that may otherwise affect performance for other users).

Usage Log Data is also used in some cases to provide aggregated statistics including how many users are accessing the website, which pages are most popular, approximately where users access the website from, etc.


A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the site again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can configure your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some of the features of this website may not function properly without cookies.

The Veridian platform itself does not use any cookies that include Personal Data. That is, Veridian does use “session” cookies for authentication and to personalise this website for you, but none of those cookies contain information that could identify you, or which can be used to track your activity once you leave this website. Veridian cookies are temporary and expire once you close your browser.

Who will your Personal Data be shared with?

We do not share any Personal Data we collect from you with any third party.

International Transfers of your Personal Data

This website is hosted in the United States, so you should be aware (especially if you are using this website from within the European Union) that any Personal Data we collect from you will be transmitted to our hosting platform in the United States. In some cases we may also transmit your data to New Zealand.

Protecting your Personal Data

The security of your data is important to us and we work hard to ensure the Veridian platform and the systems on which it relies are as secure as is practically possible. Having said that, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage can ever be guaranteed as 100% secure.

Your rights

You have the right to access any Personal Data we retain about you, to correct any errors in that data, or to delete it all, should you choose to do so. Please contact us by email for help, at