Smart Travel Privacy Statement

Information Collected

As part of Smart Travel Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) may collect personal information from you, depending on the functionality.

  • Registration

    To register for an account your will be required to provide your:

    • Email address and phone number
    • Gender
    • Smoking status

    You can also choose to provide additional contact details, your employer and a photo or avatar.

  • Participating in a regular rideshare

    In addition to the required registration information, you will be asked to indicate your departure times and locations.

  • Offering a one off rideshare

    To offer a one off rideshare you will be required to provide details of your:

    • arrival and departure location
    • expecting timing of the travel
    • car

    You can also choose to provide additional information about our role in the rideshare and any additional useful information.

    This information is collected to enable identification of appropriate people when locating rides.

  • Seeking a one off rideshare

    In addition to the required registration information, you will be asked to indicate your departure times and pick up locations.

  • Tracking your commuting details

    If you choose to track your commuting details to calculate your savings, then you will need to provide details regarding the journeys you have taken.

  • Messages

    In addition to the required registration information, you may communicate with other ride-sharers using the message functionality within the system.

  • Website usage

    If you choose to track your commuting details to calculate your savings, then you will need to provide details regarding the journeys you have taken.

Access to Information

If you wish to see or correct your information, please email us at privacy@gw.govt.nz or write to us at:

Privacy Officer
Greater Wellington Regional Council
PO Box 11646
Wellington 6142

Security

GWRC will make best efforts to ensure that the information you provided is not damaged or shared inappropriately. We take special care to ensure that only authorised people can view your information.

Information Sharing

If you add details regarding a regular or a one off rideshare these may be made available to all registered users of Smart Travel. You can restrict who can view details of regular rideshares using the visibility preferences. Smart Travel is led by Greater Wellington Council in conjunction with the following parties:

  • Auckland Transport
  • Hamilton City Council
  • New Plymouth District Council (in collaboration with Stratford District Council, South Taranaki District Council and Taranaki Regional Council)
  • Bay of Plenty Regional Council
  • Hawkes Bay Regional Council
  • Nelson City Council
  • Tasman District Council
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Waimakariri District Council
  • Buller District Council
  • Dunedin City Council

Therefore, authorised staff from these parties may also have access to your information.

If you provide details of your employer, then your information may be shared with your employer.

If you enter a competition, then your details may be shared with the company providing the competition prize.