Source Databases

Data Zoo publishes personal information accessed from the following databases:

  • Telephone directory
  • Property ownership
  • Motor vehicle registration
  • Company directorship and shareholding
  • Drivers license particulars
  • Credit bureau particulars
  • NZ Post change of address
  • DIA Confirmation Service
    • NZ Passports
    • NZ Citizenship
    • NZ Births registration

Telephone directory

This is a national telephone directory service, which is licensed to Data Zoo by Yellow Pages Group. Yellow collects information from the telecommunications providers of all listed telephone numbers. The information collected is name, address and telephone number. If you wish that your details do not appear in directories such as Data Zoo you should contact your telephone service provider to suppress your information from all public directories. It should be noted that in New Zealand, it is illegal to provide or perform a reverse searching capability. Data Zoo does not allow this action to be performed on any of its systems.

Property Ownership

This database is a list of all property owners as collated and administrated by Land Information NZ (LINZ). The Information collected includes name, address, title number and encumbrance and lodgments date. This data cannot be used for marketing activities.

Motor Vehicle *

This database is a list of all registered motor vehicles as collated and administrated by New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA). The Information collected includes name, address, motor vehicle registration and date of birth. Access to this Information is permission based or where an interested party has a security interest in the relevant motor vehicle. Only under certain circumstances will the NZTA suppress your personal information. This is a Permission Based Access only and is real time.

Company Directors and Shareholders Database

This database is a list of all New Zealand company directors and shareholders, which is collected and administered by the New Zealand Companies office. The Information collected includes name, address, and lodgment/appointment date. Only under certain circumstances will the New Zealand Companies Offices suppress your personal information.

Drivers License *

This database is a list of all New Zealand Motor Vehicles licenses issued and administrated by New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA). The information available is for a “Yes/No” verification in real time. The information collected includes name, address, License and version number and DOB. This information obtained is not stored or cached. This is a Permission Based Access only.

Consumer Credit Bureau *

This database is provided under contract from Centrix and provides information about individuals listed on their credit bureau. The Credit Reporting Privacy Code stipulates access to credit reporting data on an individual is available under certain strict conditions as legislated. This is a Permission Based Access only.

DIA Confirmation Service * (passports, births & citizenship verification)

This service is provided under contract from DIA and provides information about individuals (a) issued passports (b) New Zealand registered births and (c) Individuals who have obtained New Zealand citizenship. This service provides a “Yes” or “No” verification against the mandatory information provided against the DIA service. This is a permission Based Access only and is in real time.

* Permission Based Access

This data is ONLY available through the individual giving consent for their information to be searched on. A written or electronic capture of this consent must be obtained from the company performing the enquiry through the Data Zoo System from the individual concerned. Data Zoo will require evidence that a company who access our services has the appropriate consent capture measures in place before the access to the Permission Based databases will be allowed.

Data Security built to protect your data

Data Zoo understands that your trust in us depends on how well we manage data and keep our Information and Systems secure. 

Our security is comprehensive, proactive and designed to ensure that all Information is secure in your dealings with Data Zoo. Data Zoo conforms to the highest industry accepted security practices.

  • Firewalls and encryption are used to protect all data and our applications and databases have built-in security that prevents unauthorised access, as well as electronic auditing to monitor access.
  • Further information on our IT security policies can be provided on request or from our website.
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