Indigenuity Māori Data Sovereignty Policy
We Truely Value Taonga
We are adopting the Te Mana Rauranga Māori Data Sovereignty charter.
In simple terms, Indigenuity Limited was established because Inez wanted to ensure that the professional ethics of the company recognises that any Māori taonga is protected throughout the process of a valuation.
Taonga includes pūrakau, korero, whakapapa, photographs, imagery, tupuna names, hopes and aspirations.
Before we commence work for you, we will ask you for any restrictions on how your data is to be shared and managed. We also are transparent with how the data will be stored, with whom and that Indigenuity Limited & Inez have access to the file to satisfy the legal requirements for Aotearoa. Professionals often have to maintain records for a minimum of 7 years, so that if we have to go to court to defend our evidence, we can do so.
But apart from that, we do not sell or exchange your data, especially not the data about your Taonga.
This is not good tikanga when it comes to any indigenous taonga including the intangible. Indigenuity Limited is operated on a sacred economy, including the limited use and storage of your intangible taonga.
Did you know that when a company collects photos, data, information, you may have given them rights to use this data for their gain or to sell?
We will explain before commencing what is charged for, such as:
- Time to inspect
- Our expertise in understanding the law, the insurance requirements, our relationships that allow us to be experts
- The education time invested in to becoming a professional expert in this field
- Administration and costs associated with delivering your advice
- Other overheads that may come up such as payments to other experts involved in the process
- Our risk and insurances
These are built in to any fee from modern professionals.
As Indigenuity Limited starts to push forward with some exciting national and international Joint Ventures (finance, lending, valuation, consultancy, e-commerce), it is important that we are able to define our sacred boundaries in indigenous commerce.