Animals Aotearoa complies with the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020 and believes in protecting the integrity and privacy of any personal information gathered from our supporters, donors or visitors to our website.
1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data: information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views; information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any contribution you make to us; information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us e.g. your email address and other personal information when you sign up; information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters; and any other information that you choose to send to us.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorised access to systems where we store personal data. We won’t sell, trade or exchange your information without your permission.
Animals Aotearoa will not provide your personal information to any other organisation, with some exceptions: Where required for financial transactions (e.g. to verify credit cards); when you choose to petition a decision-maker through our website, we will forward them some of your information including but not limited to your name and email address; when you send an email through this site, for example to a member of Parliament, that email will come from your registered email address, not Animals Aotearoa’s, and hence will include the details you provide, often including your email address and other information as required by Law in New Zealand for inclusion in petitions.
Access to personal information is mostly restricted to Animals Aotearoa employees who need to know that information in order to run and improve our campaigns. Volunteers are really important to us, and they help keep costs down and make your donations go further. In some circumstances, trusted volunteers are given access to limited information for the purposes of entering data into our system. All individuals with access to data are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
The Animals Aotearoa website may use “cookies” to help personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information. When you return to the same website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Animals Aotearoa features that you customise.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the animalsaotearoa.org.nz services or other websites you visit.
4. HOW WILL WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.
As a charity we communicate with individuals to encourage participation in our campaigns and to raise money to fund our work. If you are a social media user, we may use tools provided by the leading social media platforms, such as Meta, to reach individuals likely to engage with and respond to our campaigns. If you have participated in our campaigns and haven’t opted out, we may contact you via social media advertising. We may also use your profile anonymously, and in conjunction with many other profiles, to identify audiences that are also likely to engage with our campaigns and thereby help us achieve our charitable mission and objectives.
Other than for this purpose, we will not share your personal data with third-party organisations, and will not sell or rent your personal data with third-party organisations.
We do not store your financial or credit card details.
We have a refund policy in case you make a donation in error. If you contact us within seven days of making the donation, we will return it to you within 14 days without charge.
6. OTHER DISCLOSURES
7. SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. You are responsible for keeping your user details confidential.
8. POLICY AMENDMENTS
10. THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third-party websites.
11. UPDATING INFORMATION
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated by contacting us.
You may by unsubscribe from Animals Aotearoa at any time by contacting us.
Animals Aotearoa complies with the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020. If you consider a breach of New Zealand Privacy laws, or your rights in relation to privacy, has occurred, you may direct your query to us and we will attempt to resolve your complaint. If you do not consider our response satisfactory, you may contact the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner at its website: www.privacy.org.nz or by telephone on 0800 803 909.
Page updated 18.3.22