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Privacy Policy – Catholic Diocese of Auckland

The Catholic Diocese of Auckland supports the protection of your privacy rights as

an internet user. We respect your privacy and have therefore adopted this Privacy

Policy to govern the relationship between us. This Policy applies to personal

information submitted by you on this and other websites operated by the Catholic

Diocese of Auckland and to any information automatically retrieved during your visits

to these websites.

All personal information collected from your use of the websites is held in

accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act 2020. If you want to

communicate with us about our Privacy Policy, please write to:

Privacy Officer

Catholic Diocese of Auckland

Private Bag 47-904

Ponsonby, Auckland, 1144

New Zealand

Consent to Privacy Policy

By using this website you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to

the Policy, please do not use this site.

Personal Information

We will not use any information collected about you from your use of the website

referred to above unless you have actively agreed to it being used in a specific

manner. We will not contact you unless you have expressly requested that

contact. Catholic Diocese of Auckland takes care to ensure that it adheres to the

provisions of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 and will only collect and

use information from you on this website in accordance with the Act and

the Privacy Act 2020.

We will not under any circumstances release, sell, publish, or give away personal

information to any other person or organisation unless required by law or subject to

the consent of the information supplier. Information obtained from website users may

be collated and used for statistical purposes, but will not identify the user in any way.

We will not collect from you any sensitive information relating to the prohibited

grounds of discrimination set out in the Human Rights 1993 (namely, sex, marital

status. religious or ethical belief, colour, race, ethnic or national origins, disability,

age, political opinion, employment or family status, sexual orientation), other than

with your express consent or where collection is either authorised by law or is

reasonably necessary to enforce the law or to establish or defend a legal claim.

Only authorised employees of Catholic Diocese of Auckland are able to access your

personal information.

Access to Personal Information

You may request access to any personal information held about you and your

request will be granted unless there are reasonable grounds to deny access. If you

consider any information held is inaccurate, you may ask for a correction and you

may at any time ask to be removed from any mailing or distribution list on which,

previously, you have asked to be included.

Written requests for access, correction and removal should be accompanied by proof

of identity and should be made to:

Non-Personal Information

If you access our website, we may collect additional personal information about you

in the form of your IP address and domain name. Our website records standard

information such as time, date and URL of request (the web page you arrived from)

via our web servers. This information is recorded by all web servers and is used to

improve the functionality, structure and performance of our website. We analyse

non-identifiable web traffic data to improve our services and the use which visitors

make of this website.

When you use the website our server logs the following information, which is

provided by your browser:

• your server’s IP address (a number which is unique to the machine

through which you are connected to the Internet) or your personal IP


• the type of browser and operating system you are using

• the domain name of the referring site (e.g. the previous Site that you


This information does not personally identify you. We analyse this non-personal

information for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of the website users

are visiting, which features or services are most popular and to measure the

effectiveness of the website. We do not disclose information about individuals except

for the reasons set out above.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

Our website may contain links to other websites or usage of third-party websites. We

are not responsible for the privacy practices of linked websites and linked websites

are not subject to our privacy policies and procedures. We are not responsible for

risks and liabilities when engaging in any third-party websites like Facebook, Twitter

or Google. Please refer to the Terms of Use on individual websites for further details.

Changes to our Policy

We may, at our discretion, update or revise this Policy from time to time. Any

changes will take effect immediately once they are posted here, so we encourage

you to periodically review this page for the latest information on privacy practices

at Catholic Diocese of Auckland and its divisions.

If you have any questions about our privacy policies or any other matter, please

email our Privacy Office :

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