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The Catholic Diocese of Christchurch (Diocese) is committed to protecting the privacy of users of its websites and social media properties through compliance with this privacy notice (Notice).

This notice applies to all the personal information that the Diocese collects from you, or that you provide on all of the Diocese websites (whether permanent or temporary).


By using a Website, you accept the terms of this notice. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing a Website.


The Diocese may collect personal information from you in a number of ways, including but not limited to, when you visit a Website, register on a Website, register for an event, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with activities, features or resources the Diocese makes available on a Website.

You may be asked to provide your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number and credit card details. You may visit a Websites anonymously. The Diocese will collect personal information from you only if you voluntarily submit this information to the Diocese. You may refuse to provide personal information, except it may prevent you from participating in certain Website related activities. The extent of and the exact personal information that is collected from you may vary from time to time depending on the circumstances, such as the nature of the transactions and dealings with you, the extent and nature of the registration, or the desired form of communication.


The Diocese may collect non-personal information from you when you visit a Website. Non-personal information may include your IP address, the search terms you used, the pages you accessed on the Websites and the links you clicked on, the date and time you visited the Websites, the referring site (if any) through which you clicked through to a Websites, your operating system, the type of web browser you use, and other matters such as screen resolution

and the language setting of your browser.


The Diocese collects personal information for the primary purpose of fulfilling registrations and communicating with you.


The Diocese uses the information provided by you for the primary purpose of fulfilling registrations and communicating with you. The Diocese may also use your information for administration, survey, promotional, marketing and accounting purposes, or such other purposes required by law or regulatory authority.

If you decide to be part of the mailing list of the Diocese, you will receive email communications that may include news, updates, event information and survey information. If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from the mailing list, you may follow the unsubscribe instructions in the relevant email communication or contact the Diocese.


The Diocese will not disclose your personal information to third parties, except where it is necessary for organisational purposes or required by law or by a regulatory authority.

The Diocese may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal information regarding you or users of a Website with business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers of the Diocese for the purposes outlined above. The Diocese may use third party service providers to assist the Diocese to administer events or activities on behalf of the Diocese, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. The Diocese may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given your permission.


The Diocese uses a range of security mechanisms and procedures to protect the information it holds about users to a Website.

The financial information collected from you when the Diocese processes your online credit card payment is collected on a secure server that uses the latest encryption technology. This information is strictly confidential, and the only people who have access to this information are the people processing your payment, being Direct Payment Solutions. Please refer to their privacy policy. Our e-commerce sites use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology.
Personal information that is no longer required will be destroyed in accordance with the legislation.


The Websites may use cookies to enhance your experience when using the Websites.

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s computer. Cookies are stored on the hard drive of your computer. Each Website can send its own cookies to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. However, to protect your privacy, your browser permits a website to access only those cookies it sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Some cookies are essential for the Websites to operate. You can choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you refuse cookies, then some parts of the Websites may not function properly.


This notice will not apply to independent websites which are linked to a Website, over which the Diocese has no control.

You may find advertising or other content on a Website that link to other independent websites. The Diocese does not control the content or links that appear on these independent websites and the Diocese is not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from a Website. These independent websites may have their own privacy policies and will treat the information they collect about you according to these policies. The Diocese encourages you to review these privacy policies before providing any information to third parties. The Diocese is not responsible for the accuracy of any third party’s privacy policy or notice, or for ensuring that third parties comply with their privacy policies and notices.


The Diocese has the discretion to amend this notice at any time without notification. You are responsible for reviewing the amended privacy notice. By continuing to use a Website, you agree to be bound by the then current version of this Notice. The Diocese encourages you to check this page regularly to stay informed about how the Diocese is collecting, using and protecting your personal information.


If you have any questions regarding this Notice, the practices of a Website, or your dealings with a Website, please contact us at: OR +64 3 366 9869

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