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), including the following websites: chchcatholic.nz, cyt.org.nz, chchceo.org.nz, cathsocservs.nzl.org, cdf.org.nz (each a Website).
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.
Why the Diocese collects information
The Diocese collects personal information for the primary purpose of fulfilling registrations and communicating with you.
Use of information
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.
Disclosing your personal information
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.
Personal information that is no longer required will be destroyed in accordance with the legislation.
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This notice will not apply to independent websites which are linked to a Website, over which the Diocese has no control.
Amendment to Privacy Notice
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:
03 366 9869