Privacy Policy

In this Privacy Policy, the terms “we” “us” and “our” are references to the Wellington Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals Incorporated (Wellington SPCA). References to “you” and “your” are references to you. The term “Privacy Policy” is a reference to this privacy policy and the term “website” is a reference to www.wellingtonspca.org.nz.

Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy sets out how we collect, hold, use and disclose the information you give us. By using our website, entering a competition or promotion, making a donation, purchasing merchandise, adopting one of our animals or otherwise providing us with your personal information, you accept this Privacy Policy and consent to our collection, use, disclosure, storage and retention of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy (as amended from time to time).

If you have any queries about this Privacy Policy or any personal information that we have collected please contact our team by email at info@wellingtonspca.org.nz or Wellington SPCA at 140 Alexandra Road, Newtown Wellington 6021.
 

When do we collect personal information?

We collect personal information when you make donations through the mail or on our website, purchase merchandise online (referred to in this Privacy Policy as a Registered User), enter a competition or promotion, request to receive our communications (such as our e-newsletters), send us enquiries, adopt one of our animals, or otherwise provide us with your personal information.
 

What personal information do we collect?

We collect the information you give to us when you fill in datafields or forms and submit that information to us. We may ask you to provide certain personal information including  your name, date of birth, address, contact number(s), email address, financial information (such as credit card and billing information) and other personal information.
 

How do we use personal information?

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to reply to your queries
  • to process your donation
  • to provide you with information on our products or services
  • to inform you of our offers or other information we consider you would be interested in
  • to send you donation appeal letters
  • to process your application to become a Registered User or to enable you to gain access to information on the website made available only to Registered Users
  • to correspond with you in relation to any competition you have entered
  • to comply with relevant laws and regulations
  • for any specific purpose which we notify you of at the time your personal information is collected
  • for our administrative purposes
     

How do we store personal information?

We store personal information electronically and in paper form. The personal information is kept safe and secure using accepted security standards. Please be advised, however, that while we strive to do everything reasonably possible to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us and we are not responsible for any theft, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information where our security measures have been breached.
 

How you can access and request correction of your personal information?

If you would like to access or request correction of any personal information which we hold about you, or have any queries about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at info@wellingtonspca.org.nz or at Wellington SPCA at 140 Alexandra Road, Newtown Wellington 6021.
 

Do we share or disclose your personal information?

We will disclose personal information about you (including your identity) to a third party if we are required to do so in the course of legal proceedings or other investigations, or if we determine that the disclosure is necessary in connection with a complaint regarding your use of the website or when we use the services of third parties to administer this website or for data storage services.
 

How long do we hold personal information?

We will keep your personal information for only as long as is necessary to achieve the purpose for which we collected it.
 

What are cookies and do we use them?

Cookies are small information files that are sent to your browser and which may then be stored on your computer. We may use cookies to provide you with information in relation to the website, and to improve our services so that we can give you a more personalised experience when using the website. You do not have to accept cookies and you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive cookies. This will give you the opportunity to decide whether or not to accept the cookies. If you choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain features of the website.
 

Where can you view changes to this privacy policy?

We reserve the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. Any changes we make to the Privacy Policy will be posted on this page and, if we consider it appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. For this reason, we encourage you to visit this page regularly to check the current version of the Privacy Policy.