Privacy Policy

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Your privacy is important to the Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Incorporated (RNZSPCA) (referred to in this Privacy Policy as we, our or us).  

This Privacy Policy sets out how we collect, hold, use and disclose information about you.  By using our website, agreeing to accept services from us, purchasing merchandise or making donations online, you consent to our use of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy (as amended from time to time).


1.  What personal information do we collect?


We collect the personal information you give to us when you fill in datafields and submit that information to us while using this website. This information will include your name, date of birth, address, contact number(s) and email address.  


2.  When do we collect personal information?


We collect personal information through the website when you:

  • apply to become a member of the RNZSPCA via this website, make donations online, or purchase merchandise online (referred to in this Privacy Policy as a Registered User);
  • request to receive our communications (such as our e-newsletters), which we make available through this website.


3.  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 promotions, 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 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.


4.  How do we store personal information?


We store personal data electronically and in paper form.  The personal information is kept safe and secure using generally accepted standards of security.



5.  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, please contact our Privacy Officer by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at RNZSPCA, PO Box 15349, New Lynn, Waitakere 0640.  



6.  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.  We may also provide your personal information to third party partners of the RNZSPCA for those third party partners to market their products and services to you including, where you have opted in, the sending of commercial electronic messages.



7.  For 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.



8.  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. 



9.  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.   



10.  Who can you contact for further information?


If you have any queries about this Privacy Policy or any personal information that we have collected please contact our Privacy Officer by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at RNZSPCA, PO Box 15349, New Lynn, Waitakere 0640.

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