Privacy Information

In accordance with the Privacy Act 2020 and the Diocesan Privacy Policy and Privacy Statement, the diocese also follows the following privacy protocols as they relate to personal information and the use of this website.

Our website address is: This website is owned by The Anglican Diocese of Auckland.

The personal data we collect on this site and why we collect it

We collect information you have provided us with via this site. This might be your email address, phone number, name, billing address, home address, or other such details. This information is necessary for communication and engagement with you.


Some information is automatically collected about your interaction with our website. This includes information automatically stored by cookies and other session tools, for example, your IP address, your contact history (if there is any), etc. This information is used to improve your experience on the site. When you look at the contents of our website or use services on the site, your activities may be logged.

We may also gather information from our trusted partners with confirmation that they have legal grounds to share that information with us. This is either information you have provided to them directly or that they have gathered about you on other legal grounds.

You can change your cookie settings, but please be aware that some functions and services may not be available to you when you do so.

Contact forms

We collect information that you give us when you use a contact form on our website. This information is emailed to us and may also be kept in our databases. You can ask us to remove this information from our records at any time. We use this information to contact you by phone and/or email and respond to you.

Embedded and linked content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, forms) and links to other websites. Embedded content and links from other websites behave in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded or linked content, including tracking your interaction with the content if you have an account and are logged into that website. Where you click on a link on our website, the website you are taken to will hold any information you provide on their website.


We use Google Analytics to gather information about who uses our website, how they interact with our site and other information that Google collects on our behalf. You can read Google’s privacy policy here.

How we use your personal data

We use your personal data to enhance your website experience; fulfil an obligation under law or contract; or to contact you. For example, communicating with you in relation to any contact requests, and interacting with you about information related to the diocese.

We use your personal data on legitimate grounds and/or with your consent for the following purposes:

  • to send you newsletters and event registration information (from us and/or our trusted partners); and
  • for other purposes for which we have previously asked your consent.

We process your personal data to fulfil obligations rising from law, and/or use your personal data for options provided by law. We reserve the right to anonymise personal data gathered and to use any such data. We will use data outside the scope of these protocols only when it is anonymised.

Who we share your data with

We value your privacy. Therefore we keep your information in confidence, except where we need to supply our third-party partners with information to fulfil any request you send and to complete necessary processes related to your interaction with us via this website.

How long we retain your data

We retain your anonymised data indefinitely. We save information gathered about you for as long as needed for appropriate purposes or other obligations deriving from law, but no longer than is necessary. You can request that we correct and/or delete any personal data we hold about you. This does not include deleting any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Data breach procedures

Our data is stored on a secure cloud platform and is protected with reasonable technical and process controls. We cannot guarantee the security of information but will notify suitable authorities of data breaches. We will also notify you if there is a threat to your rights or interests. We will do everything we reasonably can to prevent security breaches and to assist authorities should any breaches occur.

Contact information for privacy issues

Please contact us at  about any issues relating to this information.

Changes to these protocols

We reserve the right to make any changes to this information and the diocesan Privacy Policy and Privacy Statement as necessary.

Last modification was made 3 October 2023.