Privacy Policy

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World Day of Prayer, New Zealand (WDPNZ) appreciate that privacy is very important. WDPNZ has adopted this Privacy Policy as we recognise the right of people to keep their personal information private. This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable information that we collect or hold.

What we collect

WDPNZ will collect general information about you, such as your name, address, contact details so the WDPNZ can contact you. We may also collect this and other types of personal information during the course of dealing with you, for example when you make a donation, when you register for events or services, and when you participate in WDPNZ activities or complete other forms. The information collected may include some sensitive information (as defined by the Privacy Act). Where practicable, the purpose for which we collect personal information will be made clear at the time of collection. If you do not provide us with certain information we may be unable to provide you with access to some of our services. Users can generally visit the WDPNZ website without revealing who they are or other personal information unless they make a donation or register with us. 

We collect personal information from you, including information about your:

  • name
  • contact information
  • billing or purchase information.

We collect your personal information in order to

  • process your donations
  • make contact with you if necessary
  • keep you informed of World Day of Prayer events and services.

Sharing your information

Besides our committee, we may need to share this information with our Credit Card processing partners (Stripe) in order to process your credit card payments. We may also have to disclose your personal information upon lawful request from law enforcement agencies or government authorities; and any persons acting on your behalf including those persons nominated by you, executors, trustees and legal representatives.

Providing some information is optional. If you choose not to enter your credit card details or name and email, we’ll be unable to process donations.

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact us at [email protected], or (03) 302 8587, or PO Box 8452, Riccarton, Christchurch 8440.

Data Storage

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is stored securely and is protected from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We use secure servers, and industry standard data encryption whenever we are receiving or transferring your personal information online. However, we accept no responsibility for any loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration or destruction of personal information which you submit to us.

Website Usage

WDPNZ will take reasonable steps to keep secure any personal information which we hold and to keep this information accurate and up to date. Personal information is stored in a secure server or secure files. Our website is professionally hosted and operated in a secure environment.

You should however be aware that there is always an inherent risk in transmitting your personal information via the Internet. Accordingly, the WDPNZ cannot accept responsibility for the security of information you send to or receive from us over the Internet or for any unauthorised access or use of that information.

We use the secure hosted payment solution from Stripe to process online donations. Customers can see their cards being debited in real time, all in an SSL secure environment. When we transmit sensitive information (such as a credit card numbers) over the internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. To make sure you are accessing a secure server, check for the unbroken key or closed lock symbol located generally either at the bottom left or top right of your browser window. If it appears, then SSL is active. You can double check this by looking at the URL as well. If SSL is active, then the first characters of that line will read ‘https’ rather than just ‘http’. It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer.


Our website uses industry-wide technologies, such as “cookies”, to collect information about the use of our websites and email communications in order to improve your online experience. When visiting this website, your browser will download and store cookies on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. Cookies may contain certain personal information about you.

Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored.

We use cookies to understand how you use our website in conjunction with Google Analytics tracking. Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage, and also to understand the user journey so that we can improve it. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

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