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Protecting your personal information
World Animal Protection ("we", “our” or "us") takes the privacy and security of your personal information seriously.
At World Animal Protection we rely on kind supporters, people like you, to protect animals from cruelty and suffering around the world. Your support is so important. That’s why we are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what we will use it for. This privacy statement sets out how we collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information if you live in New Zealand. If you visit our website(s) and social media pages, or provide us with your personal information, you consent to your personal information being used and disclosed as set out in this privacy statement.
World Animal Protection strives to protect personal information to the standards embodied by the information privacy principles in the Privacy Act 1993, and other applicable laws to protect your privacy. World Animal Protection has developed this Privacy Statement for New Zealand individuals.
WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION LIMITED
Attention: Privacy Officer
Address: Private Bag 93220, Parnell, Auckland 1151
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file passed from your internet browser on to your computer's hard drive, allowing websites to remember who you are when you return. Cookies also track information such as your computer’s IP address, operating system, browser type and traffic patterns such as how you arrived on sites, your time of arrival, the pages you viewed and how long you stayed.
We may use persistent cookies (which remain on your computer even after you close your browser) to store information that may speed up your use of our website for any of your future visits to the website. We may also use session cookies (which no longer remain after you end your browsing session) to help manage the display and presentation of information on the website.
Cookies show us how and when visitors use our website, and may be used for statistical and business purposes. Cookies are stored on your computer and not on our website.
The information we collect through cookies is anonymous and not personally identifiable. We don’t match cookies to any personal information. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address.
Compile information on how our website is used, which helps improve our website and online services.
Help users easily navigate our website.
Check whether the website is operating effectively.
Personalise and improve the service we offer you by understanding your preferences and establishing which areas of the website are most relevant to you.
World Animal Protection sometimes use third party advertising companies to serve adverts to visitors of our site. These companies may use cookie information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) to provide you with advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies (details of how to do this are below), but our website may not work if you disable them.
This cookie is set when you arrive at our website and is deleted when you close the browser. The cookie identifies the current session. It may be used for logs and system maintenance.
This cookie is associated with loading other scripts and code into a page. Without it, other scripts may not function correctly.
This cookie is generated when your browser opens a page generated by Drupal. It allows Drupal to generate basic functionality depending on what your browser is capable of.
Performance cookies help us to understand our visitor's behaviour and allow us to make improvements to better your experience on our website. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the website. All information collected is anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.
The Marketo tracking pixel measures the effectiveness of our email marketing and tracks page views.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They’re widely used across the web.
Optimizely is one of our chosen testing solutions. The service is provided by Optimizely, Inc.. The cookies hold short alphanumeric string values to store page variant and experiment data.
This tracking measures the effectiveness of our television advertising by tracking the number of visitors to our website, where users arrived from, pages visited, and timings in relation to TV ad spot air times.
These cookies are set by our advertising partners. They may be used to understand your interests and show you relevant adverts on other websites. They work by uniquely identifying your browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will not experience World Animal Protection’s marketing across different websites.
These are common Google cookies, used across several of their services. They store user preference and can be used to personalise ads on Google searches as well as verifying Google user account and login times.
These cookies help our advertising to be more efficient. They are used to target marketing based on what’s relevant to the user and to avoid showing the user adverts they have already seen.
These cookies help our advertising to be efficient. They enable us to serve World Animal Protection adverts on Facebook to targeted and relevant users because they are based on past visits to our website.
World Animal Protection Limited (formerly WSPA New Zealand Incorporated) is registered as a charity in New Zealand (Registered charity CC53491).
Our International office is in London and we work with World Animal Protection offices around the world. Our offices are linked through collaboration agreements that ensure we work in a unified and consistent way, supporting a strategy developed by staff worldwide.
Personal information is defined in the Privacy Act 1993 as any information which tells us something about a specific individual. The information does not need to name the individual, as long as they are identifiable in other ways, like through their home address
World Animal Protection strives to protect personal information to the standards embodied by the information privacy principles in the Privacy Act 1993, and other applicable laws to protect your privacy.
When you donate, sign one of our petitions, ask to receive our email-newsletter, email or write to us with an enquiry, or interact with us in any other way, World Animal Protection may collect and hold your personal information, such as your:
Bank account or payment card details
Information about you that’s available in the public domain
We may also collect information about how you access, use and interact with our website*. This information may include:
the location from which you have come to the site and the pages you visited
technical data, which may include your IP address, the types of devices you are using to access the website, device attributes, browser type, language and operating system
*For more details, please see our policy on Cookies.
If any of the information World Animal Protection seeks about you is not provided then we may be limited in the services we will be able to provide to you, such as proper processing of a donation and issuing of a receipt for taxation deductions.
We will only collect sensitive information where required by law or with your consent, and if that information is required for our business activities. Sensitive information includes information or an opinion (that is also personal information) about an individual’s health, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, philosophical beliefs, criminal record and sexual orientation, amongst other things.
If we hold any sensitive information, it will only be used and disclosed for the purpose(s) it was provided.
We collect personal information through various means, including our website(s), social media pages, phone calls, forms or other correspondence.
For example, we may collect your personal information when you:
request information or material from us;
make a donation;
enter one of our promotions;
subscribe to our mailing list;
join our social media pages.
We may also collect personal information about you from third parties and publicly available sources.
We collect, hold and use your personal information so that we can go about our usual business activities, which may include (but is not limited to):
processing your donation or registration as a World Animal Protection supporter;
inviting you to sponsor or participate in our appeals or campaigns;
recording your support for our campaigns or petitions;
answering questions you ask us;
responding to your requests for information;
contacting you about promotions you have entered or want to enter;
if you subscribe to our mailing list, to provide you with information on our promotions, fundraising activities, and research and development;
tailoring our promotions and mailing lists;
evaluating and analysing our donor lists; or
providing you with our products and services.
We will use your personal information to offer you products and services we believe may interest you, but we will not do so if you tell us not to. These products and services may be offered by us, our related companies, our other business partners or our service providers.
Where you receive electronic marketing communications from us, you may opt out of receiving further marketing communications by following the opt-out instructions provided in the communication.
Direct marketing includes any communications we send you promoting the aims, ideas and work of World Animal Protection, including: news, campaign updates, fundraising appeals and other ways you can support our work.
We will only contact you by email, telephone and SMS if you have given us your consent to do so for direct marketing purposes.
If you have donated to us or have supported one of our campaigns within the last three years, we may use your postal address (if you supplied it to us) to send you occasional information about our work that we believe may interest you, including our magazine and vital fundraising appeals to help fight cruelty and suffering.
You can opt out of receiving direct marketing from us at any time. Simply follow the ‘unsubscribe’ links on our emails, call us 0800 500 9772 or email: email@example.com
We use profiling techniques to ensure our communications are relevant and timely. We track the types of animal welfare topics that you respond to, and the frequency and value of your support. When inviting you to make a subsequent donation we may take your previous giving history into account to aid personalisation and help ensure we’re not asking you to donate an amount that is inappropriate.
We have a legal entitlement to any gifts left in wills to our charity and are accountable to Charities Services, part of the New Zealand Government. We are Audited once a year by Grant Thorton Limited to ensure the money is received and used according to their charitable purposes. To fulfil these obligations, we may need to use personal data of living individuals, for example to write a letter to the executor to communicate about the administration of the estate.
Where we collect personal data from:
Executors, Trustees, solicitors and any other professional third party instructed in the legacy administration process.
Third parties, such as the Smee & Ford notification service.
Copies of wills either provided by Executors, Trustees or other professionals acting in the administration, or publicly available online.
Other co-beneficiary charities that have a similar interest to us under the will.
The public domain.
Whose personal data we collect:
Employees of organisations that we need to communicate with during the administration process including charity legacy officers, solicitor employees, estate agents etc.
Executors of the estate and Trustees of Will Trusts, who may be family or friends of the donor, or a professional advisor such as a solicitor, accountant or banker.
Other individuals named as beneficiaries in a will, including those who have a life interest in an ongoing Will Trust.
What data do we collect for gifts in wills?
Name and address.
Telephone, email, internet, fax or other electronic communication details were provided to us.
Co-beneficiaries’ level of entitlement to any gifts or share of an estate in which we receive a benefit.
We do not collect sensitive personal information such as health status, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation for example, unless it can be proven to be pertinent to the legacy case and there is a clear reason for doing so.
What lawful basis do we collect this information on?
Where the data subject has provided their consent.
Where the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation.
Where necessary for the purpose of legitimate interests pursued by the charity in relation to estate administration.
How do we use gifts in wills data?
We will only use personal information for the purposes of the legacy administration process, the purposes for which it was obtained. For example, where our relationship with an executor or next of kin is solely related to the legacy administration process, we will not use personal data to send marketing (campaigning or fundraising)communications without express consent.
We only share your information internally where it is directly relevant to those who need to know, when they need to know it.
We may need to share your information with ‘data processors’ such as associated organisations and agents who provide us with a legacy administration service. These ‘data processors’ will only act under our instruction for use and security of your data.
We may need to share your information with other charity beneficiaries who have a similar interest to our own in the interest of estate administration only.
How do we store gifts in wills data?
Personal data is stored on our electronic legacy database with restricted access. Any paperwork containing personal data is kept to a minimum, locked away when not in use and securely destroyed when no longer needed.
Personal data is held for as long as is necessary to ensure our legal entitlement is administered without challenge. Some legacy administration cases can be ongoing for long periods, for example in a life interest case where we have an interest in an asset that someone else is entitled to live in during their lifetime. There may be some cases where a longer retention period is required, for example where the charity has an ongoing duty to comply with conditions attached to the gift.
Where you have given your consent for us to use your email address or phone number for marketing, we may use this information to match to your account on Facebook or other social media sites to show you World Animal Protection content while you use these services. We keep your data secure by encrypting it and no data we hold about you is retained by the third party.
When using any of our social media pages you must not upload, 'tag' or post material that could identify a person in any way, without obtaining their consent first. If that person is under the age of 18, you must first obtain his or her parent or guardian’s consent.
You’re responsible and liable for all comments, references, opinions, claims, photos, videos, links (or content linked to our sites) you share on any of our social media pages.
We will not sell or swap your information to or with any third party.
World Animal Protection takes the privacy of personal information held in its database very seriously. Your personal information will not be added to a third party mailing list nor will we disclose personal information to third parties, except where you consent, as outlined in this Privacy Statement or where required or authorised by law. Email messages may be monitored by the World Animal Protection website administrator for troubleshooting and maintenance purposes.
We may disclose your information to service providers, contractors and agents such as IT and Web Support Contractors, Employee Contribution Schemes, Banking Agencies, Marketing and Analysis Contractors, Auditors and World Animal Protection in the UK, who help us to provide and market our services and activities, as well as to other members of the World Animal Protection Group, including those who are located outside of New Zealand.
While we seek to recognise our donors' support in World Animal Protection publications, if requested we will not display the name of the donor. Donor details are kept strictly confidential and used only in accordance with this Privacy Statement and applicable laws. Requests for anonymity are strictly adhered to.
We may also disclose your personal information to a third party where:
required or authorised by law;
you have expressly consented to the disclosure or the consent may be reasonably inferred from the circumstances. For example, if you have made a donation to us and we wish to recognise your support in one of our publications (provided that you have not requested to remain anonymous in this situation - if you do, we will not use your name); or
we are otherwise permitted to disclose the information under the Privacy Act.
If the ownership or control of all or part of our business changes, we may transfer your personal information to the new owner.
We store most information about you in computer systems and databases operated by either us or our external service providers. Some information about you is recorded in paper files that we store securely.
We implement and maintain processes and security measures to protect the personal information which we hold about you from misuse, interference and loss as well as unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
Should you not wish to make your personal information available, you can simply choose not to provide it to us, for example, by choosing not to fill out the forms (or part of the forms) on our website(s). However, if you do not provide us with your personal information we may not be able to provide you with our services, information you need, process your donation, communicate with you or respond to your enquiries.
If you want to give us your personal information but do not want to send it via our website(s), you may contact our Supporter Care team:
Subject to some exceptions allowed by law, if you would like to access your personal information you can make a request by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0800 500 9772.
We take reasonable precautions to ensure that the personal information we collect, use and disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, the accuracy of that information depends to a large extent on you. We recommend that you let us know if there are any errors in your personal information and keep us up-to-date with changes to personal information such as your name or address.
If you have supplied personal information for the purpose of subscribing to the World Animal Protection mailing list, you may choose to ‘unsubscribe‘ by following the instructions outlined in our email communications to you or by contacting us at email@example.com or calling 0800 500 9772.
If you want to make a complaint about the handling of your personal information, you can reach us using the contact details above. We will promptly investigate your complaint and determine whether it requires further investigation. We will notify you of the outcome of this investigation and any subsequent internal investigations.