our privacy policy

St Paul’s Anglican Church has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. This policy discloses our information gathering and usage practices, particularly in regards to the function of the St Paul’s website and member database.

Use of your information
St Paul’s will not at any time sell, rent or share your personal information to or with third parties. We will, however, release personal information to authorities to comply with the law as and when required. Only St Paul’s staff members will be able to access member records for the sole purpose of carrying out their duties for St Paul’s.

Email and Communications
It is the policy of St Paul’s to send communications via email at various times, and to immediately remove any member from our e-mail list upon their request. In addition, St Paul’s regularly sends e-newsletters to members - each broadcast contains clear instructions for unsubscribing at anytime. We encourage members to email us at any time with questions, comments or concerns.

Membership
Our member signup form requires members to provide St Paul’s with contact details and some demographic info. This info will form the basis of a member database record and the contact details provided are used to get hold of members when necessary. We may also use the info provided to verify an identity (i.e. forgotten password, joining member groups etc). In time, limited contact details may be used to establish a church directory and/or business directory, but only with a member’s given consent. If you send us personal correspondence in writing, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the site, such information may be appended to your member record.

Updating your Contact Info
St Paul’s provides you with ways in which you can update and manage your personal contact and profile info, including logging into the member’s only area of the website, or by writing to us via email or post.

Membership Removal
If you wish to have your membership removed from our database for any reason (i.e. you are no longer attending St Paul’s, moving overseas etc), simply write to us at Member Admin, PO Box 6349, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141 requesting to have your records expunged.

Account Protection
You are responsible for the protection of your own username, email address and password. We recommend that you do not share your St Paul’s password with any third parties.

Cookies
Our website routinely saves ‘cookies’ (small files holding your user preferences and form data) into a browser-related file on your harddrive. To clarify, whenever you login and fill out a form and you find the form auto-completing your details for you, it’s because your info has been saved in a ‘cookie’. Our cookies are safe, expire after a certain amount of time, do not provide St Paul’s (or any other party), with any personally identifiable info and can be turned off at any time in your browser settings.

Technical Data
Members who login to the website will have their IP addresses routinely recorded. We are required to access this data if we have to provide info to legal authorities in cases of suspected fraud or abuse. IP addresses can be used, in conjunction with official assistance from an Internet Service Provider (ISP), to pinpoint a specific user’s activity. This data is stored securely and will not be provided to other members or non-authorised parties.

Changes to this policy
From time to time, we will make changes to the St Paul’s Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. We will notify site users of any changes to the Privacy Policy. At all times, we will endeavour to protect the information provided by our members.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, membership to St Paul’s or any other matter, please contact us at anytime - email enquiries@stpauls.org.nz. Thank you.