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Privacy Policy

Who we are

You can visit the Tauranga Women’s Refuge About Us website page to find out about us and our services.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you complete and submit our Volunteer/Newsletter Sign up forms, you will automatically be added to our mailchimp database. We use a double opt in process which requires you to confirm your acceptance  via an email that is sent after the form has been submitted. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of the email.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact 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 content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics tracking to help us improve our website.

We use Google reCAPTCHA to make sure interaction with our website is with a human, to protect against machine input.

Who we share your data with

We will only use the data which we collect about you lawfully in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.

Personal information gathered is kept in confidence. Only Tauranga Women’s Refuge personnel and representatives are authorised to access personal information.

Donors can request to remain anonymous and not have their name and amount of gift made public.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our contact information

If you have any concerns relating to our privacy policy please contact our community office on 07-541 1910, Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm or contact us through our contact us page.