Privacy Statement | Sustainable Coastlines

Privacy Statement


At Sustainable Coastlines, we bring people together to reduce plastic pollution and other litter, protecting the moana we all love. As we champion the ocean, our beaches, and the amazing people that protect them, we also want to ensure that your data remains safe with us. Let’s dive deep into how we protect your personal information.

Why we collect data 

We gather data to enhance our operations, be it for our regular charitable activities or the Litter Intelligence programme. Whether you’re donating, volunteering, submitting litter data or just browsing our website, we aim to make every interaction transparent and beneficial for both you and our coastlines.

What we collect

Sustainable Coastlines

  • Personal details: Name, contact info (such as your email and phone number).
  • Financial information: for processing donations or for fundraising.
  • Event-related data: specifics for registrations, including health and safety data.
  • Learning data: if you engage in our educational modules.
  • Photographs: our supporters in action (used for reporting and promoting our work).

Litter Intelligence

  • User details: name and contact information.
  • Location data: general location or specific GPS coordinates, integral for mapping litter locations.

Note: You always have a choice. While some data helps us serve you better, you can opt out of providing specific information.

How we use and share your data


We’re fortunate to work with organisations like Statistics NZ, the Department of Conservation, and the Ministry for the Environment. Sometimes, we share aggregated or de-identified data to propel research or eco-initiatives. This data is always shared under strict privacy conditions.

Legal obligations

If legally required, we might have to share data. This is always done with utmost care and strictly within the bounds of the law.

Ensuring your data’s safety


Your data’s security is our prime concern. Whether stored in digital databases or in physical formats, we adopt strong measures, including encryption, to fend off unauthorised access or breaches. 

Global partnerships

Sometimes, we collaborate with third-party providers outside New Zealand. Rest assured, they must uphold privacy standards that match New Zealand’s rigour.

Cookies and trackers

Like many websites, we use cookies to improve user experience and for anonymous website analytics.

Your rights

Access and correction 

You always have the right to see the personal data we have about you. If something doesn’t seem right, let us know! We’ll correct it.


If at any point you’d like to opt out of any communications or data-sharing, reach out. We’re here to help.



The digital world is ever-changing, and so are we. We review and update our privacy policy regularly. Keep an eye on this space for any changes.


Feedback is gold

We’d love to hear from you

If you have any suggestions, questions, or concerns about how we handle data, don’t hesitate to reach out: