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
- 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).
- 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.
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.
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
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.
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: