Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to Deaf Aotearoa. This privacy statement provides information about the Data Protection Principles, Cookies, and Person Register.


  • We only collect and process personal data that is necessary, and delete any outdated data.
  • We use the data in our communication and service delivery.
  • All personal data collected for membership purposes is processed in centralised registers in Auckland.
  • We collect the personal data of those who make a donation, register as a member, subscribe to the Community Weekly Newsletter and store it in the respective registers.
  • We use the personal data for authorised targeted communications.
  • We do not disclose personal data to a party outside the organisation except for accountants and auditors who are contracted by Deaf Aotearoa to meet our obligations according to New Zealand law.


When you visit Deaf Aotearoa webpages, your web browser automatically stores cookies onto your hard drive.  Cookies can contain text, numbers, dates, location information and other data, but cookies do not store any personal data. A cookie is neither an application, nor does it allow viruses or other malware to enter your computer.  Cookies do not harm your computer in any way.

Cookies help us with the following:

  • Provide you with the best user experience
  • Understand usefulness of our website using Google Analytics:
    • Tells us which pages are interesting and which needs to be improved
    • Find out the number of visitors to our pages, monitor how the page is used
    • However, we do not monitor the data of individual visitors, but we store user data, based on behaviour and geographical location, for example.
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook

This website does NOT share any personal information with third parties.

If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your device, you can prevent their use by changing the settings in your browser.


When you provide your information to Deaf Aotearoa (i.e. for donation, membership, or subscription), we collect your personal data and store them in the respective registers. The purpose of the registers is to maintain relational information, to develop our services and to manage customer relationships. The registers only contains information that has been provided or that is created based on the respective relationship established. Information in the registers is not provided to third parties except for accountants and auditors who are contracted by Deaf Aotearoa to meet our obligations according to New Zealand law.

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