1. Introduction

2. How does CathNews New Zealand collect Personal Information?

3. What if a viewer does not want to provide personal information?

4. What kind of Personal Information does CathNews New Zealand store?

5. Third-party access

6. How will CathNews New Zealand use Personal Information?

7. Your Access to Personal Information

8. Will Personal Information be disclosed to anyone else?

9. How is Personal Information protected?

10.What data breach procedures we have in place

11. Changes to this Privacy Policy

12. More Information?

13. How current is our Privacy Policy?

1. Introduction

CathNews is a product of Church Resources Ltd New Zealand.

The protection of private and confidential information is fundamental to CathNews New Zealand or its associated websites:


CathNews New Zealand is committed to safeguarding personal information it holds on behalf of its viewers and is committed to do so in accordance with international best practice.

This statement sets out CathNews New Zealand policy relating to the collection, storage, access and use of personal information for all sites that form part of the network of CathNews New Zealand digital sites.

2. How does CathNews New Zealand collect personal information?

Church Resoruces Ltd New Zealand operates the CathNews Website.

The Website allows visitors to sign up to receive a twice weekly newsletter and to submit comments on certain news articles.

Where a viewer subscribes to, or submits a comment, the viewer must provide a real name and email address for the purpose of identifying the viewer.

As well as assisting the Website’s editorial and moderation process, we may use a cookie to assign your computer a ‘User ID’.

Cookies contain information that CathNews New Zealand uses to identify your computer to our servers. We use cookies e.g. for visitor statistics.

You may configure your browser so that you are notified before a cookie is downloaded or so that your browser does not accept cookies, or you may use a browser that protects your cookie identity.

CathNews New Zealand may use information contained in cookies to make assumptions about the user of the computer and to provide users of that computer with focused advertising that CathNews New Zealand believes may be of interest, based on that information.

In some cases a web page might contain more than one cookie, the information gathered from these different cookies used to build statistical and demographical information which does not identify you personally to advertisers and CathNews New Zealand partners for marketing, promotional purposes.

To disable your cookies, please refer to the help menu within your Internet browser.

3. What if a viewer does not want to provide personal information?

A visitor is not under any obligation to provide his or her personal information to CathNews New Zealand.

However, if a visitor does not provide their personal information they may not be able to access requested service, or submit and have posted any comments submitted on news articles and the like.

Similarly, CathNews New Zealand may also refuse to post comments submitted where false or misleading personal information is supplied.

4. What kind of personal information does CathNews store?

The personal information we collect from the Website and store may include (but is not limited to), name, address, contact details, gender, financial information, including credit card information, bank details and income information.

5. How will CathNews New Zealand use personal information?

Unless a viewer consents, CathNews New Zealand will only use personal information collected from the Website for the purpose of identifying and directly contacting the viewer.

However your personal information may also be used in order to:

  • provide the services and information you require;
  • administer and manage those services, (including charging billing and collecting Debts if required);
  • inform you of CathNews activities, events, facilities and services;
  • provide the viewer with news articles, or other materials
  • conduct appropriate checks for credit worthiness and for fraud;
  • research, develop and expand our facilities and services;
  • gain an understanding of our viewers needs to provide a better service in all its areas of activities;
  • maintain and develop our internal systems and infrastructure including upgrading of these systems;
  • the personal information may also be collected to promote and market other services that we consider important or beneficial to our visitors.

Accordingly, CathNews may write to any email address supplied by a viewer to confirm that the email address is genuine.

If you visit CathNews, detail of your visit e.g. time, date, duration of visit, resources visited are retained indefinitely.

Ordinarily, names of visitors to this site are not recorded nor stored, however the are recorded when and if a visitor makes contact via the contact form.

6. Third-party access

CathNews uses several third-party solutions to help provide its service.

  • CathNews is distributed by a third-party email distribution system.
  • CathNews comment sytem is similary a reputable third-party system.
  • CathNews is backed up off site by another third party.
  • CathNews is evaluated by use of statistics and uses another third-party to help in this.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, sound files, images, articles, etc.).

Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

While CathNews does not collect this content, content from these websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

From time to time CathNews displays advertisments. All advertisements are designed in house or by professional graphics artists. There is no third-party involved in storing CathNews ads, however from time to time.

Periodically visitors to CathNews will send emails to CathNews via a Website form. This form is hosted by CathNews and and stored on CathNews server. There is no third-party involvement in storing the information sent.

CathNews uses a range of plugins. It installs reputable plugins. Unless for the purpose of analytics and backup data is not shared with those identified parties.

7. Your access to personal information

Any viewer may retrieve a copy of the personal information CathNews holds about that viewer by contacting CathNews using the email address that the viewer supplied at webmaster at

8. Will personal information be disclosed to anyone else?

When posting a comment a viewer has submitted on the Website, CathNews New Zealand will post the viewer’s name next to the comment to identify to other viewers who has submitted the comment. CathNews New Zealand will not post a viewer’s email address unless the viewer has requested CathNews New Zealand to do so.

Other than the below, CathNews New Zealand is not required in the course of its operations to disclose personal information to any outside parties.

CathNews New Zealand uses a reputable email delivery system to distribute the newsletter by email. This third-party system stores the personal information on behalf of CathNews New Zealand but all data, including emails, list content, subscriber lists and any list information disseminated through the newsletter services for CathNews New Zealand, is the express property of CathNews New Zealand.

CathNews New Zealand uses a reputable third-party commenting system to manage comments some people leave on CathNews. This third-party system stores the personal information on behalf of CathNews New Zealand but all data, including email address, real name, ip address and any information held by the third-party for CathNews New Zealand, is the express property of CathNews New Zealand.

In certain circumstances, CathNews New Zealand may be compelled by law to disclose personal information to various authorities, such as where CathNews New Zealand is compelled to disclose the personal information by a warrant.

CathNews New Zealand only uses the information supplied for the purpose given.

CathNews New Zealand does not sell, rent or trade personal information collected from the Website.

In selecting a third-party manager, CathNews is careful to be assured the third-party does not buy and sell people’s personal details.

9. How is personal information protected?

CathNews New Zealand takes reasonable steps to protect any personal information that it holds from misuse and loss. It also protects that information from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.

CathNews New Zealand further protects the personal information by educating its employees about this Privacy Policy and the handling of personal information.

CathNews New Zealand maintains physical security, such as locks and security systems, over our electronic data stores and premises. It also maintains computer and network security, for example firewalls (security measures for the Internet), and other security measures, such as identification codes and passwords, to control access to computer systems.

10. What data breach procedures we have in place

Prevention is better than cure and for the purposes of preventing data breaches, software on the CathNews New Zealand website is kept current. Core software is updated automatically, or if a major update requires it the update will be performed manually.

Plugins and or site scripts are updated once a month when updates are available.

In case of a data breach we follow the following process

  • Identify the issue.
  • Identify the source.
  • Advise those who may be impacted by the breach.
  • If possible, close down the particular offending section.
  • If necessary, take the site off line.
  • Correct the offending section.
  • Test.
  • Restore the section or whole site as appropriate.
  • Test.

11. Changes to this privacy policy

CathNews New Zealand may change this Privacy Policy from time to time.

12. More information?

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or would like more information about the way CathNews manages personal information, or if you wish to make a complaint about how CathNews have handled personal information about you, please contact our Privacy Officer, using the following contact details.

POST: PO Box 24082, Manners Street, Wellington, 6142, New Zealand

TELEPHONE: +64-4-4721750

For further information about privacy issues and the protection of privacy visit the New Zealand Privacy Commissioners website at

13. How current is CathNews privacy policy?

Our Privacy Policy was last updated on May 25, 2018.