Privacy Policy

Last updated: January 1 2020

This Privacy Policy applies to Older Women’s Network New South Wales

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Older Women’s Network NSW (OWN NSW) takes your privacy very seriously.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our donors and supporters, and anyone else who interacts with us.

This policy is based on the Australian Privacy Principles issued in March 2014 under the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth) and incorporates the May 2018 EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect, use, and store personal information to assist us with our work. The information stored is used typically to keep you informed, with your consent, about OWN NSW activities and news. We also store donor information to make sure we can contact you at any time about donor-related information.

What we use to collect the data

We may receive your data in the following ways:

  • Contact forms
    We will use your information to reply to your enquiry. This information is typically not stored unless necessary.
  • Donation form/Membership form
    Forms that you use to make a donation or payment are sent through third parties (eg Banks and Credit Card processing platforms). We keep a record of your information to update you about your donation or membership. Choosing to not share certain information with us may mean we are not able to process a receipt for your donation.
  • Email Subscription form
    If you wish to receive newsletters and other electronic updates, you can give your consent to opt-in via our website, email or other written request. You can unsubscribe from our newsletters and emails at any time (via unsubscribe links in the newsletter).
  • Stories/Story Bites
    If you submit a story or story bite, with your consent, we will store and publish it with your name or the pseudonym you choose. We will talk to you directly about this.
  • Cookies
    We may track your visit to our website by using ‘cookies’. A cookie is a piece of text that a website transfers to a browser file on your computer or device to help enhance your experience when visiting our website.
  • Analytics
    We collect analytical data to ensure that we do our best to display website information correctly and to the right audience. Analytics data is anonymous and no personal information is collected, like names, that will directly link you to geographic and demographic information that we collect.

Embedded content from other websites

Content 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.

Who we share your data with

We will never sell or ‘rent out’ your information to any third party. We do not purchase mailing lists. Disclosure of your personal information is only done under very strict limitations.

How long we retain your data

Personal data shall be kept for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is being processed.

What rights you have over your data

If you feel that we have stored any information about you, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Women are traditional spinners - of tales, of cloth, or many fine things. May we in OWN continue to spin strong webs of support which create a safety net for older women's emotional and physical wellbeing; and create a sling from which to catapult into the wider community older women's aspirations for a better world. 

- Noreen Hewett -


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