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Privacy Policy


Northland Evangelical Movement Inc (also known as Parua Bay Christian Youth Haven or HOLYGround) is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of any personal information that is provided to us. This policy outlines the collection, use, disclosure and protection of personal information that is provided to us in relation to the services that we provide to you. All personal information is held in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act 2020 and if applicable, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. 


By accessing our website and providing your information, you indicate your acceptance of this policy.  


Who we are:

We, Northland Evangelical Movement (NEM) or Parua Bay Christian Youth Haven HOLYground are an incorporated society in New Zealand. 

You can access our website here:

You can contact us via our website or the following email: 



Collection of personal information:

There are a number of reasons that you may provide personal information to us, including to receive information, to make a donation, to participate in programmes and activities or to receive information about or become involved in initiatives undertaken by HOLYground. The personal information may include (but is not limited to) details such as your name, image, address, mobile number, email address, relevant medical information, any other relevant personal details to be able to participate safely in our camps or the amount you have donated. We may also request your preferences for receiving further information from us. Providing us with personal information is optional however if you choose not to, we may not be able to answer your enquiries, process your bookings and purchases or provide our services to you. We may collect and store the information you choose to provide. 


The use of personal information:

The personal information you supply may be utilised to recognise you, address your queries, manage your bookings and purchases, deliver our services, process transactions, and for various administrative and marketing activities.


The personal information we gather is used solely for the purposes outlined above. We retain your personal information only for the duration necessary to achieve the intended purpose of collection or as mandated by law.


Communication preferences:

You will receive marketing emails about HOLYground if you opt-in to receive them. In each email community, you will be given an opportunity to decline to receive any further communication from us. 


Security of your information:

We take reasonable steps to safeguard your personal information and prevent it from being lost, accessed, used, modified or disclosed in an unauthorised way. For example, your personal information is maintained in a secure environment, which can be accessed only by authorised personnel. 


Disclosure of personal information:

We will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties. However, certain activities and services related to the processing of your personal information by us may be delegated to external third-party service providers. In contracting these external services, we may share your personal information with them, but only as much as needed to complete their contractual obligations or where it is reasonably expected for us to share it with a third party for a specific purpose.


HOLYground commits to not using or disclosing your personal information other than as outlined in this Privacy Policy unless you have given permission, or if it's necessary to prevent harm to life or health, investigate suspected illegal activities, or when such use or disclosure is legally mandated.


You must be aware that regardless of where you live in the world, we may transfer your information outside of your own country for processing, including analytics and storage. As such, your information may be sent to a country with less comprehensive or protective data protection laws. Wherever your information is sent, it may be accessed by the courts, regulatory bodies, and law enforcement according to the laws in that particular area.  


Access, correction and complaints in relation to personal information:

You are entitled to request a copy of your personal information collected by us and to request its correction if you think it is incorrect, or its deletion if you believe we no longer have a valid reason to retain it. Please also contact us if you have a complaint about the handling of your personal information. To fulfil your requests, we may require you to confirm your identity. We commit to responding to all valid requests within a reasonable timeframe. There may a legal or regulatory reasons why access is denied or amendment refused and if this is the case, we will tell you why. 


Other information we collect:

We use Cookies, Google Analytics, and analogous technologies to gather data about the traffic patterns to, from, and within our Website. This includes the number of visitors, page views, duration of visits, types of browsers used, and frequent entry and exit points on our Website. We utilize this information to assess the effectiveness of our advertising and enhance the functionality, structure, and performance of our Website. This data does not personally identify you. With your consent, we may also use Cookies and similar technologies to activate content, store and manage your preferences on our Website, and provide targeted advertising.


Changes to this Privacy Policy:

This Privacy Policy may change particularly as new rules, regulations and industry codes are introduced. Any changes to this policy will be posted on our website and if we consider that the changes are significant, we will notify you by email. 

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