The purpose of this policy is to help you understand what personal information Greenpeace collects, how we use it and what your rights are. 

Greenpeace is committed to keeping your personal information secure and being transparent about how we collect and use your data so you can have confidence when learning about our campaigns and supporting us. We do not, and we will never, sell or rent your personal information to any entity, and we will only use your information in accordance with all applicable laws.

What does this privacy policy cover?

This policy applies to the use of all the pages hosted by Greenpeace Aotearoa (previously Greenpeace New Zealand) on and and their sub-domains.

It also applies to personal information collected by us through other means, including through petitions or by face-to-face or telephone fundraisers and when you donate.

The policy explains how Greenpeace Aotearoa collects personal information, how that information is stored and used, and what rights you have in relation to that information.

This policy does not apply to pages hosted by other organisations or other Greenpeace national or regional offices or Greenpeace International, which we may link and whose privacy policies may differ.

In this policy:

Updates to this privacy policy

Greenpeace NZ will review this policy on an ongoing basis and may update it from time to time. We encourage you to revisit this page periodically for the latest Greenpeace Aotearoa policy. If we make material changes we will notify you by email or by putting a notice on our website.

The policy was last updated on 21 November 2023.

Collection of Personal Information

Greenpeace obtains personal information from you when you support a campaign, engage with our social media and digital advertising, or make a donation.

Personal information is information about an identifiable individual. Personal information that Greenpeace Aotearoa may collect about you includes your name, address, telephone number and email address and, if you are a donor, your payment details.

Personal information is generally collected directly from you. However, sometimes, we may use publicly or commercially available information to update your details.  To do this, we use third-party service providers who compare the information held by Greenpeace Aotearoa against those available on public registers, such as NZ Post’s ‘Change of Address’ service.

We may occasionally supplement your data with other publicly and commercially available information. This may include census information or estimations of your wealth or potential interest in donating to ensure our communications are relevant. Sometimes, we may request other personal information from you, such as gender identity or ethnicity. Disclosure of this information is always voluntary.

Greenpeace Aotearoa does not collect personal information from you unless you voluntarily give it or where the information is publicly or commercially available, as mentioned above.

By providing Greenpeace Aotearoa with your personal information, you accept this privacy policy and authorise Greenpeace Aotearoa to collect, store and process your information in the ways outlined in this policy.

Greenpeace Aotearoa’s use of personal information

We use personal information provided to us for the purposes for which it is provided and for purposes relevant to Greenpeace Aotearoa’s work. These purposes include:

If you provide information as part of an online petition or message to a government, corporation, organisation, or individual, that information may be transmitted to the recipient, and you may receive an email response directly from the recipient.

We do not, and we will never, sell or rent your personal information to any entity. Greenpeace also never shares or swaps your data with another organisation unless we have made it obvious up front (e.g. to hand in a petition to the government, we would provide your first and last names along with your town or city if you have provided that). To keep our administrative costs low so more of our supporters’ money goes towards our campaigns, we utilise some trusted third-party agencies for various tasks, such as processing donation payments or fundraising on our behalf. In all these cases, the third parties only have access to the data they need to handle the process they are employed for and do not have permission to use it for other purposes.

To better reach people interested in Greenpeace on social media platforms, we may also share anonymised (or ‘hashed’) versions of your data with partners such as social media providers. This is described further below.

If you provide us with your email address, we will email you updates about the actions you take on this website and other Greenpeace appeals and information. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from our email list, you can do so by clicking the unsubscribe link, which appears at the bottom of all emails we send. We may also communicate through mail, SMS or via phone if we believe you would be interested in our campaigns and to fundraise unless you have expressed a preference not to receive such communication. We will always offer you an opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from Greenpeace. Should you choose to opt out, we will take steps to ensure your details are excluded from future communications using that contact method.

You can contact our Supporter Relations team at any time by emailing [email protected] or calling 0800 22 33 44 if you would like to update any of your communication preferences.

We maintain some records of individuals who contact us for further information or for help in case we need to contact them later or provide further information to them in the future. However, we do not provide this information to anyone else (other than for storage purposes, as discussed below) unless you give us your permission, and we do not use this information for other purposes.

How we protect your information

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also protect user information offline. All of your information, not just the sensitive information like a credit card number, is restricted. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our donation officers) are granted access to personally identifiable information.

Your rights

You have the right to know what information we maintain about you, and to correct it in case of error. If you have any questions about the information we maintain about you or your supporter details please contact [email protected]

By giving us your details you accept this privacy policy and authorise Greenpeace to collect, store and process your information in the ways mentioned above and for the purposes you submitted it.

You can contact our Supporter Relations team at any time by emailing [email protected] or calling 0800 22 33 44 if you would like to update any of your communication preferences.

Social network targeted advertising and web analytics

We offer social networking sharing buttons and widgets from social media services such as Facebook, Google, and X on our website to enable you to share Greenpeace campaigns and news with friends easily. Sharing updates and appeals is a crucial method of getting campaign messages out to a large audience quickly and cost-efficiently. These social networking sharing buttons and widgets come from web servers which may track your behaviour on our website and may combine this with other information about you originating from other websites. 

Greenpeace Aotearoa uses social media services to keep our supporters and others who are interested in the organisation and its activities up to date. You can manage the privacy settings in these social media platforms.

We may also share anonymised (or ‘hashed’) versions of your data with partners such as social media providers to help achieve our campaigning and fundraising aims by delivering personalised content to existing supporters (or excluding those who have asked not to be included) and identifying similar audiences. You may opt out of such data sharing at any time by emailing [email protected] or calling 0800 22 33 44.

We prioritise your privacy. This section details how we use web analytics tools to enhance your experience:

How we store personal information

Some of the servers on which Greenpeace Aotearoa’s information is stored are located overseas, in Australia, Europe and Canada. By providing us with personal information, you consent to Greenpeace Aotearoa transferring information across national borders for processing and storage purposes in accordance with this policy. All such transfers are conducted in compliance with applicable laws. Your rights to access and correct your personal information are not affected by it being stored on servers located in other countries.


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Payment information and PCI compliance

Our Donation page secures your credit card payment information using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), a security protocol that provides communications privacy over the Internet.

All storage and transferal of your financial details by Greenpeace Aotearoa and our payment processors are PCI compliant. Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) define industry best practices for handling and protecting credit card details.  

How to get in touch

This privacy policy is reviewed regularly. If you have any questions relating to this policy, please address them to:

Greenpeace Aotearoa
Private Bag 92507
Victoria Street West
Auckland 1142

[email protected]

0800 22 33 44

+649 630 6317