We may collect personal information about you. We may also collect information about your interactions with us. We collect this information in order to provide our services to you.

About us

Catalyst for Renewal Inc is an association limited by guarantee. We are a voluntary organisation with a small remunerated administrative capacity. We are committed to renewal in church and society and promote conversation as the pathway to renewal. Our forums for conversation include Spirituality in the Pub, Spirituality on the Sofa, Reflection Mornings, Forums, The Call To Be program and Dinners. We also conduct fundraising activities to support our work and we distribute information about contemporary issues in church and society. In conducting all these activities, we may collect personal information about you. We may also collect information about your interactions with us. We collect this information in order to provide our services to you.

Our commitment to your privacy

The privacy of individuals including our Members, Friends (those who have requested to be on our mailing lists) and those who attend our events is of utmost importance to Catalyst for Renewal. Due to the limited size of our organisation, we are not required by law to comply with the National Privacy Principles, however we endeavour to do so to the extent consistent with our capacity and resources.

Types of personal information we collect

When dealing with you we generally collect your name, your address, your email address and telephone numbers. In respect of our Members, we may also collect and update personal information such as date of birth, employment status and health status.

When collecting payments from you, we encourage you to use our third party payment gateway (presently TryBooking). We do not receive nor store credit card details that you may enter into the site of the gateway provider, although that provider may. If you make a payment to us by forwarding to us your credit card information, we will destroy that information after processing your payment.

We do not collect sensitive information such as relating to ethnic origin, philosophical beliefs, membership of a political or trade association, sexual preference or health conditions. We do not collect government identifiers, other than in the case of employees where it is necessary to comply with our legal reporting obligations.

Why we collect personal information

Generally, we collect, update and use personal information about you to carry on our activities, including:

  • to inform those who ask to be so informed of events and activities of Catalyst for Renewal;
  • to process registrations for forums and events;
  • to communicate information about events or material (ours and that of third parties) which could be expected to be of interest to you;
  • to inform SIP organisers of events of interest and to foster communication between and among SIP conveners and SIP and Catalyst for Renewal committee members and the office of Catalyst for Renewal;
  • to maintain our membership records.

How we collect information

Generally we collect information directly from you, such as when you register for an event or subscribe to a service, respond to our advertising, at our functions or activities, when you email or write or telephone us. We do not collect information about you when you interact with our website. We do not collect personal information through third parties, other than our payment gateway provider (TryBooking) and our email list management provider (Mailchimp).

How we store information

We store personal information in a combination of computer storage facilities and paper based files and we take reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, loss or unauthorised disclosure, access or modification. We do not take responsibility for the security of sensitive information provided through email, such as credit card numbers. We take reasonable steps to securely destroy or permanently de-identify personal information when we no longer need it.

When we may disclose your personal information

Generally we may disclose personal information about you only in the following circumstances:

  • where we are required to do so by lawful authorities;
  • when requested, we may recommend someone as a potential speaker or for some other activity (such as involvement in a function or SIP), and when doing so may provide some contact details, but this will not normally include a home telephone number or street address; rather a non-residential mailing address or an email address will be offered, if either is likely to be available in the public domain.
  • all names and contact details of all Members are circulated and updated for Members.

Keeping us up to date

We will take reasonable steps to make sure that the personal information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete and up to date. If your personal details change, such as your telephone number or address, please contact us so that we can continue to provide you with our services.

You can access your personal information

Following a request, we will provide you with a copy of personal information we hold about you in accordance with our obligations under the Privacy Act. We may charge a fee for retrieving this information (we will inform you of the fee before providing the information). There are some circumstances set out in the Privacy Act where we may refuse your request.

If, following a request, you show us that any of the personal information we hold about you is not accurate, complete and up to date, we will take steps to correct it.

We will promptly acknowledge and investigate any complaints about the way we manage personal information.

About this Privacy Policy Statement

We may update our policies and this Privacy Policy Statement from time to time. The latest version is published on our website at https://catalystforrenewal.org.au and is available in print from the Catalyst for Renewal Office.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about our policies, or if you wish to update or access the information we hold about you, wish to make a related complaint or to receive a copy of our most current Privacy Policy Statement, please contact us: https://catalystforrenewal.org.au/contact-us/

Catalyst for Renewal Inc.

September 2022