This Web Site

This is the web site of Smethurst Ministries, the contact details for ‘Smethurst Ministries’ are:
PO Box 1907
Sunnybank Hills,
QLD 4109, Australia

Tel: +61 (0)7 3711 3730 – but please recognise the time differences.

We are committed to protecting your privacy.
Any information that you provide to us remains private and is only used for the purposes outlined below. The identity of anyone who contacts us is kept confidential. It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us. We don’t rent, sell or exchange our contact lists.

What information Smethurst Ministries may collect:

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:

IDENTITY DATA includes first name, spouses name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of marriage and gender.

CONTACT DATA includes  postal address, email address and telephone numbers.

FINANCIAL DATA includes bank account and payment card details.

TRANSACTION DATA includes details about payments to and from you and other details of events, products or services you have purchased from us or gifts you have donated to us.

TECHNICAL DATA includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.

USAGE DATA includes information about how you use our website, Marriage Investment Bank, The Closeness Project, events.

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:

Subscribe/join one of our newsletters; subscribe to our services; request material to be sent to you; respond to a survey; or give us some feedback.

Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies.

Please see our cookie policy for further details.

Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources at this time we only receive technical Data from analytics providers – Google.

This information is collected to ensure that we can correspond with you when you have subscribed/joined one of our newsletter groups, to send information about Smethurst Ministries, manage donations and to get in touch with our supporters from time to time.

Administer financial transactions and donations.

Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

Manage our websites and social media accounts.

Modifying your information or opting out

If you want to change any information that you have previously given us, or if you want to opt out of future communications, you should write, telephone or email our office as detailed above.
When contacting us to change your details or opt out, please include the existing detail that you believe that we have registered eg your name, postal address, telephone number so that we can identify your record.

 We have in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, volunteers who in their role have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

How long will you use my personal data for?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

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Our site uses industry standard security and encryption throughout.

The Smethurst Ministries’s web site contains links to other web sites and other sites have links to the the Smethurst Ministries site. Smethurst Ministries is not responsible for the content, privacy practices or business practices of any website or company/organisation except our own.

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy Statement, you should contact us at our office as shown above or Email us through our Privacy Statement Contact Page.

Please note this form is only for its intended purpose and that matters outside of this area will not be responded to.