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Privacy Policy

At The Animal Sanctuary we understand that you value your privacy and wish to keep your personal information secure. This privacy policy document outlines how and when we collect personal information and how it is used.

Information we collect and why we collect it
User-provided Information
You can use this website without disclosing any personal information.
When you fill in any forms on our website, the personal information provided will be collected by us and can be viewed by us, designated volunteers and our website administrator. If you email or contact us on Facebook Messenger, we may keep the content of your messages and our responses and hold your contact details. We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party other than for legal reasons.
Information collected automatically
We may collect statistical information about your visit. This information is aggregated and doesn't identify you personally. The statistical information can be viewed by us and our website provider and can collect information such as your location, your activities on our website, and information about your device. It can be used to analyze visitor trends to help improve our website via our web analytics tool Google Analytics. For more information on how Google collects and processes your data, visit You can prevent Google Analytics from using your information by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Embedded content from other websites
Pages on our website may include embedded content (e.g. videos). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you have visited the other website.

Security, retaining and deleting your personal data
When you submit information via our website’s form or email, we will take all reasonable precautions to protect your information. We retain the information we collect from you only for as long as we need it for it's intended purpose. You can request access to any personal data we hold about you to correct or delete it.

Links to other websites
We may have included links on this website for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of these websites.

Our privacy policy may change from time to time, and all updates will be posted on this page.

Contact Us
If you have questions or concerns about our privacy policy please contact us.

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The Animal Sanctuary is an animal refuge run by Shawn Bishop and Michael Dixon in Matakana, New Zealand. We provide a safe haven for abused and neglected animals, and care for injured or orphaned native birds. A charitable trust has been established for this purpose.

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