Terms And Conditions

Open Doors Australia recognises that privacy is very important to you and that you have a right to control your personal information. We know that providing personal information is an act of trust and we take that very seriously.

We are committed to complying with the voluntary National Principles for the Fair Handling of Personal Information, developed by the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner in 1998. We will also comply with any laws introduced to strengthen protections for consumers' privacy. As of 12 March 2014, there has been a change in the new Privacy Regulations; these principles are now called the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). It replaces the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) that applied to some private sector organisations. For more information and a copy of the APPs visit www.oaic.gov.au

We also are committed to complying with the Spam Act 2003. For a copy of the Spam Act 2003, visit www.acma.gov.au 

Our Commitment To You

  • We will only collect personal information from our supporters with their prior knowledge and consent.
  • We aim to have an open and transparent management of personal information.
  • We will only use personal information provided by our supporters for the purposes for which it was collected (for example: mailing information we believe will interest them, prayer watch emails, news about persecuted Christians and the ministry of Open Doors, etc).
  • We will monitor and restrict the amount and frequency of educational and direct marketing material sent to supporters and allow supporters to remove their name from mailing lists.
  • Examples of the types of information commonly collected include but are not limited to: Name, age, contact/mailing details.
  • Where possible, information is collected directly from the individual.
  • We allow individuals to act anonymously or to use pseudonym where it is practical and lawful to do so.
  • We may occasionally supply supporters' personal information to an agency, engaged by us, for the purposes referred to above, but this will always be on the basis that the agency must not use the information for any other purpose and must immediately destroy the information once the task is completed. Otherwise, we will not disclose supporters' personal information to third parties without their consent; nor will we sell, trade, barter, rent or exchange mailing lists of our supporters to any other organisation – in Australia or internationally.
  • We will not disclose supporters' personal information to other institutions and authorities except if required by law.
  • We are committed to allowing supporters to see and correct information that is shown to be incorrect or out-dated. We will provide supporters with a copy of their personal information in our records within 14 days of a written request. C/- Open Doors Australia PO Box 6237 Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
  • This Privacy Policy aims to ensure the information held is accurate, complete and up-to date. However, if any of the information provided has changed or is considered incorrect; the person concerned should contact us to have the information corrected.
  • We protect the personal information that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use, or alteration by restricting access to our files and database to only those personnel responsible for their maintenance and proper use.
    • We have put procedural, physical and electronic means in place to safeguard the personal information of our supporters. We have also verified the security and privacy provisions of other organisations with whom we provide information about supporters. These include our banks and mailing house.
    • Supporters' information is kept both in hard copy and electronic forms. In either case, we have documented procedures to safeguard this information. Safeguards include storing secure copies and backups.
    • We will retain personal information for an appropriate period as determined by us and/or as required by law and when no longer needed, it will be destroyed by a secure means.
    • Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Encryption is used when collecting or transferring credit card information via the internet, ensuring a secure environment for the transfer of confidential data from the user's browser to our financial institutions. (This is identified by a key or lock in the status bar at the bottom of the browser window)
  • Our website uses cookies. A "cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor‘s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. We also may use third-party website analytics tools (such as Google Analytics) that collect information about visitor traffic on our site and micro-sites. The information we may collect by automated means includes:
    • Information about the devices our visitors use to access the Internet (such as the IP address and the device, browser and operating system type).
    • URLs that refer visitors to our sites.
    • Dates and times of visits to our sites.
    • Information on actions taken on our sites (such as page views and site navigation patterns).
    • A general geographic location (such as country and city) from which a visitor accesses our websites.
    • Search terms that visitors use to reach our sites. 

Postage & Handling

1 item, or a total price less than $20 = $7.50 shipping

2 or more items, and a total price more than $20 = $15 shipping

Some items have free shipping.

We only ship to Australian addresses.

 

How To Change Your Details

If you wish to change or remove your details from our database, to add or opt-out of marketing communications, or if you have a question, complaint, or concern, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Email: odaustralia@od.org

Phone: 02 9451 2999

Mail: Open Doors Australia
PO Box 6237
Frenchs Forest NSW 2086

When contacting us to change your details, please provide the following details:

  • your name
  • current address/phone/email
  • new address/phone/email

Open Doors Australia staff will clearly identify themselves when making contact with supporters, and all letters and marketing materials will contain the Open Doors Australia logo and contact details.

This Privacy Policy for Open Doors Australia is available as a printed copy for responding to telephone or mail requests, and electronically for responding to email and website requests. 

We may make changes to our Privacy Policy at any time. Any such changes will be published through our regular channels of communication.

Security Statement

Our website uses security encrypted response forms when personal and financial details are required.

The security we use between your browser and our website is 128-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)

To confirm that your browser supports SSL security, you should see a yellow padlock or similar indicator in the status bar at the top or bottom of your browser. 

Shipping & Returns

We process all donations and webstore  orders in Australian Dollars ($AUD). Shipping costs are a flat rate of $7.50 for orders under $50, and $15 for orders over $50. This covers the cost of postage and handling. Shipping costs will be added to your order before you checkout, Orders are dispatched withing 3-5 business days and shipping times are estimated at between 3 and 7 business days depending on your location. We do not normally give refunds if you change your mind or make a wrong decision. You can choose between a refund, exchange or credit where goods are faulty, have been wrongly described, are different to the product purchased on the website or don't perform as advertised. We deliver our products using Australia Post. At this time we only accept orders withing Australia, you may be able to purchase items at your local Open Doors office, visit www.opendoors.org or call +61294512999. 

If you have an enquiry or complaint about Open Doors Australia’s compliance with the Australian Privacy Principles, or a registered APP code, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the aforementioned contact details.

Updated 26 March 2014