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privacyYour privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

1. Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.

2. We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.

3. We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.

4. We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.

5. Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.

6. We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

7. We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

8. We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

In June I had the great privilege of representing New Zealand Baptists at the celebrations of 70 years of Baptist work in Papua New Guinea. Those 70 years have been a period of enormous change as PNG’s many tribes and people have worked to become a nation. It is many years since NZBMS had staff there, but I have been visiting over the last 8 years as Banzaid has worked with the PNG Baptist Union to help the coffee growers in the highlands area. My visit started with an unexpected opportunity...