SOTG Website Privacy and Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how Sculpture on the Gulf and its affiliates (“Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) collect, use, and share personal information of users of our website https://sotg.nz/ (“Site”). This Policy also explains the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

Information Collection and Use

We may collect information from you through your use of our website when you engage with the information on our website, when you purchase tickets for our event(s) or when you subscribe to our newsletter.

By using any of our services, including our website, and providing us with any personal information, you are consenting to the use of your personal information as set out in this policy. Please do not send us any personal information if you do not want it to be used in this way.

A number of areas on our website invite you to provide us with personal information. For example your names and email address. The purpose of the information collection is apparent at the point that you provide your personal information.

We collect personal information from you, such as your name, email address, and other contact details, when you use our site, engage our services, download resources or subscribe to our newsletters.

We may also collect information about your use of our site, such as the pages you visit and the actions you take, as well as information about the device you use to access the site, such as the IP address, browser type, and operating system.

We will only use personal information that you provide to us for the purposes for which you supplied it or, in exceptional situations, for other reasons permitted under the Privacy Act 1993.

We use the collected information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the site, to communicate with you, and to improve our services.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.

We may share your personal information with service providers who assist us in operating the Site and providing our services to you. These service providers are contractually restricted from using your information in any manner other than as necessary to provide the services on our behalf.

We may also disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or if we believe such action is necessary to comply with a legal obligation, protect and defend our rights and property, or prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Site.

While it is unlikely, we may be required to disclose your information to comply with legal or regulatory requirements. We will use reasonable endeavours to notify you before we do this unless we are legally restricted from doing so.

Your Choices and Access to Information

You have the right to request access to and rectification or deletion of your personal information. You can also object to the processing of your personal information and have the right to data portability.

If you sign up to receive the Sculpture on the Gulf newsletter you agree to receive information relating to The Sculpture on the Gulf event(s). You can ask to be removed or unsubscribe from our newsletter mailing list at any time.

To make such a request, please contact us at info@waihekeartgallery.org.nz. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.

Third-party providers – Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to assist us to analyse how our website is used. These Service Providers have access to your personal information only to enable them to perform these tasks on our behalf and they may not disclose it or use it for any other purpose.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. See this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Third party providers – Targeting and Remarketing

We may also use third party vendors for remarketing. This allows us to advertise to you on third party websites after you leave our website. We may do this via cookies and Facebook pixels located on our website.

Most third party vendors allow you to opt-out or amend your settings. You can do this for Google by using the following link: http://www.google.com/settings/ads and for Facebook by clicking here https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

Some third party vendors allow us to create Custom Audiences feature so that we can target advertising at you. If you wish to opt out of this please contact us.


Our website uses pixels, also known as “web beacons” or “clear gifs,” to enhance the user experience and gather information about our site traffic. A pixel is a tiny image file that is embedded in our website’s code and allows us to track the actions of users on our site, such as the number of visits to a page and the length of time spent on the site.

We may also use pixels in combination with cookies to personalise our site content and to deliver targeted advertising. For example, if you have shown interest in a certain product on our site, we may use a pixel to show you an advertisement for that product on a third-party website.

Please note that third-party advertising companies may also use their own pixels to track your behaviour on our site and other sites you visit. These companies may use information about your visits to our site and other websites to provide you with targeted advertising.

If you do not wish for us or third-party advertisers to use pixels to gather information about your behaviour on our site, you can adjust your browser settings to block the use of cookies. However, please note that blocking cookies may affect your ability to fully use all features and functionality of our website.

If you have any questions or concerns about the use of pixels on our site, please do not hesitate to contact us.


We take reasonable measures to protect the security of your personal information. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Policy from time to time. The most current version of the Policy will govern our use of your information and will always be available on the Site. By continuing to use the Site, you agree to be bound by the revised Policy. Nothing in this policy prevents Sculpture on the Gulf from passing on information gathered on this site to any successor organisations.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy or our treatment of your personal information, please contact us at info@waihekeartgallery.org.nz.