Privacy Policy

This FabFeb Privacy Policy sets out:

-how we may collect your personal information;
-how we will handle the personal information which we collect; and
-how and why we may use and disclose this information from time to time.

This FabFeb Privacy Policy forms part of “Our Agreement”. By agreeing to Our Agreement, you consent to the collection, and use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this FabFeb Privacy Policy.

We may review and update this Privacy Policy from time to time to take account of, for example, new laws, technology and changes to FabFeb or the FabFeb Website. We will notify you through regular notifications posted on the FabFeb Website. We will also notify you on this page.

You should review this page regularly.

You should direct any questions or complaints to our Privacy Officer at We will endeavour to respond to any complaint within a reasonable time (usually 30 days).

If you do not agree to anything in this FabFeb Privacy Policy then you should not be a participant with FabFeb, make any donations or place any purchase orders on the FabFeb Website, or access or use the FabFeb Website.

Personal information which may be collected by us

We may collect the following personal information:

Information relating to Your Account: In accordance with Our Agreement we require all Participants to have an active account with us (Account). To open your Account you must provide us with certain personal information and we will collect and hold this information. We require this to be able to identify you and for security purposes. If you choose not to provide the personal information we request, we will not be able to let you open or keep open your Account. We may also collect information relating to your use of your Account.

Your Content: You may post on or make available to the FabFeb Website your content and information, including information about you and the actions you take, any photos, video, or text or other forms of content (Your Content). Your Content will be publicly available. You grant us a licence to Your Content under Our Agreement.

Being a part of FabFeb: If you are a Participant or Donor, we may collect and hold information in relation to your participation with FabFeb. This may include information such as who you sponsor or who sponsors you, donations made by you or related to you (if you are a Participant) and purchase orders placed by you. If you choose to use our opt-in services, we will ask you for the information needed to send the communication or have it sent to you and we may keep information about our communications with you.

Using the FabFeb Website: We collect and hold details of your access to and use of the FabFeb Website. This includes your browser type and IP address. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.

Information we will not collect

We do not store any credit card or debit card information from you once the initial transaction is processed.

Access to and use of your personal information

Your personal information may be used by us to:

-verify your identity;
-if you are a Participant, enable you to open and use Your Account;
-if you are a Participant, have a profile page on the FabFeb Website;
-enable you to be a Participant or Donor;
-enable you to otherwise access and use the FabFeb Website, including uploading and sharing Your Content:
-troubleshooting and rectifying or altering FabFeb;
-facilitate the sharing of Your Content;
-administer and manage FabFeb and the FabFeb Website;
-administer and manage your access to and use of the FabFeb Website;
-communicate with our Payment System;
-maintain, undertake research into and develop FabFeb and the FabFeb Website;
-and communicate with you, or permit other people to communicate with you, in accordance with Our Agreement;
-and provide you with information about future FabFeb events and initiatives which may be of interest to you.

Other people’s information

If you provide to FabFeb or post on or make available to the FabFeb Website any personal information of another person, you must:

-have that person’s prior written consent to do so;
-ensure they are aware of this FabFeb Privacy Policy;
-and ensure their consent allows us to use and disclose their personal information in the same way that we may use and disclose your personal information.

Disclosure of your personal information

In order to be able to manage FabFeb and operate the FabFeb Website, we may disclose your personal information to third parties for the following purposes:
-if you are a Participant, to open and use your Account;
-so you can access and use the FabFeb Website, including uploading and sharing Your Content;
-so we can administer, manage and support FabFeb and the FabFeb Website for you (including your access to and use of the FabFeb Website);
-so we can ensure your donations and purchase orders are properly accounted for with the Payment System provider;
-so we can fulfil your purchase orders;
-so we can undertake research into and develop FabFeb and the FabFeb Website to make it better.

The types of organisations to which we disclose information for these purposes include:
-organisations which carry out IT services for us related to FabFeb and the FabFeb Website including our physical housing, monitoring and backup of the servers for the FabFeb Website, support and maintenance for the FabFeb Website;
-organisations which provide services to enable fulfilment of your purchase orders;
-our Payment System provider;

Some of these third parties are located overseas.

If you consent to the disclosure of your personal information overseas, FabFeb will not be responsible for ensuring overseas entities’ compliance with New Zealand privacy law in relation to that personal information.

If you are a Participant we will display your name and image on your profile page of the FabFeb Website. Your email address or other contact information will not be displayed in any form through the FabFeb Website.  If you are a Donor we will normally display your name on the profile page of the Participant to whom you have made a donation.  When making a donation, you have the option of checking a box marked “Anonymous Donation”.  If you check this box, your name will not be disclosed to the Participant nor will your name be displayed on the FabFeb Website.

If you are a Participant, we may also provide your postcode information from your Account to Google Maps (but not other personal information) so Google Maps can display information about participation in FabFeb. This is unlikely to identify you.

We may also disclose information to third parties you have indicated you want to share your information with for a particular purpose, including through opting in to a particular form of communication (by checking a box or by other means that allows FabFeb to pass your information onto third parties). This may include beneficiaries, third parties that provide goods or services, or our sponsors or supporters who may wish to contact you from time to time.  They may also include marketing, market participation and research companies.

Where consent has not been provided we may provide information which has been de-identified (so that it is no longer personal information and does not identify you) to:

-organisations which carry out marketing, market and participation research for us for the purpose of carrying out such research and providing us with advice;
-organisations which provide us with support, sponsorship or are beneficiaries.

We take reasonable steps to ensure that any third parties who we disclose your personal information to are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information.

We may disclose your personal information to Facebook so they can send you advertisements about future FabFeb events and initiatives.  Your details will be hashed before they are sent to Facebook, and Facebook only briefly uses the data for matching purposes then deletes it:
In addition, we may disclose your personal information to:

-your authorised representatives or your legal advisers (when requested by you to do so);
-as required or authorised by law, including to government and regulatory authorities and other organisations; and
-our professional advisers, including our accountants, auditors and lawyers.

Changes to personal information

Management of personal information in your Account and Your Content is governed by you. You are responsible for changing these as required by you from time to time.

We require your assistance to ensure that the personal information we collect, use and disclose and which you use and disclose to us is accurate, complete and up-to-date. We ask that you let us know if there are any errors in your personal information which we have collected; and keep us up-to-date with changes to your personal information which we have collected such as your name or e-mail address.  If you have difficulty in doing this, you should contact us for help by emailing us at

You have a right to seek access to the personal information we hold about you.  In order to do this, please email us at

Please check this policy regularly as it is updated from time to time.  If you cease to agree with its terms, then please let us know.  Continued access to and use of the FabFeb website will be understood by us to indicate that you agree to this Privacy Policy as updated from time to time.