Who we are

This Privacy Policy explains how the 10,000 Toes Campaign manages the personal information it holds.

Our website address is  http://www.10000toes.com  The 10,000 Toes Campaign is a joint campaign of ADRA Australia Limited and Adventist Health, a department of the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The 10,000 Toes Campaign complies with the requirements of the Australian Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles in the collection, management, use and disclosure of personal information.

Personal information is information or an opinion that can be used to identify you. This includes any personal information we collect from you when dealing with you in relation to the 10,000 Toes Campaign.  It may include, but is not limited to, your name, address, contact details including your email address, and any additional information you provide to us directly or indirectly through a website or via a representative.

In accordance with the Privacy Act, the 10,000 Toes Campaign only collects personal information that is reasonably necessary in order for us to undertake the Campaign. We collect your information in order to manage our dealings with you and to give you information about the Campaign. Where possible, the 10,000 Toes Campaign will allow you to remain anonymous or to use a pseudonym when communicating or dealing with us, unless we are required or authorised by an Australian law to ask you to identify yourself, or it is impractical for us to deal with you while you remain anonymous or use a pseudonym.

Disclosure of Personal Data

We may disclose your information to:

  • related bodies corporate, contractors or other business support providers for the purposes of the operation of our Campaign and to use services such as administration, document storage, printing and mail services, couriers, payment system operators and authorised professional advisers such as accountants, solicitors, and consultants;
  • your financial adviser or other third-party appointed by you;
  • our data hosting and IT service providers, who may be located or store data in other countries;
  • as required by law, to government bodies such as the Australian Taxation Office, the Office of the Australian  Information Commissioner and the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC.)


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, to help spam detection. See ‘Cookies’ below.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you leave information on the contact forms on this site, it will only be used for contacting you and will not be disclosed to any third party other than as described in this Privacy Policy.


We use ‘cookies’ (small files) to store information provided by your browser when you visit our website.  This includes the date and time of your visit, the pages accessed and any documents downloaded.  We also use cookies to measure demographic usage patterns to determine which areas of our website have been visited.

If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article on this site, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited or published. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We make no representations or warranties in relation to the privacy practices of any third party website and we are not responsible for those sites’ privacy policies or content.  Third party websites are responsible for informing you about their privacy practices.


Analytics is the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in data. The 10,000 Toes Campaign may apply analytics to data from our website (including your personal information) to describe, predict and improve Campaign performance.

Who we share your data with

Data collected by this site may be shared with the coordinators of the 10,000 Toes Campaign. They are ADRA Australia and the Adventist Health department of the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Your data will not be shared with any other third party other than as described in this Privacy Policy.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will be retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically, instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Your rights over your data

The 10,000 Toes Campaign will take reasonable steps to ensure the quality of your personal information at two points in the information handling process: (i) collection and (ii) use or disclosure.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive from us an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we correct, up-date, complete or erase any personal data we hold about you by contacting us (see the ‘Contacting Us’ section below).  We will need to establish the identity of the individual requesting the information prior to providing it. Your right to require us to erase your personal data does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes. There are a number of situations where we may deny an individual access to personal information.  These can include where it would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of other individuals, the information relates to existing or anticipated legal proceedings, we have reason to suspect that unlawful activity or misconduct of a serious nature is being or may be engaged in, or where the law requires or authorises such access to be denied.  We will advise you if any of these circumstances apply.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is secure. We maintain appropriate safeguards to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.  We implement administrative, physical and technical safeguards to protect the confidentiality and integrity of your personal information and data that we use and hold.
Where practical, your personal information is de-identified or destroyed when it is no longer required. The security of information transmitted on the internet will require you to take specific measures to protect against unauthorised access or use. These include:

  • ensuring that you do not divulge your password or PIN to anyone;
  • ensuring that your access codes and passwords are kept secure; and
  • notifying us immediately if you believe that your access codes, password or PIN have been compromised.

Data breach procedures we have in place

If the 10,000 Toes Campaign becomes aware of an actual or potential unauthorised access to or disclosure of your personal information, we will manage the unauthorised access in accordance with the Notifiable Data Breach requirements under Part 3C of the Privacy Act. This may include notifying both you and the Privacy Commissioner where that breach is likely to result in serious harm as defined by the Privacy Act.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

The 10,000 Toes Campaign may apply analytics to data from our website (including your personal information) to describe, predict, and improve Campaign performance.

Direct Marketing

The 10,000 Toes Campaign may send you direct marketing information about our Campaign that may be of interest to you.  These communications may be sent in various forms including mail and electronic media which do not infringe marketing laws such as the Australian Spam Act 2003.  If you indicate a preference for a method of communication, we will endeavour to use that method.  In addition, at any time you may opt-out of receiving marketing information from the 10,000 Toes Campaign by using the opt-out facilities provided within the marketing communications.

Cross-Border Disclosure

For some 10,000 Toes Campaign-related purposes we may outsource some activities and may disclose personal information to our related bodies corporate and third party service providers in countries within the South Pacific region.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, would like to know more about the 10,000 Toes Campaign privacy policy, or if you have any concerns or would like to make a complaint regarding the treatment of your personal information, you can contact us using the details set out below. We treat any concerns or complaints that you may have with respect and confidentially.  A 10,000 Toes Campaign representative will contact you within a reasonable time after receipt of your complaint to discuss your concerns and outline options regarding how they may be resolved.  We will aim to ensure that your complaint is resolved in a timely and appropriate manner.


  • Email    [email protected]
  • Phone   +61 2 9847 3367
  • Post      148 Fox Valley Road (locked Bag 2014), Wahroonga, NSW, 2076, AUSTRALIA.

If your concerns are not resolved to your satisfaction or you would like further information in regards to the Privacy Act, the matter can be referred to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner on 1300 363 992.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

The 10,000 Toes Campaign reserves the right to change this policy from time to time as necessary.  This privacy policy last was updated on 18 May 2020.