Privacy Policy

Who we are

Melbourne Overseas Missions Fund Incorporated is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 21 755 961 164. Further information can be obtained on the ACNC’s website:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Doantion information

If you choose to donate to Melbourne Overseas Missions Fund Incorporated the following information is recorded and stored for a period of 5 years after the relevant tax year in accordance Australian accounting standards:

  • Your full name
  • Your address and contact information
  • Your donation method, amount and payment information
  • The parish you donated through if any


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.

An anonymized 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

If you have applied to get involved with Melbourne Overseas Missions Fund Incorporated then your application form will be internally stored. In the process of considering your application we may supply necessary aspects of your personal information supplied in the form in deliberation with suitable missionaries and missionary agencies we work with.


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 visit our login page, 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, 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. 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.

Who we share your data with

Melbourne Overseas Missions Fund Incorporated does not nor has it ever shared Donor information with any external source that is not related to the processing of donations or maintaining accounting and regulatory standards. This includes our banking institution for the purpose of processing cheques and credit cards. And a idependent auditor and the Australian Tax Office for regulatory purposes.

How long we retain your data

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

If you choose to donate to Melbourne Overseas Missions Fund Incorporated your donation information is recorded and stored for a period of 5 years after the relevant tax year.

What rights you have over your data

If you donated to Melbourne Overseas Missions Fund Incorporated, or have left comments on this website, you can request to receive 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 erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

Melbourne Overseas Missions Fund Incorporated does not share your contact information with any external source and your contact information will only be used to supply you with a receipt.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is recorded on a encrypted internal database that has password protection. It is also backed up to physical hardware in several secure locations.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach or the belief of a possible data breach we will contact you as soon as we are aware.

What third parties we receive data from

We don’t recieve any additional information about you from third parties.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

In accordance with ATO and ACNC standards we are required to record and store your donation information for 5 years. The amount, method and name of your donation are shared with an external auditor in this process.

Privacy Officer

Sister Ann Stevens SJC. Congregation Leader Missionary Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny.