Privacy Policy complies with the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993 (the Act) when dealing with personal information. Personal information is information about an identifiable individual (a natural person). This policy sets out how we will collect, use, disclose and protect your personal information. This policy does not limit or exclude any of your rights under the Act. If you wish to seek further information on the Act, see

Changes to this policy
We may change this policy by uploading a revised policy onto the website. The change will apply from the date that we upload the revised policy.

Who do we collect personal information from

We collect personal information about you only when you provide that information to us, through the email subscription process, or through contacting us directly by email.

How we use your personal information
We will use your personal information to respond to communications from you, and to send you emails from Austin-Sparks.Net email lists that you have subscribed to. You can unsubscribe or change your subscription any time. Information on how to do this is contained in the footer of every list email sent out.

Disclosing your personal information

If necessary, we may disclose your personal information to:the company in the USA that hosts and maintains our IT system and data storage that we use to host the website, any other person authorised by the Act or another law (e.g. a law enforcement agency), or any other person authorised by you.

Protecting your personal information

We will take reasonable steps to keep your personal information safe from loss, unauthorised activity, or other misuse. We never pass on our subscription email lists to anybody.

Accessing and correcting your personal information

Subject to certain grounds for refusal set out in the Act, you have the right to request a correction to your personal information. Before you exercise this right, we will need evidence to confirm that you are the individual to whom the personal information relates. In respect of a request for correction, if we think the correction is reasonable and we are reasonably able to change the personal information, we will make the correction. If we do not make the correction, we will take reasonable steps to note on the personal information that you requested the correction. If you want to exercise either of the above rights, email us at Your email should provide evidence of who you are and set out the details of your request (e.g. the personal information, or the correction, that you are requesting).

Internet use

While we take reasonable steps to maintain secure internet connections, if you provide us with personal information over the internet, the provision of that information is at your own risk. If you follow a link on our website to another site, the owner of that site will have its own privacy policy relating to your personal information. We suggest you review that site’s privacy policy before you provide personal information. We reserve the right to use cookies (an alphanumeric identifier that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive so that we can recognise your browser) to monitor your use of the website and to provide you with a better experience in visiting our website. You may disable cookies by changing the settings on your browser, although this may mean that you cannot use all of the features of the website.

Google search

Our website uses Google Site Search. You can access the search facility in the menu header on every page on our website. In doing so, we securely pass your search phrase on to Google’s processing engine. In submitting a search phrase you will be subject to Google’s Terms and Conditions. This is no different to using The scope of any search made in this way is limited to pages on our website.

In keeping with T. Austin-Sparks' wishes that what was freely received should be freely given and not sold for profit, and that his messages be reproduced word for word, we ask if you choose to share these messages with others, to please respect his wishes and offer them freely - free of any changes, free of any charge (except necessary distribution costs) and with this statement included.