Who we are

Cure Our Ovarian Cancer supports lifesaving low grade serous ovarian cancer research. We operate worldwide and are a registered charity in New Zealand. Our registration number is CC55925. Our website address is: https://cureourovariancancer.org/au. Prior to 2019 we operated under the name Cure My Ovarian Cancer and the website curemyovariancancer.com.

Who we share your data with

We will never sell your data. Your data may be accessed by third party plug ins as outlined below, third party service providers to help problem solve our website who have under taken to only access and use data when related to the specific problem they are helping with (such as Theme X (privacy policy https://theme.co/apex/privacy) and Siteground (privacy policy Siteground.com/privacy)) and to our charity partners.

Our charity partner ANZGOG also has access to your data. All donations through our website are processed on an embedded form administered by ANZGOG. As part of this arrangement, for legal and administrative purposes, we share all the information from each other’s donation forms (part one and part two of the donation process). This includes names, email addresses, amounts donated, comments and the fundraiser donated to. ANZGOG is an Australian registered charity. ANZGOG’s privacy policy outlines how ANZGOG collects, holds, uses and discloses personal information consistent with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Australian Privacy Principles in that Act and relevant State and Territory laws.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


WordPress comments: 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Facebook comments: When you make a comment on our website using Facebook comments, we receive the information you post (which is also available to the public) and can access your public Facebook profile. Facebook may also collect information when you comment in this manner – their privacy policy is available here https://www.facebook.com/policy


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 form

We collect the information provided by you (name, email, contact request) to enable us to answer your requests. We store this information on our website server cureourovariancancer.org/austea and email account for up to five years. You can request for this information to be deleted at anytime, and so long as it isn’t something we are required to retain by law we will do so.

Social Media Widgets

Our Web site includes Social Media Features and widgets, such as the Facebook Like button and the Twitter button that run on our site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it. Twitter’s privacy policy can be found here: https://twitter.com/en/privacy and Facebook’s here: https://www.facebook.com/policy

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our plugin.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Content Dock

We use content dock to display certain information on our website such as pop ups. Data is automatically sent to their servers including:
IP adress
Data and time of server request
Type and version of browser
The operating system you use
URL of the website visited before
Volume of data sent

They delete this information after 7 days. In the case of further storage, the IP addresses are pseudonymized. Their privacy policy can be found here: https://www.contentdock.com/en/privacy-policy

Convert Plus

We use Convert Plus to display certain information on our site such as pop ups. Convert Plus has functionalities to allow us to save user data in our WordPress backend, receive an email with subscriber information after successful form submission, and send data to MailChimp our newsletter provider if you register to our newsletter.


We use Charitable to run our donation and fundraising platform. They store personal data about donors and registered users in cureovariancancer.org‘s database, as well as providing personal data to third party providers such as payment gateways (PayPal or Stripe) and newsletter providers (MailChimp).

All or some of the following data may be collected and stored about a donor when they make a donation:

  • First & last name
  • Email address
  • Street address (street number & name, city, post code/zip code, state/province, country)
  • Phone number
  • Credit/debit card tokens

All or some of the above data may be shared with the payment gateway (PayPal or Stripe) used to process the donation.

In addition, the following data may be collected for registered users when they create a fundraising campaign or when they fill out their personal profile:

  • First & last name
  • Email address
  • Street address (street number & name, city, post code/zip code, state/province, country)
  • Phone number
  • Organisation
  • Bio / personal description
  • Website URL
  • Facebook profile URL
  • Twitter profile URL

We are required to retain a donor’s name, contact details and amount donated for seven years by law.

You can read Charitable’s privacy policy here https://www.wpcharitable.com/legal/privacy-policy/

Recurring donations: Recurring donations can be altered or stopped at any time by contacting us. Please allow up to one month for changes to take effect.


We use MailChimp for our Newsletter and under certain circumstances to send emails when you make a donation. When you sign up to our newsletter both we, and MailChimp receive your name, email address and any other information that you provide. You have the opportunity to unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of the newsletter or by contacting us. Sometimes we might send you an email to say thank you for making a donation – if we do this your name, email and country is stored on MailChimp for a period of one month before being deleted. MailChimp use cookies to collect certain information about emails for example whether an email has been opened, which helps us improve our services.

You can access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information by emailing MailChimp at personaldatarequests@mailchimp.com. You can read their privacy policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/

IP Addresses

We collect your IP address for security reasons such as mitigating brute force login threats and to identify your location so that we can offer a more targeted service for example, directing you to your country’s website, and as part of our analytics to improve our service which you can read more about below.


We have implemented reCAPTCHA v3 on your site and your use of reCAPTCHA v3 is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. reCAPTCHA is used to fight spam and abuse on our site.


Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor (aka. user) interactions on Google Analytics customers’ websites.

In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement.

Where a site or app uses Google Analytics for Apps or the Google Analytics for Firebase SDKs, Google Analytics collects an app-instance identifier — a randomly generated number that identifies a unique installation of an App. Whenever a user resets their Advertising Identifier (Advertising ID on Android, and ID for Advertisers on iOS), the app-instance identifier is also reset.

Where sites or apps have implemented Google Analytics with other Google Advertising products, like Google Ads, additional advertising identifiers may be collected. Users can opt-out of this feature and manage their settings for this cookie using the Ads Settings. Learn more

Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”). Google Analytics provides a method to mask IPs that are collected (detailed below) but note that website owners have access to their users’ IP addresses even if the website owners do not use Google Analytics.If you would like to know more about Google Analytics you can https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en&ref_topic=2919631

We use Monster Insights to display information from Google Analytics about how visitors find and use our website. Analytics tracks you anonymously unless you are logged into Google’s services. Monster Insights’ privacy policy can be found here: https://www.monsterinsights.com/privacy-policy/ and Google Analytics privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout


A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyze traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes. Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products and/or services in response to what you might need or want. Cookies are either:

Session Cookies – These are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or

Persistent Cookies – A persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics. If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and other form data 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, 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.

We may also use cookies to track your interaction with content, to avoid repeatedly displaying the same pop ups for example to you and to remember your information when you fill in a form, for your convenience.

We use Facebook pixel to help target Facebook Ads. Facebook’s privacy policy is available here https://www.facebook.com/policy

To disable all cookies

Most web browsers will allow you to set some control over cookies in your browser settings. This includes deleting them from your browser or disabling them altogether.

If you do choose to set your browser to disable all cookies, this may affect your ability to use some of the features on our site.

To learn more about cookies and how you can manage them in your web browser, visit: www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org

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.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our websites include links to other websites. This Policy does not apply to linked sites and we are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices of those sites. Any personal information you provide to a linked site is provided directly to a third party and is subject to such third party’s privacy policy. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of any website you visit before providing any personal information

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.

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.

For users that 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.

Any information sent through our contact form is retained for up to five years on the website server and email account. You can request for this to be deleted at any time.

We store certain donation information you give us (name, amount and contact details), for seven years as required by law.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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.

Cure our ovarian cancer contact information

You can email us through our contact page

Additional information

How we protect your data

We encrypt all of our services using SSL

We use security plug ins to help protect our website from malicious attacks. We annually review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures.