Privacy Policy


The New Zealand Orthopaedic Association, including the Wishbone Foundation, is concerned with protecting your personal information.  You can browse and access information contained within this website without providing any personal information.
We collect information when you:
  • register access to any section of our website requiring login
  • make a donation
  • enter a medical / fundraising event
  • provide feedback (e.g. surveys, email, etc)
  • sign up to receive additional information (e.g. e-newsletters).
The information you give us is held in strict confidence.  We take the utmost care to safeguard your personal information by using the latest software programmes and security standards.
The NZOA and the Wishbone Foundation uses a Direct Payment Solutions (DPS) for online payment processing through a partnership with Windcave. Windcave is recognised internationally as a trusted service provider for real-time credit card processing and recognises it’s responsibility to keep all personal information confidential at all times. Windcave is a level 1 certified PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant provider.
We do not pass on your details to any third party (other than the companies mentioned above for the purposes of processing your donations) unless you give us permission to do so.



Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit this website, and are stored in the cookie directory of your computer. Cookies contain no personal information and cannot be used to identify you. Our server may automatically record details about any computer used to access the website (such as the IP address, domain name and browser type), the date and time of access, and details of the information downloaded. This information is used for internal statistical purposes and to improve this website.
You can set your browser not to accept cookies. However, if you do, some parts of this site may not work correctly.


Google analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, which is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies" to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.


Information on website

The information on this website may be updated and amended from time to time, and we endeavour to take all care in compiling the information, however it may not reflect the most recent developments.
The Internet is not a secure medium and communications to and from this website may be intercepted or altered in transit. We do not warrant that the website is free from anything which may damage any computer which accesses the website or data on such computer.


Limitation of liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, we exclude completely all liability to any person for loss or damage of any kind arising from or relating in any way to the information on and/or any use of the website.



New Zealand Orthopaedic Association owns the copyright on the content and design of this website. You may not, in any form, or by any means:
  • reproduce, adapt, store in a retrieval system, transmit, print, display, publish or create derivative works from any part of the content or design of this website
  • commercialise any information on this website, except with the prior written consent written of New Zealand Orthopaedic Association.


Links to or from other sites

This website may contain links to third party websites. New Zealand Orthopaedic Association does not control, endorse, sponsor or approve any such websites or any content on them, nor do we provide any warranty or take any responsibility for any aspect of those websites or their content.
You must not create or maintain any link from another website to this website without written consent.