Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Common People (TCP) Ltd (ABN 40 170 766 569) is committed to protecting your online privacy. This policy statement sets out the policies relating to the personal information collected from child sponsors, donors, clients/beneficiaries, partners, members of TCP and members of the public. These below policies apply to all information collected from or submitted to thecommonpeople.org and explains what information is collected, how we use it, and what are your choices regarding this information.

Third Party Websites

TCP website uses third party vendors, Paypal and Stripe, to process online donations. Our sponsors’ information collected through these vendors will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation. Third-party internet sites accessible through our website (https://thecommonpeople.org), have separate privacy and data-collection practices not controlled by TCP.

TCP takes no responsibility for these independent policies and will not be liable for any actions of third parties in relation to privacy. Refer to those sites’ own privacy policies to learn how they collect and use your personal information.

Collection and storage of information about you

As with many other websites, this site automatically recognizes your domain name, browser version, IP address, and the referring site you passed through to reach our site. These do not specifically identify you. In general, you can browse this site without revealing your identity or mentioning any personal information about yourself.

Any additional information you provide us such as your name, organization, address, telephone number and email address are collected only upon your consent. You must, provide such information whenever you sign up, or make an online contribution.

Your personal information may be used by TCP to forward you information by way of regular monthly newsletter or to contact you by telephone or mail. We also compile and use this information so that we may keep you apprised of TCP concerts or volunteering events, confirm receipts of donations, or comply with financial regulations and the law of the country.

The privacy and security of our sponsors’ personal information is very important to us. Regardless of source, personal identity is kept confidential, and any personal information an individual or organisation chooses to provide to TCP is only used for the purposes outlined in this policy. We will not sell, transfer, assign or rent your information to any third party without your permission. We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or to government bodies and law enforcement agencies as permitted by law.

This policy applies to all information received by TCP, both online and offline, as well as through any electronic, written, or oral communications.


TCP websites may use cookies to provide certain features and enhance the experience of using our website. For example, we use cookies to store and identify a user’s unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. This cookie is a season cookie and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed. No personal information is collected or stored in these cookies.

Who are authorised to access collected personal information?

Access to personal information collected is restricted to TCP members and auditors who are entrusted to handle such information consistent with this privacy policy.

General security information

TCP has implemented technology and security features and strict policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of personally identifiable information from unauthorised access or improper use. We will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available.

Use and disclosure of personal information

TCP will not disclose any personal information without your consent unless:

(a) such information must be provided to answer your queries, to provide you with a service that you have requested from us or in order for us to fulfil our responsibilities and obligations to you and others with whom we deal as a result of or in connection with our dealings with you; or

(b) such information is required by law to be disclosed.

Correction and updating of your personal information

We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information that we hold about you is accurate, up to date and relevant. If you wish to opt-out of receiving communications from us at any time, please let us know by writing us. You can also contact connect@thecommonpeople.org to request to update or delete your personal data.

Contact Us

For more information on our privacy policy or report issues with our website, please contact The Common People.

P O Box 30
Melbourne, Vic. 3752

Changes to the Privacy Policy

TCP reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason without notice. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes to this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

By visiting our website and by providing your personal information, you expressly consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by TCP in accordance with this privacy policy.