What information do we collect?
Voluntary information you have submitted
The Website collects as little information as possible from users looking to post comments on our website. You may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment or using a contact form. We will typically collect a name (either real or alias), personal website (if added), and email address.
Automatically collected information
We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the website. For example, when you use the website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the website, such as links clicked.
The Website uses a contact form plugin for communication. You may voluntarily submit information to the Website using this contact form. When submitting a contact form to this Website, personal data such as your name and email address will be collected. The information submitted may be kept for up to 30 days for customer service purposes. We do not use the information submitted through the contact form for marketing purposes.
Cookies / IP address tracking
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.
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 (Akismet anti-spam service).
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Where your data is sent
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
Your name and website may be displayed on the site if you post a comment or a message. However, your email address and privacy will always be kept secure.
What rights you have over your data
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request.
Amend – You may reach out to us to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
How information may be used
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the website
- To create your account, identify you as a user of the website, and customise the website for your account
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts
- To respond to your comments or inquiries
- To provide you with user support
- To track and measure advertising on the website
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity.
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.
Third-party use of information
The Website utilises the following third-party services and each one has their own respective privacy policies to determine the use of your personal information:
This service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
If the Website chooses to send out newsletter updates in the future and we have your email address on file, you may receive a copy of our newsletter. However, at the bottom of every newsletter will be an easy way to opt-out.
Third party advertising
Affiliate program participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. This is done with no extra cost to you, as the consumer.
Sensitive personal information
This Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under 16 on its database, please contact us immediately via the form on the contact page. We will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Last updated: 7 January, 2023
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Last updated: July, 2022