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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

At, we value your privacy and are fully committed to safeguarding your personal information in compliance with privacy laws applicable in Victoria and Australia. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and protect your data to ensure transparency and maintain your trust when you interact with us online. Please note that by using our website, you accept this policy, which may be updated periodically without prior notice.


When visitors leave comments on our website, we collect data provided in the comments form, including the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string for spam detection purposes.

An anonymised string, derived from your email address (a hash), may be shared with the Gravatar service to identify your profile picture, if you use it. Gravatar’s privacy policy is available here: Gravatar Privacy Policy. After comment approval, your profile picture is visible alongside your comment to the public.


If you upload images to our website, please refrain from including embedded location data (EXIF GPS) in these images. Visitors to the website can download and extract location data from such images.


If you leave a comment on our site, you may choose to save your name, email address, and website in cookies for your convenience, ensuring you don’t have to re-enter these details when leaving subsequent comments. These cookies are valid for one year.

When visiting our login page, a temporary cookie is set to ascertain whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Upon logging in, we establish additional cookies to retain your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies remain active for two days, while screen options cookies persist for a year. Selecting “Remember Me” keeps your login active for two weeks, unless you manually log out, in which case login cookies are deleted.

Editing or publishing an article results in the creation of an additional cookie in your browser, which contains no personal data and simply denotes the post ID of the edited article. This cookie expires after 1 day.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Our articles may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles) from other websites. Embedded content functions similarly to if you visited those external sites.

These external websites may collect your data, employ cookies, embed third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with their embedded content. This tracking occurs whether or not you have an account and are logged in on their website.

Data Sharing

Should you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Data Retention

Comments and their metadata, if you leave them, are retained indefinitely. This enables us to recognize and approve subsequent comments automatically without moderation.

For users who register on our website (if applicable), we store the personal information provided in their user profile. Users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, except for their username, which cannot be altered. Website administrators also have access to and can modify this information.

Your Data Rights

If you possess an account on our website or have previously left comments, you may request an exported file containing the personal data we hold about you, including any information you’ve provided. Furthermore, you can request that we delete any personal data we’ve retained about you. This request excludes data we are obligated to retain for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Data Transmission

Visitor comments may undergo automated spam detection checks.

General Data Privacy

Across all our websites, we uphold a strict policy of not sharing or selling customer, client, or user data. We use this data solely for analysis, communication management, and trade and commercial services administration. The data we collect is not treated as a commercial commodity.