Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 anonymised 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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 forms

Information entered into a contact form is only kept for the purposes of replying to your request and once completed is deleted from our email processes, however, your accessing of the contact form triggers the usual data as outlined above to be recorded. IP Address, time & date, browser string etc.


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.

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.

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.

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.


Who we share your data with

We do not and will not share any of your data with any 3rd party for any reason. The only circumstances under which your data will be released is through a legal and binding Court Order enforceable under the laws of Australia and/or Western Australia. Data will only be released to an authorised official or agency as named in said court order.

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.

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.

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.

Your contact information

Your contact information will not be shared with any other person or agency, however, if you publish such information in your blog we cannot be held responsible for how it is used and who by.

Additional information

If you require any additional information about this privacy policy please contact us immediately. If you unsure of your rights do not use this or any other blogging site.

How we protect your data

Important information is backed up and stored offsite in an encrypted format. We ensure software used and modules are up to date with all the latest security patches. Updates are performed daily.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Every step is taken to ensure potential data breaches are tracked and terminated as quickly as possible. If a breach takes place you will be notified of when, how, and what information (if any) relating to you has been breached.

What third parties we receive data from

From time to time we may publish RSS feeds from other sites. Such feeds may set their own cookies and have their own privacy policy in place. We will also receive advertising streams from google and other agencies for the purpose of producing an income.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Your details, including IP Address and other location information, will be used to ensure you are within Western Australia if you intend to post blogs of your own. Normal site visitors IP Addresses will be monitored and geo-blocked if their activity is deemed a security risk. Continued failed login attempts will result in an automatic banning for one hour after which any additional failed attempts will cause a 24 hour ban. Repeated activity again will result in a 12 month ban and access to this or any other site associated with WoZ SITES will be denied.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We will conform with all regulatory & government requirements. This includes logging of information related to visitors and users of this web site.