Privacy Policy

Who we are

The website address is: https://aus.exposed.

What personal data this site collects and why it is collected

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site the site collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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

Cookies

If you leave a comment on the 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 visit the login page, the site 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, the site 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.

How long this site retains your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the site can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on the website (if any), it also stores the personal information users 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 that is held about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that erasure of any personal data held about you. This does not include any data that is required to be kept 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

You contact information is only used for the purposes of providing this service. It is not shared with or sold to third parties except for the purposes of providing services that integrate with this site.

Your contact information will not be used to send you offers to purchase products, or otherwise ask for anything of monetary value such as request donations.

If you have subscribed to services provided on this web site, such as an email newsletter, your contact information will be used to provide that service. You will always have the right to unsubscribe from such contact at any time.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data resides only in the database that runs this website and backups of that database to secure locations. We request the minimal amount of data from you required to provide the service provided by this site. Often that is simply an email address.

Right to Remove Data

In the case where you regret posting a comment or the content of a comment or article is causing you issues in your life, you have the right to request removal of the comment or article. Due to the nature of this site and what it reports on your rights to autonomy over what is published is respected.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

The only time we disclose data to third parties is in the case where there is immediate threat or risk to person or life. In such case this will only be to authorities such as police.