Privacy Policy

May 25, 2018

Who we are

We are the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society. Our details are available here : About us. Our website address is: http://www.pmhps.org.au. When you share your personal information with pmhps.org.au we treat it with care and have a responsibility to protect it. In line with the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to better communicate how we use personal information.

pmhps.org.au is an HTTPS-secured site. Your information is encrypted and cannot be intercepted.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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 anonymous 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

We use Gravity Forms for submitted comments. Gravity Forms Privacy Policy is available here : https://www.gravityforms.com/privacy-policy

Cookies

Cookies are a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone. By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

Additional information

We use Akismet anti-spam filter by Automattic. The Privacy Policy for Akismet is available here : https://automattic.com/privacy
We use Google Analytics by ShareThis. Their Privacy Policy is available here : http://www.sharethis.com/privacy/

Online Transactions

If you carry out a transaction online we have no knowledge of your credit card details. All credit card transitions are carried out by PayPal. Your bank details are not held by us. When necessary we receive your shipping information. PayPal Privacy Policy is available here : https://www.paypal.com/au/privacy
Payment by Direct Bank Deposit: Your bank details are not held by us. When necessary we receive your shipping information.

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