WHO WE ARE
Our website address is: https://queenslandandbeyond.com.
You can contact me, Kati Craythorn, by email at queenslandandbeyond (at) gmail (dot) com.
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.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.
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.
This website has Google Analytics installed which collects anonymised data from all website visitors. We use this to help continually improve the usefulness of the site to visitors.
We collect your name and email address when you opt in to our newsletter list.
We also collect your name and email address when you opt in to being notified of new blog posts. This data is held in WordPress.
We use this information to stay connected with you through our blog. This means that we send you occasional newsletters with information about new blog posts.
WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH
Google Analytics can access anonymised data of visitors but it is not shared beyond this site.
Data (your name and email address) collected through opting in to email subscription is held in Mailchimp.
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.
Your information from email subscription will be kept until you notify us otherwise. Please contact us if you would like your data to be destroyed.
WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA
If you have left comments or have subscribed to the email newsletter, 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 LEGAL RIGHTS
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These include the right to
- Request access to your personal data;
- Request correction of your personal data;
- Request erasure of your personal data;
- Object to processing of your personal data;
- Request restriction of processing your personal data;
- Request transfer of your personal data;
You can find out more about these rights at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email me at queenslandandbeyond (at) gmail (dot) com.
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within a reasonable timeframe, usually one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex, or you have made several requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Last updated: January 2021