“Personal information” means information or an opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database), whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about a person whose identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained, from the information or opinion.
CNFS will, from time to time, collect and use personal information. The types of personal information collected and the purposes for which personal information will be used will depend on the circumstances.
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 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.
When a contact form has completed the details included will be used in identifying the visitor completing the form for return messaging.
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 visit our login page, 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.
Who we share your data with
CNFS will not disclose personal information of an individual to third parties except:
- Where third parties appointed by CNFS services (in which case CNFS requires these contractors to keep that personal information confidential and not to use or disclose it for any purpose other than the purpose of performing those services);
- Within CNFS (that is, to related bodies corporate) in accordance with the law;
- Where CNFS is required or authorised by law to disclose personal information, for example to law enforcement agencies; or with the individual’s consent.
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
Any person may seek access to personal information which CNFS holds about that person and CNFS will provide access to that information in accordance with the Act. There are certain exemptions which may apply to the provision of that information. CNFS may charge an administration fee for granting access to information.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
Visitor contact information will be stored in metadata and on the website. In some cases will be stored in mailing software where applicable.