Who we are
Our website address is: https://ecobits.net.au.
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.
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
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.
Ecobits.net.au uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a piece of software that grabs data about visitors (you). It’s something like an advanced server log.
It records information such as what website you came from to get here, how long you stay on this website, what kind of computer you’re using, and other information.
The tracking information allows us to better understand the kind of people who come to this site and what content they’re reading. We use this information to improve the website.
No personally identifying data is collected. For more information, see Google Analytics Terms of Service.
Ecobits.net.au uses affiliate links to other website. This provides some income to help run the website.
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.
Use of personal information
We store the information you provide to leave a comment.
We will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
We may send you email communication which may be of interest to you from time to time.
You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you. If you no longer wish to be contacted, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.
Ecobits.net.au may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. However, Ecobits.net.au does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described in this policy.