What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Any personal information and personal data you provide and that we collect will be held in the strictest confidence. The information is collected only so that we might provide products and services that are better tailored to your needs and provide customer support.
Generally the personal information and personal data we collect from you depends on how you use our website, programs, ticketing or email list sign-ups.
If you are subscribing to any mailing lists or asking us for information in our ‘Contact Us’ section, we may need to collect personal contact details from you so that we can respond to your information request. This information may include your name, postal address or email address.
We may also use this information for purposes such as:
- managing our ongoing relationship with you
- advising you of any disruptions to programs or services
- performing any of our other functions and activities relating to our businesses
- providing you with offers, giveaways, discounts and promotions we believe will be valuable to you.
- Direct marketing purposes for future events we believe of interest to you
Unless you have given your consent we will not sell, reveal, disclose, distribute, rent, licence or pass your personal information or personal data to any third party.
You can change your mind about your direct marketing preference at any time by using the update your preferences or unsubscribe links provided on such marketing communications.
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.
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
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.