The Property Tribune (“we” “us” or “our”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting ThePropertyTribune.com.au (our “website”) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
If you are a resident of the European Union, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply to your personal data (see clause 12).
If you are a resident of Australia, the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (“The Act”) will apply to your personal data.
The Act defines “personal data” as ‘information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable’ This is true whether the information or opinion is true or not, and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://thepropertytribune.com.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.
An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
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 login to the site (for example, as a contributor), 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
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
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.
Disclosure of your information
We will not rent or sell your information to third parties without your consent. We will not be responsible or held liable for the actions of third party sites from which you may have linked or been directed to our website/platform.
Security of information we store and transfer
All information you provide to us is stored on secured servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology.
Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website/platform and any transmission is at your own risk. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, platform or our service, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
How long do we keep your personal data secure and private
How we manage sensitive personal data
The Act defines certain information as ‘sensitive’ (racial or ethnical origin, political opinions, religious believes, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life, criminal proceedings and offences). If we ever deal with sensitive personal data we will only use this information to provide the service you require and we will ask for your explicit consent.
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you and to request that it is corrected if any of your details held are incorrect. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. If you wish to verify the details that we hold, you may do so by contacting us via e-mail to Editor@ThePropertyTribune.com.au. Our security procedures mean that we may request proof of identity before we reveal information.
Third party websites
Our website/platform may contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and other third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that they have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance
If you are located in the EU, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) provides you with enhanced protection for your personal data.
The GDPR affects all businesses that acquire, store or process the personal data of individuals in the EU — including businesses that are based outside the EU.