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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://australianbirdcams.com

Australian Bird Cams is a online community and website hosting live streaming bird cams for people to watch.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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 anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. Your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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

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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Your browsing data is shared with Google for the purposes of Advertising and site visitor Analytics.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment or forum post, the information entered is retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments/forum posts automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, 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

Your comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your IP address is automatically checked by a third party service (proxycheck.io) when you attempt to register/login or visit certain pages of this site. This is to protect us from spammers and bots who try to hide themselves. IP Addresses are stored for a period of up-to only one hour and processed by proxycheck.io for the sole purpose of detecting Proxies, SOCKS4/5, Tor and VPN services.

Your contact information

Your contact information is used solely for contacting you with regards to your account and your subscriptions. Your contact information is never passed on to anyone.

Additional information

What personal information do you store about me?

The only personal information we hold about registered users are the following:

  • Your current email Address
  • Your email message preferences within your settings
  • Any profile information entered by you
  • Your current password (as a hash, the actual password itself is not retrievable by us)
  • Any posts you make to the live chat or forums
  • Any comments you make on posts
  • Entries to our contact form (if any).
  • Your name and email address entered when you make a donation to us.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Under the GDPR we’re required to deliver a notice to our customers within 72 hours of us becoming aware of a data breach. All notices would be delivered by email directly to our registered members and also posted on the home page as an article.