Privacy Policy for Academy Funerals

Who We Are Academy Funerals is committed to protecting your privacy. Our website address is academyfunerals.com.au.

What Personal Data We Collect and Why

Comments When you leave comments on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, your IP address, and browser user agent string to help detect spam. An anonymised string (also known as a hash) may be created from your email address and provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. This is done to display your profile picture with your comment after it is approved. View Gravatar’s privacy policy.

Media If you upload images to our website, you should avoid including images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Other visitors can download these images and extract this location data.

Contact Forms We collect information entered into contact forms to respond to enquiries and provide services. This data is retained for customer service purposes but is not used for marketing unless explicitly stated.

Cookies Our site uses cookies to enhance your experience. If you leave a comment, you can opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies for convenience, so you do not have to fill in your details again. These cookies last for one year.

Visiting our login page sets a temporary cookie to check if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Upon logging in, we set cookies to save your login info and display choices. Login cookies last for two days and screen options cookies for one year. Selecting “Remember Me” extends this to two weeks. Logging out removes the login cookies.

Editing or publishing an article sets a cookie in your browser indicating the post ID of the article you edited, expiring after one day.

Embedded Content Our articles may include embedded content (videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites. This content behaves as if you have visited the source website directly. These sites might collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content.

Analytics We use analytics tools to understand how visitors interact with our website, which helps us improve our services and user experience.

Data Sharing We do not share your personal data with third parties unless necessary for providing services you have requested, complying with the law, or protecting our rights.

Data Retention Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely to recognise and approve follow-up comments automatically. For registered users, we also store personal information provided in their user profile. Users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (username cannot be changed).

Your Rights Over Your Data You can request an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This excludes data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Data Transfer Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We may transfer data internationally as needed for processing and storage in compliance with our privacy policy.

Contact Information For any privacy-specific concerns, you can contact us directly through the contact information provided on our website.

Additional Information

This policy is designed to provide transparency into our privacy practices and principles in a format that users can navigate, read, and understand. We are dedicated to treating your personal data with care and respect.

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