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Privacy Policy

[Version 1.0: Last updated May 2022]

This Privacy Policy sets out how Knife Buzz handles your personal information. We do our best to comply with Australian privacy legislation.

We collect, hold, use and disclose personal information for the purpose of letting you know about our products and services. You may receive updates from us from time to time. We do not sell or give away access to the personal information you provide to us.

Staying Anonymous

You can browse this website anonymously. If you identify yourself to us, at that point we will collect your personal information.

Collecting Personal Information

At all times we try to only collect the information we need to keep you updated about our progress.

The main way we collect personal information about you is when you give it to us, for example:

  • when you contact us
  • when you submit information to our website
  • when you ask for access to information we hold about you

You agree that we may retain any of your personal information indefinitely, although we are not obliged to do so.

Testimonials

If you provide us with a testimonial, you give us your consent for the use of your name and the and the date to be displayed on our website or in our other marketing material, together with the content of the testimonial that you provide.

Indirect Collection

We only collect information directly from you.

Social Networking Services and Links to Other Websites

We may provide links to other websites or use social networking services such as Twitter and Facebook to communicate with the public about our work. These sites have their own privacy policies. When you communicate with us using these services we may collect your personal information. We will only use it to help us to communicate with you and the public. The social networking service will also handle your personal information for its own purposes.

Collecting Sensitive Information

We do not actively collect sensitive information about you, including information about your health, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or criminal history. We will take steps to appropriately protect any sensitive information we do receive.

How We Use Cookies and Other Identifiers

We use a range of tools provided by third parties including search engine browsers and our web hosting company, to collect or view website traffic information. These sites have their own privacy policies. We also use cookies and session tools to improve your experience when accessing our websites.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Some website features may not function properly without cookies.

The information collected by these tools may include the IP address of the device you are using and information about sites that IP address has come from, the pages accessed on our site and the next site visited. We use the information to help to track your use of our websites to improve your user experience and the quality of our services. To find out how to opt out of tailored advertising please check the options available here – http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.

Security and Overseas Recipients

We rely on third party providers such as Google, WordPress and FastComet to store the information you have provided to us securely. We do use appropriate password protection for our systems.

Disclosure

The information that we collect about you is used only for keeping you up to date. We do not publish your personal information. We may give access to identification data we obtain and transaction records to appropriate and competent advisors or authorities for the purpose of obtaining advice.

Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Information

You may request copies of the information we hold about you, which will only be provided electronically. You have the ability to make a request to amend or correct that information. If we do not agree with your requested change, we will keep a copy of your request with our information.

Problems?

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, please complete and submit the form on the Contact Us page and let us know what the problem is. We will respond to your concerns within 30 days.

ADDITIONAL ADVICE

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/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We also collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

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.

Contact forms

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 365 days in total.

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.

These affiliated 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.

Analytics

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. Comment approval is the right of the website owner, in order to maintain the high standards that this website upholds.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

The FTC requires us, as affiliates for the Amazon Associates and other affiliates programs, to declare that we will receive monetary compensation on every external link here. This will appear at the top of each page where such links occur, plus on the side bar of each page.

Further Information

We also encourage you to carefully read and understand Knife Buzz’s Affiliate Disclosure and Terms of Use before using the website or any of our services.

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