Who we are
Our website address is: https://transformingcredentials.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.
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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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
We never sell or provide your personal information to anyone else other than for the purposes of spam detection as described in the Comments section of this policy.
We will provide information to comply with a Court Order or legal requirement to do so.
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.
Your contact information
If you have any concerns in relation to your data or privacy related to visiting or using this site, please notify us of any concerns via the Contact page. Any issues raised will be addressed as a matter of the highest priority.
Where we store your information
The Transforming Credentials website is hosted by HostPapa (www.hostpapa.com.au).
Any data collected is primarily stored in Canada and is regulated by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Canada has been recognised by the EU as providing adequate data protection (as per article 45 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679), which allows personal information of EU residents to be freely transferred to Canada.
As HostPapa works with a number of US-based partners, they may also transfer (in accordance with Article 45 of the GDPR) personal information to companies that have certified their compliance with the EU-U.S. or Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks.
Transforming Credentials only stores data in the form of your comments on the blog.
Contact form data is not stored in any other form other than email.
How we protect your data
HostPapa secures the information we collect on servers in a controlled, secure environment. We maintain safeguards to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification, and disclosure of this data.
Where possible, HostPapa uses industry-standard SSL encryption when communicating your data. HostPapa also ensures that all customer websites have free access to SSL certificates from“Let’s Encrypt.”
However, no data transmission over the Internet or wireless network can be guaranteed 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control. Information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party, despite best efforts.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Transforming Credentials relies upon the data breach procedures of HostPapa as the host service provider in a similar manner to any other company that uses external hosting.
What third parties we receive data from
Transforming Credentials uses Akismet (see statement below) for anti-spam protection. We may receive anti-spam related data through the use of this service.