Privacy Policy

Who we are

NSW Footsteps found at (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

We recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personally identifiable information we receive and collect when you use and visit our Website. This statement only applies to this Website.

What information do we collect?

We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website.

We may receive information about you from other sources. You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile – in this case, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

We may use the information collected to operate and maintain the Website, to create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, customize the Website for your account, to send you promotional information (in each email you can choose to opt-out of future emails), to send you administrative communications, to respond to your comments or inquiries, to track and measure advertising on the Website.

How we collect, store, use and secure personal data is in line with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


When visitors leave comments on the Website 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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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.


We may log information using cookies. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings. Already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on the Website 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.

Third party use of personal information

The Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The Website currently uses Google Analytics as third-party service provider. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Cookies may also be used by Google Analytics. Read more about how Google uses data when you use our website here. If you want to opt-out, download and install the add-on for your web browser.

Affiliate marketing

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

How we use your data

First and foremost, we use your personal data to operate our Website and provide you with any services you’ve requested, and to manage our relationship with you. We also use your personal data for other purposes, which may include the following:

To communicate with you. Which may include:

  • providing you with information you’ve requested from us or information we are required to send to you (operational communications, like changes to our Website, security updates)
  • marketing communications in accordance with your marketing preferences
  • asking you for feedback

To support you. Which may include assisting with the resolution of technical support issues or other issues relating to the Websites or our services.

To enhance our Website and services. Like tracking and monitoring your use of the Website so we can keep improving.

To protect. Like detecting and preventing any fraudulent or malicious activity.

To market to you. Like displaying ads, remarketing and behavioural targeting.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent to any third parties.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on the Website, 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 your data is sent

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

Links to other websites

Our Website may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Website does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If You are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us at [email protected]

Last updated on 27-02-2024