Privacy, Commenting & Advertising Policies

Privacy Policy

The purpose of this statement is to let users of this site know what information is collected about them when they visit this site, how this information is used and if it is disclosed. Remembering the Past Australia may change this policy as and when necessary. 

Recording your email address and personal information:

Your email address and personal information (name) will only be recorded if you send a message via the contact page, directly by email or if you subscribe to follow this site to receive post updates via newsletter.  

If you email Remembering the Past Australia, the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information will be used to respond to your request.  Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be used for any other purpose, nor will it be disclosed without your consent.

Use of Cookies:

A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on your computer or mobile device which is used to facilitate website services.  Cookies themselves contain no personally identifiable information. This site uses cookies to operate certain functions which are recorded below:

This site is generated by WordPress which uses cookies to deliver its services, to personalise ads and to analyse traffic. 

This site uses Google Analytics which uses first-party cookies and JavaScript code to help analyse how users use the site.  The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to Google.  Google will use this information for the purpose of compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. — Opt-Out

This site uses Google AdSense, a Google Inc. (“Google”) advertising service. AdSense uses cookies to improve advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen.  Cookies themselves contain no personally identifiable information. Depending on the publisher’s and the user’s settings, information associated with cookies used in advertising may be added to the user’s Google Account. — Opt-Out

A Facebook Comments plugin is embeded on this site to allow you to leave comment at our website using your Facebook account. This plugin may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the commenting interface, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the interface (such as “liking” someone’s comment, replying to other comments), if you are logged into Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s Data Privacy Policy.

This site is also associated with Affiliates who advertise on this site. (Please refer to this sites Advertising Policy below to learn more.)  These websites may use their own cookies to collect data or solicit information.  This site is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, please ensure that you make yourself familiar with their policies when using a hyperlink from this site.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, some of the features of the community forum may not function properly if you disable cookies or choose the Do Not Track browser option.

Sharing of Information:

You should be aware that search engines index this site and its contents.  Any public content you supply by using the comment facility on this site, including your name, can also be searched and found. 

Remembering the Past Australia asks that you to consider the sensitivity of any information that you provide on this website.

Information is shared with third-party providers that aid in the operation of this website.  Third-party providers provide website and application development, hosting maintenance, backup, storage, virtual infrastructure, payment processing, analysis and other services which may require them to access or use information about you.  This site is generated by WordPress, and uses Jetpack and Akismet (by Automattic Inc.), a spam-fighting service that protects millions of WordPress sites. 

These data hosting service providers host the information collected from you and use technical measures to secure your data. While safeguard designs are implemented to protect your information, no security system is impenetrable and due to the inherent nature of the Internet, there is no guarantee that data, either during transmission through the Internet or while stored on this site or otherwise, is absolutely safe from intrusion by others.

Links to other sites:

This site uses hyperlinks to other websites.  These websites may use their own cookies to collect data or solicit information from you.  This site is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, please ensure that you make yourself familiar with their policies when using a hyperlink from this site.  

This site also employs widgets to link you with social media sites and features.  These widgets and features collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on the Services, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Widgets and social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Law, Harm, and the Public Interest:

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy or controls we may otherwise offer to you, Remembering the Past Australia may preserve, use, or disclose your personal data if it is believed that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; to protect the safety of any person; to protect the safety or integrity of our platform, including to help prevent spam, abuse, or malicious actors on this site, or to explain why removed content has been removed from accounts on this site; to address fraud, security, or technical issues; or to protect Remembering the Past Australia and it’s administrator’s rights or property or the rights or property of those who use this site. Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defences or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your personal data.

Non-Personal Information:

Non-personal information is disclosed on this site, such as aggregated information for community statistic (online users, visitors, current viewers of a topic, etc…), the number of people who clicked on a particular link (number of topic views) or votes on polls in topics (even if only one did).

Republished Content:

This site and its administrator are not responsible for republished content from this site on other websites or blogs without permission.

Your Consent To This Policy:

By using Remembering the Past Australia or any features on this site, you are consenting to this Privacy Policy.

Changes To This Privacy Policy:

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 8 June 2020.  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.


If you have any questions feel free to contact Remembering the Past Australia using the contact form.

Commenting Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged on this site, but there are some instances where comments will be edited or deleted as follows:

  • Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature (unless posted in the Businesses / Services / Societies Forum) will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic.
  • Comments including profanity will be deleted.
  • Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted. Note this may include abusive, threatening, pornographic, offensive, misleading or libellous language.
  • Comments that attack an individual directly will be deleted.
  • Comments that harass other posters will be deleted. Please be respectful toward other contributors.
  • Anonymous comments will be deleted. Comments are only accepted from posters who identify themselves.

The views and opinions published on Remembering the Past Australia Forum represent a wide range of views and interests of the participating individuals. The administrator at all times, and at their absolute discretion, reserves the right to edit or remove any comments considered to be reasonably offensive from this site.

This commenting policy is subject to change at any time. If you have any questions on the commenting policy, please contact Remembering the Past Australia.

Advertising Policy

To help maintain this webpage as a free user site, Remembering the Past Australia has engaged funding through advertising which may include affiliate advertising.

A small commission is paid to Remembering the Past Australia if you purchase products through an affiliate link from this website. You will pay no extra by purchasing through a link on this site and in some cases may even be able to obtain a discount by doing so.

This site does not sell your personal details to any advertiser or third party.

If you like this site, please don’t use ad blockers – some advertisers will pay just for you seeing their advertisement and it’s an easy way for the site to make money to maintain the webpage without it costing you anything.

If you have a complaint about any ad, for any reason, please contact Remembering the Past Australia so that it can be looked into.

Please note: Remembering the Past Australia and its administrator does not endorse or verify the legality of any business enterprise, service or link that is advertised.