Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

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.

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 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

By filling in contact forms you are voluntarily providing data to us that we may store, in addition to distributing this data to the group admins for appropriate action.

Some contact forms contain the ability to opt-in to our mailing lists, however you must manually choose to do so.


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 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 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.


We utilise industry standard services to track usage of the site – such as Google Analytics.

We also use Facebook Analytics to track the flow of users from our Facebook group to the Website, and vice versa.

We recommend users utilise an ad-block or similar software to opt-out of these trackers.

Who we share your data with

Your data may be shared with Administrators and Organisers of our group, in addition to the WordPress Open Source Foundation, and WP Australia.

Anonymised data such as analytic counts and audience statistics may be shared with our sponsors, or prospective sponsors.

We aim to always act in good faith, and will do our best to communicate when any data you provide us is shared – for example we would ask you for permission first before supplying personally identifying information such as email addresses or phone numbers to anyone.

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.

Visitor usage data is sent to analytic providers, such as Google Analytics and Facebook.

Your contact information

WordPress Adelaide

hello [at]

or Contact the group via

Additional information

How we protect your data

Form Submissions (the only potentially sensitive data we collect) are cleared after we are sure the matter is resolved.

Aside from this, we try to protect your data via strong passwords, a WAF, and other security best practices.

What data breach procedures we have in place

WordPress Adelaide will notify affected users if we suspect a data breach has occurred.

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None at this time.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements