Who we are
Central Coast Newspapers is the publisher of this website.
Our website address is: coastcommunitynews.com.au . This policy relates to our website and our own associated digital assets such as email lists. It does not relate to third party services such as social media or app services that have their own policies and procedures.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We collect the personal information you provide when you register with us as a user, contributor, advertiser or email list subscriber.
If you choose to accept push notifications when you visit our site you will receive occasional notifications of new articles that are published on our website.
We use an anonymous push notification system to send these. The service does not collect personal information and you can choose to cancel at anytime.
When you first visit our website, we will set a temporary data cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you clear you cache close your browser.
When you start browsing the website an anonymous analytics cookie is created between our web server and your browser, this gives your browser information about which stories you are most likely to read and gives our server that information to serve up to your browser. Our analytics software will archive which pages have been visited and gives us information about how popular a particular post/page is and how the user found the content.
If you become a user on our site, 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.
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.
We have analytics software on our website that provides us with information or how many people access our content, at what time and approximately where they are from. This is anonymous data and does not track individuals, Instead the analytics software tracks the browser type, version and how the browser interacts with our website.
Who we share your data with
We only share your information where we are required to by law or when you elect to share publicly, for example when you write a letter for publication or comment on an article we publish.
How long we retain your data
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.
If we receive threatening or unlawful communications or hacks we advise the appropriate national/state authorities.