Who we are
Our website address is: https://23things.library.curtin.edu.au. This site is owned and operated by staff at Curtin University Library.
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.
Contact forms and User profiles
We collect an email address for the purposes of communication. This communication may extend but is not limited to completion of learning activities on the site.
We collect the following information using subscriber signup forms.
We collect an email address for the purposes of communication. This communication may extend but is not limited to newsletters, surveys and related marketing or promotional activity.
We also collect a subscriber’s postcode if they are inside Australia or their country if they are outside of Australia, their age range, how they heard about the 23 Things and also ask whether a subscriber is a Curtin University student. We collect this data for summary statistical analysis and do not individually identify particular subscribers in such analysis.
Additionally for those students who are participating in the Curtin Extra 23 Things program, we collect the their Student Number and Name using the subscriber signup form and also their WordPress user profile, for the purpose of validating their participation in the program.
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.
Who we share your data with
We will only ever share analysis summaries of our subscriber base for this website, which will in no way identify individual subscribers.
For students participating in the Curtin Extra program, we may share some participation related data with the Curtin Extra program administration.
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.
How we protect your data
We take steps to protect your Personal Information from unauthorised access and against unlawful processing.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and, although we will take steps to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted via the Website; any transmission is therefore at your own risk.