Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is We provide different tiers of online membership to a regional digital community. We offer services from most of our members directly to the public from regional agencies and freelancers. Our own services are offered to freelancers and agencies to help service their customers.


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 anonymised 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.


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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

Our underlying principles

Regional Web Developer is committed to providing a host of quality services to you. This policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you and how we manage your Personal Information.

The Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) the Privacy Act) are our guiding foundation for how privacy is managed on this website. How we collect, use and disclose. How we store and secure Personal Information.

A copy of these principles can be found on the website and is the Office of the Information Commissioner.

What information do we collect?

There is a great deal of information we need to collect form you for your freelancer, business or agency profile.

  • You voluntarily provide this to us when you register on the website for a membership.
  • Depending on the area you are within on the website depends on the type of information collected. This includes personal address information to projects for your portfolio.
  • We have to collect your personal information such as address and email for billing purposes but adddress may not be used for mapping purposes. This is requested elsewhere within your vetting process.
  • Any payment information we request such as credit card is directly sent through our Stripe gateway and is not stored by RWD specifically other than a transaction.
  • Please ensure you provide accurate inforamtion that is not misleading for us or for other members of the community.
  • We do collect IP address informaiton for the purposes of detecting SPAM and other bad misuse of services.
  • We use cookies to detect things such as how many times you've visited. If we should show you a marketing campaign or if you have an existing login session.
  • Device information such as the browser and the hardware being used by you is also collected for our analytics so that we can see any issues with hour the site is being used by different devices as well as if there is any opportunities to target platforms better.
  • All of your address or locaiton information is voluntary and you should choose to input this information at your own risk. if you are listing a home address as a freelancer you may want to provide a more generic address within the same town/city. While this could be found to be misleading it is for your own privacy that we care about and take very seriously.

Australian Legal Requirements

Response to Subpoenas or Court Orders or to Protect Rights and to Comply with Our Policies. To the extent permitted by law, we will disclose your information to government authorities or third parties if: (i) required to do so by law, or in response to a subpoena or court order; (ii) we believe in our sole discretion that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect against fraud, to protect the property or other rights of us or other users, third parties or the public at large; or (iii) we believe that you have abused the Service by using it to attack other systems or to gain unauthorized access to any other system, to engage in spamming or otherwise to violate applicable laws. You should be aware that, following disclosure to any third party, your information may be accessible by others to the extent permitted or required by applicable law.

Changes to the policy

We reserve the right to change our privacy policy at any stage to keep up to date with the industry and to safeguard our members.

Will your information be shared with anyone?

We will request your consent prior to sharing your data with anyone in order to comply with Australian law.

Do we use Google Maps Platform APIs?

In Short: Yes, we use Google Maps Platform APIs for the purpose of providing better service.

This Website uses Google Maps Platform APIs which are subject to Google’s Terms of Service. You may find the Google Maps Platform Terms of Service here. to find out more about Google’s Privacy Policy please refer to this link.

Keeping your information safe

In Short: We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organisation and technical security measures.

We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals or other unauthorised third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, the transmission of personal information to and from our Website is at your own risk. You should only access the Website within a secure environment.

How can you contact us about this notice?

If you have any comments or questions please contact us on 0431 571 789, email or by mail:

Regional Web Developer
2/32 Morrow Street
Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Created 14 Feb 2022

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