Privacy Policy

The Applique Guild of Australia Inc. respects your privacy

This privacy policy sets out how The Appliqué Guild of Australia Inc. uses and protects any information you provide when using this website (Site).
The Appliqué Guild of Australia Inc. is committed to ensuring your privacy protection. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this Site, then you can be assured we will only use following this privacy policy.
If you receive information from The Appliqué Guild of Australia Inc., it is because you are a member, have asked to hear from us, agreed to join our mailing list, or a friend or colleague has requested information on your behalf. If you wish, you can be removed from our databases at any time.

1.  Personally Identifiable Information
Visitors to this Site may supply personally identifiable information (such as name, address, email address or telephone numbers) to request further information or sign up for services.
The Appliqué Guild of Australia Inc. does not collect your personal information unless you provide it. You can visit this website without informing us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information. Many aspects of the site can be viewed without providing personal information.
How we use this information:–
When you supply personally identifiable information about yourself for a specific purpose, the information gathered is only used for that purpose. The Appliqué Guild of Australia Inc. will not divulge this information to any third party without your consent.

2.  Security
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. The Appliqué Guild of Australia Inc. has established procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Your personally identifiable information is stored on servers that are not publicly accessible.

3.  Anonymous information collected on this Site
Anonymous information is collected from every visitor.  This collection includes pages viewed, date and time, and browser type. IP numbers are used to determine domain type and, in some cases, geographic region. No association is made between this information and a visitor's identity.
How we use this information:-
The Appliqué Guild of Australia Inc. uses the data to personalise content for you based on user preference, usage preference and demographics. It also enables The Appliqué Guild of Australia Inc. to develop and improve overall content and services available throughout the Site. There is no association to the user's identity.

4.  Cookies
A cookie is a tiny element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your device's hard drive so you can be recognised when you return. You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie.
How we use this information:-

a. Cookies are used on this website to monitor the traffic to the Site. They are used to count the number of visitors to each page and to track the path each visitor takes to navigate this website, but we collect no personal information about you during this process.
b. They are used to store a session ID that assists us in delivering information to you as part of the service. They are not used for any other purpose on this site, nor to track your internet activity once you leave our Site.
c. If you comment on our Site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These cookies are for your convenience, so you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.c.
d. 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.
e. When you log in, we will set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last two days, and screen options cookies last a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies are removed.

When visitors leave comments on the Site, we collect the data shown in the comments form and the visitor's IP address and browser user agent string to help with 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.

6. Links to other websites
Our Site may contain links to other websites of interest. While we try to link only to sites that share our standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties or the content of other websites to which you provide your personal information. Please take care at all times to check whose website you are visiting.
Articles on this Site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the 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.

7. How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This method enables us to recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically.
For users that register on our website (Guild members), 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.

8. What rights do 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 information you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This activity does not include any data we must keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

9. Legal Disclaimer
The Appliqué Guild of Australia Inc. may disclose personal information if required by law or if I believe in good faith that such action is necessary to conform to the law or comply with the legal process served on The Appliqué Guild of Australia Inc.

10. How to contact The Appliqué Guild of Australia Inc.
If you have any queries regarding this Privacy Policy or wish to have personal information edited or deleted from our records, please get in touch with us via this website's Contact page.

11. Changes to this policy
Occasionally, The Appliqué Guild of Australia Inc. may review its Privacy Policy and any amendments updated on this website. If you have objections to the Privacy Policy, you should not access or use the Site.

Updated: October 2023