• Privacy Policy

  • Accessibility, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

    The Regional Tech Hub website is produced and maintained by the National Farmers Federation, 14-16 Brisbane Avenue, Barton ACT 2600, Australia. This page outlines how the Regional Tech Hub collects, manages and protects personal information as well as how we’ve made the Regional Tech Hub site as accessible as possible.

  • Accessibility Statement

    Regional Tech Hub aims to make information on this website accessible to all users. You can access all accessibility options on this website by clicking on the accessibility icon on the right-hand side of the website. Accessibility options include:

    • Increase text
    • Decrease text
    • Grayscale
    • High contrast
    • Negative contrast
    • Light background
    • Links underline
    • Readable font

    Dark Mode can be accessed by clicking the moon icon on the top left hand side of the website.

    Contact options

    If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service:

    • Teletypewriter (TTY) users phone 133 677 and connect to 1300 081 029.
    • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 and connect to 1300 081 029.
    • SMS relay users text 0423 677 767 and connect to 1300 081 029.
    • Internet relay users connect to the National Relay Service and connect to 1300 081 029.

    If you require a translating or interpreting service, you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450.

    Document format

    Some documents on this website are available in PDF formats.

    You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDFs. It is available as a free download from the Adobe website. The Accessibility Resource Centre at Adobe provides a number of tools that can help people who use speech readers to read the content of PDF documents. These tools work by converting PDF documents to text readable by speech readers. These tools are free and most require no downloading of files.

    Further assistance

    If we can assist you in any other way to access our information, please contact us for further assistance.

  • Disclaimer

    This disclaimer is intended to be read in conjunction with use of this website.

    The material on this website is general in nature. It is made available on the understanding that the Regional Tech Hub is not thereby engaged in rendering professional advice.

    Before relying on the material in any important matter, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes and should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

    The Regional Tech Hub monitors the quality of the information available on this website and updates the information regularly. However, the Regional Tech Hub does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained on this website or on any linked site.

    In some cases, the material may incorporate or summarise views, guidelines or recommendations of third parties. Such material is assembled in good faith, but does not necessarily reflect the considered views of the Regional Tech Hub, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

    Links to other websites are inserted for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service.

  • Privacy

    What personal data we collect and why we collect it

  • Comments

    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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

  • Cookies

    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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

  • Analytics

    We use cookies, pixel tags, and/or other similar technologies to collect visitor information.

    Third-party cookies: In the course of collecting analytics about this Website, our third-party providers (including Google) may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. User interaction with ads and ad-views across the Google Display Network, DoubleClick for Advertisers, and/or other display advertising networks are reported in conjunction with activity on this site. Information about your visit to this website, such as number of times you have viewed and/or clicked page (but not your name, address, or other personal information), is used for internal reporting and optimisation only.

    Users may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google Advertising Opt-out Page. Users may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics Opt-out Page. Users may opt out of third party vendor use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-out Page.

  • 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 only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.

    We use regular Malware Scanning.

    Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

    We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.