Who we are
Astro Road is a personal website wholey owned and operated by Dominic Ryan who is based out of Bendigo in central Victoria in Australia.
The website address is https://astroroad.com.au
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Astro Road collects minimal personal data via cookies and contact forms. No personal data is collected for 3rd parties beyond those services used for Analytics and Spam prevention. The data collected and how it is managed for each of these elements is laid out in the relevant sections below.
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.
Astro Road offers a contact form allowing users to contact Dominic should they wish to discuss any topic they deem not appropriate for the comments section. Examples of appropriate use would be to enquire into purchasing an image or private tutoring for astro photography. Once submitted sucessfully, this contact form will send a secure email with the form contents directly to Dominic’s personal email account to which only he has access.
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.
We collect anonymous analytics data via Google Analytics and WordPress Jetpack to track the success of our website and blog posts.
Who we share your data with
We do not share any personal data with anyone beyond those services utilised for analytics and spam prevention.
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.