About our Privacy Policy
The Change Forum

Who we are 

This website https://thechangeforum.com.au/ is owned and managed by The Change Forum ABN 52074816470 PO Box 136 Mission Beach Queensland Australia

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect statistical information through our website, including the number of visitors to the site, the time, duration and pages visited. This helps us to understand the priorities of our users so we can improve the service, products and information we offer.


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.


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

When you subscribe to our newsletter, apply to become a member, make an enquiry for information about our services, register for a workshop, coaching services or learning program, or make a purchase through our online store, you complete a form that will collect some essential personal information.  This data is gathered only for the purpose of delivering services and products we offer, collecting statistical information to help understand our subscribers and customers better, and for helping to improve the functionality of our website. 

The Change Forum respects each individual’s right to personal privacy and treats all information collected as confidential.  We do not divulge personal information to any other person or organisation.  We do not publish comments or other information provided by individuals without their prior written consent. We do not knowingly pass on any information about any individual or group of individuals to any other person, organisation or website. 



We do not employ banner advertising or  knowingly employ any malicious cookies on our 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 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.



Who we share your data with

The Change Forum may share user information between its internal subsites in a private multisite environment to better deliver our multiple services to our customers. We also may pass user profile data to The Change Forum’s contact management service (Keap/Infusionsoft), email software service (MailerLite), accounting software service (Quickbooks) or payment gateway service (Stripe or Paypal) for the purpose of providing services and operating an online business. These services are believed to be hosted in SSL protected secure environments and the privacy policies of those services apply . We do not not offer to share or intentionally expose any personal user information with any other person, organisation or external website for any other purpose.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), we store the personal information they provide in their user profile until they unsubscribe or cancel membership. All users can personally see, edit, or delete their own personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). The Change Forum website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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.

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.


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