Privacy Information

ASSERT in regard to the internet

The official ASSERT NSW website address is It is a secure website. The trading name is ASSERT, ABN 91 201 417 927.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form or other information 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: . After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you do not wish your comments to be made public, you may choose to send an email to us from our contact page.


If you upload images or documents 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


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 a log in 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

We do not share your data with any person or organisation unless required to do for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How long do 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 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 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.

Your contact information

Your name and contact information provided through our website will never be disclosed to any third party except in the event of an emergency or if a criminal offence is about to happen or has happened.  In this case the relevant authorities will be contacted in the interests of safety to yourself and/or others.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Any data transmitted between us and you will be electronically stored on our servers or otherwise by backup services or printed material. Any data transmitted will be kept secure between you and us unless required to do so for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

What data breach procedures we have in place

When we become aware of a data breach you will be contacted by either email, SMS or telephone.  It will be your responsibility to change any passwords you have created to access the website or specific pages on the website you may have access to.

Any access passwords issued to you by us to access the website or pages on the website will be reset and you will be issued with new access password.  You will be notified by either email, SMS or telephone of the new access password.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive any data about you from any organisation in relation to internet services accessed by you. This includes but not limited to social media such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, WeChat, Twitter or others.

What automated decision making and/or profiling do we do with user data

We do not engage in any automated decision making or profiling of data received from any organisation about you.