Privacy policy

We are AusChristmasLighting ("we", "our", "us"). We’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. If you have questions about your personal information please contact us.

Information we collect

Information you provide

  • Information provided at account creation, including your email address and username, is required to provided you with services associated to an account. A valid email address is necessary to send you password reset emails, plus other notifications in accordance with your alert preferences. We may cross-reference this information with external anti-spam databases to restrict spam on the site.
    • If you sign in/register using a third party service, such as Facebook, then that service may provide us with your email address and name.
  • Information you submit around the site, such as forum posts, attachments, media, profile information and your display location are displayed on the site. Information that you submit, except where explicitly stated, may be publicly displayed on the site and associated to your username. Conversations are visible to the conversation participants. They may also be accessed by an administrator/moderator if necessary, such as if a participant reports the conversation.

Information collected automatically

  • Information about the requests you make, such as destination and referring URLs and query strings. This is used for troubleshooting purposes and to improve the site.
  • Information about your device and browser, such as IP addresses and user agent strings.
  • Location information, based on your IP address, may be used to personalise the site, such as by preselecting a timezone near you. This information may be cross-referenced with a local geolocation database to automatically display a country flag on your public site profile, member card, etc. Other site visitors may view your country flag, unless you turn this off through your account privacy settings. Your IP address is never publicly visible.
  • Information from cookies, such as the site account you are logged into, is used to personalise your site experience. Cookies are small text files which are set by us on your computer which allow us to provide certain functionality on our site. We have a detailed cookie policy and more information about the cookies that we set: Cookie Usage.

Sharing of information

We do not sell, rent or exchange personal account information with third parties.

Limited information like IP and email addresses may be validated against external spam databases to restrict spam on the site, particularly for new accounts.

Google Analytics tracking information is used to better understand the kind of people who come to the Site and what content they’re reading. We do not keep track of where you personally visit on our Site, however, we do monitor how members use our Site on an anonymous, aggregated basis. This information helps us improve the Site's delivery of information.

Google Analytics records data such as:

  • What website you came from to get here.
  • How long you stay for.
  • What kind of device you’re using.

You may opt out of Google Analytics by installing their opt-out browser plugin.

Third-party content

This site may contain embedded content from other services, including Google Maps, YouTube (including YouTube API Services), Vimeo, and Facebook. We do not share data with these services, but they may collect additional information about you. The data that they collect is governed by their respective privacy policies:

Legal disclosure

We will not release your account information unless we are required by law to do so, such as by court order.


We do not intentionally collect data from children under 13 years of age. We require a date of birth (DOB) during registration and if the supplied DOB is younger than 13 years of age the registration will be denied.

Your birthday and age may be displayed in your profile depending on your account privacy settings.

Acceptance of this policy

Continued use of our site signifies your acceptance of this policy. If you do not accept the policy then please do not use this site. When registering we will further request your explicit acceptance of the privacy policy.

Changes to this policy

We may make changes to this policy at any time. You may be asked to review and re-accept the information in this policy if it changes in the future.