Who we are

Our website address is: https://kombograss.com.au

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.

Media

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

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 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.

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

Who we share your data with

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.

Your contact information

If you choose to use our forms to store your contact information it will be securely stored on the server of our website hosting provider. The information is only used for our marketing purposes such as to email you special offers, news articles or provide any information you have requested. KomboGrass does not use external marketing services and will never share or sell your personal details to other individuals or entities.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our hosting providers are General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant. Full details are available on request.

What data breach procedures we have in place

For client access our sites all implement https protocols and Sender Policy Framework (SPF). Our service provider uses sophisticated IDS/IPS systems which block malicious bots and attackers (Intrusion detection/prevention systems). ModSecurity is installed on their shared servers and they implement updates to the security rules weekly, thus protecting customers from the most common attacks. For software managed by KomboGrass we operate Linux servers with server level firewalls, DNS bridges and ensure critical security patches are implemented as soon as they become available. Logs are recorded on all of our servers and full system backups completed on a daily basis to remotely located Samba servers.

What third parties we receive data from

KomboGrass work with several social media platforms including Google and Facebook. There may be others that we use ad hoc. We only deal with companies that are GDPR compliant.