Who we are

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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, 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 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


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.


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

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

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

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Play Trails App

Our Play Trails app takes traditional scavenger hunt games to a whole new level. Using the app, players visit trail locations to unlock challenges, solve quiz questions and score points. Find out more about the Play Trails App.

Play Trails app - Privacy Policy

The PlayTrails app is intended primarily for Western Australian families, as an activity that can be undertaken with and under the supervision of parents. We do not market directly to children under the age of 13 years old.

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes the

  • Information that we gather on or through the Play Trails app;
  • How we use such information;
  • The steps we take to protect such information; and
  • Right of access and erasure
  • Our app does not include any in-app purchasing or in-app advertising.

It was developed using the app creation service Locatify.

Information that we gather on or through the Play Trails app

When joining a Play Trail game the user is asked to enter a name or alias (a First/Last name is not required) to identify themselves on the trail leaderboard. No additional personal or identifying information is requested and all data collected is anonymised.

The user's camera and/or microphone may be used in some Play Trails when completing challenges. The pictures taken in a challenge are saved to the users phone and are not shared with other app users.

Photos taken by app users are uploaded, stored and encrypted on the Locatify servers, which is necessary for the games to work. Locatify uses Amazon’s AWS hosting services (with industry standard encryption) and you can read their Privacy Policy.

Photo access from the scoreboard and app Content Management System (CMS) has been removed so that Nature Play WA staff, or anyone logging into the Play Trails app CMS, does not have access to the photo data.

How we use such information

The number of times the Play Trails app and Play Trails content is downloaded is counted in order to analyse the performance of trails. All data collected is anonymised. Google Analytics data may also be captured and used for this purpose.

Bluetooth and WiFi/3G access

For indoor Play Trails the app requires Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) when locating the user indoors using the iBeacon technology.  WiFi/mobile phone data is used to download content to enjoy offline.

Data protection

Our Play Trails app has been developed using the Locatify app creation services. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of Locatify services - please see the Locatify Privacy Policy for further details.

Right of access and erasure

Please see the Locatify Privacy Policy for details regarding your right of access to information from Locatify about your personal data stored at any time and right to request erasure of personal data concerning you.

App users will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on this Privacy Policy Page.

Contacting Us

Please contact us with any questions, complaints or comments about this Policy at:

Nature Play WA
17 Hackett Drive Crawley, WA 6009
PO Box 3143 Broadway, Nedlands WA 6009
08 9389 4050

Nature Play WA App


Nature Play WA App - Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our app users; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

(1) What information do we collect?

In the standard use of this App no personal data that can be traced to an individual person, name or email is collected. Any reference to the collection of ‘personal information’ relates to anonymised data. We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a)  Information about your computer, tablet or smartphone and about your visits to and use of this App (eg: Google Analytics, requires user opt-in).

(b)  Information for the purpose of showing nearby items and information relative to your location.

We may, from time to time, invite you to submit personal information as part of a survey or feedback form, which expressly requests this information and explains how it will be used.

(2) Using your personal information

We may use your anonymised personal information to:

(a) administer this App;

(c) enable your use of the services available through this App;

(d) collect data on the use of our App;

(e) prepare a summary of the anonymised data to share with others;

(3) Disclosures

In the unlikely event of an investigation, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our records. We may disclose your personal information:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

(d) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

(e) to any person which you have given your explicit consent for us to share your personal information.

Except as outlined above, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.

(4) International data transfers

Amazon CloudFront is used as the global content delivery network for our app. As such, the anonymised personal information that is collected through our App may be stored, processed in and transferred between international countries (including the United States, Japan, and other countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area).

Information on CloudFront’s security measures are available here:

(5) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

The policy is also available through the app.

(6) Third party websites

This App contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(7) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by email or by post to Nature Play WA, PO Box 3143, Broadway, Nedlands WA 6009.

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