This privacy policy sets out how Melanie Tomlin (‘the business’) uses and protects any information that you give the business when you use this website (

The business is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should it ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The business will not share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop the businesses products, or protect the businesses rights.

The business may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 04 November 2015.

Information that is collected
Certain visitors to the business’s website choose to interact with the business in ways that require the business to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the business gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, it asks visitors who comment on the blog, or receives email updates, to provide a name and email address. In each case, the business collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the business. The business does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

The following information may be collected, depending on the type of interaction:

  • name and email address
  • contact information including email address
  • mailing address.

Like most websites, the business also collects non-personally-identifying information that web browsers and servers typically make available. For example, the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The business’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use this website.

Comments on posts and pages
When visitors leave comments on the site the business collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Visitor comments may also be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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 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.
  • 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.

How cookies are used
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Traffic log cookies enable the business to identify which pages are being used. This aids with analysing data about web page traffic, and improving the website in order to best suit your needs. The information is only used for statistical analysis purposes and then removed from the system.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites
The website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave this site, you should note that the business has no control over the other website. Therefore, the business cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles, posts and pages 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Contact information
Privacy-specific concerns can be:

  • emailed to:
  • or mailed to:
    • Melanie Tomlin
    • C/- Kylani Press
    • PO Box 8305
    • Tarneit, Vic 3029
    • Australia