As The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) values your privacy, this policy discloses the privacy practices for our Website under requisite Australian law which governs not-for-profit organisations.
‘HNSA Newsletter’ means the HNSA News, Interviews and Reviews newsletter.
‘HNSA News & Interviews’ is a webpage on our Website devoted to streaming news, interviews and articles about historical fiction.
‘Imagining the Past’ is an interview podcast series presented by HNSA on Audioboom.
‘Personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; in particular reference to an identifier such as a name, location data, IP address or email.
‘Subscriber’ means a person who has consented to receive the HNSA Newsletter.
‘Visitor’ means an individual who views pages at the Website.
‘Website’ means www.hnsa.org.au
Who are we?
HNSA is a not-for-profit incorporated association which promotes the writing, reading and publication of historical fiction, especially in Australia and New Zealand, primarily through running biennial conferences. We are the owner of the Website which is used to promote our conferences and speakers as well as share information about writing, history, inspiration and historical fiction via the HNSA Newsletter, HNSA News & Interviews, and Imagining the Past. Access to information held on the site is restricted to committee members and our service provider David Tiong Web Consultancy.
Access and retention of data
Social media features
HNSA Newsletter and Mailchimp
Mailchimp is a third-party newsletter management tool used widely by community groups, business and government. We use Mailchimp as our automation platform to manage email subscriptions and newsletter campaigns.
The embedded subscriber form on the HNSA website enabling you to sign up to our HNSA Newsletter is linked to Mailchimp. When subscribing to the HNSA Newsletter, the information you provide is transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Mailchimp stores information about subscribers including first and last name, email address, gender, country, where you heard about HNSA and your interest in historical fiction including method of sign up, and details of interactions with email newsletter campaigns.
We use Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Information retained by Google Analytics is anonymised and only kept for 26 months.
WordPress Post Comments
If you leave a comment 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.
You can control or delete cookies already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work. Visit your browser’s help information to find out how to do that.
Use and sharing of your data
We only use the personal data collected by Mailchimp and WordPress to send out Newsletters and respond to comments. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to enhance our understanding of what subscribers are looking for, and to track performance, security and usability.
Visitors’ comments on our website may be checked through an automated spam detection service, and are moderated by a member of the Committee.
Rights over your data
If you have left comments on our News & Interviews stream, or have signed up for the HNSA Newsletter, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any information we’re obliged to keep for legal or security purposes or which we believe we should retain for a legitimate purpose.
If you wish to unsubscribe from the HNSA Newsletter then you may click the link in the footer of the newsletter email.
If you wish your personal data deleted from the News & Interviews stream or at Mailchimp, please email email@example.com
Services we link to
Amazon Associates program
HNSA is a participant in the Amazon Commercial Services Pty Ltd Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.au. HNSA may earn a small commission for any endorsement, recommendation, testimonial, and/or link to any products or services from this website. If you purchase a book via a link from our website through the Amazon Associates Program, HNSA receives a commission of 2% of the price of a digital book, and 8% of a physical book from Amazon.com.au.