Privacy Policy

Who we are

This privacy policy applies to all interactions with the website at the address owned and operated by SW Computer Lab (ABN: 85 460 700 348).

Data Collection

All data that you provide to us (including your name, any images, comments and time) belongs to you and will be stored on a server hosted in Utah, USA by a company called Bluehost but they do not access your data. Most of this data is only stored temporarily while you utilize the services and will be deleted afterwards. Some data may be stored indefinitely on your behalf, until either SW Computer Lab or yourself decide to delete it, such as posts, comments, images. All data goes through spam detection.

For users that register on our website, we also store your personal information that you provide in your user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete your own personal information at any time (except you cannot change your username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you chose to use the Gravatar 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:

If you make any posts or comments on the blog or forum services, your content will undergo spam detection, and security filters before it will be made available on the website. Your profile, including your profile picture, will be visible to the public in the context of your content and your content will be automatically displayed on your profile as well as in any activity streams to be displayed to your friends and the public according to your security settings.

If you upload images to the website, be aware that they may contain embedded location data (for example EXIF GPS) that other users of this website could extract to gain information on you. If this concerns you then change your camera settings or be sure to clear all meta data from any files you upload.


We store cookies in your browser cache for your convenience and to help provide essential services provided by the website, such as 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 website 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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, and 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, but only data that we have associated with your account. Any data that was collected that was anonymized we have no way to associate with your account so cannot include it in the export. 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.