GDPR – Privacy Policy

At Australia Backpackers Guide, one of our priorities is to ensure the privacy of your information. This page contains the type of information that is collected and how it is used.
If you have any questions or require more information about our privacy policy, do not hesitate to contact us at

Who we are

Our website address is:

See our Terms of Use.

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 anonymised 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.


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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. You should refer to the privacy policies of those companies for more details.


Australia Backpackers Guide uses  the external services of google Analytics  for measuring website statistics.

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 recognise 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

To contact M. Isabelle Dufour DPO (Data Protection Officer) please write to with the reason of contact in your email subject.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms and conditions.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This website is https (encrypted information) and the security plugin Wordfence protects our website against security threats like hacking, malware, DDOS and brute

Our dedicated servers are hosted by OVH
OVH 2 rue Kellermann – 59100 Roubaix – France –RCS Lille Métropole 424 761 419 00045

What data breach procedures we have in place

In case of data breach (“a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data”) Australia Backpackers Guide will :

1. Notify personal data breaches to DPAs within 24h after becoming aware of the breach; and

2. Communicate high-risk breaches to affected data subjects without undue delay.

This privacy policy was last updated on 25 May 2018. 

What third parties we receive data from

No third party.

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

It is noted that when downloading our Free Ebook Australia Backpackers Guide, you may receive newsletters related to Australia.  When downloading our Guide, a name and email address will be retained.

Email addresses are not used by any third parties.

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