Privacy

Alpha History takes the privacy and security of its users seriously. This page contains information about the data we collect when you visit our website.

This website is operated by Alpha History without the use of an external service provider. When visiting this website, a record of your visit is logged. Like most other websites, Alpha History uses cookies. Cookies are small packets of data that are stored in your web browser. Using cookies allows us to identify information about who is using our website, what devices they are using and which pages they are accessing. This information allows us to improve our site for current and future visitors. You can choose how your browser handles cookies – or turn them off entirely- by changing the settings in your browser. This may have some effect on how

The following information is recorded for statistical purposes and may be used to help improve the website and/or to regulate access to secure areas of the website:

  • The user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address.
  • The user’s operating system (for example Windows, Mac, etc.).
  • The user’s top-level domain (for example, .com, .edu, .edu.au).
  • The date and time of the user’s visit to the site.
  • The pages accessed and the files or documents downloaded.
  • The referring site or search engine, if any.
  • The user’s access to secure areas, if any.

Personal information is information relating to an individual whose identity is apparent, or may reasonably be ascertained, from any data, information or opinion provided during your use of this website. Personal information is treated as confidential and is protected by the Commonwealth of Australia Privacy Act (1988). For visitors in the European Union (EU), we also comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect in May 2018.

Alpha History also operates security applications and processes to track IP addresses, domains or networks that engage in a malicious or inappropriate activity, such as sending abusive or defamatory messages through our website, attempting to access secure areas, ‘hotlinking’ to images, spamming, phishing, harassment of other users or denial-of-service attacks. If the malicious or inappropriate activity has originated from an educational institution, such as a school or college network, Alpha History reserves the right to alert the institution and pass on relevant information that may identify those responsible. Alpha History also reserves the right to block IP addresses to limit or prevent access to our website.

For more information on privacy issues, the following links may be useful:

About Cookies (how to manage or delete cookies in your browser)
Google Privacy & Terms (how and why we share information with Google)
Terms of Use (the terms and conditions that apply to users of our website)
Contact Alpha History (for requests or concerns pertaining to your privacy)

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