Privacy Policy

Who we are

Sustainable Macleod is a not for profit community group based in the Melbourne suburb of Macleod.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect information when we operate and provide our services, including when you install, access, or use our Services. We will only collect information that is required to carry out our function and activities. All personal information collected by us is handled with care and diligence.

How we collect information

We will only collect personal information about you with your prior knowledge and consent. We collect personal information by phone, email and online through documents such as registration forms.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitors IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Sustainable Macleod are not responsible for comments made by visitors to our blog.

Contact forms

When you email us or submit a contact form, we will use it for customer service purposes only. We do not use the information submitted for marketing purposes.


Cookies contain a unique identifier that enables us to track the number of unique visitors to the site, and their user journey. Cookies cannot identify you personally with this information, nor can this information be matched to any personal information to identify you. They can be blocked or deleted through your browser, however some parts of our site will not function correctly if cookies are disabled.

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.

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.

By using or browsing our websites you consent to the collection and use of any information collected by the cookies for web analytics software utilised by our websites, such as Google Analytics.

Our privacy policy does not apply to any websites that are linked to our websites or apps, over which we have no control.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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.

Contact information

Would you like to get involved with Sustainable Macleod or the Macleod Community Garden? Do you want to know more about what we do?

We’d love to hear from you!

Email us on or alternatively pop down to the Macleod Community Garden or the Macleod Vegie Swap.