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Privacy Policy

Who we are

The New England Times is an independent news and opinion service owned and operated in Armidale NSW by KORE Communication Strategy Research. This service is operated in collaboration with our volunteer journalists and editors as a social good enterprise to the benefit of the broader New England community. Our website address is: https://www.netimes.com.au.


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 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you make comments via social media then those platforms may retain data about you and what you have posted beyond or control.


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.

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 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.

Who we share your data with

The New England Times does not share your data with any organisation other than those we require to do our work.

If you sign up to our email services, your details will be held by bulk email provider Send In Blue. Note we do not ask for nor hold anything more than your name and email.

If you donate to support the work of the New England Times, your personal and payment details may be held by Stripe or PayPal (you can choose the service you are most comfortable 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.

Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions govern the use of www.netimes.com.au, and associated subdomains (the “Site”). This site is owned and operation by KORE Communication Strategy Research trading as The New England Times, ABN 14 655 609 886, (“The New England Times”). This site is a news, information, and directory website servicing the New England region of New South Wales, Australia.

By using this site, you indicate that you have accepted these Terms and Conditions.

Intellectual Property

All content published and made available on our site is the property of The New England Times. This includes, but is not limited to, images, text, logos, documents, and anything else that contributes to the composition of our site. This clause does not extinguish the intellectual property rights of authors, photographers and other creatives over their art works, however, submission of such content will be taken as giving The New England Times licence to use that content in whatever way The New England Times thinks appropriate.

Acceptable use

As a user of our site, you agree to use the site legally and not to harass, mistreat, defame, or otherwise violate the rights of other users. Failure to behave appropriately may result in you being banned from using any New England Times site or service.

Links to other websites

Our Site contains links to third party websites or services that we do not own or control. We are not responsible for the content, policies, or practices of any third party.

Limit of liability

The New England Times is in no way liable for user submitted content including comments, reviews, images, and documents.

The New England Times and any directors, officers, agents, or employees, are not liable for any actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities, or expenses including legal fees that are in any way connected to your use of the Site.


Except where prohibited by law, by using this site you indemnify and hold harmless the New England Times and anyone associated with our organisation from any actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses including legal fess arising from your use of our Site.


The New England Times may change these Terms and Conditions at any time.

Contact details

Please email editor@netimes.com.au if you have any questions or concerns.