Who we are
Oztorah.org is a directory based website with the aim connecting torah observant believers across Australia and New Zealand. In order to create a listing on our site, we ask that you read and agree with our simple statement of belief.
Membership approval process
Requests for membership are manually reviewed with the aim of preventing malicious directory entries. Please note that we do not support racist theologies and will not list any person or organisation that promotes racist or anti-Jewish views.
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.
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.
As Oztorah.org is a directory based service, users are asked to provide personal information in registration forms. All information, with the exception of phone numbers and email addresses, will be visible to the public, whereas phone numbers and email addresses will only be visible to other registered members.
New members are required to provide their location, and members can choose to disclose their full address or simply list their Suburb and State/Territory. Oztorah.org recommends members list Suburb and State/Territory if they are concerned with their full contact address being made visible to the public.
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 have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save 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 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.
Who we share your data with
We don’t share your data with anyone. If requests are made to share information with a third party, the member will be contacted and request will be provided in writing. No information other than that publicly available on our website will be shared with a third party without the consent of the member(s).
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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
Phone numbers and email addresses of members will be hidden to the public, and only visible to other registered members.
Questions, comments, concerns or suggestions can be sent to website administrator Richard Shaules via email at [email protected]