Privacy Policy

Who we are

Welcome to the New MAREAA Website. Throughout these pages you will find a range of information for educators who work in the Marriage and Relationship Education space, along with a list of Professional Development opportunities. The site is also a place that couples who want to be connected with a service that MAREAA offers. This could be a relationship or pre-marriage education course, a program about bringing your first baby home or a marriage enrichment session. Feel free to browse the site and contact us if you have any further questions.

Our website address is:

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.

Contact forms


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.

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.


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.

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Additional information

How we protect your data

We respect your privacy and will not share your information. MAREAA maintains contact information for members and member organisations. This information is stored in a password protected secure system and used for the purposes of authenticating status, member and organisational communications, email correspondence, and the shipping of printed materials. MAREAA does not sell or distribute the names, email, or contact information of members and member organisations to any other individual or group. Members and member organisations can contact us to verify and update their personal information.

All online credit card purchases are processed by secure technology. Once a payment is processed, MAREAA encrypts and saves only the last 4 digits of credit card numbers allowing us to track payment inquiries if needed.

We share limited contact data and financial data with our business partners who assist us by performing core services (such as billing and security) related to the operation of our website. Those business partners have all agreed to uphold the same standards of security and confidentiality that we have promised to you in this Privacy Policy, and they will only use your data for the purpose it was collected.

MAREAA has adopted security measures to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of all information stored in our database. These measures include the use of Secure Server technology during credit card transactions and administrative access to site data, as well as other proprietary security measures. While we are committed to exercising reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between your computer and our servers, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet and we accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure.

What data breach procedures we have in place

MAREAA abides by the The Privacy Act and specifically the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) and takes reasonable steps to protect the personal information from misuse, interference and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.