Privacy Policy

Who we are

PROECO LIMITED is an Australian registered public company (ABN 38633537845) and an Australian charity registered with the ACNC . Our website address is:

Our precursor: CENTROPROECO was established in 2000 as an environmental consultancy providing sustainable education, hands-on environmentalism experience, and ecosystem restoration/support. We continue to use the “CentroProEco” persona for our social media accounts with links to our website and our Center for Ecological Studies.

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 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: 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 use the contact form on our site you provide your name, email address and messages as an email message to us. The details you provide will be submitted using SSL via a https connection and transmitted in the same fashion to our administrative staff. Depending on your message request — we may make contact with you per the details you supplied. We keep contact details confidential and respect your privacy.


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 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

We use analytics services including Google, Automattic, and other service providers to provide various aspects of our online services. Any analytic data is aggregated and while personal details are not exchanged, browser session details (like IP number, click paths, cookies, etc.) may be stored in log files.

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

Your privacy and confidentiality are of the utmost concern for us. We do not share, sell, or exchange your personal details with others.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our website is hosted on the platform of a market leading technology provider. We use SSL (https) for our site and have two-factor authentication implemented for all our admin purposes.

Any further queries?

Please contact us

Updated: 26 December 2020