Who we are

Our website address is: https://wetasydney.com.au/wetaforum.

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: 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 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 visit our login page, 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

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.

Forum Usage and Content Policy

Privacy Statement for Wetaforums
Web Site and Forum Editorial Policy

The reasons for having an editorial policy and contribution guidelines are:

*To protect the Site Administrator, and Managers from potential libel, breach of copyright actions and defamation situations.

  • To have a clear set of guidelines to ascertain whether the contribution is in breach of the guidelines, and if it should remain or be removed.
  • To make the Web Site a useful tool for members as well as other interested parties.
  • To ensure that the Site does not become cumbersome with disagreements, personal attacks and an overabundance of unrelated contributions.
  • *To provide clarity as to which articles can remain on the site without the site Manager or Assistant Manager/s being accused of censorship.

Site Manager
The Manager may appoint Moderators to assist with the efficient running of the Web Site, and the security of the site material and will have final say over any matter.

Assistant Managers
The Site Manager may appoint Assistant Managers to oversee the day-to-day running of the site forum, and such Assistant Managers as are necessary to oversee individual topics. Such Manager or Assistant Managers will not be identified by name but rather by position (eg. ” Assistant Managers ” Assistant Managers appointed must always act in an impartial and unbiased manner, and must not let any personal feelings affect their actions or decisions. The following guidelines are necessary to aid both contributors and manager and assistant managers.

Contribution Guidelines
(1) All contributions submitted must include the contributor’s user name. The contributor must also have the required fields filled in his personal profile.

(2) The contributor must acknowledge the original author if the contribution is not original material.

(3) Where a Manager or Assistant Manager has cause to delete a contribution, the reason for deletion will be stated on the forum, making reference to one of the “Contribution Guidelines”, and the offending contribution will be referred to the Manager or Assistant Managers as a courtesy.

(4) The Manager or Assistant Managers are to refrain from making any personal or political comments in their roles as Manager or Assistant Manager.

(5) Contributions to the Site should be mainly concerned with articles pertaining to Weta Trimarans or related activities.

(6) Contributions concerning safety issues will be given first priority.

(7) Contributions not related to Trailer Sailing will receive low priority.

(8) The Web Site is not to be used for commercial advertising, without the express permission of the wetaforum.com Manager.

(9) The Manager or Assistant Manager/s will delete any article that, according to the Manager or Assistant Manager/s, could bring the name of the wetaforum.com into disrepute.

(10* Contributions containing pornography and or profanity (either implied or suggested) will be deleted.

(11) Any personal attack (whether by name or innuendo) will be removed from the contribution: – firstly to protect the individual attacked, secondly to protect the Manager or Assistant Manager/s from threats of legal action.

(12) Any form of personal discrimination in the context of a contribution will be removed. Free speech will be encouraged but denigrations against sections of humanity are considered to be counterproductive and not in the best interests of the Wetaforum site.

(13) Any libellous comments or depreciatory innuendo will be removed from the site.

(14) Any personal criticism of another’s views or position posted on the site shall give the criticised party the opportunity to respond. (Assuming that neither contribution breaches any of the other guidelines). The aforementioned “right of reply” is a one off privilege and continued personal “bickering” will be deleted.

(15) The contributor is to get permission to repeat articles from other magazines from the original author or the editor of that magazine; any article older than 10 years is permissible to reprint. If you are unable to receive permission due to inability to contact a Site Manager or Assistant Manager and an article is in definite breach of copyright, it will be deleted. Sometimes it is better to provide a reference to, and commentary about an important article than to copy it in its entirety to the site.

(16) If a contribution is submitted more than once, repeat copies will not be included without the Manager’s permission.

(17) Photos or diagrams submitted for inclusion should be of sufficient size and clarity to be clear and legible.

(18) Photos or articles depicting Wetas taking part in illegal activities will be deleted.

(19) Technical contributions of dubious accuracy will be referred to the Wetaforum site manager or assistant manager for checking.

(20) A Manager or Assistant Manager may relocate any article that he determines to be off topic.

(21) Any article that is of mixed content, may be referred back to the contributor for correction to become more topic specific.

(22) Any article that is suspect as to whether it complies with these guidelines must be referred to the wetaforum.com Manager or Assistant Manager/s for determination.

(23) Repeat offenders to these rules may be barred from posting on the forum for a period determined by the Site Manager or Assistant Manager or the wetaforum.com Board or may be banned outright.

(24) The Manager or Assistant Manager/s decision on “moderation” will be final.

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