Privacy Policy

Last updated: 20/05/2021


Code Like a Girl is committed to respecting the privacy of our community. This policy tells you how we collect, use, store and disclose your personal information. Occasionally, we may change or update this privacy policy. You can always check back to this page to ensure you have the most up to date information.

WTF is ‘Personal Information?’ Personal Information’ means any information or an opinion from which your identity is apparent or reasonably ascertained. For example, the obvious ones are things like your name, date of birth, and contact details. But personal information can also include things like your post code and IP address.  

When you interact with Code Like a Girl we will only ask you for personal information that we require to be able deliver our services and programs. The information we collect from you may vary depending on how you interact with us, so we have broken up this policy into key services to make it easier to understand.

When you visit our website

When you visit* we collect some information from you in order to improve your experience of our website, and to understand how people interact with This information is used solely for internal purposes for understanding how people interact with our website, and personalising content to you while you are here.

Unfortunately, we can’t control what other websites are doing with your information, so this policy does not apply to any external websites that are linked on We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external websites.

When you visit our website, we may collect the following:

Code Like a Girl uses Google Fonts, as well as Google Analytics in order to understand how people interact with The CLG Website also uses cookies to improve your experience of our website.

Code Like a Girl also uses Hotjar on our website in order to better understand the needs of our users and to optimise both the website experience. Hotjar records data like how much time you spend on which pages, which links you choose to click. This enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behaviour and their devices. This includes a device's IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymiaed user profile.
Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf.

WTF are cookies and tracking pixels?! Cookies and tracking pixels are small files that websites send to your device that the sites then use to  remember certain information about you. For example, when an online shopping site remembers what’s in your cart! Traditionally, cookies/tracking pixels don’t contain personal information, but as they become increasingly complicated, it is possible that some may contain information that is able to identify you. Cookies and tracking pixels generally make your web browsing experience a bit nicer, but hey, if you’re not into it that’s cool too - you can disable them via your browser settings (but remember - some websites will break if you do this!)

If you fill out a form, sign up to our mailing list, or participate in online learning 

In addition to the information we collect when you visit our website, we may also collect other personal information that you choose to give us, or which may be required to access a particular service. This includes information collected via online forms and learning modules, events and training registration, blog comments, or when subscribing to our mailing list. For example, this may include demographic information (such as name, age and gender identity), as well as contact details (such as email, phone number, address), other preferences, permissions and comments, and, where necessary, payment details.

When you provide personal information to us via one of these services, we will only use that information for the purpose for which you provided it to us.

If you sign up to our mailing list you can opt out of further contact from us at any time.

Tech Puzzles for Problem Solvers

When participating in Tech Puzzles for Problem Solvers, or any other Code Like a Girl Competition, we collect personal information from you in order to run the competition. The information we collect may include: first and last name, location details (such as postcode and country), date of birth, gender identity and your IP address.

Information collected for the purpose of entering a Code Like a Girl competition will not be used for any other purpose unless we get permission from you to do so.

If you contact us via social media or email

We use social media and email to communicate with our community and the public. In some circumstances we may collect personal information from you via these channels. For example, if you send us a direct message or an email we may need to collect some information in order to be able to contact you, such as your name and contact details. Any information we collect from you via social media and email will be handled appropriately and in line with our general privacy policy. Please do not share excess personal or sensitive information with Code Like a Girl via these channels.

Community Events and other in-person programs

Code Like a Girl often runs community events and other occasions where people come together (programs). In order to make this happen we collect some personal information from you. We only collect personal information that is necessary in order to effectively and safely deliver our programs.

This may include contact details provided through the registration process (e.g. name, phone number, email address), as well as when providing feedback following the program. We do take photos at our in-person programs but will always let you know before we do so, and provide you the opportunity to opt-out of any photography.   

When you apply for our Internship Program or to join the CLG team

When you submit an application for our Internship program or to join the Code Like a Girl team as an employee or volunteer, we collect personal information in order to be able to process your application. In addition to the information collected by visiting the website, this will include any information you provide to us through your application including your CV, Cover Letter, and application video.

Once CLG has your personal information, what happens to it?

Code Like a Girl works with a number of third party platforms and service providers in order to provide our services.

We sometimes use third party services in order to collect, process and store your personal information such as AWS, Hubspot, Mailchimp, Affix, JobAdder, Typeform and event registration platforms. From time to time we may also share your personal information with our partner organisations to deliver specific services.

We may occasionally hire other companies to provide services on our behalf, including but not limited to handling customer support enquiries, processing transactions or customer freight shipping.  Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service.

Please note that in some instances your personal information may be transferred outside of Australia for storage and processing in offsite server locations.  

To give you some examples, we might disclose personal information to:

Do we use your personal information for direct marketing?

We may send you direct marketing communications and information about our services and products. This may take the form of emails, SMS, mail, or other forms of communication, in accordance with the Spam Act and the Privacy Act. You may opt-out of receiving marketing materials from us by contacting us using the details set out below or by using the opt-out facilities provided (eg an unsubscribe link).

Data quality, security and deletion

Code Like a Girl takes reasonable steps to ensure that the information we hold is accurate, complete and up to date. If you think that any personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, please contact us and we will take reasonable steps to ensure that it is corrected.

We also take reasonable security precautions to protect your personal information from misuse and loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure, however, we cannot guarantee the safety of your personal information. When your personal information is no longer needed for any purpose, Code Like a Girl will delete personal information we hold about you. 

Accessing your Personal Information

If you would like to access the personal information we hold about you, you can get in contact with us to request access. Sometimes we may not be able to provide you with access to all of your personal information. If this is the case, we will let you know why that is. We may also need to verify your identity when you request access to your personal information.

Code Like a Girl reserves the right to charge a fee if the request requires a significant amount of administration work to search for and provide access to your information.

Contacting us

Code Like a Girl welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or would like further information, please contact us either in writing or via email during business hours.

Code Like a Girl
PO BOX 1169, Mountain Gate VIC 3156


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