Essential Nutrition (www.essentialnutrition.net.au) is an private company, operating in Australia as the Complementary Medicines Group (ABN 65 146 924 343)

What Data is Collected?


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 anonymous 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

We collect your contact information that you provide on the forms, and checkout, to reply to your enquiry. We do NOT share this information with anyone else. We use Mailchimp and store any new client information and leads. Please review Mailchimps’s privacy policy

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.

Purchasing from our Shop

We collect your contact details that you enter at shop checkout / shop account to fulfill your order. We do not share this information with anyone. Orders and Credit card payments are made though Stripe's payment gateway. Please review Stripes’s own privacy policy for how they may use this data.

Google Analytics

Information collected though google analytics is used for tracking purposes only and not shared with any other entities. We also use this data to understand and report on which content pages and downloads are accessed by visitors. Please review Google’s own privacy policy for how they may use this data.

The types of data we collect with these tools include:

  • your device’s IP address (collected and stored in an anonymized format)
  • search terms and pages visited on our website
  • date and time when pages were accessed
  • referring domain and out link if applicable
  • device type, operating system and browser information
  • device screen size
  • geographic location (city).