Who we are

Our website address is: https://washa.org.au.  ‘Western Australian Healthcare Simulation Alliance Incorporated’ is registered as an incorporated body with the Department of Commerce, Government of Western Australia (2017).

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

WASHA uses a contact form (Smartsheet) to collect your contact information and simulation-interests. This information is used to contact you about WASHA events and issues that you may be interested in; your information will never be sold for marketing purposes.  Privacy policy for ‘Smartsheet’ is available here: https://www.smartsheet.com/legal/privacy

This website is aimed at adults (aged over 18 years) in Western Australia; it is not aimed at children under 13 years of age and will not intentionally collect data from them.


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.

Privacy Policy for videos embedded from Vimeo and Youtube is available here: https://vimeo.com/privacy and https://www.youtube.com/intl/en/yt/about/policies/#community-guidelines


By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data. However, many web hosting accounts, including Vimeo and YouTube, collect some anonymous analytics data, such as numbers of views that videos receive. Information about analytics can be sourced via links in subsection ‘embedded content from other websites’.

Who we share your data with

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this website, 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.

Contact information

If you have any privacy-specific concerns, you can contact the WASHA Inc. Secretary via email: wasimulationalliance@gmail.com

Additional information

Governing Law

Use of this website and sale of any products or services are governed by Australian law.