Donation Policy

Following are the most frequently asked questions (Donor FAQs) about donating to Trail Hiking Australia. If your question and answer are not listed here, please contact me at [email protected]

What are the ways I can donate?

Visit this link to make a secure online donation via credit card or PayPal. For additional ways to give please contact us at [email protected] as I am also keep to include additional hikes, gear reviews and general hike related content.

How is my personal information is protected?

I care about the privacy of our donors and take our Privacy Principles seriously. Trail Hiking Australia believes individuals should be in control of their data, and maintains multi-layered security controls and practices. To learn more, read the Trail Hiking Australia Privacy Policy.

In certain instances, when you donate to Trail Hiking Australia via a third party like PayPal, those organisations also collect user data.

Where do I send a cheque?

Please send your cheque, made payable to:

Darren Edwards
8 Fairway Crescent
Victoria 3340

How will my donation be used?

At Trail Hiking Australia, providing you with trails information, hiking tips and gear reviews is what I do best. Your donation will help me to cover any costs associated with researching and tracking of trails as well as ongoing site hosting and development costs.

Does Trail Hiking Australia website earn income?

The Trail Hiking Australia website is maintained personally by me, Darren Edwards. While the does produce revenue – mostly through donations – this earned income is reinvested back into the website and the hiking community. Trail Hiking Australia’s education and advocacy efforts, which attracts domestic and international hikers, are supported by donations.

Who donates to Trail Hiking Australia?

Last year, the hiking community gave to Trail Hiking Australia to further develop and improve the website. Trail Hiking Australia also receives support in the form of hiking gear from manufacturers for which reviews are provided.

Does my donation give me access to tech support?

Anyone can access tech support for the Trail Hiking website, please contact me at [email protected]

How do I cancel or change my recurring donation?

If you used PayPal to set up a recurring donation, you’ll need to log in to your PayPal account to make changes or to cancel. If you sent a cheque, please send an email to [email protected]. Include the email address and name you used to make your donation and I’ll try to help you within two business days.

I’m unable to give money at this time, are there other ways I can help?

Absolutely! I understand that not everyone can support my mission financially, but there are many ways to help Trail Hiking Australia and be a part of the community. In fact, the success of my mission depends on participation from people like you. For additional ways to give please contact me at [email protected] as I am also keep to include additional hikes, gear reviews and general hike related content.

Who can I email directly with questions about donating?

If you have a question about donating to Trail Hiking Australia, please contact me at [email protected]. I will do my best to follow-up with you within 72 hours.

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