Privacy Policy

Last updated: 21/08/2023

Welcome to Ale Affair (‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

  • Comments
    When visitors leave comments on AleAffair, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection. An anonymized string, created from your email address (referred to as a hash), may be sent to the Gravatar service to check if you use it. The Gravatar service privacy policy can be found at After your comment is approved, your profile picture is publicly visible alongside your comment.
  • Media
    If you upload images to the website, you should avoid images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
  • Contact forms
    For our contact form, which is powered by Contact Form 7, we collect data provided in the form, including but not limited to your name and email address. We retain contact form submissions for a certain period for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted for marketing.
  • Cookies
    When you leave a comment on AleAffair, you may choose to save your name, email address, and website in cookies, making it convenient for you on your next visit. If you visit our login page, a temporary cookie is set to check if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data. If you log in, we set multiple cookies to save your login info and display preferences. When you edit or publish an article, an extra cookie is saved in your browser, indicating the post ID of the article you edited. This cookie expires in a day.
  • Analytics
    We use Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights to track website traffic and user interactions. You can read about their privacy practices and how to opt out here.

Who we share your data with

Visitor comments may be verified through Askimet’s automated spam detection service. You can read Askimet’s privacy policy here.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This ensures follow-up comments can be recognised and approved automatically. For users who register on our website, we store the personal information they offer in their profile. Users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except changing their username). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account or have left comments, you can request an exported file of your personal data. You can also ask for the erasure of any personal data. This doesn’t include data we have to keep for administrative, legal, or security reasons.

Contact information

For any privacy-specific queries, please contact us via our contact page.

Additional information

  • How we protect your data
    Your data’s security is crucial to us. We use various technical measures, including encryption and two-factor authentication, and train our staff in data protection to ensure your data is safe.
  • What data breach procedures we have in place
    We have established protocols to handle potential or actual data breaches, including internal reporting systems and contact mechanisms.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 21/08/2023. We recommend checking back frequently as this policy may be updated to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at [email protected].

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