Privacy Policy

Who we are

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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 anonymized 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: 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 information you submit to us via contact forms. This is stored online and may be printed.


We collect data from the Google Analytics platform, which provides anonymized information such as device used (phone or laptop), operating system, time of visit and pages visited.

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.

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.

Who we share with

We may share anonymized and aggregated analytics data with volunteers, staff and contractors working in support of SAENA.

More about your data

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. Analytics data is retained as long as we maintain the website and Google Analytics account, and in any reports based on the data.

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. This does not include anonymized analytics data.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

We include links to other sites—such as through our donate page—which may request your information. SAENA does not receive or store your personal details, except those you choose to disclose. In the case of donation, we receive information about your gift through the other website.

How we protect your data

We use secure storage for digital data and allow access only to authorized persons.