Welcome to Counter Current Festival!

At Counter Current Festival, we take your privacy seriously, and we are committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines the ways in which we collect, use, and safeguard your data when you visit our website countercurrentfestival.org. Please read this policy carefully to understand how we handle your information.

Information We Collect

Comments: When you leave a comment on our site, we collect the data you provide in the comments form, your IP address, and browser user agent string. This information helps us detect and prevent spam. Additionally, an anonymized string created from your email address may be sent to the Gravatar service to display your profile picture alongside your comment.

Media: If you upload images to the website, please ensure they do not contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS) as it may be extracted by other visitors.

Cookies: When you leave a comment, you may choose to save your name, email address, and website in cookies for your convenience. These cookies will last for one year. If you log in to our site, various cookies are set to save your login information, screen display choices, and other non-personal data.

Embedded Content: Articles on our site may include embedded content from other websites (e.g., videos, images, articles). This embedded content operates as if you were visiting the source website. These third-party websites may collect data, use cookies, and employ tracking technologies. They may also monitor your interactions with their embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to their website.

Who We Share Your Data With

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its associated metadata are retained indefinitely for automated moderation and follow-up comment recognition.

For registered users, we store the personal information provided in your user profile. You can access, edit, or delete your personal information at any time, except for your username, which cannot be changed. Website administrators can also access and edit this information.

Your Rights Over Your Data

If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you have the following rights:

  • You can request an exported file containing the personal data we hold about you.
  • You can request the erasure of your personal data, with exceptions for data we are obliged to retain for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where Your Data Is Sent

Visitor comments may be checked through automated spam detection services.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We will post the updated policy on this page, and the changes will be effective upon posting. Please check this page periodically for any updates.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests related to your privacy or this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Thank you for trusting us with your personal information. Your privacy is important to us.