Privacy Policy of The Altar of Beauty

Who We Are

Our website, The Altar of Beauty, can be found at


When visitors leave comments on our site:

  • We collect the data shown in the comments form.
  • We also collect the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to aid in spam detection.
  • An anonymized string (hash) from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. The Gravatar service’s privacy policy is here. Upon comment approval, your profile picture becomes public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to our website:

  • Avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS).
  • Visitors can download and extract location data from images on the site.


If you interact with our site, we use cookies:

  • When leaving a comment, you may opt-in to save your name, email, and website in cookies, which last for one year.
  • A temporary cookie checks if your browser accepts cookies during login. This contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
  • Cookies save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, screen options for a year, and “Remember Me” login persists for two weeks.
  • Editing or publishing an article sets a cookie in your browser indicating the post ID, expiring after 1 day.

Embedded Content

Articles on our site may include:

  • Embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles) from other websites, which behaves as if you visited the originating website.
  • These sites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction, especially if logged in to those websites.

Data Sharing

  • Your IP address is included in the reset email if you request a password reset.

Data Retention

  • Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely to recognize and approve follow-up comments automatically.
  • For registered users, we store the personal information they provide in their profile. All users can edit or delete their personal information (except changing their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Your Rights

  • If you have an account or have left comments, you can request an exported file of your personal data we hold, including any data provided by you.
  • You can also request that we erase any of your personal data. This does not include data we must keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where Your Data Is Sent

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

Contact Information

For any questions or concerns regarding your data and privacy, please contact us through the information provided on our website.

This Privacy Policy is designed to inform you about how we handle your personal data on The Altar of Beauty. We are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring transparency in our data practices.