Who we are

Our website address is: https://athletesforequity.org

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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

If you submit a message through our contact form, your email address, name, and message will be stored so that we may reply to you directly via email.


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. These cookies will last for one year.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include “Embedded Content” (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded Content from other websites may behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

Embedded Content 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 the host of the Embedded Content. 

Embedded Content, including links to any third party website, are owned and operated by independent persons over which Athletes for Equity in Sport has no control. Any link or other use you make to or from Embedded Content will be at your own risk. Any use of Embedded Content will be subject to, and any information you provide will be governed by, the terms of the provider of the Embedded Content including those relating to confidentiality, data privacy and security.

Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, Athletes for Equity in Sport is not in any way associated with the owner(s) or other provider(s) of Embedded Content, or responsible or liable for any goods, services or anything else in connection with such Embedded Content. Athletes for Equity in Sport does not endorse or approve, and makes no warranties, representations or undertakings relating to such Embedded Content. 

Athletes for Equity in Sport specifically disclaims liability for any loss, damage and any other consequence resulting directly or indirectly from or relating to your access to Embedded Content; any information that you may provide or any transaction conducted on or via Embedded Content; the failure of any information, goods or services posted or offered by way of Embedded Content; any error, omission or misrepresentation on the Embedded Content; or any computer malware arising from or system failure associated with the Embedded Content.


This website may use an analytics service which transmits anonymous website traffic data to their servers. The analytics service will not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data they hold. We may use reports provided by an analytics service to help us understand website usage and improve the website user experience.

Sharing of data

We do not share your data with any other entity, except as and to the extent described in this Privacy Policy.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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.

Spam detection services

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