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Effective Date: September 1, 2023.

Who We Are

Welcome to Althea Couture! At Althea Couture, we value your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your data when you interact with our website ( and related services. By accessing or using our website, you consent to the practices described in this policy.

Information We Collect

a. Comments: When you leave a comment on our website, we collect the data provided in the comments form, your IP address, and browser user agent string to aid in spam detection. Additionally, an anonymized string (hash) created from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to check if you have a Gravatar account. The Gravatar service’s privacy policy is available here: If your comment is approved, your profile picture will be visible to the public alongside your comment.

b. Media: If you upload images to our website, please ensure that they do not include embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website can download and extract location data from such images.

c. Cookies: When you leave a comment, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are for your convenience and are designed to prevent you from re-entering your details when you leave another comment. These cookies have a duration of one year. Our login page also sets a temporary cookie to check if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. Additionally, when you log in, we use cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, while screen options cookies last for one year. Selecting “Remember Me” extends your login persistence to two weeks. Logging out of your account will remove the login cookies. Lastly, if you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is saved in your browser containing the post ID of the article you edited, which expires after one day.

d. Embedded Content from Other Websites: Articles on our site may include embedded content, such as videos, images, or articles, from other websites. Embedded content behaves in the same way as if you visited the other website. These third-party websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to their website.

How We Use Your Data

We use the data collected for the following purposes:

a. To respond to your comments and improve user engagement.

b. To enhance website functionality and user experience.

c. To ensure compliance with our terms of service and legal obligations.

Who We Share Your Data With

We do not share your data with third parties except in the following circumstances:

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

b. When you make an online payment, your IP address and contact details such as email and billing address will be sent to the payment processor.

Data Retention

If you leave a comment, your comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely for automatic recognition and approval of follow-up comments, rather than holding them in a moderation queue. For registered users, we store the personal information provided in their user profiles. Users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, except for the username, which cannot be changed. Website administrators can also access and modify this information.

Your Rights

If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you can request an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you provided. You can also request the erasure of any personal data we hold, except for data we are obliged to retain for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Automated Spam Detection

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

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding your personal information, please contact us at:

Althea Couture
Address: Queen’s, New York, USA
Phone: (929) 538-7803
Email: [email protected]

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, and the latest version will always be available on our website. It is your responsibility to review this policy periodically to stay informed of any changes.

Thank you for trusting Althea Couture with your personal information.