Who we are

Our website address is: http://theaustincleveland.com.


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.


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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

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 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.

Email Marketing

You can choose to subscribe to our email list for updates, newsletters, and promotional content related to this site. By subscribing, you consent to receive our emails. All emails you send us, including your email address and responses, are stored for communication purposes. We keep your information confidential and do not share, sell, or trade it, except as specified in our privacy policy.

We currently do not offer services to individuals in the European Union as per the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

Non-EU Subscribers

If you are outside the European Union and opt into any of our services or purchase from us, you will automatically receive our newsletter. If you wish to stop receiving emails, please refer to the Opt-Out section.

GDPR Rights for EU Visitors

If you are in the EU, you have specific rights under GDPR:

  • You can request us to delete your information at any time by contacting us at info@theaustincleveland.com. This may affect your access to our content.
  • We will hold your data until one of the following criteria is met: you request its deletion, we stop using our current data providers, our company ceases operations, or the data is no longer needed for service.
  • You have rights to access, rectify, erase, restrict, object to processing, and port your data.
  • If you’ve consented to our data processing, you can withdraw this consent at any time without affecting prior lawful data processing.
  • You have the right to file a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.

We only collect necessary information for contracts and do not condition contracts on consent to unnecessary data processing.

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 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.

Where your data is sent

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