Our website, accessible at https://jamaicalacrosse.org/, values the privacy of our visitors.


When visitors leave comments on our site, we gather information from the comments form, including the data displayed and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. This helps us identify and prevent spam. Additionally, if you have a Gravatar account linked to your email address, an anonymized string (hash) of your email may be sent to the Gravatar service. This enables the display of your profile picture alongside your approved comment.


If you upload images to our website, please avoid including embedded location data (EXIF GPS). This precaution is taken to protect your privacy, as visitors to the site can download and extract location data from uploaded images.


When you leave a comment, you can opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies last for one year and enhance your convenience by auto-filling your details during subsequent comments. Temporary cookies are also set when you visit our login page to determine your browser’s cookie acceptance. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies persist for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. Editing or publishing an article generates a cookie with no personal data, expiring after one day.

Embedded content:

Articles on our site may feature embedded content (videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites. This content behaves similarly to if you visited the external site directly, potentially collecting data, using cookies, and tracking interactions. Such websites may monitor your engagement, especially if you have an account and are logged in.

Data sharing:

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

Data retention:

Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely to automatically recognize and approve follow-up comments. Registered users’ personal information is stored in their user profile, accessible for viewing, editing, or deletion.

Your rights:

If you have an account or have left comments, you can request an exported file of your personal data or request the deletion of such data. However, administrative, legal, or security requirements may dictate data retention in certain cases.

Data transmission:

Visitor comments may undergo automated spam detection services to ensure the integrity of our site.