Privacy Policy

Who we are

Almost Streetwise is dedicated to posting detailed and informative content. We consistently update our content to include better and more recent information. We also do this to add more recent examples, news articles and references to keep our content fresh.


Comments must be respectful. We invite questions (we will answer them) but please be respectful when you ask them. We will not accept comments containing slurs or disrespectful comments.

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 anonymised 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture will be 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.


We do use cookies on our website that allow us to recognise your device and store information about your actions while on our site. This helps us track our performance and people’s activity: popular posts, time spent on the site, comments, etc.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt into 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.

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.

Who we share your data with

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will store your email address in order to share emails with you. This information is stored by a service that tracks the performance of our newsletter. Your data will not be published or shared with any other services or organisations. It will remain private and confidential information.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

For users that subscribe to our newsletter, we store the data provided (name and email address). All subscribers can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via their own email. If a subscriber has issues unsubscribing, they can contact us directly at and we will personally remove their name from our list of database.

Where we send your data

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

Newsletter subscriptions are held by a mailing service.

All information remains private and will not be shared with any public databases.