Who we are

Our website address is: https://karooqueen.co.za.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Upon visitors leaving comments on the site, we gather the data provided in the comments form and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, which aids in spam detection.

We may provide an anonymized string generated from your email address (also known as a hash) to the Gravatar service to check for its usage. Once your comment is approved, your profile picture becomes visible to the public in connection with your comment. You can find the Gravatar service privacy policy here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.


When uploading images to the website, please refrain from including embedded location data (EXIF GPS) within them. It’s important to note that visitors can download and extract location data from images present on the website.

Contact forms


When you leave a comment on our site, you can opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. This facilitates convenience by eliminating the need to fill in your details when posting subsequent comments repeatedly. These cookies will remain active for one year.

When you visit our login page, our system will set a temporary cookie to confirm whether your browser accepts cookies; it’s important to note that this cookie does not contain any personal data and will be discarded once you close your browser.

Our system will establish multiple cookies to retain your login details and screen display preferences upon logging in. These login cookies remain active for two days, while screen options cookies persist for a year. Opting for the “Remember Me” feature will extend your login duration to two weeks. Logging out from your account will result in removing the login cookies.

When you edit or publish an article, an extra cookie will be stored in your browser, containing solely the post ID of the recently edited article; notably, this cookie does not contain any personal data and has a lifespan of 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

The articles on this site might contain embedded content like videos, images, and articles. Embedded content from external websites operates in the same manner as if the visitor had navigated directly to the external website.

These websites can gather data, utilize cookies, incorporate additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content. This monitoring extends to tracking your interactions with the embedded content, particularly when you have an account and can log in to the website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

When you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata preserve indefinitely. This practice enables us to identify and approve subsequent comments automatically rather than placing them in a moderation queue.

If users register on our website (if applicable), we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, modify, or delete their personal information at their discretion (except for username changes). Additionally, website administrators can view and modify this information.

What rights you have over your data

Suppose you possess an account on this site or have previously left comments. In that case, you can request an exported file containing the personal data we have stored about you, which encompasses any information you’ve provided us. You also have the authority to request the deletion of our personal data. However, it’s important to note that this exclusion applies solely to data we are not obligated to retain for administrative, legal, or security reasons.

Where we send your data

We subject visitor comments to verification via an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements