The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Who we are

Our website address is

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the website, we collect the data displayed in the feedback form, the visitor’s IP address and the browser’s useragent string,as an aid in spam detection.

An anonymous string created from your email address (also known as“hash”) may be provided to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After your feedback is approved, your profile image will bepublicly visible in your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (GPS EXIF). Other visitors of the website might download and extract any location data from these images.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our website you can choose to save your name, email address and website in cookies. This is for your convenience, so you won’tneed to fill in your personal data again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain personal data and will bediscarded when you close the browser.

When you log in, we will also setseveral cookies to save your access information and your screen display preferences. Access cookies last for two days, while display preference cookies last for one year. If you select “Remember me”, your login will last for two weeks. If you log out of your account, access cookies will be deleted.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not include personal data and simply shows the ID of the article you’ve edited. It will expire after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may include embedded content (for example, videos, images, articles, etc.). The embedded content from other websites works exactly as if you visited those sites directly.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, include additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content, especially if you have an account and are logged into that website.


With whomwe share your data

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are stored indefinitely. We do this to automatically recognise and approve further comments from you, and avoid keeping them in a moderation queue.

We store also the personal information of users who register on our website (if any), which they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except fortheir username that cannot be changed). Web administrators can view and edit that information as well.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account or you have left comments on this website, you can request to be sent an export file with the personal data we keep about you, including any information you have provided us. You can also request us to delete any personal data we have about you. This does not include any information that we are required to store for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitors’ comments may be reviewed by an automatic spam detection service.



Special thanks to the photographers who have shared and allowed the use of their photos:

Javier Sule, Bianca Bauer, Diana Lopez, Gert Steenssens, Moritz Tenthoff, Fellous, Organización Minga, COALICO, Exposición ECP.