Opt-out of Data Collection

At segsibic, we provide users with the option to opt-out of certain data collection practices. We respect your privacy choices and aim to provide transparent and accessible means to manage your preferences regarding data collection.


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.

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.

Access and use of the website

Material on the website may be downloaded, viewed and printed for personal use provided that no trademark, copyright or other proprietary notices contained in or on such material are removed in whole or in part. This permission to download and print material does not extend to material identified on the website as belonging to third parties, for which you must obtain permission from the relevant owners before doing so.

Material on the website may not otherwise be copied, reproduced or redistributed in whole or in part without the prior written permission of the University. In particular, it may not be reproduced or exploited for commercial gain.

How can you provide us with personal information?

  • By submitting a request via our website, our telephone exchange or our e-mail address .
  • By registering as a host family, employee or volunteer.
  • By registering as a participant in our programs
  • By providing it to us in communications such as an email, letter, phone call or text message.
  • By providing the information to us by participating in a marketing initiative.
  • By visiting our website.
  • By providing your details to a colleague abroad who sends us your details.