Who we are

Our website address is: https://mandela-effect.me. or https://the.mandela-effect.me
Hosted: US / UK and Switzerland 
SSL Protection : Lets Encrypt 
Security: reCAPTCHA (Google) 
Last Updated July 2021 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.

  • Content information: You might provide us with information about you in draft and published content (a blog post or comment that includes biographic information about you, or any media or files you upload).


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.

Contact forms

If you submit any form on this site please be aware that your data shall be also stored on this site for security and

The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.



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

Google we share a small amount of data to provide a security service called reCAPTCHA, which stops bots, spammers, attackers, and other attempts to create bogus, fake accounts and also top stop spam on forms and forum posts, at times you may have to interact with reCAPTCHA, either by confirming you are a human and not a bot or by being active in a photographic challenge.

We do not share your data or analytics with anyone, we do not sell, or make available any statistical data.  

3rd Party providers such as Facebook,  Twitter, Instagram may use their own data tools to retain and monitor your travels across the site,  however, we have limited control of this and depends on the browser and link you may have clicked on before entering this site if you have arrived at this site from a shared social media page/comment or post, we are not responsible for any analytical data they may record

We may at times use other software to monitor traffic, and report on the usage of this site for security and monitoring purposes, however once again we do not sell this data to 3rd Parties.

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, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

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

Akismet is a spam filtering service that filters spam from comments, trackbacks, and contact form messages. The filter works by combining information about spam captured on all participating sites, and then using those spam rules to block future spam. Akismet is offered by Automattic,

Your contact information

Your Email and other information you provide in your profile if you create an account on this site will be available to Admins and if you select the options to share with others, this information may be shared with other members, this includes social media profiles. your email is set to private and will not be shown publicly unless you personally enter it into a chat. message or post, the distribution of your personal email is not deemed safe however it is our policy to allow members to share their details if they if you make your email address or other contact details public, you do so at your own personal risk and waive your right for email and information protection of this site. Please remember this information can be copied and posted online by other members and it is not our responsibility to police such events in due course, this is a semi-open forum that is open to membership from most of the world you have been warned!

Information We Collect Automatically
We also collect some information automatically:

Log information: Like most online service providers, we collect information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, including the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information. We collect log information when you use our Services — for example when you create or make changes, update and post information, switch between one page and another, and clicking on media and share site information via social media.

Usage information: We collect information about your usage of our Services. For example, we collect information about the actions that site administrators and users perform on a site using our k site — in other words, who did what and when,  We also collect information about what happens when you use our site (e.g., page views, support document searches, interactions with  Admin and other parts of our site );  along with information about your device (e.g., screen size, browser,  if mobile the name of cellular network, and mobile device manufacturer ). We use this information to provide our Services to you, get insights into how people use our site so we can make our Services better.

Location information: We may determine the approximate location of your device from your IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, calculate how many people visit our Services from certain geographic regions. We may also collect information about your precise location via our mobile apps (like when you post a photograph with location information) if you allow us to do so through your mobile device operating system’s permissions.

Additional information

You may Contact us using the Contact us form provided on this site, please select from the pull-down menu (Privacy)

How we protect your data

This site uses SSL across the entire site and we use additional hashing of your passwords, we do not store any credit card or financial information 

What third parties we receive data from

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

Your IP address may be scanned and recorded for a limited time and used to allow your experience to be a safe as can be, protecting you and your account from unauthorized access 
or stopping any unauthorized attempts to gain access to your or other accounts, if you attempt to gain access to areas generally forbidden you shall automatically be blocked, and your connection instantly terminated, you have been warned! 

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

None – Non-Regulated 

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