Who we are

Our website address is: http://diplo.us

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Visiting our websites

This website may collect and process data that you provide to us about you, for example through filling out forms. By supplying this information, you are consenting that Diplo.US hold and use it for the purposes for which it was provided.

We may also automatically collect information about your device, including where available your Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system, and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our webmasters. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns which does not identify any individual and allows us to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device.

Demographic and statistical information about user behaviour may be collected and used to analyse the popularity and effectiveness of our website/s, including the downloading of any content from our website (such as newsletters in pdf format). Any disclosure of this information will be in aggregate form and will not identify individual users.


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. 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 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.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

How data is stored

Information which you provide to us will ordinarily be stored on our secure servers located within the European Economic Area (EEA). Some information may be stored on servers in Belgrade, Serbia (the location of one of our offices). Information may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for Diplo.US or for our contractors. We also work with third party contractors, some of whom host and operate certain features of the website, our e-mailing system, and our collaborative software. These include:

Google (including Gmail and Google Documents) https://policies.google.com/privacy/update

Information that we collect from you may therefore be collected in or transferred to a destination outside the EEA. We will take all reasonable steps necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

How ‘cookies’ are used

Most of our websites use ‘cookies’. ‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They allow the website to recognise your device and remember if you have been to the website before. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently, as well as providing information to the owners of websites on site usage and performance.

How data is used

Personal information provided to Diplo.US by you will only be used for the purposes stated when the information is requested. We will therefore never share or process your information other than for the purpose for which it was provided to us; such data will not be provided to other organisations without your permission.

We may however disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share such information in order to comply with any legal obligation. Unless otherwise indicated, information provided will be kept for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected.

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.

Your rights

As an individual whose personal data is processed by Diplo.US, you have:

The right to be informed

Transparency is a key requirement of data protection law. You have the right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data. This privacy notice is designed to provide you with the information needed to allow you to see how and why your personal data is used when visiting this website.

The right to access the data we hold on you

You also have the right to ask for the personal data that we have about you to increase your awareness of and allow you to verify the lawfulness of the processing. To protect your privacy we may ask you to verify your identity.

The right to have your data rectified if it is inaccurate

If you believe that personal data we hold on you is inaccurate or misleading then you have the right to request that it is rectified.

The right to erasure (in limited circumstances)

In some circumstances, you can ask for your personal information to be deleted, for example, if:

  • your personal information is no longer needed for the reason it was collected in the first place;
  • you have removed your consent for us to use your information (where there is no other legal reason for us to use it);
  • there is no legal reason for the use of your information.

Please note that we cannot delete your information where:

  • it is necessary to perform our obligations, such as to our funders or partnering organisations.

The right of data portability (in limited circumstances)

Where you have provided your personal data directly to us and it is processed by automated means and is done so on the basis of your consent, then you will have the right to obtain and reuse your personal data in an electronic format for your own purposes across different services.

The right to object to direct marketing

You have an unconditional right to object to direct marketing at any time. As noted within this Privacy Policy, we will not send you direct marketing without your consent and you can withdraw your consent at any time by selecting the ‘unsubscribe’ link within each e-mail.

The right to object to processing of your personal data

Processing is the term under data protection law that describes all uses of your personal data. This will include the collection, sharing, storage, retention, and destruction of your data.

You have the right to object to any aspect of our processing of your personal data. If you would like to exercise your right of access in relation to information held on you by Diplo.US, e-mail us at diplo(at)diplo.us

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, you will be notified by e-mail.