Privacy Policy

Welcome to Kubashi’s Privacy Policy page. Here, we transparently outline how we collect, use, and protect your information, ensuring your digital experience with us is secure and respectful of your privacy.

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Who We Are

Welcome to Kubashi, your digital sanctuary for stories that matter. We value your privacy and transparency in data collection.


To ensure the integrity of our polls, we collect usernames and emails to prevent duplicate submissions. No other user data is used, and users won’t be solicited unless they’ve opted into our insiders list.

User Sessions

When you log in to our platform, whether through social login or traditional methods, your session begins. A session is like a temporary ID card that allows you to access our site’s features and interact with content. It lasts only for the duration of your visit. Once you log out or close your browser, your session ends, and the temporary ID card is discarded. This ensures that your login information is only active while you’re actively using the site, adding an extra layer of security to your account.


We love hearing from you! When you leave comments, we collect the data shown in the comments form, plus your IP address and browser user agent string to fend off spam.

If you’re a Gravatar user, we check to see if you’re using it with an anonymized string (hash) made from your email address. Check out the Gravatar service privacy policy here. Once your comment is approved, your profile picture is publicly displayed alongside your comment.

Contact Submissions

When you reach out to us through our contact forms, we’re all ears. To help us manage inquiries and provide timely responses, we store the details you submit for 90 days. This includes your name, email, message, and any other information you choose to share. After 90 days, your submission is automatically deleted from our system. It’s our way of keeping things tidy while ensuring we have enough time to address your needs or feedback comprehensively.


Sharing is caring, but if you’re uploading images to Kubashi, please strip any embedded location data (EXIF GPS) first. We wouldn’t want strangers finding out where you or your photos are located!


If you drop a comment on our site, you can opt to save your name, email, and website in cookies, making future commenting a breeze. These cookies last a year.

Visiting our login page sets a temporary cookie to check if your browser accepts cookies, which carries no personal data and disappears when you close your browser.

Logging in sets cookies to remember your login info and display choices, lasting two days to a year, depending on your choices. Logging out removes these cookies.

Editing or publishing an article? We’ll set a cookie that notes the post ID of the article you edited, expiring after 1 day.

Embedded Content

Our articles may include embedded content from other sites, which behaves just as if you visited those sites directly. These sites might collect data on you, use cookies, or track your interaction with the embedded content, especially if you’re logged in to them.

Data Sharing

Need a password reset? Your IP address will tag along in the reset email.

Data Retention

Comments and their metadata are kept indefinitely, so we can auto-approve follow-ups instead of queuing them. For registered users (if any), we store the personal info they provide in their profiles. Users can edit or delete their info anytime, though usernames are fixed. Admins can also see and edit this info.

Your Data Rights

Got an account or left comments? You can request an exported file of your personal data we hold, including any data you’ve given us. You can also ask us to erase your personal data, excluding data we’re required to keep for administrative, legal, or security reasons.

Data Processing

Comment checks might go through an automated spam detection service.