Collection and use of personal data


When you leave a comment on our website, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as your IP address and browser user agent 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you are a registered user and 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 these images.

Contact Forms


If you leave a comment on our website, 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 automatically discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up a certain number of cookies to save your login information and screen display. Login cookies last for two days, screen options cookies last 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. It simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may include embedded content (for example: videos, images, articles…). Embedded content from other websites behave in exactly the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking tools, monitor your interaction with that embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics and audience measurement

Transfer and use of your personal data

We collect and process the information about you that is necessary to correspond with you, by email or phone. This is why we store your surname, first name, email address and phone number in a client database.

Contact details of the person in charge of data processing:
Vincent Bessiere –

Les destinataires de ces données sont :

  • SUDIM SARL, French company in charge of marketing and sales for Altos de Malpais.
  • Altos de Malpais SA, Costa Rican company and owner of buildable lands in Mal Pais .

Your personal information is kept for 5 years.

You have a certain number of rights over your personal data: the right of access, of rectification, of data portability, of erasure and to restrict processing.

You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data and the right to withdraw your consent at any time by sending your request at:

How long your data is retained

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is how 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 from their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

The rights you have over your data

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