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Privacy Policy

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your personally identifiable information in accordance with our website.

Policy last updated: Sunday 17 June, 2018

Who we are

MMA Charge ( is a website focused on mixed martial arts news and views. We’re based, and hosted, in Ireland. The site is edited by Ken McGuire (Twitter). Our web address as always, If you have any queries about content on MMA Charge, you can email or alternatively contact us via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

You may visit and read anonymously.


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 anonymised 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 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 fill out the contact form at you will be submitting the following details: Reason for contacting, your first name and surname, email address and outline of your query. This information is stored for a period of 12 months before being erased.  Your information submitted is used for the purpose of handling your query and the continued operation of No information submitted is used for marketing purposes or transmission to third parties.


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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Typically, within articles you may find embeds from (but not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Vimeo.

Site Analytics & Visitor Tracking

MMA Charge uses Google Analytics to track visits to and activity on The information gatherered by Google Analytics does not identify individual visitors. Analytics allows us to track visitor numbers, page views, popular articles and see where our traffic is coming from (by country, source etc.).

This information is used to operate more efficiently and improve the running and output of the site.

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

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

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Additional information

We have implemented commercially reasonable and appropriate security measures to help protect your personal information from accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, misuse, or unauthorised access or disclosure.

We also recognise that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

You use and provide us with information at your own initiative and risk. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us using the details located at the beginning of this policy.

Should a data breach ever occur, impacted users will be notified by email within seven business days.

Links to third party websites

MMA Chage contains links to other websites that are not under our direct control.

These websites may have their own policies regarding privacy. We have no control of or responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors. You access such linked Websites at your own risk. These websites are not subject to this privacy policy.

You should check the privacy policies, if any, of those individual websites to see how the operators of those third-party websites will utilise your personal information.

In addition, these websites may contain a link to websites of our affiliates. The websites of our affiliates are not subject to this privacy policy, and you should check their individual privacy policies to see how the operators of such websites will utilise your personal information.


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