Privacy Policy

88Human Statement of Intent

“It is very important to have regulations for data collection and privacy rights. We are all subject to the effect of ever advancing technology. This comes both from legal means, companies looking to exploit our usage information for the purposes of profit, and illegal means, where people are seeking to exploit weaknesses to defraud us. We therefore support the need to have regulations in place, and detail our own policies on this page.


“Just to try to keep things in some degree of perspective, we are just an independent website. We have neither the time nor inclination to do anything more than the job at hand, the news of Ibiza. We say with confidence that we are one of those websites where the need to click on the privacy disclaimers is more of a hassle than it is benefit. 95% of interaction with our website will have no consequence in data or privacy terms beyond that we all accept in using the internet generally.

“If you complete one of our forms we will use the data for the purpose of the form only. We won’t share or sell it to anybody – because we are not a huge corporation basing our business on your data, nor a dodgy outfit of phishing fraudsters. We hope you’ll have that confidence in us, but if you do have data concerns and you are local to us, you are welcome to drop by for a chat and do whatever online task it is in a good old face to face meeting.

“As a real world person we hope this statement will be of most value to you. But as a legally protected consumer, The Ibizan data and privacy policies are below.”

Nicholas Gibbs, Editor, The Ibizan

Who we are

The Ibizan is a trading name of Bes Media Holdings 1999 S.L.

Our website address is:

Technical Measures & Protection

The Ibizan website has SSL certification as denoted by the green HTTPS:// in your browser bar.

Privacy Policy

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 the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymous string created from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service. 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.

We collect information about visitors who comment using the Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect typically includes the commenting user’s IP address, user agent, referer, and Site URL. Also information directly provided such as name, username, email address, and the comment itself.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

User-submitted images are transmitted to image compression servers in the United States and stored there for up to 30 days.

Contact Forms & Other Forms

Data entered to contact forms and all other forms site-wide is retained by us indefinitely.

The information will not be provided to any third-party except where such is an inherent part of the form purpose and submission. For example payment processing via stripe or paypal. In such situations the 3rd party only receives that data required by them or necessary to complete the form purpose.

If you do not want us to keep any information submitted in a form, or to request information on what data is held by us after you have submitted a form, please contact stating your name, and as much information as will be necessary to find your form submissions, paying particular regard to advising the email address used to complete the form.


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. 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 has 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 are removed.

Should you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is 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 same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies and embed additional third-party tracking. They may monitor your interaction with that embedded content. This could  include tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anybody. There could be instances such as ’embedded content from other websites’ above that do collect data.

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, 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. This will include 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.

Complaints, Clarifications and Comments

Please contact us by email or use the form below.

Contact Form