This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for  This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.

  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.

  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.


Who we are

Please read the About Section. Our website address is:

Costa Women is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. Costa Women only has access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, or when you completed the registration for the website, or you have given us through your responses to comments on the website. Costa Women will not give, sell or rent this information to anyone.

Costa Women will use your email address so that you can login to the website and to respond via the website, to any questions, posts, updates to groups you join, update you about any events you want to join, or information you require.  Costa Women will not share your information with any third party outside of our organisation, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to connect you with another member of the website, or one of our sponsors, or for the newsletter.

Unless you ask us not to, Costa Women may contact you via email in the future to tell you about offers, events, new services, or changes to this privacy policy through the newsletter, or via the website.

You can change any of the notification you receive from the website when you are logged in under 

You can unsubscribe to the newsletter at any time by clicking the unsubscribe option in the email notification.


Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contact from us at any time.
You may opt out of the newsletter at any time by choosing ‘unsubscribe’ in the mailing
You can change and or correct any data Costa Women have about you via the settings tab on the website
You can ask us to delete any data we have about you.
You can express any concern you have about our use of your data.
You can leave the Costa Women Community at any time. Log into to the site and go to your Profile Photo > Your Settings > Account. From there, you can navigate to the bottom of the menu and find the “Deactivate My Account” option.

You can do all the above direct on the website under the settings tab, or at any time by contacting Ali Meehan of Costa Women via or phone number +34 677 25 10 58





We take precautions to protect your information.


Costa Women is registered with AGENCIA ESPAÑOLA DE PROTECCIÓN DE DATOS Número de registro: 190546/2017


Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.


While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees, or legal representatives who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


You can change any privacy settings when you login and visit

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at +34 677 25 10 58 or via





In order to use this website, you must first complete the online registration form and provide personal data. During registration you are required to provide your real name and email address. The Registration also has certain questions that are required. The reasons we have asked for these questions to be mandatory are:-


  • Real Name – Costa Women is a very social community and we want our members to be able to connect and make new friendships
  • Gender – the website is only open to Women
  • Email address – enables you to login to the website, receive responses via email to any questions, posts, updates to groups you join, join events, or information you require.    
  • Where you are from – so we can connect you with other women who speak your language and share your culture
  • Where you are based – so we can connect you with other women and groups in your area, or where you are moving to
  • How you heard of Costa Women – for our marketing purposes only
  • Opt in to our Weekly newsletter – so you can choose to receive our weekly newsletter

Please note if you have subscribed to our newsletter your name and email address is stored in our account at


At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as age) about yourself, but it is not required.  Questions which are not compulsory are:-

  • Your website, or blog – so we can follow and share your posts and blog
  • Business Facebook page – so our Costa Women Facebook page can like your page and share any relevant posts
  • Twitter – so our Costa Women Twitter account can follow your account and share any relevant posts
  • Instagram – so our Costa Women Instagram account can follow your account and like your posts
  • More about you – so we can find out more about you and see if we can connect you with other like minded women
  • Hobbies or Events you are interested in – so we can suggest groups or we can organise events you would like to attend 



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: 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.




We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to login a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, our sponsors and advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Costa Women do participate in various affiliate schemes so you may see some of the advertisements on the site, in links in articles, or in the newsletter. The reason that these are in place is because the small commissions add up and help support the costs to run the site without being overly intrusive to the Costa Women experience and usage of the website.

These commissions will never come at a cost to you as one of our members. We know that trust takes a lifetime to build but only seconds to lose, so you can rest assured that we only link to products which we have personally used and would recommend.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

We partner with to provide specific services such as the newsletter and birthday message.  When you opt in to the newsletter or the birthday message, we will share your name, email and/or birth date, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

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 visit our login page, 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.




If you also belong to one of our Facebook groups, please note that by joining the group you are sharing the Facebook profile you joined Facebook with.  If you post in the group it is clickable and members of the Facebook group may be able to access your public profile as a result. 

Your actual level of privacy on Facebook is affected by what settings you choose. The fact you belong to one of our Facebook groups may be known in Facebook (depending on how you have organised your Facebook settings). 

The Facebook groups are ‘closed’ so the details of what you ask should remain here. Please respect the confidentiality of the groups and do not share outside the group the posts of a personal nature posted there with other external groups or individuals.



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.

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.



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.



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

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.



Surveys & Contests 

From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as area code, age). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.