Achilleas Kostoulas

Applied Linguistics & Language Teacher Education

Privacy Policy

In this page you will find information about the way we store and process any personal data you provide.

Who we are

This is the academic website of Dr Achilleas Kostoulas, a Greece-based applied linguist specialising in language education and second language teacher development. The website address is: The website is hosted by WordPress.

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 also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. This helps us to detect spam. If you are using a Gravatar, we will provide them with an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash). 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.

Contact forms

When you leave a comment on this site, you provide your name, e-mail address, and (optionally) your website. Your IP address is also automatically recorded. This information is saved by WordPress, and shared with the website owner (Achilleas Kostoulas). The name and website you provided may be made publicly visible if the comment is published. No other data is shared with any other party.


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.

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.


By default, WordPress does collect analytics data. Analytics information might be tracked by the site owner (Achilleas Kostoulas) using services such as Google Analytics.

Who we share your data with

By default, WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

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.

If you register on this website, WordPress will also store the personal information you provide in your user profile. You will be able to see, edit, or delete you personal information at any time (but you will not be able to change your username). The website administrator (Achilleas Kostoulas) will also be able to 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 a copy 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.

Your contact information

If you have privacy-specific concerns, please address them to the website owner, Achilleas Kostoulas.

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