Who we are?
When users leave comments on the site, the information that is displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and the browser user agent string, are collected by us so that we can better detect and eliminate spam.
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.
You will be given the option to have your name, email address, and website saved in cookies if you choose to leave a comment on our website. These are provided for your convenience so that you do not need to re-enter your information whenever you leave a new comment on the site. These cookies have a shelf life of one whole year.
If you visit the page where you log in to our site, we will place a temporary cookie on your browser in order to determine whether or not it supports cookies. When you close your browser, this cookie, which does not contain any personally identifiable information, is deleted. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save the information you entered during login as well as the screen display options you select.
Cookies used for logging in remain valid for two days, while cookies used to customise the screen remain valid for an entire year. If you check the box labelled “Remember Me,” your login information will be stored for a further two weeks. If you exit your account without logging out first, the login cookies will be deleted.
When you make changes to an article or publish it, another cookie will be created and stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personally identifiable information; all it does is indicate the post ID of the article you have most recently edited. After a day, it will no longer be valid.
Embedded content from other websites
There may be embedded content in some of the articles found on this website (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). When a visitor views content that has been embedded from another website, the experience is exactly the same as if they had visited the original website themselves.
Who we share your data with?
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
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
You have the ability to request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, which includes any data you have provided to us, if you have an account on this website or have left comments on articles that we have posted. You also have the option to request that we delete any personal information that we have stored about you.
This does not include any data that we are required to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Those are the only types of data that are not included.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.