Who are we
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data displayed in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser information text to help spam detection.
An anonymized text (also called a hash) generated from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using the service. After your comment is approved, your profile picture will be visible to everyone along with your comment.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images that contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Website visitors can download and extract any location information from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site, you can choose to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so you don’t have to fill in your information again when you leave another comment. These cookies stay for one year.
If you visit our home page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will save a few cookies to save your login information and screen view selection. Login cookies stay for two days and screen options cookies stay for one year. If you choose the “Remember me” option, your login will last for two weeks. If you log out of your account, login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is saved in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only shows the post ID of the article you are editing. It expires after 1 day.
Content embedded from other sites
Articles on this site may contain embedded content (eg, videos, images, articles, etc.). Content embedded from other websites behaves exactly the same as if the visitor had visited the other website.
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 keep your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This way, we can automatically recognize and approve your follow-up comments instead of keeping them in the moderation queue.
For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except for changing usernames). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.
What are your rights over your data?
If you have an account or comments on this site, you may request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including data you have provided to us. You can also request to delete all personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data that we have to comply with for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Where do we send your data
Visitor comments can be checked through the automated spam detection service.