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Privacy Policy

What Personal Data We Collect and Why

  • Comments: When visitors leave comments, we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address, and browser user agent string to help with spam detection. An anonymized string from your email address may be checked against the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. Following your comment’s approval, your profile picture becomes publicly visible in your comment’s context.

  • Media: Uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) should be avoided. Location data from images on the site can be downloaded and extracted by visitors.

  • Contact Forms

  • Cookies: Opting in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies while commenting is for your convenience, so you don’t have to refill details for new comments. These cookies last one year. Site login sets temporary cookies to check browser cookie support, discarded upon browser closing. Logging in sets cookies for login information and screen display choices, with specific durations. Editing or publishing an article saves a cookie indicating the edited article’s post ID, expiring after 1 day.

  • Embedded Content from Other Websites: Articles may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images). Such content from other websites behaves as though the visitor has visited the source site directly, which may collect data, use cookies, and monitor your interaction, especially if logged in to those sites.

  • Analytics

Data Sharing and Retention

  • Data Sharing: Details on with whom the data is shared are not provided.

  • Data Retention: Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely for automatic follow-up comment recognition. Registered user information is stored in their profile, accessible and editable by the user (username changes are not permitted), and by website administrators.

Your Rights Over Your Data

You can request an export of your personal data held by us, including any data you’ve provided, and request the erasure of your personal data, excluding data retained for administrative, legal, or security needs.

Where Your Data Is Sent

Visitor comments may be screened by an automated spam detection service.