What personal data do we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Website visitors can download and extract any website data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. This is for your convenience so 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 does not contain any personal data and is ignored when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set several cookies to save your login information and display options. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember me”, your login will continue 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 the browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the material you just edited. It expires after one day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (such as videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as a visitor had visited the other website.
With whom we share your data
If you require 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 preserved indefinitely. This is so that we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our site (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, amend or delete their personal information at any time (except that they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also view and edit this 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 file exporting the personal data that we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also ask us to delete any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obligated to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments can be checked through an automated spam detection service.