When visitors leave comments on our site, we collect the data provided in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address, and browser user agent string to help detect and prevent spam.
If you upload images to our website, please avoid including embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website can download and extract any location 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. These cookies provide convenience by remembering your details when you leave another comment, and they will last for one year.
When you visit our login page, a temporary cookie will be set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
Upon logging in, we will set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies will last for two days, and screen options cookies will last for one year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. Logging out of your account will remove the login cookies.
When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Articles on our site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles) from other websites. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if you 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 Retain Your Data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is done to automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our website (if any), we 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.
Your Rights Over Your Data
If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file 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. However, this does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where Your Data Is Sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.