Information We Collect
Comments: When visitors leave comments on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address, and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.
Media: If you upload images to our website, please avoid including images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) as visitors can download and extract this information from website images.
Cookies: If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are for your convenience, so you don’t have to fill in your details again when leaving another comment. These cookies last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This temporary cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, while screen options cookies 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.
If 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 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. This embedded content behaves similarly to when a visitor visits 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 enables us to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically, rather than 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 for their username, which cannot be changed). Website administrators can also see and edit this 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.