Privacy Policy

What personal data do we collect and why we collect it


When individuals leave comments on the website, we gather the information provided in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. This data assists us in detecting spam.

To determine if you have a Gravatar associated with your email address, an anonymized string (referred to as a hash) may be shared with the Gravatar service. Once your comment is approved, your profile picture becomes visible to the public within the context of your comment.

When uploading images to the website, it is advisable to refrain from including embedded location data (EXIF GPS) within the images. Visitors to the website have the capability to download and extract location data from the images on the site.

Contact forms

If you choose to leave a comment on our website, you have the option to save your name, email address, and website information in cookies. These cookies are designed to enhance your convenience by eliminating the need to re-enter your details when leaving subsequent comments. They will remain active for a duration of one year.

When you visit our login page, a temporary cookie will be utilized to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This particular cookie does not contain any personal information and will be discarded once you close your browser.

Upon logging in, several cookies will be established to store your login credentials and screen display preferences. The login cookies persist for a period of two days, while the screen options cookies remain active for one year. If you select the “Remember Me” option, your login will persist for two weeks. Logging out of your account will result in the removal of the login cookies.

If you edit or publish an article, an extra cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie does not include any personal data and solely indicates the post ID of the recently edited article. It will expire after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long do we retain your data?
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. 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.

What rights do you have over your data
If you have an account on this 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. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

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