When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help detect spam.
If you upload images to a website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Website visitors may download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site, you can opt out of having your name, email address and website stored in cookies. This is for your convenience so you don’t 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 contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we also set a few cookies to save your login information and screen selections. Login cookies last for two days and screen settings cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember me”, your login will be stored for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be deleted.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and simply indicates the publication ID of the newly edited article. It expires in 1 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 exactly as if the visitor visited another website.
Who we share your data with
If you send a password reset request, 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 stored indefinitely. This is so that we can automatically recognize and approve any further comments, rather than keeping them in the moderation queue.
For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit 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 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 required to retain for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments can be checked through an automated spam detection service.