What personal data we collect and why
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 user browser ID, to help detect spam.
If you upload images to the site, you should avoid uploading images with built-in location data (EXIF GPS). Site visitors can download and retrieve location data from images on the site.
If you leave a comment on our site, you can allow the storage of your name, email address and website in cookies. They are for your convenience, so you don’t have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will be kept for one year.
If you have an account and log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain personal data and is deleted when you close your browser.
When you log in to your account on the site, a few more cookies will save your login information and your preferences for what to see on the screen. Login cookies expire in two days, and on-screen preferences in a year. If you select the save option, your login information will be stored for two weeks. If you sign out, your login cookies will be deleted.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be stored in your browser. It will not contain personal data, but will simply add the ID of the post you just edited. It expires in a day.
Inserted content from other websites
Articles on this site can be embedded (videos, images, content, etc.). Embedded content from other sites accepts and treats the site visitor as a visitor to their own site.
Who do we share your data with?
How long we hold your personal data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are saved indefinitely. This is so that we can automatically recognize and approve your subsequent comments, instead of keeping them in the approval 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 view and edit this information.
Your rights over your personal data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments on it, you may request a file containing all the data we store about you, including data you have provided to us. You may also request that we delete the personal information we hold about you. However, this does not include data that we are required to store for administrative purposes, for the security of the site, or by law.
How we use your data
Comments from visitors can be checked through an automatic spam comment check service.