Privacy Policy


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user-agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string (also known as a hash) created from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to determine if you are using it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service can be found here:  . After approval of your comment, your profile picture is publicly visible in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Website visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site, you can choose to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience, so you don’t have to re-enter your details when you leave another comment. These cookies last for one year.

When you visit our login page, we 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 will also set several cookies to remember your login information and your screen display options. Login cookies last for two days and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will remain 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 stored in your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and only shows the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

When the user visits the website through the browser interface, we use cookies. Cookies are small files that a website or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the website or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to track advertisements and store certain information.

  • Third parties, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s previous visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your websites and/or other websites on the internet.
  • Users can opt out of personalized advertising by   visiting Ads  Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third party’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by   visiting  .)

Unless you  have opted out of third-party ad serving,  other   third-party providers or ad networks ‘ cookies may also   be used to serve ads on your website, which should also be disclosed in your privacy policy in the following manner:

  • Notify your website visitors about third party providers and ad networks serving ads on your website.
  • Provide links to the appropriate vendor and ad network websites.
  • Inform your users that they can visit these websites to opt out of the use of cookies for personalized advertising (if the provider or ad network offers this functionality). Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of the use of some third-party cookies for personalized advertising by   visiting  .

Because publisher sites and laws vary from country to country, we are unable to suggest specific language for the privacy policy. However, you may want to search resources like the   Network Advertising Initiative   for guidance on creating a privacy policy. Visit for more details on cookie consent   notices  .

Do we share any information with third parties?

We do not sell, trade or transfer your personal information to third parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or taking care of you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other purposes.

Privacy Rights of California Residents

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents who provide us with personal information to obtain services for personal, family, or domestic use to request and receive information from us once per calendar year about the customer information we share. where appropriate, with other companies for their own direct marketing purposes. Alternatively, the law provides that a company like us may comply by disclosing in its privacy policy that it offers the user a choice (opt-in or opt-out) regarding the disclosure of personal information to third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes, and Information on how to make this choice.

If you are a California resident and have questions about our practices regarding the disclosure of information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes and your ability to make choices, please contact us.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had 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 this 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 keep your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will be stored indefinitely. This allows us to automatically recognize and approve follow-up comments instead of holding them in a 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 they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.

What rights you have to your data

If you have an account on this website 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 information we hold about you. This does not include data that we are required to keep for administrative, legal or security reasons.

Where we send your data to

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.