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.
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.
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- 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.
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
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.
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.