Privacy Policy

Comments: When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address, and browser user agent string. This data is collected solely for the purpose of spam detection, ensuring a safe and engaging user experience.

An anonymized string, created from the commenter’s email address (also known as a hash), may be provided to the Gravatar service to determine if they have a Gravatar profile. Please note that the Gravatar service is provided by Automattic Inc., and their privacy policy can be found at https://automattic.com/privacy/. Once a comment is approved, the commenter’s profile picture, if available, may be displayed alongside the comment.

Media: To enhance the user experience, we allow visitors to upload images to the website. However, we strongly advise against including images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) to protect the privacy and security of our users. Any location data included in uploaded images can be downloaded and extracted by other website visitors.

Cookies: We may use cookies on our website to provide a more personalized experience for our users. If you choose to leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are intended to enhance your convenience by saving you from having to fill in your details again when leaving subsequent comments. The cookie storage duration is set to one year for your convenience.

Additionally, when you visit our login page, we set a temporary cookie to assess whether your browser accepts cookies. This temporary cookie contains no personal data and is discarded as soon as you close your browser.

Furthermore, upon logging in, we use cookies to store your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies are set to last for two days, while screen options cookies are set to last for one year. For added convenience, if you choose “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. However, logging out of your account will automatically remove the login cookies.

If you edit or publish an article, a separate cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and is solely used to indicate the post ID of the article you have recently edited. The cookie will expire after one day.

Embedded content from other websites: Our articles may include embedded content, such as videos, images, articles, etc., sourced from other websites. This embedded content behaves similarly to visiting the other website directly.

It’s important to note that these external websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content. Such tracking may occur even if you have an account and are logged in to that external website.

Who we share your data with: When you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data: If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will be retained indefinitely. This retention is in place for the sole purpose of recognizing and approving any follow-up comments automatically, thereby avoiding the need for manual moderation.

For users who register on our website (if any), we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All registered users have the right to access, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except for the username, which cannot be changed). Website administrators also have access to view and edit this information.

What rights 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 also have the right to request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. However, please note that this may not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.