Data Collection and Usage
Comments: When visitors leave comments on the Website, we collect the data provided in the comments form, as well as the visitor's IP address and browser user agent string to aid in spam detection.
Media: If you upload images to the Website, please ensure that they do not include embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Location data from images can be extracted by visitors to the Website.
Cookies: If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are designed for your convenience, eliminating the need to re-enter your details when leaving another comment. These cookies are valid for one year. Additionally, if you visit our login page, a temporary cookie will be set to ascertain whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded upon closing your browser.
When logging in, we set up cookies to store your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies remain active for two days, while screen options cookies persist for a year. Selecting "Remember Me" extends your login persistence to two weeks. Logging out of your account removes the login cookies.
Editing or publishing an article generates an additional cookie that contains no personal data but denotes the article's post ID. This cookie expires after one day.
Embedded Content: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles) from other websites. Embedded content functions similarly to visiting the source website. These external sites may collect data, utilize cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor interactions with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to their website.
Your IP address will be included in the reset email if you request a password reset.
Comments and their associated metadata are retained indefinitely to enable the automatic recognition and approval of follow-up comments.
For registered users, we store personal information provided in user profiles. All users can access, edit, or delete their personal information except for their username. Website administrators can also view and modify this information.
If you possess an account on this site or have left comments, you may request an exported file of your held personal data, including any provided data. You can also request the erasure of your personal data. Please note that administrative, legal, or security obligations may require us to retain certain data.
We take measures to protect your data from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no online method is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.
Automated Spam Detection
Visitor comments may be examined using an automated spam detection service.
Changes to this Policy