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Privacy and Data Collection: What We Collect and Why
We gather information in the comment form whenever visitors post comments on our website. Additionally, we record the IP address and the browser’s user agent string of the comment poster. This aids us in detecting and mitigating spam.
We strongly recommend that if you choose to upload images to our site, avoid those with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Be aware that other visitors can download and extract any location data embedded within the images posted on our site.
Use of Contact Forms and Cookies
Opting to leave a comment on our site allows you to save your name, email address, and website details in cookies. This is intended for your convenience, so you do not have to refill your details whenever you want to post another comment. These cookies will remain active for one year.
When you visit our login page, we will create a temporary cookie to check if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded once you close your browser.
After logging in, we establish several cookies to save your login details and display preference. Login cookies expire after two days, while screen options cookies last for a year. If you opt for the “Remember Me” option, your login persists for two weeks. If you log out, the login cookies are deleted.
An additional cookie will be saved in your browser after editing or publishing an article. This cookie does not contain any personal data. It simply indicates the ID of the article you edited that expires after one day.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Our site may contain embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). This embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if you were visiting another website.
Analytics and Data Sharing
We will share your data with our analytics partners to better understand how our website is used.
We retain the comment and its metadata indefinitely if you leave a comment. This helps us automatically identify and approve any follow-up comments without requiring them to be held in a moderation queue.
For registered users, we store the personal information provided in their user profiles. While all users can view, modify, or delete their personal information anytime, they cannot alter their usernames. As administrators, we can also view and modify that information.
Your Data Rights
If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you can request an exported file of the personal data we have stored about you, including any data you provided. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. However, this does not extend to any data we must keep for administrative, legal, or security reasons.
We may employ an automated spam detection service that can check visitor comments.