Effective Date: July 1, 2023
When you leave comments on our site, we collect the information provided in the comments form, as well as your IP address and browser user agent string to assist with spam detection.
If you choose to upload images to our website, please ensure that they do not contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to our website can download and extract location data from these images.
When 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, so you don't have to fill in your details again when leaving another comment. These cookies will remain valid for one year.
When you visit our login page, a temporary cookie will be set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and will be discarded when you close your browser.
Upon logging in, several cookies will be set to save your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies remain active for two days, while screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me," your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Articles on our site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites. Embedded content behaves in the same way as if you visited the other website.
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
We retain the comments you leave, including their metadata, indefinitely. This allows us to automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our website (if applicable), we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except for their username, which cannot be changed). Website administrators also have access to view and edit this information.
If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you have the right to request an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any information you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. However, please note that this does not include any data we are required to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.