Data Collection and Usage
When visitors leave comments on our site, we collect the data provided in the comments form. This includes your name, email address, website (if provided), and the content of your comment. Additionally, we collect the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help detect and prevent spam.
If you upload images to our website, we recommend avoiding images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the site can potentially download and extract location data from such images.
When you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are designed for your convenience, allowing you to bypass the need to re-enter your details when leaving another comment. These cookies are stored for one year.
If you visit our login page, a temporary cookie is set to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
Upon logging in, we create several cookies to store your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies are retained for two days, while screen options cookies last for a year. If you select the “Remember Me” option, your login will persist for two weeks. Logging out of your account will remove the login cookies.
When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is saved in your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and only indicates the post ID of the article you recently edited. It expires after one day.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Our articles may contain embedded content, such as videos, images, or articles, from other websites. Embedded content from external sources behaves in the same manner as if you had visited the other website directly.
These external websites may collect data about you, utilize cookies, embed third-party tracking mechanisms, and monitor your interactions with the embedded content. This includes tracking your activity if you have an account and are logged into that external website.
In the event you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email for security purposes.
If you leave a comment on our site, both the comment itself and its associated metadata are retained indefinitely. This enables 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 applicable), we store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users have the ability to view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, except for their username, which cannot be changed. Website administrators also have access to and the ability to edit this information.
Your Data Rights
If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you have the right to request an exported file containing the personal data we hold about you, including any information you’ve provided to us. You may also request the erasure of any personal data we hold about you. Please note that this does not include data we are required to retain for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Visitor comments may undergo automated spam detection via an automated service.