Privacy policy

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Comments When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also known as a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. The Gravatar service’s privacy policy is available here: Gravatar Privacy Policy. Once your comment is approved, your profile picture may be visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media If you upload images to the website, please ensure that images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) are avoided. Visitors to the website can potentially download and extract location data from these images.

Cookies If you leave a comment on our site, you may choose to save your name, email address, and website in cookies for your convenience. This allows you to avoid re-entering your details when leaving another comment. These cookies will remain valid for one year.

When you visit our login page, a temporary cookie is set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Upon logging in, several cookies will be set up to save your login information and your screen display preferences. Login cookies remain valid 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 contains no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites Articles on this site may contain embedded content, such as videos, images, articles, etc. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content. This includes tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in on that website.

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

GDPR Compliance If you are a resident of the European Union, you have the right to access the personal data we hold about you and to ask that your personal data be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the provided contact information.

CCPA Compliance If you are a resident of California, you have the right to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. To exercise this right, please contact us through the provided contact information.

How long we retain your data If you leave a comment, the comment and its associated metadata are retained indefinitely. This is to enable 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 any), we also store the personal information provided 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 can also view and edit that 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 can also request the erasure of any personal data we hold about you. Please note that this does not include any data we are required to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

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