When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last two days, and screen options cookies last 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.
Suppose you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who do we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
Suggested text: If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can 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 they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights do 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 that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where is your data sent?
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Information We Collect
- Personal Information: We may collect personal information such as your name, email address, phone number, and other contact details when you voluntarily provide it through forms or other interactions on our website.
- Non-Personal Information: We may also collect non-personal information, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, and other technical data, to enhance your experience on our website and improve our services.
How We Use Your Information
We use the information we collect for the following purposes:
- Communication: We may use your personal information to respond to your inquiries, provide updates on our services, and send newsletters or promotional materials if you have opted in to receive them.
- Website Improvement: Non-personal information is used to analyze trends, track user behavior, and improve our website’s performance and user experience.
- Security: We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information and ensure the security of our website.
Data Sharing and Third Parties
We do not sell, trade, or share your personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes. We may, however, share your information with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in operating our website and providing services to you. These third parties are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and comply with applicable data protection laws.
Cookies and Tracking Technologies
Your Choices and Rights
You have the right to access, correct, or delete your personal information. You may also opt out of receiving marketing communications from us at any time by following the instructions provided in our emails or contacting us directly.
Our website and services are not intended for individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you believe we have inadvertently collected information from a child, please get in touch with us to have it removed.