Privacy & policy

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Comments Suggested text: If a visitor leaves a comment on the site, we collect the data specified in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user-agent data to help identify spam. An anonymized string created from your email address (a “hash”) may be provided to the Gravatar service to determine whether you are using it. Gravatar’s privacy policy is available here: Once a comment is approved, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.

Media files Suggested text: If you are a registered user and upload photos to the site, you may want to avoid uploading images with EXIF metadata as they may contain your GPS location. Visitors can retrieve this information by downloading images from the site.

Cookies Suggested text: 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 that you do not have to fill in your details again the next time you comment. These cookies are stored for one year. If you have an account on the site and you log in, we will set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser supports cookies; the cookie does not contain any personal information and is deleted when you close your browser. When you log in to your account, we will also set several cookies with your login information and screen preferences. Login cookies last for two days, screen settings cookies last for a year. If you select the “Remember Me” option, your login information will be retained for two weeks. Signing out of your account will remove your login cookies. When editing or publishing an article, an additional cookie will be saved in the browser; it does not contain personal data and contains only the ID of the entry you edited; it expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites Suggested Text: Articles on this site may include embedded content (such as videos, images, articles, etc.), such content behaves in the same way as if the visitor had visited another site. These sites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content, including tracking your interaction if you have an account and are logged in to that site. Who do we share your data with? Suggested text: If you request a password reset, your IP will be included in the reset email.

How long do we keep your data Suggested text: If you leave a comment, the comment itself and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is done so that subsequent comments can be identified and approved automatically, rather than being placed in a queue for approval. For users who register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their profile. All users can see, edit or delete their profile information at any time (except username). The website administration can also see and change this information.

What rights do you have over your data? Suggested text: If you have an account on the site, or if you have left comments, you can request an exported file of the personal data we have stored about you, including data you have provided. You can also request deletion of this data, this does not include data that we are required to retain for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where is your data sent? Suggested text: User comments may be checked by an automated spam detection service.