Privacy Policy

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Comments and Interaction

When you share your thoughts with us through comments, we collect the details you enter in the comment form. We also gather your IP address and browser details to combat spam effectively.

Your email address might be transformed into a coded string (known as a hash) and shared with the Gravatar service to check if you’re using their platform. You can review the privacy policy for Gravatar here. Once your comment is approved, your profile image will be publicly linked to your comment.

Uploading Media

Should you choose to enhance your comments with images, please remove any location data (EXIF GPS) to protect your privacy. Anyone can access and extract this data from your images on our site.

Cookie Policy

Opting to save your name, email, and website in cookies while commenting makes your future interactions more convenient, eliminating the need to refill your details. These cookies remain for one year.

A temporary cookie checks your browser’s cookie acceptance when you hit our login page, carrying no personal data and disappearing once you close your browser.

Logging in sets cookies to remember your credentials and display preferences, with login cookies expiring after two days and screen options cookies after a year. Choosing “Remember Me” keeps you logged in for two weeks, and logging out removes these cookies.

Editing or publishing an article sets a cookie in your browser to indicate the edited post’s ID, which expires after one day.

Embedded Content

Our articles might include embedded content from other websites that follows the same privacy practices as visiting those sites directly.

These sites may collect your data, employ cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content, especially if you have an account and are logged into those sites.

Data Sharing

In events like password reset requests, your IP address will be included in the correspondence.

Data Retention

Comments and their associated data are kept indefinitely to auto-approve follow-ups rather than hold them for moderation.

For registered users, we store the personal information they provide in their profiles. Users can modify or delete their information at any time, except by changing their username. Administrators can access and edit this information.

Your Rights

If you’ve interacted with our site, you can request an export of the personal data we hold, including any information you’ve provided. You also have the right to ask us to delete any personal data we have about you, except for data we’re required to keep for administrative, legal, or security reasons.

External Data Processing

Comments may be vetted by an automated spam detection service to ensure a smooth experience for all users.