Information We Collect
When visitors interact with our website, we may collect the following information:
Comments: When you leave comments on our site, we collect the data provided in the comments form, your IP address, and browser user agent string to help us detect and prevent spam.
Media: If you upload images to our website, please ensure they do not contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Other visitors can download and extract location data from such images.
Cookies: When you leave a comment on our site, you may choose to opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are for your convenience, so you don’t have to fill in your details again when leaving another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
Login Page: If 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.
Login Information: When you log in, we set up cookies to save your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. Logging out of your account removes the login cookies.
Article Editing: If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is saved in your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and merely indicates the post ID of the article edited. It expires after 1 day.
Who 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
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows us to recognize and approve follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For registered users, we store 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 this information.
Your Data Rights
If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any provided data. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This excludes data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Automated Spam Detection
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.