To prevent spam, we collect the following data when readers leave comments on our website:
- What type of comment it was.
- The visitor’s IP address and their browser user agent string.
If you are uploading images to the website, you should not include any location data (EXIF GPS) that visitors to the website may be able to extract.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to see whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close the browser window.
When you log in, we will also store your login information and screen display settings. Login cookies last for two days, screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember me”, your login will persist for two weeks; otherwise, logging out of the site removes all stored data.
Editing or publishing posts on this website will automatically create a cookie in your browser. This cookie records the post ID of the article which was just edited and expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, pictures, articles). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor has visited that website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be sent when the email is resent.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This so we can automatically approve follow-up comments without manually reviewing them.
On our website, we store personal information that you provide when you register. All users can see updates or delete their personal information at any time except they cannot change their username. Website administrators have the ability to edit and even view your private information as well.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or if you’ve left a comment, and provided feedback, we can export your data for you. This does not include any data that is preserved by law, like security measures.
Where we send your data
Comments that are identified as spam by our automated checking system may be deleted. The same may happen to comments that are just poorly written.