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Privacy Policy

Who we are

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Comments

When you leave comments on the site, we collect the data you enter along with your IP address and a user agent string to help us detect spam. This data stays on our site; we do not share it with anyone.

In some cases, we supply an anonymized string derived from your email address (sometimes called a hash) to the Gravatar service to better understand your consistent identity. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to our website, please avoid images that contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). If you do, any visitor to the website can extract your location data from your images.

Cookies

When you leave a comment on our site you have the option of saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies reside in the browser on your computer and make it more convenient to leave other comments. With the cookies in place, you do not have to enter your personal details again. These cookies last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser is accepting cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we also set several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days. Screen options cookies last for one year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login persists for two weeks. Login cookies are removed when you log out.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is saved in your browser. This cookie contains the post ID of the article you just edited. It does not include personal data and it expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include invisible content that is embedded in videos, images and articles. Embedded content that comes from other websites behaves in the same way as if you had visited the other website. Such embedded content may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking, and monitor your online interactions, including tracking you when you are logged in to certain other websites.

Who do we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address is included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

When you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows us to recognize and approve any of your follow-up comments automatically, instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website, we store their personal information in a user profile. All users have the ability to see, edit, or delete their own personal profile at any time (except the username cannot be changed). Website administrators can also see and edit user profiles.

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 your data is sent

Suggested text: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.