When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address, and the browser user agent string to help with spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
If you upload images to the website, please avoid including embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies for your convenience. These cookies last for one year. If you visit our login page, a temporary cookie is set to determine if your browser accepts cookies, which is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. 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. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser, lasting for 1 day.
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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 for automatic approval of follow-up comments. For registered users, we store personal information provided in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, except they cannot change their username. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you have the right to access, update, correct, and delete your personal information. You may also unsubscribe from our mailing list or opt out of receiving promotional communications at any time. To exercise these rights or for any privacy-related inquiries, please contact us using the information provided below.
We are committed to addressing and resolving any privacy concerns or inquiries promptly and efficiently.