What personal data we collect and
why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the
site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP
address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
An anonymized string created from
your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service
here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF
GPS) included. Visitors to the website 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 saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These
are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again
when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we
will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This
cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set
up several cookies to save your login information and your 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. This cookie
includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you
just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from
Articles on this site may include
embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from
other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the
These websites may collect data
interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction
with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment
and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and
approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a
For users that register on our
website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide 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
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
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked
through an automated spam detection service.