Privacy Policy

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What and why we collect personal data

When a visitor leaves a comment, we collect the data displayed on the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help check spam.

An anonymized string (also known as a hash) generated from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to verify your use of the service. The privacy policy for the Gravatar service is here: Once your comment is approved, your profile picture will be displayed publicly next to your comment.

If you upload images to this site, you should avoid uploading images that have embedded geolocation information (EXIF GPS). Visitors to this site will be able to download and extract location information from images on this site.

If you leave a comment on our site, you can choose to have your name, email address and website saved by cookies. This is for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in the relevant content again when commenting. These cookies are kept for one year.

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

When you log in, we also set a number of cookies to save your login information and screen display options. Login cookies are kept for two days and screen options cookies are kept for one year. If you selected “remember me”, your login will be kept for two weeks. If you log out, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, we will save an additional cookie in your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and only records the ID of the article you just edited. This cookie will keep for a day.

Embedded content from other sites
Articles on this site may contain embedded content (such as videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other sites behaves no differently than if you visit those other sites directly.

These sites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party trackers, and monitor your interactions with these embedded content, including tracking you and embedded content when you have an account with these sites and are logged in interaction.

Who we share your information with
How long we keep your information
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will be stored indefinitely. We do this so that any follow-up comments can be identified and automatically approved, rather than being queued for review.

For registered users of this website, we will also save the personal information provided by the user in the personal profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except that they cannot change their username), and site administrators can also view and edit that information.

What rights do you have with respect to your information
If you have an account on this site, or have left a comment, you can request an export of the personal data we hold about you, which includes all data you have provided to us. You can also ask us to erase all personal data about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain for administrative, regulatory or security reasons.

Where do we send your information
Visitor comments may be checked by automated spam monitoring services.

your contact information
other information
How we protect your data
What data breach process do we have
From which third parties we receive data
What automated decision-making and/or profiling we do with user data
Industry Regulatory Disclosure Requirements