Comments: When visitors leave comments on our website, we collect the information provided in the comments form, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. We collect this data to aid in the detection of spam.

An anonymized string, generated from your email address (referred to as a hash), may be provided to the Gravatar service to check if you have a Gravatar account. The Gravatar service has its own privacy policy, which you can review at this link: Gravatar Privacy Policy. Once your comment is approved, your profile picture will be visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media: If you choose to upload images to our website, please ensure that they do not contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website can download and extract location data from such images.

Cookies: If you leave a comment on our site, you have the option to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are convenient, as they allow you to avoid re-entering your details when you leave another comment. These cookies will remain valid for one year.

When you visit our login page, a temporary cookie will be set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and will be discarded when you close your browser.

Upon logging in, we will set up several cookies to store your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies remain active for two days, while screen options cookies remain active for one year. If you select the “Remember Me” option, your login will persist for two weeks. Logging out of your account will result in the removal of login cookies.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not include any personal data; it simply indicates the post ID of the article you recently edited. It expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites: Our articles may include embedded content such as videos, images, or articles from other websites. Embedded content from external sources behaves in the same way as if you had visited those websites.

These external websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content. This includes tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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: When you leave a comment, both the comment and its associated metadata will be retained indefinitely. This enables us to automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if applicable), we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users have the ability to view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, except for their username. Website administrators also have access to view and edit this information.

Your rights over your data: If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file containing the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You may also request the deletion of any personal data we hold about you. However, please note that we may be required to retain certain data for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent: Visitor comments may be automatically checked using a spam detection service.