Privacy Policy

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Recommended text: 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’s user agent string to help check for spam.

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

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

Recommended text: If you leave a comment on our site, you may choose to save your name, e-mail address and website address in cookies. This is for your convenience by not having to fill in the relevant content again when you comment. 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, while screen display options cookies are kept for one year. If you select “Remember me”, your login status will be kept for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the cookies used to log in will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, we store an additional cookie in your browser. This cookie contains no personal data but only the ID of the article you just edited. This cookie is kept for one day.

Embedded content from other websites
Recommended Text: Articles on this site may contain embedded content (eg, videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other sites behaves the same as if you were visiting 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 to those sites interaction.

Who we share your information with
Recommended text: If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the password reset email.

How long we keep your information
Recommended text: If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will be saved indefinitely. We do this so that any follow-up comments can be identified and automatically approved without having them queued for moderation.

For registered users of this website, we also store personal information provided by users in their profiles. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except for the inability to change their username), and site administrators can also view and edit that information.

What rights do you have over your information
Recommended text: If you have an account with this site, or have ever left a comment, you can request that we provide an export file of the personal data we hold about you, which also includes all data you have provided us. You can also ask us to erase all personal data about you. This does not include data that we must retain due to administrative, regulatory or security needs.

where do we send your information
Recommended text: Guest comments may be checked by automated spam monitoring services