Privacy Policy

What personal data do we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to detect spam.

To verify that you are using Gravatar, the Gravatar service may provide an anonymized string derived from your email address (also referred to as a hash). 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. the privacy policy for Gravatar service is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After your comment has been approved, the public will be able to see your profile picture.

Media

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.

Cookies

By leaving a comment on our site, you may opt-in to have your name, email address, and website stored in cookies. To make it easier for you to leave another comment, we have provided these boxes for your convenience. The cookies will remain fresh for one year.

When you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to see if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal information, and it is discarded after your browser closes.

During 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 other websites

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 other website.

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

Analytics

Google Analytics – https://privacy.google.com/businesses/compliance/

Who we share your data with

We share your data with the following companies:

Google Analytics – https://privacy.google.com/businesses/compliance/

How long do we retain your data

The comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. 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 do you have over your data?

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 security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have any questions or wish to obtain or edit your data please contact us via the contact page on our site.

Additional information

How we protect your data

The only data held by us is your IP address and dates/times of visit.

What data breach procedures do we have in place

If in the unlikely occurrence of a data breach we will notify our regulator within 48 hours.

What third parties do we receive data from

Google Analytics.

What automated decision making and/or profiling do we do with user data

Any data obtained is sent to Google Analytics to allow us to see what pages and posts are popular allowing us to see how best to serve our visitors.

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