When you leave comments on our website, we collect the information you provide in the comments form, your IP address, and your browser user agent string. This data is collected to help us detect and prevent spam.
Once your comment is approved, your profile picture will be visible to the public alongside your comment.
If you upload images to our website, please ensure that they do not contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). It’s important to note that visitors can download and extract location data from images on the website.
When you visit our login page, a temporary cookie is set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not store any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
Upon logging in, we will set additional cookies to save your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies remain active for two days, while screen options cookies remain valid for one year. If you select the “Remember Me” option, your login will persist for two weeks. You can manually log out of your account to remove the login cookies.
When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is saved in your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and only indicates the post ID of the article you edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Our articles may include embedded content, such as videos, images, or articles, from other websites. Embedded content behaves in the same way as if you were visiting the other website.
In the event that you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email for security purposes.
When you leave a comment, both the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows us to recognize and approve follow-up comments automatically without moderation.
For users who register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users have the ability to view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except for the username, which cannot be changed). Website administrators also have access to this information and can make edits as necessary.
What rights do you have over your data?
If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you have the right to request an exported file of the personal data we hold about you. This includes any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. However, please note that certain administrative, legal, or security purposes may require us to retain specific data.
Visitor comments may be automatically checked by a spam detection service for security purposes.