Privacy Policy

Our Data Collection Practices and Why We Collect Personal Data

Comments

When visitors leave comments on our website, we collect the information they provide in the comments form. This includes the comment text, the visitor’s IP address, and the browser user agent string. We collect this data to help us detect and prevent spam on our site.

Additionally, if you have an account with the Gravatar service and provide your email address, we may generate an anonymized string (hash) from it. This string is used to check if you have a Gravatar profile picture, which may be displayed alongside your approved comment for the public to see.

Media

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

Contact Forms

When you use our contact forms to get in touch with us, we collect the information you provide, such as your name, email address, and any other details you provide in the form. We collect this data to respond to your inquiries or requests.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site, you have the option to opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are convenient as they remember your details, so you don’t have to fill them in again when you leave another comment. These cookies will remain stored on your device for one year.

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

If you log in to your account, we set up several cookies to save your login information and display preferences. The login cookies are valid for two days, while the screen options cookies last for one year. If you select the “Remember Me” option, your login will persist for two weeks. Logging out of your account will remove the login cookies.

When you edit or publish an article on our site, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not include any personal data and only indicates the ID of the edited article. 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. This embedded content behaves in the same way as if you were visiting the other website.

These external websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content. If you have an account and are logged in to those websites, they may track your interaction with the embedded content.

Analytics

We use analytics tools to gather information about the usage of our website, such as the number of visitors, popular pages, and other relevant statistics. This helps us improve our website and provide a better user experience. The analytics data is collected anonymously and does not contain personally identifiable information.

Data Sharing

We do not share your personal data with any third parties unless required by law or for legitimate administrative or security purposes.

Data Retention

If you leave a comment on our website, we retain the comment and its associated metadata indefinitely. This allows us to recognize and approve follow-up comments automatically 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, including registered ones, can 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 Data Rights

If you have an account on our website or have left comments, you have certain rights regarding your personal data. You can request to receive an exported file containing the personal data we hold about you, including any information you have provided to us. Additionally, you have the right to request the erasure of any personal data we hold about you. However, please note that we may be obligated to retain certain data for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Data Sharing

Visitor comments may be subjected to an automated spam detection service to ensure the integrity and quality of our website.

Contact Information

For any inquiries or concerns regarding your personal data and privacy practices, please feel free to contact us @ @ [email protected]