What personal information do we gather and why
We gather the data displayed in the comments form in addition to the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help identify spam.
The Gravatar service may receive an encrypted string (also known as a hash) made from your email address in order to determine whether you are utilizing it. You can access the Gravatar service’s privacy statement at https://automattic.com/privacy/. Once your comment has been approved, the general public can see your profile picture next to it.
You should refrain from uploading any images that have embedded location data (EXIF GPS) if you want to keep the website’s security. Images on the website can be downloaded and used to extract location information.
You can choose whether or not to have your name, email address, and website saved in cookies if you leave a comment on our website. These are provided for your convenience so that you won’t have to re-enter your information each time you leave a comment. The shelf life of these cookies is one year.
If you go to our login page, we’ll temporarily store a cookie to see if your browser permits them. This cookie is deleted when your browser is closed and does not contain any personal information.
We will also create a number of cookies when you log in to save your login details and screen display preferences. Screen option cookies last a year, while login cookies are only valid for two days. For two weeks, your login will be persistent if you choose “Remember Me.” The cookies for your login will be deleted once you log out of your account.
In your browser, a new cookie will be saved if you edit or publish an article. This cookie simply contains the post ID of the article you just edited and contains no personal information. It runs out after a day.
Embedded content from other websites
This website’s articles might have embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). When another web site’s content is embedded, it behaves exactly as if the visitor had actually visited the other website.
With whom we share your data
How long do we keep your information
If you leave a comment, both the comment and any associated metadata are kept forever. This allows us to recognize and approve any subsequent comments without having to manually moderate them.
In the event that any users register on our website, we also store the personal data they supply in their user profile. Anytime, any user may access, edit, or delete their personal information (except they cannot change their username). Administrators of the website can also access and modify that data.
How you can exercise your data rights
You have the option to request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, along with any data you have given us if you have an account on this site or have left comments. You can also ask us to delete any personal information we may have about you. This does not apply to any information that we must maintain for administrative, legal, or security reasons.
Where your data is sent
An automated spam detection service may be used to review visitor comments.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
What data breach procedures do we have in place
What third parties do we receive data from
What automated decision-making and/or profiling do we do with user data
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements