As visitors share their comments on the website, we gather the details presented in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. This information serves the purpose of identifying and preventing spam.
Media Upload Guidelines
When uploading images to the website, it is advisable to avoid including embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors accessing the website can retrieve and extract location data from the images.
Cookie Usage: If you decide to post a comment on our website, you have the option to choose the storage of your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are designed for your convenience to spare you the need to re-enter your details when posting future comments. These cookies remain in effect for one year.
Temporary Cookies on the Login Page
Upon visiting our login page, a temporary cookie will be activated to verify the acceptance of cookies by your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal information and is discarded once you close your browser.
Login and Display Preferences Cookies: Upon logging in, multiple cookies will be established to safeguard your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies stay active for two days, while screen options cookies are valid for a year. Opting for the “Remember Me” feature maintains your login status for two weeks. Logging out will remove the login cookies.
Article Editing Cookies
Should you edit or publish an article, an extra cookie will be stored in your browser? This cookie contains no personal information and only signifies the post ID of the recently edited article. It expires after a day.
Embedded Content from External Sources: This website’s articles could potentially include embedded content, such as videos, images, or articles, sourced from external websites. The behavior of embedded content from these external sites mirrors that of direct access by visitors.
External Websites’ Data Collection
These external websites may gather information about you, utilize cookies, integrate additional third-party tracking mechanisms, and monitor your interactions with embedded content. This remains applicable even if you hold an account and are logged in on the external website.
Sharing of Data in Password Resets
In instances of password reset requests, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
Data Retention Period
Comments and the associated metadata persist indefinitely upon submission. This facilitates automated recognition and endorsement of subsequent comments, eliminating the need for manual moderation.
User Data for Registered Accounts
For users who register on our site (if applicable), the personal information provided in their user profile is also stored. All users possess the authority to view, modify, or delete their personal information, excluding their usernames. Website administrators retain the ability to access and edit this information.
If you have an account on our site or have submitted comments, you possess the right to request an exported file containing your data, including the information you have supplied. Furthermore, you can request the deletion of any personal data we hold about you. However, this exclusion pertains to data we are legally or administratively obligated to retain for security, legal, or administrative reasons.
Comments from visitors may undergo automated examination through a spam detection service.