When visitors leave comments on our website, we collect the information provided in the comments form, including the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. This helps us in detecting and preventing spam on our site.
Regarding media content, if you upload images to our website, we recommend avoiding images that contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Other visitors to the website can download and extract location data from such images.
To improve user convenience, we offer the option to save your name, email address, and website in cookies if you leave a comment on our site. These cookies are stored for one year, eliminating the need to re-enter your details for subsequent comments. Additionally, when you visit our login page, a temporary cookie is set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we establish several cookies to store your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies remain active for two days, while screen options cookies are stored for one year. Selecting the “Remember Me” option extends your login persistence to 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 is saved in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you recently edited. It expires after one day.
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Who we share your data with
We value your privacy and will not share your data except in specific circumstances. When requesting a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email for security purposes.
How long we retain your data
We retain your comment and its associated metadata indefinitely to facilitate the automatic approval of any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For registered users, we store the personal information provided in their user profile. All users have the ability to view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, with the exception of the username. Website administrators also have access to view and edit this information.
What rights you have over your data
You have certain rights over your data. If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file containing the personal data we hold about you, including any information you have provided. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. However, please note that this does not include data we are obliged to retain for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be automatically checked through a spam detection service to ensure a safe and secure browsing experience.