Which personal information do we collect and why?
When visitors write comments on the site, we collect the information provided in the comment form as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent register to help detect spam.
If you upload images to the website, you must not upload images with geo-location data (EXIF GPS). Website visitors can download and extract any location information from images on the website.
If you post a comment on our site, you may decide to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience, so that you don’t have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain your personal information and is deleted when your browser is closed.
When you log in, we will also set cookies to save your login information and screen preferences. Login cookies are for the last two days and screen options cookies are for the last one year. If you choose “Remember Me”, your login will last for two weeks. Login cookies will be deleted if you log out of your account.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain personal information and simply indicates that your article post ID has only been edited. Expires after one day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may contain embedded content (eg videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited another website.
How long do we keep your information?
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will be retained indefinitely. This means we can automatically acknowledge and approve each follow-up comment instead of holding them in an effective line.
For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information we provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except those who cannot change their username). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.
Your rights to your data
If you have an account or have left comments on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal information we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we delete any personal information we hold about you. This does not include information that we are required to retain for administrative, legal or security purposes.