Who we are
When visitors leave comments on the website, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor's IP address and the browser's user agent string to assist in spam detection.
When uploading images to the website, you should avoid uploading images that contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
When you leave a comment on our website, you can agree to your name, email address and website being stored in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to re-enter your details when you leave another comment. These cookies are valid for one year.
When you visit our login page, we set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we also set several cookies to store your login information and screen choices. Login cookies are stored for two days and screen option cookies are stored for one year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will be retained for a fortnight. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are removed.
When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only shows the post ID of the article you have just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
When you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we keep your data
When you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are saved indefinitely. This is done so that we can automatically detect and approve follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit this information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this website or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file containing the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You may also request that we delete any personal data we hold about you. This does not apply to data that we need to keep for administrative, legal or security reasons.
Where we send your information
Visitor comments can be checked by an automatic spam detection service.