Last Updated: August 15, 2023
Information We Collect
When visitors leave comments on our website, we collect the data provided in the comments form, including the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. This information aids in spam detection and moderation. Additionally, an anonymized hash generated from your email address may be sent to the Gravatar service to determine if you have a profile picture associated with it.
If you upload images to the website, we advise against including images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS), as visitors can potentially extract this data from images on the website.
Cookies may be used to save your name, email address, and website when you leave a comment, providing convenience for subsequent interactions. Temporary cookies are also set on the login page to verify whether your browser accepts cookies. Login-related cookies help retain your login information and screen preferences, while an article-editing cookie is stored temporarily after editing or publishing an article.
Embedded content from external websites may collect data, employ cookies, and track user interactions in line with the embedded content provider’s policies.
How We Use Your Information
The information collected from you is used to facilitate the display of comments, aid in spam detection, enhance user experience, and personalize your interactions on our website.
Data Sharing and Retention
Your information may be shared in the following scenarios:
- Your IP address may be included in a password reset email.
- Comments and associated metadata are retained indefinitely for automated moderation.
- Registered users’ personal information is stored in their user profiles, accessible by administrators and the respective users.
Your Data Rights
If you have an account or have left comments on our site, you have the right to request an exported file containing your personal data or request the deletion of your personal data held by us, except where retention is necessary for legal, administrative, or security purposes.
Embedded content from external websites behaves as if you have visited those websites directly. These websites may collect data, employ cookies, and track user interactions as per their respective privacy policies.
Cookies are used to save your name, email address, and website for comment convenience. Temporary cookies verify your browser’s acceptance of cookies. Login-related cookies enhance user experience and screen preferences. Article-editing cookies are temporary and expire after one day.
Visitor comments may undergo automated spam detection processes.