When you leave a comment on our website, not only the data entered in the comment form, but also your IP address and browser user agent are collected to help us detect unwanted comments.
An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a “hash”) may be sent to the Gravatar service to verify your use of the service. Gravatar’s privacy policies are available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After your comment is validated, your profile picture will be publicly visible next to your comment.
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If you upload images to the website, we advise you to avoid uploading images that contain EXIF data containing GPS coordinates. Visitors to this website can download and extract location data from these images.
WHAT PERSONAL DATA IS STORED AND WHY?
If you leave a comment on our site, you will be asked to save your name, email address and website in cookies. This is only for your convenience so that you do not have to enter this information if you leave another comment later. These cookies expire after one year.
If you go to the login page, a temporary cookie will be created to determine if your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain any personal information and will be deleted automatically when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will set a number of cookies to record your login information and screen preferences. The lifetime of a login cookie is two days, and the lifetime of a screen option cookie is one year. If you check “Remember me”, your cookie will be retained for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the cookie will be deleted.
When editing or posting an article, an additional cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie does not include any personal information. It simply shows the ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.
Some forms on this site require the use of Google’s reCAPTCHA service before they can be submitted. If you consent to use Google’s reCAPTCHA service, a cookie is set to record your consent. This cookie is deleted after 30 days.
The IP address of visitors, the ID of logged-in users, and the username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from certain types of attacks. Examples of conditions under which logging occurs include login attempts, logout requests, suspicious URL requests, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 60 days.
NESTED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other sites behaves in the same manner as if the visitor were on that other site.
WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE YOUR DATA?
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
This site is scanned by iThemes’ site scanner for malware and potential vulnerabilities. We do not send personal information to the scanner; however, the scanner may find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during the scan.
HOW LONG WILL YOUR DATA BE KEPT?
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are kept indefinitely. This allows us to automatically recognize and approve subsequent comments instead of leaving them in the moderation queue.
For users who register on our site (if possible), we also keep the personal data indicated in their profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except for their username). Site managers can also view and edit this information.
Security logs are kept for 60 days.
WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUR DATA?
If you have an account or have left comments on this site, you may request to receive a file containing all the personal data we have about you, including the data you have provided to us. You may also request the deletion of your personal data. This does not include data kept for administrative, legal or security purposes.
TRANSFER OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Visitors’ comments can be checked with an automated spam detection service.
We may use Google Ads Remarketing to advertise on the Internet. Google Ads remarketing will display ads relevant and tailored to you based on the parts of the site you have visited by placing a cookie on your machine. THIS TAMPER DOES NOT IDENTIFY YOU OR GIVE YOU ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER The cookie is used to say “This person visited this page, so show them ads related to this page. Google Ads Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better meet your needs and show only ads that are relevant to you.