- PERSONAL DATA COLLECTION AND USAGE:
a. Comments: When you leave comments on our Site or App, we collect the data provided in the comments form, as well as your IP address and browser user agent string to assist with spam detection. If you use the Gravatar service, an anonymized string created from your email (a hash) may be supplied to Gravatar to identify you. Following approval of your comment, your profile picture is public in the context of your comment.
b. Media: Should you upload images to the Site or App, we recommend not including embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Website visitors may be able to download and extract such data from images on the Site.
c. Contact forms: We collect information you provide in the contact forms for responding to your queries or feedback.
If you comment on our Site, you may choose to save your name, email address, and website in cookies for your convenience. This means you won’t need to re-enter these details for future comments. These cookies last one year.
When you visit our login page, a temporary cookie is set to check if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie, containing no personal data, is discarded when you close your browser.
If you log in, we set several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last two days, while screen options cookies persist for a year. Selecting “Remember Me” extends your login for two weeks. Upon logging out, login cookies are removed.
When editing or publishing an article, an extra cookie is saved in your browser. This cookie, containing no personal data, simply shows the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.
- EMBEDDED CONTENT:
We use analytics to understand how our Site and App are used, which helps us to improve our services.
- DATA SHARING:
We retain comments and their metadata indefinitely to recognize and approve follow-up comments without moderation. For registered users, we store the personal information provided in their user profile. All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (username cannot be changed). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.
- YOUR DATA RIGHTS:
If you have an account or have left comments, you can request an exported file of your personal data held by us, including any data you’ve provided. You can also request the erasure of your personal data. However, this excludes data we must keep for administrative, legal, or security reasons.
- DATA TRANSFERS:
We may use an automated spam detection service to check visitor comments.