Who We Are
What Personal Information We Collect and Why We Collect It
Have you ever wondered what happens when you leave a comment on our site? We collect some data to ensure the security of our platform. This includes the information you provide in the comments form, your IP address, and browser user agent string.
If you use Gravatar, a cool profile picture service, we might generate an anonymised string from your email address to see if you have a profile picture. Don’t worry; this doesn’t reveal your email address to the public.
Sharing images? That’s great! Just be mindful not to upload images with location data (EXIF GPS) embedded in them. Other users can download and extract this information from the images.
Got questions or feedback? Feel free to reach out to us through our contact forms.
We also use a temporary cookie on our login page to check if your browser accepts cookies. It doesn’t store personal data and vanishes when you close your browser.
Login cookies are another type, lasting for two days, and they remember your login information and screen display preferences. If you choose “Remember Me,” your login persists for two weeks. Logout, and these cookies disappear. Lastly, when you edit or publish an article, an extra cookie noting the post ID of your last edit is saved for one day.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
We use analytics services to understand how our website is used.
Who We Share Your Data With
How Long We Keep Your Data
Comments and their metadata are kept indefinitely. This helps us automatically approve follow-up comments instead of holding them for moderation.
For registered users, we store the personal information provided in their profiles. You can view, edit, or delete your data at any time. However, username changes are not allowed.
Let’s talk about some account guidelines:
- No Multiple Accounts: Multiple accounts are not allowed.
- No Offensive Language: Be respectful; avoid offensive language towards our platform or fellow users.
- Name Consistency: Ensure your account name matches your registration name.
Your Rights Over Your Data
If you have an account or have left comments, you can request an exported file of your personal data, including information you’ve provided. You can also ask us to erase your personal data, though some data may need to be retained for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where Your Data Goes
Visitor comments may undergo automated spam checks.
For more details on data protection, data breach procedures, third-party data sources, automated decision-making, and industry regulatory disclosure requirements, please reach out. We’re here to help!