When you comment on our site, we gather the information you provide in the comment form. For spam prevention, we also collect your IP address and the details of the browser you’re using.
If you’re uploading images to our site, ensure they don’t have location data (EXIF GPS) embedded. Otherwise, site visitors can access and extract this data from your images.
- If you comment on our site, you have the option to save your name, email, and website in cookies, making it easier for you the next time you comment. These cookies are stored for a year.
- Visiting our login page will set a temporary cookie to check if your browser supports cookies. This cookie doesn’t store personal data and is deleted once you close your browser.
- Logging in will activate several cookies that store your login and display preferences. Login cookies are stored for two days, while display preference cookies last a year. If you choose “Remember Me”, your login will last two weeks. Logging out deletes the login cookies.
- Editing or publishing an article will set a cookie in your browser, indicating the article’s post ID. This cookie doesn’t contain personal data and expires in a day.
Should you request a password reset, the reset email will include your IP address.
Comments and their associated data are stored indefinitely, allowing us to automatically approve any subsequent comments you make. Registered users’ personal details are saved in their profiles. While users can view, modify, or delete their information anytime, they can’t change their usernames. Site admins can also access and edit this information.
Your Data Rights
If you have an account or have commented on our site, you can ask for an exported file of your personal data we possess. You can also request the deletion of your personal data. However, data essential for administrative, legal, or security purposes is exempted.
To detect spam, visitor comments might be processed by an automated spam detection service.