Comments: When users submit comments on the site, the information that is displayed in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and the browser user agent string is collected by us so that we can better detect and eliminate spam. A Gravatar service may check to determine if it already possesses an anonymized string derived from your email address, which is also known as a hash. Once your comment has been reviewed and approved, the public will be able to see your profile picture next to it.
Media: If you plan on uploading images to the website, you should avoid posting photographs that have embedded location data. This is because visitors to the website can download and get location information from any photo that is hosted on the site.
Cookies: You will be given the option to have your name, email address and website saved in cookies if you choose to post a comment on our website. These are provided for your convenience so that you do not need to re-enter your information whenever you post a new comment on the site. These cookies last one whole year.
If you visit the page where you log in to our site, we will place a temporary cookie on your browser in order to determine whether or not it supports cookies. This cookie, which does not have any information that could be used to find out who you are, is deleted when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up many cookies to preserve the information you entered at login as well as the screen display options you select. Cookies used for logging in remain valid for two days, but cookies used to customize the interface remain valid for a whole year. If you check the box labeled “Remember Me,” your login information will be stored for a further two weeks. If you exit your account without logging out first, the login cookies will be deleted.
When you make changes to an article or publish it, another cookie will be created and stored in your browser. This cookie does not include any personally identifiable information; all it does is show the post ID of the article you have most recently updated. After a day, it will no longer be valid.
Embedded material from other websites: There may be embedded material in some of the articles found on this website (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). When a visitor views material that has been embedded from another website, the experience is exactly the same as if they had visited the original website themselves.
These websites may gather data about you, utilize cookies, embed extra third-party tracking, and monitor your engagement with that embedded material. If you have an account and are signed in to that website, they may also track your activity with the embedded content.
With whom else may we share your information? Okay, your IP address will be included in the reset email that is sent to you if you choose to reset your password.
For how long will we keep your information on file? If you post a comment, both the comment and the information associated with it will be stored permanently. This is done so that any follow-up comments can be automatically recognized and approved without having to wait in a moderation queue.
Assuming a user chooses to register on our website, we will additionally keep any personally identifying information that they supply in their user profile. Every user has the ability to see, make changes to or remove their own personal information at any time, except that they cannot change their username. Administrators of the website are able to view and change that information as well.
The control you have over your own data: You have the ability to request to acquire an exported file of the personal data we possess on you, which includes any data you have submitted to us, if you have an account on our website or have left comments on articles that we have posted. You also have the option to request that we delete any personal information that we have stored about you.
However, this does not include any data that we are required to store for administrative, legal or security concerns.