When visitors comment on the site, we collect the data displayed in the comments form, including their IP address and browser user agent string, to detect spam.
If you upload images to the website, we recommend avoiding images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors can download and extract any location data from the website’s images.
When you leave a comment, you can choose to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies provide convenience by saving your details for future comments. They remain valid for one year.
When you visit our login page, a temporary cookie checks if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
Upon logging in, several cookies store your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies last for two days, while screen options cookies persist for one year. By selecting “Remember Me,” your login remains active for two weeks. Logging out removes the login cookies.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie saves the post ID of the edited article. This cookie does not include personal data and expires after 1 day.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Articles on this site may contain embedded content such as videos, images, and articles. Embedded content from other websites behaves as if you have visited the respective website.
Who We Share Your Data With
If you request a password reset, we include your IP address in the reset email.
How Long Do We Retain Your Data
When you leave a comment, we retain the comment and its metadata indefinitely. This allows us to automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments instead of holding them for moderation.
For registered users, we store the personal information provided in their user profiles. All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except for the username). Website administrators can also view and edit that information.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request an exported file of your personal data, including any data you have provided. You can also request the erasure of your personal data. However, we may be obligated to retain certain data due to administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where Your Data Is Sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
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