Privacy Policy


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When visitors leave comments on the website, their data is collected through the comment form, as well as their IP address and browser user agent string, in order to help detect spam. A unique anonymized string created from the visitor's email address may be supplied to Gravatar service, allowing a profile picture to be visible with their comment after approval. The privacy policy for Gravatar can be found at


It is recommended that website users avoid uploading images with EXIF GPS data included, as visitors can extract and access this location data. This could potentially lead to a breach of privacy or security for those involved if such extraction reveals sensitive information. To ensure safety and confidentiality, it is best to exclude any location data from photos before they are uploaded onto the website.


For our users’ convenience, we allow them to opt-in to save their name, email address, and website in cookies when they leave a comment on our site. These cookies will last for one year; however, if the user visits our login page, a temporary cookie will be set, containing no personal data, and discarded once the browser is closed.

Additional cookies are set up when logging in to save login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, while screen options cookies have an expiry of 1 year. If “Remember Me” is selected, the login credentials are stored for two weeks unless the user logs out from their account, which immediately removes these details from the device.

When editing or publishing an article, an extra cookie containing no personal data other than the post ID of the article edited by you is saved into your browser, and it expires after 24 hours.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles published on this site may feature embedded content from third-party websites, such as videos, images, and other articles. This kind of content behaves the same way if a visitor has visited the other website directly. Depending on their privacy policies, these websites may collect data about the user or deploy cookies to monitor the interaction with said embedded content. If an account is logged into that website, then it is possible that they are tracking your activity with regard to the embedded material.

Who do we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your new password will be sent to the email address associated with your IP address.

How long we retain your data

Commenting on websites has become an integral part of online discourse. To ensure users have the best experience possible, website administrators retain comments and their associated metadata indefinitely. This allows them to automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments without holding these in moderation queues.

Personal information such as names or contact details is also stored in individual profiles for sites that offer user registration. All registered users can view, edit, or delete this data at any time (except for usernames which cannot be changed). Website administrators also have access to this information should they need it for administrative purposes.

What rights do you have over your data?

If a user has an account on this website or has previously left comments, they can request to receive an exported file of their personal data that is held by the site. This includes any information that they have provided to the website in question. Furthermore, users may also ask for all personal data which is being held about them to be erased. However, there are certain exceptions, such as administrative and legal purposes, where this would not apply.

Where is your data sent?

Comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.