What Personal Data We Collect and Why?

1. Comments

We collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser
user agent string to enable spam detection when visitors leave comments on the site.

We may provide an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) to the
Gravatar service to see if you are using it. You can find the Gravatar service privacy policy here:
https://automattic.com/privacy/. Your profile picture may be visible to the public next to your
comment after your comment is approved.

2. Media

Avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included if and when you upload
images to the website. Visitors to the website may be able to download and extract any location
data from images on the website.

3. Cookies

You can opt-in to save your name and email address in cookies if you leave a comment on our site.
These are available for your convenience to avoid the hassle of filling in your details again when you
leave another comment. These cookies will expire after one year.
We will set up a temporary cookie if you log in to this site from an account, to determine if your
browser accepts cookies. This cookie will contain no personal data and will be discarded when you
close your browser.
We will also set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices when
you log in. Login cookies will expire after two days, and screen options cookies after one year. Your
login will persist for two weeks if you select “Remember Me”. The login cookies will be removed if
you log out of your account.
An additional cookie will be saved in your browser if you edit or publish an article. This cookie will
not include any personal data and will simply indicate the post ID of the article you edited. It will
expire after 1 day.

4. Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this site may contain embedded content like videos, images, articles, etc. Embedded
content from other websites will behave exactly as if you have visited the other website.
These websites may collect your data, use cookies, embed third-party tracking, and monitor your
interaction with the embedded content. If you have an account and are logged in to that website, it
may also track your interaction with the embedded content.

5. How Long We Retain Your Data

The comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely if you leave a comment so that we can
recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a
moderation queue.
For registered users on our website (if any), we may also store the personal information they
provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information except their
username at any time. Our website administrators too can see and edit that information.

6. What Rights You Have Over Your Data

You can request an exported file copy of your personal data that we have, including any data you
have provided to us if you have an account or have left comments on this site. You can also request
us to erase any personal data we hold about you. This is not inclusive of any data that we are
obliged to keep or may require for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

7. Where We Send Your Data

We may check your comments through an automated spam detection service.