What personal data do we collect and why do we collect it?
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor's IP address and the browser's user agent string to help detect spam.
If you download images from the website, you should avoid downloading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract all location data from the images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site, you can choose to save your name, e-mail address and website in the cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is deleted when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set several cookies to record your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days and screen option cookies last for one year. If you select "Remember me", your connection will persist for a fortnight. If you log out of your account, the cookies will be deleted.
If you modify or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and simply indicates the identifier of the article you have just modified. It expires after 1 day.
Integrated content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in exactly the same way as if the visitor had visited the other website.
Who do we share your data with?
How long do we keep your data?
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are kept indefinitely. This allows us to automatically recognize and approve all follow-up comments instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our website (where applicable), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, modify or delete their personal information at any time (except that they cannot change their user name). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.
What rights do you have over your data?
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you may request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including the data you have provided us with. You may also request that we delete any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Where do we send your data?
Visitor comments can be checked via an automated spam detection service.