Privacy Policies

Comments Section
When individuals leave comments on our website, we gather the information displayed in the comments form, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string for spam detection purposes. An anonymized string generated from your email address (commonly known as a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. The Gravatar service’s privacy policy is accessibl. Upon approval of your comment, your profile picture becomes visible to the public within the context of your comment.

Media Uploads
If you upload images to our website, it is advised to refrain from including embedded location data (EXIF GPS) in the images. Visitors to the website can potentially download and extract any location data embedded in the images.

Cookies Usage
When you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies serve your convenience, eliminating the need to fill in your details when leaving another comment and will last for one year. If you visit our login page, a temporary cookie is set to determine whether your browser accepts cookies; this cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. Login cookies persist for two days, while screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. Logging out of your account removes login cookies. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is saved in your browser with no personal data, indicating the post ID of the edited article, and it expires after 1 day.

Embedded Content from External Websites.
Our articles may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles) from other websites. Embedded content from external websites behaves similarly to when a visitor has directly visited the other website. These external websites may collect data, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content, including tracking your interaction if you have an account and are logged into that website.

Data Sharing
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Data Retention Period
Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely to automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments. For registered users, personal information provided in their user profile is stored. All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information (except for the username). Website administrators can also see and edit this information.

User Data Rights
If you have an account or have left comments on our site, you have the right to request an exported file of your personal data, including any information provided to us. You can also request the deletion of any personal data we hold about you, with exceptions for data required for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Data Destination
Visitor comments may undergo automated spam detection services.