Who we are
Hi there! We’re always happy to see you on our website.
Do we collect personal data?
Yes. You should know that, every time you visit us, some generic information about you is collected automatically in order to adjust your browsing experience and help us serve you better. To understand online information tracking and your opt out choices, please check http://optout.networkadvertising.org.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in 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 contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded 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 the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use third party services to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction and use it to provide analytics that help us improve.
Who we share your data with
We work with third-party vendors who perform certain functions for our website – marketing or promotional assistance, traffic data analysis, etc. We may share certain personally identifiable information about you with these vendors, on condition that these vendors agree to use this information only within the scope of the requested function.
Google collects information related to user IP addresses, browsing histories, website preferences, device location and device preferences, in order to gather analytics about the website traffic (Google Analytics) and offer relevant ads (Google Adsense). For more information about your options regarding the use of data by Google, please go to: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US.
Third party marketing partner
Our marketing partner has access to certain data collected by us in order to assist with our promotional and SEO activities and in order to optimize the website experience for you.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see 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 to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.