When visitors leave comments on our website, we collect the data provided in the comments form, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. This information helps us detect and prevent spam.
If you upload images to our website, please ensure that they do not contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors can download and extract location information from such images.
If you leave a comment on our site, you may choose to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies provide convenience by remembering your details for future comment submissions. They will remain valid for one year.
When you visit our login page, we set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not store any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
Upon logging in, we set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies remain active for two days, while screen options cookies last for a year. Selecting the “Remember Me” option extends your login duration to two weeks. If you log out, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is saved in your browser. This cookie does not contain personal data and expires after one day.
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When you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email for security purposes.
Comments and their associated metadata are retained indefinitely to facilitate the automatic approval of follow-up comments, instead of holding them in a moderation queue. If you register on our website, we store the personal information you provide in your user profile. All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information (except for the username). Website administrators can also access and modify this information.
Your Data Rights
If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you can request an exported file of your personal data, including any information you have provided. You may also request the deletion of your personal data, except for any data we are obliged to retain for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
We implement measures to protect your personal information. However, please note that no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service before being published.