Privacy Policy

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When visitors engage in discussions by leaving comments, we collect data from the comment form, including the user’s IP address and browser user agent string to facilitate spam detection. An anonymized string derived from the email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to check for profile picture use. The Gravatar service’s privacy policy is accessible here. Once a comment is approved, the associated profile picture becomes publicly visible.


When uploading images to the website, users are advised to exclude embedded location data (EXIF GPS), as visitors can download and extract location information from these images.


If users leave a comment, they may opt-in to save their name, email address, and website in cookies for convenience, eliminating the need to re-enter details for future comments. These cookies last for one year. Temporary cookies are set on the login page to determine cookie acceptance, which contains no personal data and is discarded upon browser closure.

For logged-in users, cookies are established to store login information, screen display preferences, and article editing data. Login cookies persist for two days, screen options cookies for a year, and, if “Remember Me” is selected, logins persist for two weeks. Article editing cookies expire after one day.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles may include embedded content (e.g., images) that functions similarly to a visit to the external website. Embedded content may collect data, use cookies, and implement third-party tracking, tracking user interaction if logged into that website.

Who We Share Your Data With

If a password reset is requested, the IP address is included in the reset email.

How Long We Retain Your Data

Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely for automatic recognition and approval of follow-up comments. Registered users’ personal information is stored in their profiles. All users can view, edit, or delete their information, except for the username, which administrators can also access and modify.

Your Data Rights

Users with accounts or comments can request an exported file of their held personal data or request the erasure of such data, excluding data required for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where Your Data Is Sent

Visitor comments may undergo automated spam detection services.

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