Who we are
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Visitor Privacy and Commenting Policy
When visitors leave comments on our site, we take the necessary steps to collect relevant data provided in the comments form. Additionally, we automatically gather the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. These measures aid us in spam detection and maintaining a secure commenting environment.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
When uploading images to our website, we kindly request that you exercise caution and avoid including embedded location data (EXIF GPS) in the images. It is important to note that visitors to the website have the ability to download and extract any location data that may be embedded within the images available on the website.
We prioritize the privacy and security of our users, and we strongly encourage you to review and remove any location data from images before uploading them to our platform. By doing so, you help ensure that sensitive location information remains safeguarded.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding our image upload and location data policy, please do not hesitate to contact us. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in maintaining the privacy of our users.
When you leave a comment on our site, you have the option to provide your name, email address, and website, which may be saved as cookies. These cookies are designed to enhance your convenience by automatically populating the respective fields when you leave subsequent comments. These cookies have a duration of one year, ensuring that you do not need to repeatedly fill in your details.
During your visit to our login page, a temporary cookie is set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
Upon logging in, we establish several cookies to store your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies persist for two days, while screen options cookies last for one year. If you select the “Remember Me” option, your login will remain active for two weeks. However, if you choose to log out, the login cookies will be removed.
Additionally, when you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is saved in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and solely indicates the post ID of the article you recently edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Our articles may contain embedded content such as videos, images, and articles sourced from other websites. It is important to understand that embedded content from external sources operates in the same manner as if you were visiting the respective third-party website directly.
These external websites may collect data about you, utilize cookies, incorporate additional third-party tracking tools, and monitor your interactions with the embedded content. This includes tracking your engagement with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to the external website.
We would like to emphasize that the collection and usage of data by these external websites are governed by their own privacy policies. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these websites to understand their data handling practices.
As we strive to provide valuable and engaging content, embedded content plays an integral role. However, we do not have control over the data collection and tracking activities performed by external websites.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding our embedded content policy, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We value your privacy and appreciate your understanding of this matter.
Who we share your data with
When you initiate a password reset request, it is important to note that your IP address will be included in the reset email for security purposes.
Including your IP address in the reset email helps to ensure the authenticity of the request and provides an additional layer of protection against unauthorized access to your account. By including this information, we can verify that the password reset request originated from the same IP address associated with your account.
We prioritize the security and privacy of our users, and we assure you that your IP address will be treated with utmost confidentiality and will only be used for the purpose of verifying your identity during the password reset process.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding our password reset policy, please feel free to contact us. We are committed to providing a secure and reliable platform for our users.
How long we retain your data
When you leave a comment on our website, both the comment itself and its associated metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows us to automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments without the need for manual moderation.
For users who choose to register on our website, if applicable, we store the personal information provided in their user profile. It is important to note that all registered users have the ability to view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, with the exception of their username. Website administrators also have access to view and edit this user information.
We prioritize the privacy and control of user data, and we encourage all registered users to review and manage their personal information as needed. Our website administrators also uphold strict confidentiality when handling user data.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our comment and user data retention policy, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are committed to ensuring a secure and transparent environment for our users.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on our website or have previously left comments, you have the right to request an exported file containing the personal data we have collected and stored about you. This includes any data that you have provided to us. Additionally, you have the option to request the deletion of any personal data we hold about you.
We are committed to respecting your privacy and providing you with control over your personal information. However, please note that certain data may be exempt from deletion if we are obligated to retain it for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
To exercise your data privacy rights or inquire further about the personal data we hold, please contact us using the provided contact information. We will promptly process your request and provide the necessary information or take appropriate actions in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
We appreciate your trust and value your privacy. Should you have any concerns or questions regarding your personal data, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Where your data is sent
In order to maintain a safe and spam-free environment for our visitors, all comments made on our website are subject to verification through an automated spam detection service.
This service enables us to identify and filter out any potentially malicious or irrelevant comments, ensuring that the comment section remains valuable and engaging for our community.
We prioritize the security and quality of user interactions on our platform, and this automated spam detection service plays a crucial role in achieving that goal.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our automated spam detection service or comment moderation practices, please feel free to contact us. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in creating a positive user experience.
Thank you for your participation and valuable contributions to our website.