Who we are
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
You may also set your browser to disallow cookies from our website. Unfortunately, If you do this our services may not operate without errors.
Please read the Advertising, Google & Third Party Vendors section below to learn more about cookie usage on this site.
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.
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.
For additional information on the implementation of Google Adsense, Google Analytics and their partners regarding data retention, please skip to the section on Advertising, Google and Third-Party Vendors.
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 & Analytics
Some data may be anonymously collected with Google Analytics and stored for a period of time for the express purpose of analysis of traffic in order to improve our products and services.
Advertising, Google and Third Party Vendors
Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its parters to serve ads based on your visitation to this site and/or other sites on the internet.
If you have not opted out of third-party ad serving, the cookies of other third-party vendors or ad networks may also be used to serve ads on this site. Currently Google Adsense is our only ads program. Additional analytics services by Google Analytics are used. Google Analytics information is shared with Google Adsense to improve the relevance of ads on this site.
Google Analytics will associate visitation information from signed-in users who have opted and consented into Ads Personalization. The information collected will be aggregated and anonymized for analytics on cross device behavior, allowing for personalized ads. The anonymized information may include user location, search history, YouTube history and data from sites that partner with Google. Any such data collected may be deleted and/or accessed by the end user in the My Activity section of their Google account. All features are subject to the Google Analytics Advertising Features policies.
You may opt-out of this behavior and/or personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.
If you are a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) or a resident of California we will not serve you personalized advertisements through Adsense on our site. Google is currently our only advertising partner and they work within the applicable legal framework in your area. You may read more about how Google handles compliance with GDPR, CCPA and other data protection laws here.