Privacy Policy

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Privacy and Your Data

Comments: When you grace our site with your comments, we collect the information you enter in the comments form, as well as your IP address and browser details, to aid in spam prevention.

Should you use a Gravatar, we might send your email address (in encrypted form known as a hash) to check if it’s associated with a Gravatar account. Gravatar’s privacy terms are here: Gravatar Privacy. Once your comment is approved, your Gravatar profile picture becomes publicly visible alongside your comment.

Media Caution: Uploading images to our site? Please strip any embedded location data (EXIF GPS) to protect your privacy. Other visitors can extract location data from images on the site.

Cookies Delight: Leave a comment, and you can opt to save your details (name, email, and website) in cookies, sparing you from re-entering them for future comments. These cookies last one year.

Visiting the login page sets a temporary cookie to check if your browser accepts cookies, discarded when you close your browser. Logging in sets cookies to remember your login and display preferences, with login cookies lasting two days and display options one year. “Remember Me” extends login to two weeks; logging out clears these cookies.

Editing or publishing an article sets a cookie that notes the post ID of the article you edited, expiring after a day.

Embedded Content: Articles here may include embedded content (like videos, images, articles). These behave as if you visited their originating sites, which may collect your data, use cookies, or embed third-party tracking, monitoring your interaction, especially if logged in to those sites.

Data Sharing: Request a password reset, and your IP joins the reset email.

Data Retention: Comments and their metadata are kept indefinitely for follow-up comment recognition. Registered users’ information is stored in their profiles, accessible and editable anytime (username changes are off- Your Data Rights: Registered or commented on our site? You can request an export of your personal data we hold, including any provided data. You can also request erasure of your personal data, excluding data retained for administrative, legal, or security needs.

Data Processing: Comment screening may use automated spam detection services.

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