Personal data collected (& why it is collected)
When visitors leave comments on the site, submitted information will save to the database. This also includes the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection and to identify potential abuse.
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.
All data shown in a contact form is collected through the website and forwarded to the website owner’s email address. This may include your name, email address, content of your message, and any other data provided by you.
Email subscription forms
At times this website will use additional forms for data collection (such as guest post submission forms). All data shown in each form is collected through the website and may be saved to the database and/or forwarded to the website owner. This may include your IP address allowing the owner to track problems like abuse when posting content to the database.
If you leave a comment on this site, cookies may save your name, email address and website. 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 visit the login page, the website will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data. It’s discarded when you close your browser.
If you log in (currently only affects authorized admins and select authors), the website 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. When you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish content to the website, 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.
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.
A variety of advertisements may appear in different sections of the site.
- Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
- Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.
- Affiliate links and related ads may include tracking code that allows advertisers to track conversions based on views and clicks (which determines the compensation paid to help support this site).
Who your data is shared with
How long your data is retained
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata remain in the database 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 the website (if any), personal information they provide in their user profile will also be stored. 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.
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 held 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 required for administrative, legal, or security purposes (such as website analytics that can help identify abusive behavior), and it does not apply to blog comments once they’re approved and archived as part of the public conversation. This also doesn’t apply to submitted guest posts, which require an exclusive online publication license on approval.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may run through an automated spam detection service. Data processes through a third party email marketing service if you choose to subscribe to the mailing list. And data processes through an analytics service to help the website owner better understand how visitors use this website and to identify abuse.