- Collection and Use of Personal Data
1.1 Comments When you leave a comment on our website, we collect the information provided in the comments form, your IP address, and browser user agent string to help us detect and prevent spam.
1.3 Media If you upload images to our website, please ensure that they do not contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website may be able to download and extract location data from such images.
1.4 Contact Forms Our contact form allows you to provide feedback or submit complaints. The information you provide through the contact form is used solely for the purpose of responding to your inquiries.
1.5 Cookies When you leave a comment on our site, you may choose to opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when leaving another comment. These cookies will be stored on your device for one year.
If you have an account and log in to our site, a temporary cookie is set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
Upon logging in, we also set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies are stored for two days, and screen options cookies are stored for one year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. When you log out, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and only indicates the post ID of the article you edited. It expires after one day.
1.7 Analytics We use Google Analytics to collect information about our visitors, such as their interests and browsing habits. This helps us understand and improve our website’s performance and content.
- Sharing of Personal Data
We do not share the personal data of our visitors with third-party websites that may harm your online experience.
- Retention of Personal Data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows us to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically, instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, except for their username. Website administrators also have access to view and edit this information.
- Your Rights Regarding Your Data
If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you have the right to request 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. However, please note that we may be required to retain certain data for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
- Security Measures
To protect your data, we implement industry-standard security measures, including the use of HTTPS to encrypt the information you share on our website and prevent unauthorized access.
- Data Breach Procedures
In the event of a confirmed data breach that affects our website and visitor data, we will promptly notify our users by posting a highly visible notification on our website.
- Third-Party Links
Occasionally, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have their own separate and independent privacy policies. We assume no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we strive to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback regarding these sites.
- Children’s Privacy
Our website does not specifically market to or collect personal information from children under the age of 13 years old. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child has provided personal information on our website, please contact us, and we will take the necessary steps to remove the information from our records.
- Contact Information
Last Updated: 14th June 2023