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.
An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.
Google DoubleClick DART Cookie
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.
Cookies are little data files that are widely utilised as anonymous unique identifiers. They are delivered to your browser by the websites you visit and are kept in the internal memory of your device.
Embedded content from other websites
This site’s articles may include embedded material (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded material from other websites functions just as if the visitor had really visited the other website.
These websites may collect information about you, utilise cookies, embed extra third-party monitoring, and track your interactions with embedded content, including tracking your interactions with embedded content if you have an account and are signed in to that website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
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.
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
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.