Privacy Policy

The data shown in the comments form, together with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, are collected when visitors submit comments on the site. This information is used to aid in spam detection, according to the suggested wording. 

In order to verify your Gravatar account, we may send them a string that is hashed from your email address. For more information on Gravatar’s privacy policies, see Once your remark is approved, your profile image will be shown to the public inside the comment. 


Advice for Media Uploads: Stay away from photos that have EXIF GPS data contained if you want to keep them on the site. Any user may access the location data in the photographs on the website and download them. Cookies

Recommendation: When you share your thoughts on our site by a remark, you have the option to save your identity, email, and website in a cookie. Please don’t feel obligated to re-enter your data every time you want to make a remark; they are for your convenience. The shelf life of these cookies is one year. 

For testing purposes, we may temporarily store a cookie on your browser whenever you visit our login page. When you exit your browser, this cookie—which does not contain any personal data—is deleted. 

To remember your login details and the settings you’ve chosen for your screen display, we’ll additionally set up many cookies when you log in. The duration of login cookies is two days, whereas screen options cookies are valid for one year. With the “Remember Me” option, your login will be saved for a duration of two weeks. The login cookies will be erased after you log out of your account. 

Your browser will be preserved with an extra cookie if you modify or publish an article. This cookie just shows the post ID of the article you just modified and does not include any personal data. The validity period is one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Text recommendation: Some articles on this site include external links to other resources (such as videos, photos, and articles) embedded inside them. The behavior of embedded material from other websites is identical to that of a visitor to that other website. 

These websites may gather information about you via cookies, extra third-party tracking, and monitoring your engagement with embedded material. If you have an account and are signed into that website, they may even track your activity with the embedded content. 

Who we share your data with

Recommended wording: The email you get to reset your password will include your IP address.

How long we retain your data

Proposed wording: We save all comments and their information forever if you post a remark. This will ensure that any follow-up comments are automatically approved rather being held in a moderation queue. 

We also save the personal details that users include in their profile when they sign up for our website. Except for changing their username, all users have unrestricted access to see, amend, and delete their personal information. Administrators of the website also have access to see and change this data.

What rights you have over your data

Proposed Wording: Any user who has an account with us or who has posted a remark has the right to obtain a copy of their personal data that we keep, including any data they have given us, in an exported file. If you’d want us to delete all of your personal information, you can do that too. This doesn’t include data that we have a legal, security, or administrative need to retain. 

Where we send your data

A spam detection solution may automatically review visitor comments.