Privacy policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Comments
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 anonymous string generated from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.

Media
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Website visitors can download and extract any website data from images on the website.

Contact forms
Cookies
If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so 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 our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is disposed of when you close your browser.

When you log in, we also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display options. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. Your login will continue for two weeks when you choose “Remember me”, and if you log out of the account, the login cookies will be deleted.

An additional cookie file will be saved in your browser if you edit or publish an article. This file does not include any personal data, it just indicates the ID of the article that you edited. It will expire after one day.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (for example: such as videos, pictures, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in exactly the same way as if the visitor visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with this embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that site.

Analytics
With whom we share your data
How long do we keep your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will be retained indefinitely. This is so that we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, amend or delete their personal information at any time (except that they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit this 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 keep about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we delete any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obligated to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information
additional information
How do we protect your data
What are the procedures in effect against breaching the data?
What third parties do we receive data from?
What is the decision-making mechanism and / or profiling we do with user data
Disclosure requirements of the industry regulator