Suggested text: We collect the data given in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, to aid spam detection.
Suggested text: If you upload images to the website, you should avoid including embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Any location data from photographs on the website can be downloaded and extracted by website visitors.
Suggested text: You can choose to save your name, email address, and website in cookies if you leave a comment on our site. These are for your convenience so you don’t have to enter your information again when you post another comment. This batch of cookies will last for a year.
We will set a temporary cookie if you visit our login page to see if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie includes no personal information and is deleted when your browser is closed.
We’ll set up many cookies when you log in to save your login information and screen display preferences. Cookies for login and screen options last for two days and a year, respectively. Your login will be saved for two weeks if you choose “Remember Me.” The login cookies will be deleted if you log out of your account.
An additional cookie will be saved in your browser whenever you update or publish an article. This cookie contains no personal information and only shows the post ID of the article you just updated. It has a one-day expiration date.
Embedded content from other websites
Suggested text: This site’s articles may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites functions just as if the visitor had actually visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
Suggested text: If you request a password reset, the reset email will include your IP address.
How long we retain your data
Suggested text: If you post a comment, both the comment and the metadata associated with it are saved eternally. This is so that any subsequent comments will be recognised and approved automatically rather than being held in a moderation queue.
We also retain the personal information that users supply in their user profile if they register on our website (if any). At any moment, any user can see, modify, or remove their personal information (except they cannot change their username). The information can also be viewed and edited by website administrators.
What rights you have over your data
Suggested text: You can request an exported file of the personal data we possess about you, including any data you have contributed to us, if you have an account on our site or have posted comments. You can also ask us to delete any personal information we have about you. This excludes any information that we are required to store for administrative, legal, or security reasons.
Where we send your data
Suggested text: An automatic spam detection service may be used to check visitor comments.