When visitors leave comments on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form along with, the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, to help spam detection. An anonymised string created from your email address (also has a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.
If you leave comments on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to, fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set-up several cookies to save your log in information, along with your screen display choices. Log in cookies last for two days, and screen option cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your log in will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the log in cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.
We do not share any private data that we hold.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that we cab recognise and approve any follow-up comments 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.
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 you have provided to us. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information is stored on a secure server which cannot be accessed by the public.