When you visit our website, we may collect certain information to enhance your experience and provide you with the best possible service. This includes:
1. Comments: If you leave a comment on our site, we collect the data provided in the comments form, your IP address, and browser user agent string to help us detect and prevent spam.
3. Media: If you upload images to our website, please ensure they do not contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS) as this can be extracted by other visitors.
1. Comment Cookies: When you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. This saves you from having to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
2. Login Cookies: If you visit our login page, a temporary cookie will be set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain personal data and will be discarded when you close your browser.
3. Login and Screen Options Cookies: When you log in to your account, we set cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, while screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. Logging out of your account will remove the login cookies.
4. Article Editing Cookies: When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is saved in your browser. This cookie does not include personal data and expires after one day.
We respect the privacy of your personal information and do not sell, trade, or share it with third parties for marketing purposes. However, we may share your data in the following circumstances:
1. Password Reset: If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
1. Comments: If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely to enable automatic approval of follow-up comments and avoid holding them in a moderation queue.
2. User Profiles: For registered users, we store the personal information provided in their user profiles. You can view, edit, or delete your personal information at any time, except for your username. Website administrators also have access to and can edit this information.
As a user of our website, you have certain rights regarding your personal data:
1. Access and Portability: You can request a copy of the personal data we hold about you and ask for it to be exported in a machine-readable format.
2. Erasure: You can request the deletion of your personal data held by us unless we are required to retain it for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Automated Spam Detection
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service to ensure a safe and enjoyable browsing experience for all users.
We are committed to protecting your data and maintaining the security of our website. However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is completely secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Last updated: 21/05/2023