What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comment form, the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent to help detect spam.
If you are a registered user and upload images to the site, you should avoid uploading images containing EXIF GPS location data. Visitors to the website can download the images from the website and see the location data.
When you leave a comment on our site, you can specify whether your name, e-mail address and website may be stored in a cookie. We do this for your convenience so you don’t have to re-enter these details for a new comment. These cookies are valid for one year.
If you visit our login page, we store a temporary cookie to check whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is deleted as soon as you close your browser.
Once you log in, we will store some cookies related to your login information and screen display options. Login cookies are valid for 2 days and cookies for screen display options are valid for 1 year. If you select “Remember me”, your login will be saved for 2 weeks. As soon as you log out of your account, login cookies are deleted.
When you edit or publish a post, an additional cookie is stored by your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and only contains the post ID of the article you edited. This cookie expires after one day.
Embedded content from other websites
Posts on this site may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, messages, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited this other website.
How long we retain your data
When you leave a comment, that comment and its metadata are stored forever. This way, we can automatically recognise and approve follow-up comments instead of having to moderate them.
For users registered on our website (if applicable), we also store personal information in their user profile. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (username cannot be changed). Website administrators can also view and modify this information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or you have left comments, you can request an export file of your personal data that we hold about you, including any data you have given us. You can also request that we delete any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data that we are required to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Where your data is sent
Comments from visitors can be routed through an automated spam detection service.