What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Read our privacy policy term. 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 anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it and the service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment the your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


You should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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In the moment 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 that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment and these cookies will last for one year.

In case if you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts these, but their contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, several cookies will also be set to save login information and screen display options, which last two days and the on-screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me” your login will persist for two weeks and when you exit your account they will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article an additional cookie will be saved in your browser, this includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited and it expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

For example articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

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


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Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically 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. And all users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. The website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

In case you have an account on this site, 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 we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.