I. Information We Collect
When you leave comments on our website, we collect the data provided in the comments form, along with your IP address and browser user agent string. This information is collected to help us detect and prevent spam.
If you use Gravatar, an anonymized string (hash) created from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to check if you have a profile picture associated with it. Your profile picture, if approved, will be visible to the public along with your comment.
If you upload images to our website, please ensure that they do not contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors can download and extract location data from images on the website.
When you visit our login page, a temporary cookie is set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
Upon logging in, we set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies are valid for two days, while screen options cookies are valid for one year. If you choose the “Remember Me” option, your login will persist for two weeks. Logging out of your account will remove the login cookies.
Additionally, when you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and only indicates the ID of the edited article. It expires after 1 day.
II. Embedded Content from Other Websites
III. Sharing of Your Data
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email for security purposes.
IV. Data Retention
When you leave a comment, we retain the comment and its metadata indefinitely. This allows us to recognize and approve follow-up comments automatically, instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
4.2 User Registration
For users who register on our website (if any), we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, except for their username. Website administrators also have access to view and edit this information.
V. Your Rights
If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you have the right to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you, including any information you have provided to us. You may also request the deletion of your personal data, except in cases where we are required to retain it for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
VI. Data Transfers
Visitor comments may be subject to automated spam detection through a third-party service.