When visitors leave comments on our website we collect information shown in the comments form, the IP address and browser user agent string to help in spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email addresses may also be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After an approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment shared.
When you upload images to our website, avoid uploading images with embedded location data included with it. Other visitors to our website can download and extract any location data from images you shared on the website, so don’t include location information.
When you leave a comment on our website, you may opt-in to saving your email address, name and website in cookies. It is for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment on the articles. These cookies will last for one year but you can also clear cookies on your browser to start afresh. When you visit our login page we set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. The cookie contains no personal data and is removed when you close your web browser. When you log in, we set up several cookies to save your login details and your screen display choices. Login cookies will last for two days and screen options cookies last for one year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. When you log out of your account then your login cookies will be discarded.
Sharing of personal data
We don’t share your personal data. If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
When you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely so that we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Your rights over your personal data
If you have an account on our website site or left comments, you can request an exported file of your personal data we hold about you. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you but does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal and security purposes.
Where we send your data
Your comments as a visitor may be checked through an automated spam detection service to avoid flooding our timeline.