What personal data do we collect, and why do we collect it?
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor's IP address, and the browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, 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 site.
If you leave your contact information on our site, you will be prompted for your name and contact information. This information is collected so we can respond to your inquiry.
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. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
We also set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices when you log in. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me," your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
An additional cookie will be saved in your browser if you edit or publish an article. This cookie includes no personal data and indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.
Embedded content from other websites.
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.) Embedded content from other websites behaves the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
These websites may collect data about you by using cookies to embed additional third-party tracking and monitoring of your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. The aforementioned are retained to automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, 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. The erasure of data does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where do we send your data?
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How do we protect your data?
We enforce strong passwords and have implemented optional two-factor authentication for logged-in users. Data collected through the contact forms are removed periodically after confirming your information through email.
Forms store a record of all form submissions. The site administrator may delete your data. You may request a report of saved data related to your email address.
Some data may be shared with other services, including list services to manage newsletters and alerts.
What data breach procedures do we have in place?
In the event of a data breach, owners of any compromised data are notified. Also, the method used for the identified data breach is corrected to prevent any continued data breaches by the identified attack.
What third parties do we receive data from?
We currently receive no third-party data.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
Data collected by cookies, contact forms, and comments are used for direct contact with you, the customer, to communicate with this website and will not be used publicly without your express permission.