Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, WordPress collects the data shown in the comments form. It is also stored on this site, to be displayed as a comment.

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. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. The Gravatar service refers to the feature that grants commenters an avatar generated from their email or public IP, if they don’t already have one set.

Media

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 website.

Unless otherwise stated we assume you have the right to upload any images you do upload and do not give us the right to use it outside of the context it was uploaded for.

Cookies

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 visit our login page, 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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. 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.

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

The user should also be aware of 3rd party cookies. Google analytics, AdSense, InfoLinks, Paypal, patreon and WooCommerce tools are active on this site and have their own privacy policies and conduct available on their websites.

In the case of google AdSense users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

Additionally some advertisements served through google AdSense and info links may have their own cookies. This is ussually only relevant if you actually click an Ad. These cookies can be opted out of and managed on the website the ad is for.

You can view more info on Ads here: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/1348695?hl=en

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 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 with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

We do not actively share any of your info with anyone. However this site makes use of multiple 3rd party tools, such as WordPress comments and GMail. We are not responsible for their privacy policies or conduct.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely (unless it is removed or otherwise deleted). 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. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Emails from our contact form will be held in our Gmail inbox indefinitely and is subject to Gmails privacy policy and conduct, though you can request it be removed. We use these to keep track of and reply to feedback.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive digital copies 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.

Keep in mind that we will not do this for data that can not be proved to be yours, or linked to any of your online identities. For example, leaving an anonymous comment with a concealed or temporary IP is nearly impossible to attribute to an individual.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Eg. Captcha or Gmail spam detection. We hate spam as much as you do.

Contact us and Feedback

If you believe anything here is incorrect, lacking or breaches your rights, please inform us using the contact page accessed from the top and bottom menus. We strive to be user friendly and would be happy to fix such issues as quickly and well as we can.