With the purpose of spam detection, when website guests leave comments, we collect the data filled in the comments form. Along with that we also collect the IP address of the website visitor and browser user agent string.
Please consider that uploading images to the website, it is necessary to avoid image files with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Website visitors are free to download and extract any location data from images placed on the site.
Website guests have an option to allow the site to save their name, email address, and website in cookies when they post a comment. It is made for website guests’ convenience to avoid re-entering their information every time they post something. The shelf life of these cookies is one year.
If a website guest visits our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if the guest’s web browser accepts cookies. This cookie doesn’t contain personal data, when the browser is closed, it discards.
We set up some cookies to save login information and screen display choices when a website guest logs in. Screen options cookies last for a year. Login cookies last only for two days, but If the guest selects “Remember Me,” login will persist for two weeks. In case of a website guest logs out of the account – login cookies will be removed.
An additional cookie will be saved in the browser if the guest edits or publishes an article. This cookie doesn’t include any personal data. It simply indicates the post ID of the edited article. This cookie expires in a day.
This website’s articles can have embedded material (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). When another website’s content is embedded, it operates exactly as if the user had really visited the other website.
These websites may track users’ interaction with the embedded content, gather information about the user, utilize cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor users’ activity. It includes tracking the user’s activity if the user has an account and signs in to the website.
If the user requests a password reset, his/hers IP address will be included in the reset email.
If a user leaves some comments, they will be kept for an indefinite period with all associated information. It allows us to detect and approve any subsequent comments without having their manual moderation.
We also save the personal data users supply in their user profiles for those users who register on our website. Anytime, any user may access, amend, or delete their personal information (except they cannot change their username). Administrators of the website can also access and modify that data.
If the user owns an account on this website or has left comments, there is a capability of requesting to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about the user, including any data the user has provided to us. Users can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about them. This does not apply to any information that we must maintain for administrative, legal, or security reasons.
An automatic spam detection service may be used to review visitor comments.