Personal data collected (& why it is collected)
When visitors leave comments on the site, data shown in the comments form is collected, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection and to identify potential abuse.
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.
All data shown in a contact form is collected through the website and forwarded to the website owner’s email address. This may include your name, email address, content of your message, and any other data provided by you.
Email subscription forms
At times this website will use additional forms for data collection (such as “interview” forms for profile blog posts, guest post submission forms, or other forms tied to website features). All data shown in each form is collected through the website and may be saved to the database and / or forwarded to the website owner. This may include your IP address, allowing the website owner to track abuse and related problems when users are able to post content to the database.
If you leave a comment on this 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 the login page, the website 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.
If you log in, the website 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 content to the website, 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.
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.
A variety of advertisements may be included in different sections of the site, or within certain posts or pages both now and in the future.
- Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
- Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.
- Affiliate links and related ads may include tracking code that allows advertisers to track conversions based on views and clicks (which determines the compensation paid to this site).
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. 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 the website (if any), personal information they provide in their user profile will also be stored. 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.
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 held 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, and it does not apply to blog comments once they’re approved and archived as part of the public conversation.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Data is sent to a third party email marketing service if you choose to subscribe to the mailing list. And data is sent to / processed through an analytics service to help the website owner better understand how visitors use this website.