When visitors comment on our site, we collect information displayed in the comment form. We also gather the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to aid in spam detection. An anonymized string, or hash, from your email may be used by the Gravatar service. Once your comment is approved (Automattic Privacy), your Gravatar profile picture is visible with it.
We advise users to refrain from uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) to the website, as this data can be accessed by other visitors.
When you comment on our site, you can choose to have your name, email, and website saved in cookies for your convenience. This prevents the need to re-enter details for future comments and lasts for one year. A temporary cookie checks browser compatibility on our login page. It contains no personal data and is removed when you close your browser. Additionally, for logged-in users, cookies save login and display preferences, with a duration of two days to one year, depending on the cookie type. Editing or publishing an article triggers a temporary cookie, storing no personal data, which tracks the edited post ID and expires after one day.
Our site includes articles with embedded content such as videos, images, and other media from external websites. This content behaves identically to how it would on its original site. Additionally, these third-party sites may gather data about you, utilize cookies, employ additional tracking methods, and monitor your interactions with their content, especially if you are logged in to those sites.
In instances such as password resets, relevant data, including your IP address, may be used as part of the process.
When you leave a comment on our website, we retain the comment and its metadata indefinitely. This practice allows us to automatically recognize and approve any subsequent comments swiftly, bypassing the need for moderation queues. Additionally, for users who register on our website, we store the personal information provided in their user profiles. Registered users have the capability to view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, with the exception of changing their username. Website administrators are also able to access and modify this information.
If you have an account or have left comments on our site, you may request an exported file of your personal data that we have, including data you provided. Additionally, you can ask for the deletion of your personal data from our records. However, this doesn’t include data we must retain for administrative, legal, or security reasons.