Privacy Policy

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Suggested text: When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Suggested text: 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.


When you leave comments, the site collects the data shown in the comments form. It also collects your IP address and browser user agent string to combat spam.

The site might provide an anonymized string (known as a hash) created from your email address to the Gravatar service to check if you’re using it. You can find the Gravatar service privacy policy here: Automattic Privacy Policy. Once your comment is approved, your profile picture becomes visible to the public alongside your comment.


Avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Other visitors can download and extract location data from images on the site.


If you comment, you can opt to save your name, email, and website in cookies. This is for convenience, so you don’t re-enter this info when commenting again. These cookies last a year.

Visiting the login page, the site sets a temporary cookie to check if your browser accepts cookies, discarding it when you close your browser.

Logging in, the site sets cookies to save your login info and screen display choices. Login cookies last two days; screen options cookies last a year. If you choose “Remember Me”, your login persists for two weeks. Logging out removes login cookies.

Editing or publishing an article saves an additional cookie in your browser. This cookie, which expires after one day, doesn’t store personal data, just the post ID of your recent edit.

Embedded Content

Articles might include embedded content (videos, images, etc.). This content behaves just like it would if you visited the other website, potentially collecting data about you, using cookies, or embedding third-party tracking.

Data Sharing

Requesting a password reset includes your IP address in the reset email.

Data Retention

Comments and their metadata are stored indefinitely for follow-up comments. For registered users, personal info in user profiles is also stored. Users can see, edit, or delete their personal information (except usernames). Administrators have this access too.

Your Data Rights

If you have an account or have left comments, you can request an exported file of your personal data or request its erasure. This doesn’t include data kept for legal, administrative, or security reasons.

Data Sent

Comments might be verified via an automated spam detection service.