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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data indicated in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and the browser’s user agent string to help detect spam.

An anonymous string created from your email address (also known as a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you use 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.

Media

If you download images from the website, you should avoid downloading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract all location data from the images on the website.

Contact Forms and Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site, you can choose to save your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is 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 does not contain any personal data and is deleted when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set several cookies to record your login information and screen viewing choices. Login cookies last for two days and screen option cookies last for one year. If you select “Remember Me”, your connection will be maintained for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the cookies will be deleted.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and simply indicates the identifier of the article you have just modified. 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 exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third party tracking, and monitor your interaction with such embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into this site.

With whom do we share your data? How long do we keep your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are kept indefinitely. This is how we can automatically recognize and approve follow-up comments instead of putting them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (where applicable), we also retain the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users may view, modify or delete their personal information at any time (unless they are unable to change their user name). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.

What rights do you have over your data?

If you have an account on this site, or if you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including the data you have provided us with. You may also ask us to delete the personal data we hold about you. This does not include data that we are obliged to retain for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where do we send your data?

Visitors’ comments may be checked by means of an automated spam detection service.

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