Privacy Statement

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, storage, use, and/or disclosure of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) when accessing this site (“Service”).

We will not collect, store, use and/or disclose Personal Information except as described in this privacy statement.

Contact

Reading this privacy statement will help you understand your privacy rights and choices. If you do not agree with our policies, please do not use our Service. If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy statement, please contact us.

Information Collection and Use

Log Data

We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the Service, we collect the data shown in the comments form as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user-agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your e-mail address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to verify if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your Gravatar profile picture may be visible to the public in the context of your comment on the Service.

Media

If you upload images to the Service, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) and/or metadata included. Visitors to the Service can download and extract any location data and/or metadata from images on the Service.

Contact Forms

If you use the contact form on our Service, the information provided is sent directly through e-mail to the Service administrator’s e-mail address. The form submission and any associated data are not retained within the Service.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our Service, you may opt-in to saving your name, e-mail 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 have an account and you log in to this Service, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no Personal Information and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we 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 an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no Personal Information and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

You may enable or disable cookies by modifying your browser settings.

Links

Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third-party’s website. We strongly advise that you review the privacy policy of each website that you visit.

Embedded Content

Articles on this Service 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This Service uses analytical tools to analyze Service usage. The data collected for analysis includes Log Data and browser information, e.g. timestamp, IP address, and browser user-agent string. Through the use of cookies, visitor behavior information is also collected anonymously, e.g. page views.

Information Storage and Retention

Log Data and analytics data are retained indefinitely.

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 who register on our Service (if any), we also store the Personal Information they provide in their user profile. 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.

Information Disclosure

Your Personal Information will not be disclosed except as described below.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Compliance with laws

We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law.

Data Rights

If you have an account on this Service, or have left comments, you may request that we erase any Personal Information we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Privacy Statement Changes

We may periodically update our privacy statement. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new privacy statement on this page.

You are advised to review this privacy statement periodically for any changes. Changes to this privacy statement are effective when they are posted on this page.