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Privacy Policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Server logs

As most websites do, we automatically log certain information about every visit to the site. This includes your IP address and information relating to your requests from our servers, for example date and time, referrer, user agent, request type and details of request size. This information is used to help us manage the website and where necessary to investigate potential misuse or breaches in regulations.

Comments

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact form

If you contact us through the contact form, you will provide us with your email address. That address will not be used for advertisement.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our 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 our login page, we 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.

Analytical purposes

We use cookies to analyze user activity in order to improve the site. We can use the analysis to gain insights about how to improve the functionality and user experience of the site.

Marketing

We use cookies from third party partners such as Google for marketing purposes. These cookies allow us to display promotional material to you.

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. There may also be ad content on this site.

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

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.