Privacy policy

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

An anonymous string created using your email address (also called a hash) may be supplied to the Gravatar service to determine if you are using it. The Gravatar service’s Privacy Policy statement is available here: After your comment is approved, your profile image will be visible to the public next to your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with location data (GPS EXIF) included. Website visitors can download and extract location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our website you can choose to save your name, email address, and website in the cookies. This is designed for your ease of use, so that you do not have to fill in your information again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and connect to this website, we will install a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain personal data and is deleted when the browser is closed.

When you log in to the website, we will also install several cookies to save your login information and your screen viewing settings. Login cookies last two days and screen setting cookies last one year. If you select “Remember me”, you will remain logged in for two weeks. If you log out, your login cookies will be deleted.

If you edit or post an article, an additional cookie will be stored on your browser. This cookie does not include personal data and simply states the ID of the article you have posted. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from external websites

Articles on this website may include embedded content (for example, videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from external websites acts in exactly the same way as if the visitor had visited the external website.

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

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we keep your data for

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will be stored indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve later comments automatically, instead of operating an approval queue.

For users who register on our website (in there are any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (although they cannot change their username). Website admins may also view and edit such information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account or have left a comment on this website, you can request an export file of the personal data we hold on you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request we delete any personal data we hold on you. This does not include any data we are required to store for administration, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be reviewed by an automatic spam detection service.