When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data specified in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help detect spam.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images that contain embedded location data (GPS EXIF). Visitors to the website can download and extract all location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site, you may agree to have your name, email address and website stored in cookies. These cookies ensure that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies have a lifetime of one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is deleted when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set a number of cookies to store your login information and screen display choices. The login cookies last for two days, and the screen options cookies last for one year. If you select the “Remember me” option, your login will be retained for a fortnight. If you log out of your account, the login 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 ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly the same as if the visitor had visited the other website.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows us to automatically recognise and approve any subsequent comments rather than keeping them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our website (if applicable), we also retain the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except that they cannot change their username). The website administrators can also view and edit this information.
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 to us. You may also ask us to delete any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain for administrative, legal or security purposes.