What we stand for

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Suggested text: When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the information displayed in the comments form as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to aid in spam detection.

To determine whether you are using the Gravatar service, an anonymized string created from your email address (also known as a hash) may be provided. The Gravatar service’s privacy policy can be found at https://automattic.com/privacy/. Your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment after it has been approved.


Suggested text: When uploading images to the website, avoid including images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from the website’s images.


If you leave a comment on our site, you can choose to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are provided for your convenience so that you do not have to enter your information again when leaving another comment. These cookies are good for a year.

When you visit our login page, we will place a temporary cookie to see if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personally identifiable information and is deleted when you close your browser.

We will also set up several cookies when you log in to save your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies expire after two days, and screen options cookies expire after a year. If you choose “Remember Me,” your login will be saved for two weeks. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are deleted.

An additional cookie will be saved in your browser if you edit or publish an article. This cookie contains no personal information and simply displays the post ID of the article you just edited. It is only valid for one day.

Other websites’ content has been embedded.

Articles on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly like the visitor who visited the other website.

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

Who we share your information with

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

How long will we keep your data?

Suggested text: If you leave a comment, it and its metadata are saved indefinitely. This allows us to automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments rather than holding them in a moderation queue.

We store the personal information provided by users who register on our website (if any) in their user profiles. All users have the ability to view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Administrators of the website can also view and edit that information.

What are your data ownership rights?

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can ask for an exported file of the personal data we have on file for you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also ask us to delete any personal information we have on file for you. This excludes any data that we are required to keep for administrative, legal, or security reasons.

Where we send your information

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