What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave a comment on our site, we collect information left in the comment form as well as the IP address and type of browser for the purpose of detecting unwanted comments.
If you add photos on the site, you should avoid adding photos that contain location information (EXIF GPS). Site visitors can download and extract any location information from photos on the site.
If you leave a comment on our website, you can log in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. This is for your convenience so you don’t have to re-enter your details when leaving another comment. These cookies will last for a year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain personal information and is rejected when you close your browser.
When you sign in, we will also set a few cookies to save your login information and screen selection. Login cookies last for two days, and cookies with options on the screen last for a year. If you select “Remember me”, the application will take two weeks. If you sign out of your account, your login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, the additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal information and simply indicates the zip code of the article you just edited. Expires after 1 day.
Inserted content from other sites
Articles on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if a visitor had visited another website.
How long we keep your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is why we can automatically recognize and approve all comments that are tracked, instead of keeping them in line for moderation.
For users who register on our website (if any) we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal data at any time (except that they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.
What are your rights regarding your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request an exported file of all your personal information that we store. You can also request the deletion of personal data. This does not include data that we are required to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments can be checked through an automated check service for unwanted comments.