Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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

Contact forms


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

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.


Who we share your data with

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

At our organization, we take the protection of your data very seriously. We have implemented robust security measures to safeguard your information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. Here are some of the key steps we take to protect your data:

  1. Encryption: We use strong encryption techniques to secure your data during transit and at rest. This ensures that even if an unauthorized party intercepts your data, they will not be able to decipher or misuse it.
  2. Access controls: We have strict access controls in place to limit data access to authorized personnel only. Our employees undergo thorough background checks, and their access to data is granted based on the principle of least privilege, ensuring they can access only the data necessary to perform their job duties.
  3. Data storage and retention: We store your data on secure servers with industry-leading hosting providers. We adhere to data retention policies that are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, ensuring that we retain your data only for as long as necessary.
  4. Regular security audits: We conduct regular security audits and assessments to identify any vulnerabilities or weaknesses in our systems. This allows us to promptly address any potential issues and ensure that our security measures are up to date.
  5. Employee training: We provide comprehensive training to our employees regarding data protection and security practices. This includes educating them about the importance of data privacy, best practices for handling data, and the potential risks associated with data breaches.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Despite our stringent security measures, data breaches can still occur. In the event of a data breach, we have established clear procedures to mitigate the impact and minimize any harm caused. These procedures include:

  1. Incident response team: We have a dedicated incident response team that is trained to handle data breaches. This team follows a predefined plan that outlines the steps to be taken in the event of a breach, ensuring a swift and coordinated response.
  2. Containment and investigation: Upon discovering a breach, our first priority is to contain the incident and prevent any further unauthorized access. We then initiate a thorough investigation to determine the extent of the breach, identify the affected data, and assess any potential risks or impacts.
  3. Notification: If we determine that the breach poses a risk to your personal data, we will notify you in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will provide you with relevant details about the breach, the type of information compromised, and any steps you can take to protect yourself.
  4. Remediation and improvement: Following a breach, we take immediate steps to remediate the vulnerability and strengthen our security measures. This may involve patching software vulnerabilities, enhancing access controls, or implementing additional security protocols.

What third parties we receive data from

As an organization, we may receive data from various third parties for legitimate business purposes. These third parties could include:

  1. Service providers: We may engage service providers who process data on our behalf. For example, we might use a cloud hosting provider to store our data, a payment processor to handle financial transactions, or a customer support platform to assist with user inquiries. In such cases, we ensure that these third parties have appropriate data protection measures in place and that they comply with relevant privacy regulations.
  2. Business partners: We may collaborate with trusted business partners to offer joint products or services. In such instances, we may receive data from our partners to facilitate the provision of these offerings. Before sharing or receiving any data, we establish data protection agreements with our partners to ensure the secure handling and appropriate use of the information.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We strive to be transparent about any automated decision making or profiling activities that involve user data. Currently, we do not engage in any automated decision making or profiling that significantly affects our users. If we were to introduce such practices in the future, we would provide clear and easily understandable information about the purposes, logic, and potential consequences of these processes. Additionally, we would comply with applicable legal requirements and provide mechanisms for users to express their concerns or seek human intervention if necessary.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

As a responsible organization, we comply with industry regulatory disclosure requirements as mandated by applicable laws and regulations. These requirements may vary depending on the industry and the jurisdictions in which we operate. In the event of any data breaches or incidents that involve the unauthorized disclosure of personal information, we adhere to the necessary reporting and disclosure obligations as outlined by the relevant regulatory bodies. We strive to provide timely and accurate information to the appropriate authorities and affected individuals, ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.