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.
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.
If you use our contact form, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is stored in the database of this site and is emailed directly to the owner of the form. This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, and message.
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 visit our login page, 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.
Articles or pages 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.
We use Google Analytics to collect data about your behavior on the site. The data that Google Analytics uses to provide the information comes from these sources:
The HTTP request of the user
Our service providers provide us support for our Services, including, for example, website and application development, hosting, maintenance, backup, storage, virtual infrastructure, payment processing, analysis, banking services, and other services for us, which may require them to access or use personal data about you.
Our lawyers, accountants, bankers, auditors and insurers may need to review your personal data to provide consultancy, compliance, banking, legal, insurance, accounting and similar services.
We may disclose your Personal Data if we believe it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, order, subpoena, rule of a self-regulatory organization or audit or to protect the safety of any person, to address fraud, security or technical issues, or to protect our legal rights, interests and the interests of others, such as, for example, in connection with with the acquisition, merger or sale of securities or a business (e.g. due diligence).
In addition, any personal data you choose to add to your profile, as well as any articles or other content you choose to post may be available for public viewing on our site.
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.
We will only retain your personal data for so long as we reasonable need to use it for the purposes described above, unless a longer retention period is required by law (for example, for regulatory purposes).
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.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We use industry-standard safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We limit access to your personal data to employees and staff who have a business need to have such access. We cannot, however, ensure the security of any information you transmit to us or guarantee that your information may not be accessed, disclosed, altgered, or destroyed by a breack of any of our safeguards.
In the even that personal information is compromised as a result of breach of security, we shall promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised.
We cannot ensure that your personal data will be protected, controlled or otherwise managed if you share your login and password information with any third party, including any third party operating a website or providing other services.
Date Updated: September 21, 2019