Below you can find all of the details around your data, and how your information is used on our site. We take your data privacy very seriously, and have taken extensive measures to ensure your browsing experience on our site is enjoyable and safe.
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 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.
If you click through an Amazon Affiliate link(typically displayed at the bottom of blog posts in a “grid” form), then a cookie with our Amazon Affiliate tracking ID is stored on your machine. We only use this cookie to ensure we are credited by Amazon for any purchases influenced by this site.
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.
We utilize Google Analytics to monitor the status and performance of the website. All data collected by Google Analytics is completely anonymous, and is only used to improve the user experience of the website.
Where We Share Your Data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
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.
All user and event data stored by Google Analytics is purged after 26 months.
We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.
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.
How We Protect Your Data
Our website utilizes HSTS to ensure that any data in transit to or from this website is done so through an encrypted channel.
What Third Parties We Receive Data From
Although we do not use any of your personal data in our written content, data processed by Google and Amazon are used to serve advertisements.