What Personal Data We Collect
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.
Any information you provide via Our contact forms will be viewable to the owners and editors of this website. This information may also be used to contact you if you submitted a question or there is reason for us to respond to your 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.
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.
Like most website operators, We collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Our visitors use this website. From time to time, We may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We do not use IP addresses to identify Our visitors and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Our website may choose to interact with the website in ways that require Us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that We gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, We may ask visitors who leave comments to provide a username and email address.
In each case, We collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with our website. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below and visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities, like submitting a form.
All of the information that is collected on Our website will be handled in accordance with GDPR legislation.
Use Of Personal Information
We use the information you provide to register for an account, attend Our events, receive newsletters, use certain other services, or participate on Our website in any other way.
We will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties unless We have your permission or are required by law to do so.
We would like to send you email marketing communication which may be of interest to you from time to time. If you have consented to marketing, you may opt out later.
You have a right at any time to stop Us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.
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.
Where We Send Your Data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Click Data may be sent to affiliate marketing networks for proper referral tracking. Analytics Data may be sent to Google or another Analytics provider of our choice. While this is not a complete list of where We may send your data, these examples are meant to provide context as to where and to whom your data may be shared.
We may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to Our website. For instance, We may reveal how many times a particular link was clicked on or provide ratings for Our content. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described in this policy.
Third Party Links
How We Protect Your Data
We disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Our behalf or to provide services available through Our website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others unless required to do so to perform their services. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Our website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, We disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, if you give permission to have your information shared, or when We believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Our company, third parties, or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of Our website and have supplied your email address, We may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with our products and services. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.
If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), We reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.