We use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which remain on your device until they expire or you delete them.
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and we have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure that we comply with the principles of data protection by design and by default.
Please also note that our website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave our website and to read the privacy policies of other websites that you visit.
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.
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.
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
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.
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.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect personal information about you when you provide it to us or when you use our website or services. The types of personal information we collect may include:
We use your personal information to:
We may also use your personal information for marketing purposes, such as to send you newsletters and promotional emails. You can opt-out of receiving these communications at any time by following the instructions in the communication or by contacting us directly.
Sharing of Personal Information
We may share your personal information with third-party service providers who perform services on our behalf, such as payment processing, web hosting, and email marketing. These service providers may have access to your personal information only to the extent necessary to perform their services.
We may also share your personal information with law enforcement agencies, government authorities, or other third parties if we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with applicable laws or regulations, to protect our rights or property, or to prevent fraud or other illegal activities.
Security of Personal Information
We take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, and use. We use a variety of security measures, including encryption and access controls, to safeguard your personal information.
However, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information, including your password, and for any actions taken on your account.
Retention of Personal Information
We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, to comply with our legal obligations, and to resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
You have certain rights regarding your personal information, including the right to access, correct, and delete your personal information, and the right to object to or restrict the processing of your personal information. You can exercise these rights by contacting us at the email address or postal address listed below.