Privacy Policy

Who we are

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Suggested text: 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.


Suggested text: 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.


Suggested text: 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

Suggested text: 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

Suggested text: If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

Suggested text: 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

Suggested text: 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 your data is sent

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

Data privacy has become a growing concern in recent years as more governments aim to protect the rights of citizens to their personal information. As such, businesses and organizations must now implement strong privacy policies to ensure they are safeguarding the data of their customers and users.

The purpose of a privacy policy is to inform customers and users of how their data will be collected, stored and used. This policy must be clear and concise to ensure that customers and users can easily understand and consent to the terms. A privacy policy must lay out specific practices to ensure that user data is secured, such as what level of encryption will be used, who will have access to the data, and how often the policy will be updated.

The privacy policy should also include processes for handling data breaches and how customers will be notified if there is a breach. This is necessary to ensure that customers are aware of the risks associated with sharing their data and that any breaches are addressed in a timely, responsible manner.

More organizations are also now including an “opt-out” clause in their privacy policies. The “opt-out” option enables users to choose whether or not they want their data collected, stored, and/or shared with third-parties. This clause helps to ensure user’s rights to privacy are respected and complies with global data privacy regulations.

Finally, it is important that organizations regularly review and update their privacy policies to ensure they are in compliance with the changing landscape of data privacy regulations. Organizations should strive to keep their privacy policies up-to-date so that customers and users can trust that their data is being protected and secure.

In summary, organizations must take steps to ensure they are meeting global data privacy regulations and protecting their customers’ personal information. A strong, detailed privacy policy can help organizations meet these obligations. It is important to ensure the privacy policy is easy to understand and regularly reviewed and updated. By taking the appropriate steps, you can help to ensure the security and privacy of your customers’ data.