Who we are

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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.

After approval of your comment, your profile is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.

Cookies and Privacy

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.

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

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be keeps privacy and it’s included in the reset 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.

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.

Where your data is sent

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

The Website Policy typically includes information such as:

– Types of information collected: This section explains what types of information the website collects from its users. It may include personal information such as names, email addresses, phone numbers, or payment details.

– Purpose of data collection: The policy should clearly state why the website collects user data. This could be for various purposes such as providing services, improving user experience, or marketing.

– Use of cookies: Cookies are small text files stored on a user’s device that track their browsing behavior. The policy should explain how cookies are used on the website, including the types of cookies used (e.g., session cookies or persistent cookies) and their purpose (e.g., analytics or targeted advertising).

– Data sharing and disclosure: This section outlines whether the website shares user data with third parties and under what circumstances. It should also specify if any data is transferred internationally.

– User rights: The policy should inform users about their rights regarding their personal data, such as the right to access, rectify, or delete their information. It should also provide instructions on how users can exercise these rights.

– Security measures: The policy should describe the security measures implemented by the website to protect user data from unauthorized access or breaches.

2. Importance of a Website Policy:

Having a Website Policy is crucial for several reasons:

– Legal compliance: Many countries and regions have laws and regulations that require websites to have a Privacy Policy or similar document. For example, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union mandates that websites inform users about their data collection practices.

– Transparency and trust: A clear and comprehensive Website Policy helps build trust with users by demonstrating transparency in how their personal information is handled. Users are more likely to engage with a website that respects their privacy and provides them with control over their data.

– Protection against legal disputes: A well-drafted Website Policy can protect the website owner from potential legal disputes related to data privacy. It sets clear expectations for users and helps mitigate risks associated with data breaches or unauthorized use of personal information.

– Adherence to advertising guidelines: If the website uses targeted advertising or collects user data for marketing purposes, a Website Policy ensures compliance with advertising guidelines and regulations.

3. What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on a user’s device when they visit a website. They serve various purposes, such as remembering user preferences, analyzing website traffic, and delivering personalized content or advertisements.

There are different types of cookies:

– Session cookies: These cookies are temporary and are deleted when the user closes their browser. They are used to maintain session information and enable certain website features.

– Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies remain on the user’s device even after they close their browser. They are used to remember user preferences and provide personalized experiences during subsequent visits.

– First-party cookies: First-party cookies are set by the website being visited and are used primarily for functional purposes, such as remembering login credentials or shopping cart items.

– Third-party cookies: Third-party cookies are set by domains other than the one being visited. They are often used for tracking user behavior across multiple websites for targeted advertising or analytics purposes.

4. Cookie Policy:

A Cookie Policy is a specific section within the Website Policy that focuses on the use of cookies. It provides detailed information about the types of cookies used, their purpose, and how users can manage or disable them.

A comprehensive Cookie Policy should include the following:

– Types of cookies used: The policy should specify the different types of cookies used on the website, including session cookies, persistent cookies, first-party cookies, and third-party cookies.

– Purpose of cookies: Each type of cookie should be explained in terms of its purpose. For example, analytics cookies are used to track website usage and provide insights for improving user experience.

– Third-party cookies: If the website uses third-party cookies for advertising or analytics purposes, it should disclose the names of these third parties and provide links to their respective privacy policies.

– Cookie consent: The policy should explain how users can give their consent to the use of cookies. This may include using a cookie banner or pop-up that informs users about the website’s cookie practices and provides an option to accept or decline them.

– Managing and disabling cookies: Users should be provided with instructions on how to manage or disable cookies through browser settings. This ensures that users have control over their online privacy preferences.

– Updates to the policy: The Cookie Policy should state that it may be updated from time to time to reflect changes in cookie usage or legal requirements. Users should be encouraged to review the policy periodically for any updates.

In conclusion, a Website and Cookie Policy is a crucial document for any website that collects user data or uses cookies. It ensures legal compliance, builds trust with users, protects against legal disputes, and promotes transparency in data handling practices. Websites should strive to create clear and comprehensive policies that are easily accessible to users.