What personal data do we collect, and why do we collect it



When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with 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.



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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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 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 set up several cookies to save your login information and 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 indicates the post ID of the article you edited. It expires after one 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 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 do we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be 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 automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who 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 do 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 must keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where do we send your data

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


Use of Mobile Numbers

Collection and Use of Mobile Numbers:

In addition to the personal data outlined above, we may collect mobile phone numbers from our users. This collection could occur in various scenarios, such as during account registration when engaging with our services or in other interactions with our website.

The mobile numbers we collect are primarily used for:

  • Contacting you regarding your account or services you have requested.
  • Sending notifications and alerts related to our services may include updates, security alerts, and support messages.
  • Provide information about promotions, new services, or updates if you have opted to receive such communications.


Text Messaging Consent and Opt-Out:

By providing us with your mobile number, you consent to receive text messages from us for the abovementioned purposes. You can withdraw your consent and opt out of receiving promotional texts by replying to any of our messages with a designated keyword (such as “STOP”). However, opting out of promotional messages does not mean you will cease to receive essential service-related texts.


Data Protection and Privacy:

Like all personal data we collect, your mobile number is stored and processed with your security and privacy in mind. We implement appropriate measures to ensure its confidentiality and protection, in line with our overall data protection and privacy practices.


Changes to this Policy:

We may update this section occasionally to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We encourage you to review this section periodically for the latest information on our privacy practices related to mobile numbers.