1. Comments and User Interaction
When visitors engage with our site, such as leaving comments, we collect the data provided in the interaction, including the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. This information aids in ensuring the security of our platform and preventing spam. It’s important to note that we do not utilize cookies for these interactions.
2. Media and Embedded Content
We advise against uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) to maintain the privacy of our visitors. Visitors can download and extract location data from images on the website. Additionally, our articles may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images) from external websites. Embedded content from these external sources behaves similarly to if the visitor has visited those websites.
3. Contact Form
4. Data Retention
If a visitor leaves a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely for the purpose of recognizing and approving any follow-up comments automatically, without holding them in a moderation queue. For registered users on our website, we store personal information in their user profile, and users have the ability to see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, with certain restrictions. Website administrators can also view and edit this information.
5. Rights Over Personal Data
Users with accounts on our site or those who have left comments have the right to request an exported file of the personal data we hold about them. They can also request the deletion of their personal data. However, please be aware that certain data may be retained for administrative, legal, or security purposes.