What personal data we collect and why we collect it
The personal data we collect about you is outlined in the following subsections:
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 contact us by our contact form available here, you have to provide us your name, email address and choose a subject why you are contacting us and your message. Your email address will not be published. The information provided through the contact form will not be used for any marketing purposes, it will just be used to reach out to you regarding your message.
Analytics and log files
Like many other Web sites, we make use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. We use Google Analytics for analytics purposes.
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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
You may read about the cookies used by Google analytics here. If you want to prevent your data being used by Google Analytics, you can opt-out by installing the add-on for your web browser using: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Google/DoubleClick DART Cookie/Information Collection
Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to our website and/or other websites on the Internet.
We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to report how ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our website.
Switching off cookies
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management and behavioural advertising is available here:
Embedded content from other websites and Social networks
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.
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 we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
You can reach us about your privacy concern using our contact form and choose the subject “Privacy Concern”. You may also email us directly at the email address provided above.