Firstly, 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.

Secondly, 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

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 to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

In addition, 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.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata may be retained indefinitely.

This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For instance, users that register on our website (if any), we may 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).

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. Also, including any data you have provided to us.

Moreover, you can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data for administrative, legal, or security purposes.