What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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 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.
By entering in your name and email address you agree to the terms and conditions displayed by our email hosting provider MailChimp. You can unsubscribe from the list at any time by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email you receive from us. We do not sell your personal information to external, 3rd party providers and only use your email address to deliver updates to your inbox. Our mail and marketing system is managed by a 3rd party provider: MailChimp and we are not legally responsible for their data storage to be compliant with any worldwide policy on data protection.
A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience.
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.
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.
Your contact information
Your email address and name (optional) is stored on a 3rd party provider called MailChimp. Your email can be removed from our marketing list by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email you receive from us. Alternatively simply email us and we will remove your email and name manually.