Effective Date: June 1, 2023 – Last Reviewed: December 1, 2023
Information Collection and Usage:
- Personal Information: We may collect personal information, such as your name, email address, and other identifiable details when you voluntarily provide it to us through forms or other interactions on the Site. This information is used to enhance your experience, respond to inquiries, and personalize our services.
- Usage Information: We automatically collect certain non-personal information, such as IP addresses, browser type, and device information when you interact with the Site. This data helps us analyze trends, administer the Site, and improve its functionality.
Information Sharing and Disclosure:
- Service Providers: We may engage trusted third-party service providers to assist us in delivering our services. These providers have access to your personal information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated to keep it confidential.
- Legal Compliance: We may disclose personal information if required by law, or legal process, or to protect our rights, safety, or the rights and safety of others.
We implement reasonable security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.
Our Site may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not operated or controlled by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party sites. We encourage you to review their privacy policies before providing any personal information.
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.
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 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 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.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 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 exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who 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 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 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 are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where your data is sent:
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Our Site is not intended for children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children. If you believe that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child, please contact us, and we will take appropriate steps to remove the information from our records.