Privacy Policy

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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.

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: 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.


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.

SMS Messaging

We may use SMS messaging as a means of communication with you for various purposes, including but not limited to account verification, transaction alerts, service updates, and promotional messages. By providing your mobile phone number and opting in to receive SMS messages from us, you consent to the collection, storage, and use of your phone number for these purposes.

  1. Message Frequency: We will strive to limit the frequency of SMS messages to a reasonable level. However, the frequency may vary depending on the nature of the messages and your interactions with our services.

  2. Opting Out: You have the option to opt out of receiving SMS messages from us at any time. To do so, please follow the instructions provided in the SMS message, or contact our customer support.

  3. Data Security: We take appropriate measures to protect your phone number and the content of SMS messages from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

  4. Message Content: SMS messages sent by us will include essential information related to your account or services you have requested. Some messages may also contain promotional content, but you can opt out of receiving such promotional messages as mentioned in section 2.

  5. Third-Party Providers: We may use third-party service providers to send SMS messages. These providers are contractually obligated to comply with applicable data protection laws and maintain the confidentiality of your information.

  6. Charges: Standard message and data rates may apply to SMS messages, depending on your mobile service provider and plan. We are not responsible for any charges incurred as a result of receiving SMS messages from us.

By continuing to use our services and providing your mobile phone number for SMS messaging, you acknowledge and agree to the terms outlined in this SMS Messaging clause as well as the rest of our Privacy Policy.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that 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 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.