Your privacy is very important to us. We understand that the digital landscape right now is full of people trying to commodify data and use it in ways that you may not want it to be used for. We do collect personal data (we will explain below what we collect) but we only collect what we need to help you be a part of our journey. We want to assure you that we take privacy seriously, and that we won’t share your data with anybody else.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
MediaIf 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.
Contact formsIf you use the contact form on the website, we collect the data that is is shown in the form. We only collect the data that we need to contact you back. This data is not passed on to third parties and is only kept for the purpose of replying to your message. We will not add you to any marketing or mailing lists without prior consent.
CookiesIf 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. 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.
AnalyticsTo help us improve the site, we do collect data such as IP addresses, User Agents (Browsers) and pages that you view. We use this data to help get a better picture of where our site can be improved to help our visitors.
How long we retain your dataIf 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 dataIf 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 dataVisitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
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