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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.

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.

Use of Google reCAPTCHA v3

To ensure the security of our website and to protect our services and users from spam and other forms of automated abuse, we have implemented Google’s reCAPTCHA v3 on our site. reCAPTCHA v3 is a service provided by Google Inc. (Google) that helps distinguish between human users and automated software while imposing minimal interruption to the user experience.

How reCAPTCHA Works

reCAPTCHA v3 operates in the background to analyze various elements of the user’s interaction with our site to assign a score, indicating the likelihood that the user is human. This process involves sending specific user behavior data to Google, including, but not limited to, device and application data and the results of integrity checks. Please note that reCAPTCHA v3 does not involve any interactive challenges or puzzles that users need to solve.

Data Collection and Use

By using reCAPTCHA v3, certain data about your interaction with our website will be collected and sent to Google to perform the necessary analysis to provide the reCAPTCHA service. This data may include:

  • The user’s IP address
  • The date and duration of the user’s visit
  • The identification of the browser and operating system type
  • Google account information (if the user is logged into a Google account)

Google uses this information to improve reCAPTCHA and for general security purposes. The data will not be used for personalized advertising by Google.

Consent and Privacy

By using our website, you consent to the processing of your data by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information about Google’s privacy practices, please visit Google’s Privacy & Terms page at

We are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the highest level of security for your online experience. If you have any questions or concerns about our use of reCAPTCHA v3 or our privacy practices, please contact us.

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.