Privacy Policy

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We love it when you drop comments on our site! So here’s what happens when you do – not only do we gather the info you’ve provided in the comment form, but we also collect details like your IP address and browser information. But don’t worry, it’s all in the name of tackling pesky spam!

Ever wondered how some users have profile pictures next to their comments? That’s thanks to a service called Gravatar, which uses an anonymized version of your email address (or a ‘hash’). If you’re using Gravatar, we may provide this hash to the service. And voila! Once your comment gets the green light from us, your Gravatar profile picture will be on display alongside it. Want to know more about Gravatar’s privacy practices? Check out their policy here:


Thinking of uploading an image to our site? Great! Just a little heads up – you might want to dodge uploading images with location data (like EXIF GPS) embedded in them. The reason is simple – anyone visiting our site can download these images and get their hands on that location data.


Leaving a comment on our site? You have the option to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. It’s all about making things easier for you – this way, you don’t have to retype your details every time you want to leave another comment. These handy little cookies stick around for one year.

Swing by our login page, and we’ll pop a temporary cookie in place just to see if your browser is happy accepting cookies. This one doesn’t hold any personal info and gets tossed away as soon as you shut your browser.

If you log into our site, we set up a few more cookies to remember your login details and screen display preferences. These login cookies last two days, while screen options cookies stick around for a year. If you choose “Remember Me”, your login will hang around for two weeks. Log out, and we’ll sweep away those login cookies.

If you’re editing or publishing an article on our site, we’ll save another cookie in your browser. This doesn’t hold any personal data – it just keeps track of the post ID for the article you’ve been editing. It’ll disappear after a day.

Embedded content from other websites

You’ll find all sorts of content embedded within our articles, from videos and images to other articles. This content from other websites behaves just as if you were visiting the other site directly.

What this means is these websites could collect data about you, use cookies, add on some extra third-party tracking, and keep an eye on how you interact with their embedded content. This includes tracking your interaction if you’re logged in to that site. We know, it’s a big web out there!

Who we share your data with

If you happen to forget your password and ask for a reset, just so you know, your IP address will be included in that reset email. It’s a standard part of the process.

How long we retain your data

Now, when you leave a comment on our site, we hang on to it and its associated metadata for, well, quite a while. The reason? It helps us identify and approve any of your future comments swiftly without keeping them waiting in a moderation queue.

If you sign up on our site (and we hope you do!), we’ll also keep the personal info you provide in your user profile. Everyone can see, change, or get rid of their personal info at any time – though changing your username isn’t an option. But don’t worry, our website administrators can also see and modify that information.

What rights you have over your data

Got an account on our site or left comments before? Great! You have the right to ask for an exported file of your personal data we’ve got, including any data you’ve given us. Feel like having your personal data deleted from our records? You can ask us to do that too. Please note, this doesn’t cover any data we have to maintain for administrative, legal, or security reasons.

Where your data is sent

Your comments on our site don’t just sit there – they might be sent through an automated spam detection service. It’s all about keeping our community spam-free!