Privacy Policy

Our Website ( collects various types of data from visitors to enhance their experience and provide services. 

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our users. In addition to the information already provided in our privacy policy, we want to bring to your attention specific details regarding data collection and user consent in compliance with Google’s EU user consent policy and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA).

Google’s EU User Consent Policy

If you are a user in the European Economic Area (EEA) or the UK, please be aware that we seek your consent for personalized or non-personalized ads, cookies, and analytics in accordance with Google’s EU user consent policy. This policy is aligned with the EU ePrivacy Directive, GDPR, and equivalent UK legislation. When you use our website, you will be prompted to provide consent for these activities. Your continued use of our site constitutes your agreement to this data collection and usage.

California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)

For users located in California, the CPRA provides specific rights regarding the sale or sharing of personal information. You may have the option to opt out of such practices. We respect your privacy preferences, and if you are a California user, you will find information on how to exercise your rights in our privacy policy.

Below are additional details on the data collected and how it is used:

Comments: When visitors leave comments, we collect the data they provide in the comments form, as well as their IP address and browser user agent string, to prevent spam. We may also use an anonymized string made from their email address to check if they use the Gravatar service. If their comment is approved, their profile picture will be visible to the public with their comment.

Media: If visitors upload images, we advise them to avoid images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) as this data can be extracted by website visitors.

Cookies: If visitors leave a comment, they may opt-in to saving their name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies last for a year and are for convenience so that they don’t need to fill in their details every time they leave a comment. Additionally, temporary cookies are set to determine if the browser accepts cookies. Login cookies and screen option cookies last for two days and one year, respectively. If a visitor selects “Remember Me”, their login will persist for two weeks. If a user logs out, the login cookies will be removed. Editing or publishing an article will save an additional cookie, which indicates the post ID and expires after 1 day.

Embedded Content: Articles may include embedded content such as videos, images, and articles, which function as if the visitor visited the website containing that content. The embedded content may collect data, use cookies, embed third-party tracking, and monitor interaction with the content.

Data Sharing: If a visitor requests a password reset, their IP address will be included in the reset email.

Data Retention: If visitors leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will be retained indefinitely to recognize and approve follow-up comments. For users who register on the website, their personal information will be stored in their user profile, which they can edit or delete. Website administrators can also access and edit user information.

Data Access: Visitors who leave comments or have an account can request an exported file of their personal data or request the erasure of their data. However, we are required to keep certain data for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Automated Spam Detection: Visitor comments may be checked through automated spam detection services.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy.