Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.

Contact forms


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.


Who we share your data with

We may share your personal data with the following categories of recipients:

  • Service Providers: We engage third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our services, provide services on our behalf, perform service-related activities, or assist us in analyzing how our services are used. These third parties have access to your personal data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
  • Business Partners: We may share your data with our business partners to offer you certain products, services, or promotions.
  • Affiliates: We may share your data with our affiliates, in which case we will require them to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners, or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.
  • Compliance with Laws: We may disclose your personal data where required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g., a court or a government agency).
  • Business Transfers: We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
  • Other Users: When you share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside.
  • Consent: We may disclose your personal data for any other purpose with your consent.

We ensure that any third parties with whom we share your data adhere to strict data protection and confidentiality agreements to ensure the security and privacy of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns about the sharing of your data, please contact us using the contact information provided above.

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 we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices or your personal data, you can contact us at:


Additional Information

We retain your personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. If you wish to request deletion or correction of your data, please contact us using the contact information provided above.

How We Protect Your Data

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal data. These measures include:

  • Encryption: We use industry-standard encryption to protect data in transit and at rest.
  • Access Controls: Access to personal data is restricted to authorized personnel only.
  • Security Assessments: We regularly review our security practices and update them as necessary to protect your data.

What Data Breach Procedures We Have in Place

In the event of a data breach, we have established procedures to respond promptly and effectively. These include:

  • Notification: We will notify affected users and relevant authorities as required by law.
  • Remediation: We will take immediate steps to mitigate the breach and prevent future occurrences.
  • Cooperation: We will cooperate with law enforcement and regulatory agencies as needed.

What Third Parties We Receive Data From

We may receive personal data about you from third parties, including:

  • Advertising networks
  • Analytics providers
  • Social media platforms We use this data to enhance our services and provide a better user experience.

What Automated Decision Making and/or Profiling We Do with User Data

We may use automated processes to make decisions or profile users in the following ways:

  • Personalized Marketing: We use data to personalize the marketing content you receive.
  • Fraud Detection: Automated systems help us identify and prevent fraudulent activities. These processes are subject to safeguards to ensure fairness, transparency, and non-discrimination.

Industry Regulatory Disclosure Requirements

We comply with the relevant industry regulations, including:

  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): Providing EU residents with rights regarding their personal data.
  • CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act): Giving California residents rights over their personal data.
  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act): Protecting health information where applicable. For more information on your rights under these regulations, please contact us using the information provided above.