Privacy Policy

What personal data do we collect and why?


When our website visitors post comments, we collect the comment data in it’s the publicly displayed form, as well as the IP address and browser records from the user. This data is collected in order to prevent spam.

A hashed and anonymised form of your email address may be submitted to the Gravatar service provider, in order to check whether you’re using their service. Gravatar Privacy Policy is available here .

Once your comment has been approved, your profile photo will become publicly visible next to your comment.


If you upload photos to the webpage, you should avoid uploading them with saved location data (EXIF GPS). Website visitors can download photos from a web page and extract location data from them.


When you post a comment on this site, you can choose whether you want your name, email address and website address to be saved in cookies. Cookies are there for your own personal convenience, so you do not need to re-enter your personal information every time you comment. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to our website, we create a temporary cookie that records whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not store any personal information and is deleted once you close the browser.

Additionally, when you log in, we also create multiple cookies that store your login information and your display settings. Login cookies are valid for 2 days, while the cookies for display settings are valid for one year. If you select ‘Remember me’ on login, your login cookie will be valid for 2 weeks. When you log off from your account, login cookies are deleted.

If you edit a comment or post on this website, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not store any personal information, but it saves the ID of the comment or post you just edited or posted. This cookie is valid for 1 day.

Posting content from 3rd parties

This website may contain content (such as videos, pictures or texts) which have been uploaded from other 3rd party websites. Viewing such 3rd party content on this site is equivalent to visiting the original website, from which the content is uploaded.

These 3rd party websites may collect your personal information, use cookies or monitor what you do with the uploaded content through 3rd party tracking services, including those cases when you have an account and are logged into the mentioned websites.

how long do we store your data?

If you write a comment, its text and metadata are stored indefinitely. This is done for the purposes of recognising and validating future comments automatically, instead of relying on administrator approval

your rights

If you’ve ever written a comment on this website, you can request a data export file with all the personal data we have of you, including the personal information you have provided to us yourself. You may also request all of your personal data we have to be deleted. These two requirements do not apply to personal information that we are required to store by law for administrative, legal or security purposes.

where do we send your data?

Comments from our website visitors may be checked using an automated spam filtering service.