When you leave a comment on our website, we collect various information to help manage unwanted comments, such as the data you enter in the comment form, your IP address, and information about your browser.


If you use Gravatar, a third-party service, an anonymized version of your email address is sent to display your profile picture next to your comment. You can learn more about Gravatar’s privacy policy here.


When you upload images to our site, please avoid including GPS location data (EXIF) in the images, as site visitors may extract this data.


When you leave a comment on our site, we offer to save your name, email address, and website in cookies for your convenience. These cookies expire after one year. Additionally, a temporary cookie is created when you access the login page to check if your browser accepts cookies. It contains no personal data and is automatically deleted when you close your browser.


When you log in, several cookies are used to save your login information and screen preferences. The lifespan of these cookies varies, with a maximum of two weeks if you check “Remember Me.” Login cookies are deleted when you log out.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on our site may include embedded content from other websites. This embedded content behaves as if you were visiting those sites directly, which means they may collect data, use cookies, and track your interactions if you have a connected account on their website.

Use and Transmission of Your Personal Data

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Retention Periods for Your Data

Comments you leave on our site, along with their metadata, are retained indefinitely. This facilitates automatic recognition and approval of subsequent comments instead of placing them in the moderation queue. For user accounts, personal data in profiles can be modified or deleted at any time by the user.

Your Rights Regarding Your Data

If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you have the right to request a copy of all the personal data we have about you, including the data you have provided to us. You can also request the deletion of your personal data, except for data required for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where Your Data is Sent

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