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 

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 

We collect contact information like your name, email address, and phone number when you sign up for our services or submit that information to us. This allows us to communicate with you about your account and provide customer support. 

Additional information 

How we protect your data 

We use industry-standard security measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access or disclosure. This includes encryption of data in transit and at rest, firewalls, access controls, and other safeguards. We regularly monitor our systems for potential vulnerabilities or attacks. 

What data breach procedures we have in place 

We have a dedicated incident response plan to address any suspected or confirmed data breaches. This includes efforts to quickly contain and investigate the breach, notify affected users as required by law, and take steps to prevent future breaches. We also maintain audit logs to assist in investigations. 

What third parties we receive data from 

We may receive personal data about users from third party sources like data brokers or marketing partners. This could include contact details, demographic information, or interest data. We use this to supplement our user records and provide more relevant content and advertising. 

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data 

We use automated processes to analyze user data and user behavior on our sites/apps. This allows us to provide more tailored content recommendations, targeted advertising, fraud detection, and other product enhancements. Decisions may be made based solely on the automated profiling in areas like targeted marketing. 

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements 

We are subject to the disclosure requirements of the state of Delaware and other regulatory oversight. This includes obligations around explaining our data practices, allowing users to exercise their data rights, and providing data breach notifications when applicable.