What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When people leave comments on the site we gather the data displayed in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to assist spam detection.

An anonymized string created in the email address (also referred to as a hash) can be supplied to the Gravatar service to see whether you’re using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy can be obtained here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After acceptance of your remark, 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 pictures with embedded place data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the site can extract and download any place data from images on the site.


If you leave a comment on our website you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in biscuits. These are for your convenience so that you don’t have to fill in your details when you leave another comment. These cookies will continue for one year.

In case you have an account and you log into this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie includes no personal data and can be lost when you close your browser.

When you log into, 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 choices cookies last for a year. If you choose”Remember Me”, your login will likely persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be eliminated.

Should you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be stored on your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the article ID of this article you just edited.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may consist of embedded material (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as though the visitor has visited another website.

These sites may collect data about you, use biscuits, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with this specific embedded material, such as monitoring your discussion with the embedded content when you have an account and are logged in to your site.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are kept indefinitely. That is so we could comprehend and accept any followup comments automatically rather than holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), then we also store the personal information that they supply in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal data at any time (except it’s not possible for them to change their username). Website administrators may also edit and see that information.

Where we send your data

Visitor remarks might be assessed via an automatic spam detection service.