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When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data listed on the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to assist in the discovery of advertising content.

An anonymous string built from your email (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service’s privacy policy can be found here:

If you upload images to the web portal, you must avoid uploading images with embedded location data (GPS EXIF) included. Visitors to the web portal have the possibility to download and get the location data from the images on the web portal.

Contact forms
If you leave a comment on our site, you may choose to have your name, email address and web site saved in cookies. These are for your convenience so you don’t 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 find out if your browser allows cookies. This cookie has no personal data inside and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set numerous cookies to store your login information and your on-screen monitoring settings. Login cookies last two days and screen settings cookies last one 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 deleted.

If you edit or post an article, a cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie has no personal data inside and simply suggests the publication ID of the article you just modified. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site have the possibility to integrate embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in precisely the same way as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites have the ability to catalog data about you, use cookies, embed aggregate tracking of others and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, added tracking of your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and have logged into that website.

Who we share your data with
How long we keep your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that we have the ability to admit and approve tracking comments automatically rather than keeping them in a moderation queue.

For individuals who register on our web portal (if applicable), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All individuals have the ability to view, modify or remove their personal information at any time (except that they do not have the ability to change their user name). The web portal managers also have the ability to view and modify this information.

What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can ask to receive an export file of the personal data we hold about you, including the data you have given us. You may also request that we delete any personal information we hold about you. This does not include any records that we are required to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where we send your data
Visitor comments can be verified by an automated advertising content discovery service.