Privacy Policy

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What Personal Data We Collect And Why We Collect It


When visitors leave comments on, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also known as a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: Upon approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Forms


If you leave a comment on, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are for your convenience so you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and log in to, 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 may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly the same 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 embedded content, including tracking your interaction with embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to those websites.

Raptive Programmatic Advertising partners with Raptive to manage third-party interest-based advertising on the site. Raptive serves content and advertisements when you visit our site, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer or mobile device by a web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity.

First-party cookies are created by that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons, and other similar technologies may be placed on the site to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Your browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies, and how to clear your cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of the website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our site. If you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the website. collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Raptive Partners may use this data to link to other end-user information that the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. They may also collect data from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Raptive to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers, and apps. They may also create unique IDs to create audience segments used for targeted advertising.

For information about opting out of data collection, visit the National Advertising Initiative opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance website, or the Network Advertising Initiative website. To opt out in connection with mobile apps, download the AppChoices app from the Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app or use the platform controls on your mobile device.

For specific information about Raptive Partners, the data each collects, and their privacy policies, please visit Raptive Partners.

Google Analytics Tracking

We use Google Analytics to understand how visitors engage with Google Analytics collects information anonymously and reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. This helps us improve our site and offers a better user experience.

Google Analytics uses cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies store information such as when a user visits the site, whether the user has visited before, and which site referred the user to the web page. More information about Google Analytics’ use of cookies and how you can control them is available in Google’s privacy policy:

If you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking, install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, which prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript from sharing information about your visit with Google Analytics. Download the add-on here:

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows us to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on (if any), we 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 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.

Contact Information: info AT for any questions you may have.

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