What personal data do we collect and why?
Visitors often use our comments form to leave comments on this website. We then collect the information, together with the browser user agent string and the visitor’s IP address. This data then helps us identify spam.
When you are uploading images to our website, please avoid uploading those that have any embedded location data (EXIF GPS) within the image. Any visitor to our website can subsequently download an image and easily find the relevant location data.
Should you have an account with us and log into our website, we then use a temporary cookie that finds out if your web browser can receive cookies. The cookie we use contains no data and ceases when you close down your browser.
On each occasion that you visit our website, we collect what we call “Device Information.” This is done for us by Google Analytics. When you visit, they collect data about how you used our website – such as how long you were on the site, which pages you visited, and through which device you accessed the site. This information is collected automatically. It is also collected anonymously to satisfy GDPR.
Do we share your data with anyone else?
No. We do not share your data with anyone else. We feel that to do so would be a betrayal of your trust.
For how long do we keep your data?
When you leave a comment, we retain it indefinitely. Doing this allows us to automatically recognize and then approve any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a modqueue.
We also store the personal information provided by any users registered on our website. A user can view, edit, and, if necessary, delete any personal information whenever they wish. The only exception to this is that a user name cannot be changed. The administrators of the website can also view and edit this information.
Where does your data go?
We use an automated spam detection service to check visitors’ comments for us.