What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so — for example, to display information on this website, or to communicate with you at your request.
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.
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.
Information collected at this website is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page. We do not use the information submitted through contact forms for marketing purposes.
Please note that information you send via our contact forms is retained in compliance with laws and regulations in the U.S. This information may include the IP address from which you visited this website, your email address and other information that you sent via the contact form.
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 have an account and you log in to this site, a temporary cookie is set 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.
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.
Non-personally identifiable information is collected only for analytics purposes, in order to understand trends about the general use of this website. Visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ to find more information about analytics and browser settings you can implement to limit information collected.
Who we share your data with
Information submitted on this website is not shared with third parties. Your data will not be sold or rented.
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 you choose to provide in your user profile. The only information required to set up an account is a username and email address. 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
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information you choose to provide in your 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 data breach procedures we have in place
We review information collection and storage on a continuous basis to prevent unauthorized access to data. We also keep content management software (CMS) regularly updated to minimize the possibility of security vulnerabilities.
How we protect your data
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Information collected at this website is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.