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Advanced Lock Service
We collect the information provided in the comments form, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, to aid in identifying spam when visitors leave comments on our site.
To prevent any issues, it is advisable not to include embedded location data (EXIF GPS) when uploading images to the website. Any visitors to the site have the ability to download and extract location data from the images on the website.
When you post a comment on our website, you have the option to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. This feature is designed for your convenience, allowing you to avoid having to re-enter your details when leaving subsequent comments. These cookies will remain active for a duration of one year.
When you go to our login page, a temporary cookie will be placed to check if your browser allows cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal information and is deleted when you close your browser.
Upon logging in, we will establish a number of cookies to store your login details and screen preferences. The login cookies will remain active for a duration of two days, while the screen options cookies will last for a full year. In the event that you choose the “Remember Me” option, your login information will be preserved for a span of two weeks. However, if you decide to log out of your account, the login cookies will be deleted.
When an article is edited or published, your browser will store an extra cookie. This cookie does not contain any personal information and only shows the post ID of the edited article. It will be deleted after 24 hours.
Embedded content from other websites
Content that is embedded within articles on this website, such as videos, images, and articles from other websites, will function in the same manner as if the visitor had directly visited the external website.
These websites have the ability to gather information about you, employ cookies, incorporate third-party tracking, and observe your engagement with the embedded content. This includes monitoring your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that particular website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
When a comment is left, both the comment itself and its associated metadata will be kept indefinitely. This allows us to automatically identify and approve any subsequent comments, rather than holding them in a moderation queue. In the case of users who register on our website (if any), we will also retain the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users have the ability to view, modify, or delete their personal information at any time (with the exception of their username). Additionally, website administrators have access to view and edit this information.
What rights you have over your data
If you are a user of this website or have posted comments, you have the option to ask for a copy of the personal information we have about you. This includes any information that you have shared with us. Additionally, you can request that we delete any personal information we have about you. However, please note that this does not apply to any data that we are required to keep for administrative, legal, or security reasons.
Where your data is sent
All visitor comments will undergo verification using an automated spam detection service.