Data Collection and Purpose

1. Media:
If you upload images to our site, ensure they don’t have embedded location data (EXIF GPS) to prevent visitors from extracting this information.

2. Contact Forms:
Information submitted through our contact forms is stored on our website. This helps us address your queries efficiently.

3. Cookies:

When commenting, you can choose to save your details in cookies for convenience. These cookies last a year.
A temporary cookie is set when visiting our login page to check browser compatibility. It’s deleted once you close your browser.
Logging in sets cookies for login details and screen preferences. They last two days or a year based on your choices. Opting for “Remember Me” extends the login cookie to two weeks, but logging out removes it.
Editing or publishing an article sets a cookie indicating the post ID. It’s data-free and expires in a day.

4. Embedded Content:
Our articles might have embedded content (like videos or images) from other sites. Interacting with this content is similar to visiting the source website, which might track your interactions, especially if you’re logged into that site.

5. Analytics:
We utilize tools like Google Analytics, Hotjar, and Google Tag Manager to understand user behavior and improve our site.

Data Sharing and Retention

1. Data Sharing:
We don’t share your data with third parties, except when it’s part of a service we use, like an automated spam detection tool for comments.

2. Data Retention:
Comments and their metadata are stored indefinitely for efficient moderation. Registered users’ data is stored in their profile, which they can view or edit anytime, barring username changes. Site admins also have access to this information.

Your Data Rights

If you’ve registered or commented on our site, you can:

Request an exported file of your personal data.
Ask for erasure of your data, excluding data we’re mandated to retain for legal or administrative reasons.

Data Security

1. Protection:
We’ve implemented measures to safeguard your data.

2. Breach Procedures:
In the unlikely event of a data breach, we have protocols in place to address the situation promptly.

3. Third-party Data:
We might receive data from third parties that’s processed under this policy.

4. Automated Decisions:
Details about any automated decision-making or user data profiling will be provided if applicable.

5. Regulatory Disclosures:
We adhere to industry regulations and will disclose any mandatory information as required.

Contact Us

For any queries or concerns about your data, please reach out through our contact form.

This policy is subject to updates. We recommend reviewing it periodically.