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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect personal data from users of our website, such as when they post comments on stories, register for user accounts, subscribe to e-mail lists or fill out contact forms. Such information is used to enhance the user’s website experience or to facilitate e-commerce transactions. In some instances, we may collect “opt-in” information from users to share promotions and special offers from third parties.

User Accounts

Should you choose to create an account on our website with a username and password, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password. You are solely responsible for any access to or use of the website by you or any person or entity using your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by you. You agree to immediately report any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. Accounts may be deactivated without advance notice to the user.


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.

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

When site visitors leave anonymous comments, their “personal data” may not be personally identifiable.


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.

Contact forms

Contact forms generate automated email messages when they are submitted by the user. You should avoid sending any sensitive or confidential information by any third-party email service.


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 visit our login page, 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 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This website collects analytics data that may be used by Google for advertising and/or remarketing purposes. No personally identifiable data is collected by Google or disclosed to us during this automated process. Google offers web browser add-ons that can be used to opt out of analytics tracking. You can read Google’s Privacy Policy for additional information.

Who we share your data with

If you provide advance consent, for example by checking an “OK to Share” checkbox on a contact or volunteer form, we may share limited information with other website users and/or volunteers. We will never sell your information to anybody for any purpose. We may disclose personal data to government authorities and to other third parties when compelled to do, but will only do so when required to comply with court orders and subpoenas.

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 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 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. Click here to contact us.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments and submissions may be checked through an automated spam-detection service.