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This site collects the following data from visitors who leave comments to help with spam detection: Information shown in any comment form; the visitor’s IP address; browser user agent string.

An anonymized string created from the commenter’s email address (also called a hash) may be provided to a Gravatar service. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of a comment, the user’s profile picture will appear in the public content of their comment.


Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website, including images uploaded by users.


This site will set a temporary cookie to determine if a visitor’s browser accepts cookies. This cookie will contain no personal data and is discarded when the visitor closes their browser.

Visitors who leave a comment may approve or reject cookies that will save their name, email address and website url. These cookies will persist for one year.

Visitors who login will trigger the setup of several cookies that will save login information and screen display choices. Login cookies persist for two days; screen options cookies persist for a year. If the user selects “Remember Me”, their login will stay active for two weeks. If they log out of their account, the login cookies will be discarded.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Content on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.).

Embedded content from other websites behaves as if the visitor has visited the other website. From this site, the websites from which content is embedded may collect data, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor interaction with that embedded content.

Shared Data

If a user requests a password reset, their reset email will include their IP address.

Retained Data

If a visitor leaves a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely, for recognition- and approval of follow-up comments.

For users who register, personal information provided in their user profile is retained. With the exception of their username (which cannot be changed), users may see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

User Rights Over Personal Data

Users who have an account or have left comments on this site may acquire their personal data held on this site in the form of an exported text file. They may also request erasure of any personal data held here. This excludes data this business is obligated to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Spam Detection

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