Last Updated: November 5, 2023
Information We Collect
- Personal Information: We may collect personal information such as your name, email address, and any other information you provide when you subscribe to our newsletter or engage with our content.
- Log Data: Like many websites, we automatically collect certain information that your browser sends whenever you visit our site. This may include your IP address, browser type, device information, and timestamps of your interactions with our site.
How We Use Your Information
We use the information we collect for various purposes, including but not limited to:
- Communication: To send you updates, newsletters, and respond to your inquiries.
- Improvement: To analyze website usage and optimize content for our readers.
- Security: To protect against unauthorized access and maintain the security of our website.
- Legal Obligations: To comply with legal requirements.
Data Sharing and Disclosure
We do not sell or share your personal information with third parties without your consent, except in the following circumstances:
- Service Providers: We may share data with third-party service providers to facilitate our website’s functions, such as hosting, analytics, and email communication.
- Legal Compliance: We may disclose your information if required by law or to protect our rights and the rights of others.
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, which includes the commenter’s name and email address. Additionally, we collect the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, please be aware that 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.
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.
You have the right to:
- Access, update, or delete your personal information.
- Opt-out of receiving marketing communications.
- Disable cookies through your browser settings.
We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure. However, no online platform is entirely secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.