We use the following cookie-based software on our website:
- Unique Analytics – we use our own analytics software to understand how our site is used, so we can improve the user experience. User-collected data is completely anonymous and is used solely to improve user interaction with our site.
- Accessibility – cookies are used to identify users who have opted for the Accessibility features of our website so that the site is displayed differently.
If a visitor uploads images to the website, they should refrain from uploading images with embedded location data included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If a visitor leaves a comment on our site, they may opt-in to saving their name, email address, and website in cookies for convenience. These cookies will last for one year. When a visitor visits our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if their browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when the visitor closes their browser.
When a visitor logs in, we will also set up several cookies to save their login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If the visitor selects “Remember Me,” their login will persist for two weeks. If the visitor logs out of their account, the login cookies will be removed.
If a visitor edits or publishes an article, an additional cookie will be saved in their browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article they just edited. It expires after 1 day.
If a visitor requests a password reset, their IP address will be included in the reset email.
If a visitor leaves 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, 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.
If a visitor has an account on our site or has left comments, they can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about them, including any data they have provided us. Visitors can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about them. This does not include any data we are obligated to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.