Information we collect and why we collect it
We do not collect any personal information about you when you use our Services, except under the following conditions:
- When visitors leave comments on the articles we collect the data shown in the comments form, you can choose to enter your name and email address along with the comment. This data is automatically stored by our CMS (content management system).
However, we do not use this data, or sell it to our partners and/or third parties.
If you leave a comment on our website 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.
We use Google Analytics to analyse the traffic on our website. This allows us to determine how people are using the website and improve it. Google Analytics may collect the following information when you visit our website, read an article, or leave a comment:
- Device information: Google Analytics collects information about the device you use to access our Services, including the class of the device (smartphone, laptop, tablet, etc), operating system, and your city-level geographical location.
- Behavioural information: Google Analytics collects information about the pages visited by visitors on our website, including the time spent on a page, as well as navigational behaviour through the website. However, this information is aggregated, and can’t be used to identify you, individually.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. images, videos, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Data protection and security
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.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments on our website, 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. Please contact us if you would like us to remove your personal data. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Last revised on April 30, 2023.