Privacy & Data Protection

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.


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

We may use the information IF WE collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways. However, your privacy will ALWAYS remain 100 % protected: All of the above are optional depending on the features of this website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

How long do 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.

Additional information

How do we protect your information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We use regular Malware Scanning on our servers and uploaders.

Some of the cookies we use are associated with your browser account / or while using features on this website (including information about you, such as the email address you gave us) and other cookies are not. For more detailed information about how we use cookies, please review the standard internet Cookies Policy that can be found freely online.

Choices you have for your info:

Our goal is to give you simple and meaningful choices regarding your information. If you have a member account, many of the choices you have are available are found in your profile and privacy settings or your visitor experience settings. For example, you can:

Edit information in your profile at any time, decide whether your profile is available to search engines, or choose whether others can find your account using your email address or sharing through social media contents.

You can opt in or Link or unlink your browsing account or history or browsing from other services (like Facebook, Google or Twitter). For some services (like Facebook), you can also decide whether to publish your updates or share information from our website and related blogs.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

How and when we share information:

Anyone can see the public updates and groups you create and the profile information you give us.

Some of the ways we use your information require us to share information with third parties, so we can provide your website browsing experience experience, make sure our customization is effective and comply with laws that apply to us. We share your information with:

Other services (like Facebook or Google) when you decide to link your social media Community account to those services or publish your activity on related social media Community to them. For example, you can choose to publish your updates to Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter.

Merchants you purchase from a direct link on our websites. When you buy something on partners or through affiliate links using your payment card, we share information necessary for you to make your purchase, such as your payment card information, contact information, and other information about the transaction with the merchant you’re buying from.

They share this information because it is necessary to make the purchase through them but will still comply with our and their own privacy and data sharing policies.

The merchants treat this information in the same way as if you had made a purchase from their website directly, which means that their privacy policies and marketing policies apply to the information we share with them. For more information on what we share with merchants.

Online advertisers and third-party companies that they or we use to audit or improve the delivery and performance of ads or content on websites and apps (for example, through Google Analytics). This includes what groups or ads you were shown on this website and whether or how you engaged with those ads or other information about your activity on our website and related pages.

Third party companies or individuals that we employ to process information on our behalf based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy. For example, partner or affiliates may share payment card information with the payment companies they use to store your payment information. They may further also share data with security consultants to help us get better at identifying spam. Third-party providers may collect some information we acquire on our behalf.

Law enforcement agencies or government agencies. We only share information if we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety, rights, or property of the public, any person, or website and managers of this website; or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.