Privacy policy

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When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help detect spam.

An anonymous string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be submitted to the Gravatar service to verify that you are using it.
The Gravatar privacy policy is available here:
After your comment is approved, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you are uploading images to a website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS).
Website visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


By leaving a comment on our website, you can opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies.
This is for your convenience so you don’t have to re-enter your information when leaving another comment.
These cookies will last for a year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies.
This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we’ll also set a few cookies to save your login information and screen display choices.
Login cookies last two days and display options cookies last one year.
If you select “Remember me”, your login will last 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 contains no personal information and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited.
Expires after 1st day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may include embedded content (eg, videos, images, articles, etc.).
Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited another website.

These websites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and track 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.

Who we share your information with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we keep your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are stored indefinitely.
This is so we can automatically recognize and approve any subsequent comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile.
All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username).
Website administrators can also view and edit this data.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this website 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 delete any personal data we have about you.
This does not include any data we are required to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where we send your data

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

Network policy

Profile information

When registering for a website, you may be asked to provide certain personal information to display on your profile.
The “Name” field is required as well as public, and user profiles are visible to every website visitor.
Other profile information may be required or optional, as configured by the site administrator.

User data provided during account registration can be modified or removed in the Profile -> Edit panel.
In most cases, users also have control over who can see a certain section of profile content, limiting field-by-field visibility to only friends, logged-in users, or administrators.
Site administrators can read and edit all profile data for all users.


This website records certain user actions, in the form of “activity” data.
Activity includes updates and comments posted directly on activity streams, as well as descriptions of other actions performed while using the website, such as new friendships, newly joined groups, and profile updates.

The content of activity items follows the same privacy rules as the contexts in which the activity items are created.
For example, activity updates created in a user’s profile are publicly visible, while activity items generated in a private group are visible only to members of that group.
Site administrators can see all activity items, regardless of context.

Users who created them can delete activity items at any time.
Site administrators can edit all activity items.


The content of private messages is visible only to the sender and recipients of the message.
With the exception of site administrators, who can read all private messages, the content of private messages is never visible to other users or visitors to the site.
Site administrators may delete the content of any message.


We use cookies to display success and failure messages to logged in users in response to certain actions, such as joining a group.
These cookies do not contain personal data and are deleted immediately after the next page load.

We use cookies in the group, member and activity directories to track user browsing preferences.
These settings include the last selected sort and filter dropdown values, as well as pagination information.
These cookies do not contain personal data and are deleted after 24 hours.

When a logged in user creates a new group, we use a number of cookies to track the group creation process.