What personal data is stored and why
When you leave a comment on our website, the data entered in the comment form, but also your IP address and the user agent of your browser are collected to help us detect unwanted comments.
An anonymized channel created from your email address (also called “hash”) can be sent to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. Gravatar’s privacy policies are available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After your comment has been validated, your profile photo will be publicly visible next to your comment.
If you upload images to the website, we advise you to avoid uploading images containing EXIF data containing GPS coordinates. Visitors to this website can download and extract location data from these images.
If you leave a comment on our site, you will be asked to save your name, email address and website in cookies. This is only to simplify your life so you don’t have to enter this information if you leave another comment later. These witnesses expire after one year.
If you visit the login page, a temporary cookie will be created to determine if your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain any personal data and will be deleted automatically when your browser closes.
When you log in, we will set a number of cookies to store your login information and screen preferences. The life of a cookie is two days, and the life of a screen option cookie is one year. If you check “Remember Me”, your cookie will be kept for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the cookie will be deleted.
By modifying or posting an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not include any personal data. It simply indicates the identifier of the item you have just modified. It expires after a day.
Other website content
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Content embedded from other sites behaves in the same way as if the visitor went to that other site.
How long is your data kept?
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows you to automatically recognize and approve the following comments instead of leaving them in the moderation queue.
For users who register on our website (if possible), we also keep the personal data indicated in their profile. All users can view, modify or delete their personal information at any time (with the exception of their username). Site managers can also view and edit this information.
What are your data rights?
If you have an account or have left comments on this site, you can request to receive a file containing all the personal data we have about you, including those you have provided to us. You can also request the deletion of your personal data. This does not take into account data stored for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Transmission of your personal data
Visitor comments can be verified using an automated feedback detection service.