Confidentiality policy

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When you leave a comment on our website, we collect the data you provide in the comments form, your IP address and your browser’s user agent to help us detect spam.

An anonymised character string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be sent to Gravatar to check if your email is valid. The Gravatar confidentiality clauses are available here: After your comment is validated, your avatar will be visible to the public beside your comment.


If you are a registered user and you upload images to the website, we advise you to avoid uploading images containing GPS coordinates saved in EXIF data. Visitors to our website can download and extract location data from these images.


If you leave a comment on our website, you will be invited to save your name, email address and website in cookies. This is simply for your convenience to avoid having to enter this information again if you leave another comment at a later date. These cookies expire after one year.

If you go to the login page, a temporary cookie will be set to establish if your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain personal data and is automatically deleted when your browser closes.

When you login, we set up a several cookies to save your login details and screen preferences. The lifetime of a login cookie is two days and that of a screen option cookie is one year. If you select “Remember me”, your login cookie will be kept for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookie will be deleted.

If you edit or publish a post, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data. It simply indicates the ID of the post you have just edited. It expires after one day.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor had visited this other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking tools and monitor your interaction with this embedded content if you have an account and are logged in on their website.

How long do we retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows subsequent comments to be automatically recognised and approved instead of being held in the moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if this is possible), we also store the personal data they provide in their profile. All users can see, edit or delete their personal data at any time (except for their username). The website managers can also see and edit this information.

Your rights over your data

If you have an account or if you have left a comment on the website, you can request to be sent a file containing all the personal data we have about you, including data which you gave us. You can also ask for your personal data to be deleted. This does not include data kept for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where we send your personal data

Visitors’ comments may be verified through an automated spam detection service.

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