Last updated and effective as of October 14, 2018
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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
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comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
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location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data
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not limited to first name, last name, subject, email address, and message. Contact form submissions are
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In order to keep our website services relevant, easy to use and up-to-date, we use web analytics services
to help us understand how people use the site.
Cookies allow web analytics services to recognise your browser or device and, for example,
identify whether you have visited our website before, what you have previously viewed or clicked on, and
how you found us. The information is anonymous and only used for statistical purposes, and it helps us
to analyse patterns of user activity and to develop a better user experience.
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experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this
site. All cache files are temporary, and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to
obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site
administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary.
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
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
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.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on
Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy
Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide
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