We take privacy seriously. Ron doesn't, but we do. So we are providing the following information about what we collect so that you are really well informed about any data we collect. If you are still reading this far, congratulations, we know you're taking your own privacy seriously. So read on...
When people choose to share their insights and moments of brilliance (a.k.a leave comments) on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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. People who visit this website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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, after that they go stale and no one wants to eat them.
If you visit our login page, 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, because, you know - we try to be helpful! 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.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. If people are commenting on your post and not being good internet citizens (being polite and not aggressive or rude) then we need to be able to remove their post but leave your original comments up.
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.
Where we send your data
If you choose to drop pearls of wisdom on our site, your comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Please don't take it personally if we remove your comment because you are trying to sell your Aunty's homemade marmalade or are a paid influencer trying to achieve internet immortality.