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 string created from your email address (also called a “hash”) may be sent to the Gravatar service to verify whether you are using it. The privacy policies of the Gravatar service are available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After validation of your comment, 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 offered to save your name, email address and website in cookies. This is only to make your life easier so that you don’t have to enter this information if you leave another comment later. These cookies expire after one year.
If you go to the login page, a temporary cookie will be created to determine if your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain personal data and will be deleted automatically when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will set up a number of cookies to save your login information and screen preferences. The life of a connection cookie is two days, that 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 erased.
By editing or publishing 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 article that you have just modified. It expires after one day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (eg videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other sites behaves the same as if the visitor were to that other site.
How long is your data kept?
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This automatically recognizes and approves subsequent comments instead of leaving them in the moderation queue.
For users who register on our site (if possible), we also store the personal data indicated in their profile. All users can see, modify or delete their personal information at any time (except their username). Site managers can also view and edit this information.
What are your rights over your data?
If you have an account or if you have left comments on this site, you can request to receive a file containing all the personal data that we have about you, including those that you have provided to us. You can also request the deletion of personal data concerning you. This does not take into account data retained for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Transmission of your personal data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.