When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Providing an e-mail address is required for leaving comments on this site. Your e-mail will never be shared with any third party! In fact, I don’t care if you leave a fake e-mail address if you are so inclined (I’m talking to you Edward Snowden). WordPress requires e-mail addresses in its commenting system as a means of preventing spam and, if I approve your comment, it makes it easier to get through the approval process should you decide to comment again.
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.
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.
How long we retain your data
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 queue. Again, your e-mail will never be shared with any third party!
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service (Askimet).