Privacy Policy

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What personal data do we collect and why do we collect them?


When visitors leave comments on the website, we compile the data displayed on the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and the browser user agent chain to help detect spam.

An anonymous chain created from your email address (also known as a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. TheGravatar service privacy policy is available here: Once your comment has been approved, your profile image is visible to the public within the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website you should avoid providing images that include location data (GPS EXIF). Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from online images.

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If you leave a comment on our site you can choose to save your name, email address and website using cookies. This is for your convenience, so you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will have a duration of one year.

If you have an account and log onto this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains nopersonal data, and is deleted when you close the browser.

When you log on, we will also set various cookies to save your session login information and your screen display options. The session log-in cookies last two days, and the screen option cookies last one year. If you select “Remember me”, your session log-in will be maintained for two weeks. If youlog out of your account, the session log-in cookies will be deleted.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal details, and simply indicates the ID of the article you have just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

The articles on this site may include embedded content (such as videos, images, articles, etc.). Content embedded from other websites behaves in exactly the same way as if the visitor had visited the other site.

These websites may compile data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and supervise your interaction with this embedded content, which includes tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are connected to that website.


Who do we share your data with?

How long do we store your data for?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are stored indefinitely. This is to allow us to recognise and approve successive comments automatically, rather than holding them in a moderation queue.

In the case of users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (although they cannot change their username). The website administrators can also view and edit this information.

What rights do you have over your data?

If you have an account or have left comments on this website, you can ask to receive a file exporting the personal data we hold about you, including any data you might have provided to us. You can also ask us to eliminate any personal data we might hold about you. This does not include any data we might be obliged to store for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where do we send your data?

Visitors’ comments may be inspected by an automatic spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How do we protect your data?

What procedures do we use to combat data breaches?

Which third parties do we receive data from?

What type of automated decision-making and/or profiling do we perform with user data?

Regulatory requirements to disclose information concerning the sector

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