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Using collected personal data


When you post a comment on our website, the data provided in the comment form as well as your IP address and your browser’s user agent are collected to help us identify undesirable comments.

An anonymised chain created from your email address (also known as hashing) may be sent to the Gravatar service to check that you use it. The Gravatar service’s privacy clauses are available here: After approving your comment, your profile picture will appear next to your comment on public view.


If you are a registered user and you upload images on the website, we recommend you avoid uploading images containing EXIF data with GPS coordinates. Your website users can download and extract location data from these images.

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If you post a comment on our website, you will be asked to save your name, email address and website in cookies. This is solely for your convenience so you don’t have to re-enter this information if you post another comment at a later date. These cookies expire after one year.

If you have an account and you log onto the website, a temporary cookie will be created to check if your browser accepts cookies. It contains no personal data and will be automatically deleted once you close your browser.

When you log on, we will add a number of cookies to save your log-in details and screen preferences. A connection cookie lasts two days whilst a screen options cookie lasts one year. If you tick “Remember me”, your connection cookie will be saved for two weeks. If you log off your account, the connection cookie will be deleted.

When a post is amended or published, an additional cookie will be saved on your browser. This cookie contains no personal data. It simply states the ID of the post you have just amended. It expires within one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves as if the visitor was using the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third party monitoring tools and track your interaction with embedded content if you have an account linked to their website.

Web statistics and analytics

Your personal data use and transfer

Your data storage duration

If you post a comment, the comment and its metadata are saved indefinitely. This helps automatically recognise and approve the subsequent comments rather than leave them pending moderation.

We also save personal data provided in their profile pertaining to users who register on our website (where possible). All users can view, amend or delete their personal data at any time (excluding their username). The website managers can also view and amend this information.

Your rights over your data

If you have an account or post comments on the website, you can request a file containing all your personal data in our possession including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we delete any of your personal data. This does not cover data stored for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Your personal data transfer

Visitor comments may be checked using an automatic service to identify undesirable comments.

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How we protect your data

Personal data breach procedure

Third parties that send us data

Automatic marketing and/or profiling operations conducted to support personal data

Display of information related to sectors subject to specific regulations

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