This Privacy & Cookies Policy (the “Policy”) dated May 9 July, 2022 replaces all previous policies. Please take the time to review before you continue to use our products and services.
This Policy applies to any information you provide to us, including through this website, our mobile apps, communications by email and through social media, by telephone and in person. It also covers any information we receive from third parties.
By using our products and services, including browsing our websites, registering or logging in, you agree we may use your information as outlined in this Policy. If you do not wish to have your information used in line with this Policy, you must not use our products and services and not otherwise provide us with your information.
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.
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.
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. 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
Pages 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.
Matomo is used to analyze the behavior of website visitors in order to identify potential pitfalls; pages not found, problems with search engine indexing, which content is most popular… Once the data is processed (number of visitors reaching a page not found, viewing a single page…), Matomo generates reports so that website owners can take action, e.g. by modifying the layout of pages, publishing new content… etc
Matomo may process some personal data such as but not limited to IP address, cookies and user behavior (date and time, URLs of the pages viewed, page generation time etc.) in order to improve and optimize site’s features.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data with third parties unless a court order or a government request oblige us to do so.
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.
We keep the audience measurement data for 13 months. Thereafter, this data is automatically anonymized or deleted.
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 business, administrative, legal, or security purposes.
You can withdraw your consent to the use of your data by third parties by adjusting the advertising settings on aboutads.info ; youronlinechoices.com and by blocking third-party cookies on your browser. You can also opt-out of the use of your personal data for statistics and audience measurement on this page. You can also contact us to exercise your rights : [email protected]
Where we send your data
Your privacy is our priority. We only collect audience statistics (see above). This data is stored in Europe and is protected by the GDPR.