Privacy Policy

1) Comments

The data in the comments left by visitors on our site is collected along with the IP address of every visitor and the browser user agent string in order to detect spamming. From your email ID an anonymized string is created and is sent to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. You can check the privacy policy of Gravatar here - . Once your comment gets approved on our site, your profile picture becomes publicly visible with your comment.


2) Media

While uploading images on the website, you must avoid uploading the ones that have embedded location data (EXIF GPS). There are chances of other visitors downloading and retrieving location information from such image on the site.


3) Cookies

While leaving a comment on our website, you have an option of saving your name, email ID and website in cookies. This is merely done for your convenience so that you need not fill all your details again when you comment the next time. The cookies last for 1 year.
When you have an account and log in to the website, a temporary cookie is set. This one does not have your personal information and gets discarded the moment you close the browser window.
As you log in, a lot of cookies are set up to save your login information and screen display choices. These login cookies last for 2 days and screen option ones last for one year. Upon selecting the 'Remember me' option, your login will last for 2 weeks. When you log out of your account, the login cookies get discarded. Upon editing or publishing an article, another cookie gets saved and this one has no personal info. It only has the post ID of the article that was edited by you. This one expires in a day's time.


4) Content embedded from other websites

The website can have embedded content from other sites such as images, videos and articles. Such content behaves as though the visitor has visited the website to which it belongs. These websites can gather data about you, use cookies, have additional 3rd party tracking and keep a tab on your interaction with the content that has been embedded


With whom your data is shared and how long it is retained?

When you leave a comment, it is retained indefinitely so that any follow-up comments can be recognized and approved automatically without them going into the moderation queue.
The personal information provided in the user profile of those who register on the site is stored. The information can be viewed, edited or deleted at any point of time except your username. Administrators can also see and edit it.


What are your rights over your data?

As an individual who has left comments or is having an account on this site, you can ask for an exported file of your personal info that we have with us. You can also request us to discard that. However, the data that we are obliged to keep for legal, security or administrative purposes can't be deleted.