Who we are
For the purposes of this section, Personal Information is defined as per the definition provided in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013. We strictly adhere to the principles for electronically collecting personal information outlined in the Act and related legislation. We make every effort to maintain the accuracy, quality, and confidentiality of Personal Information under our control.
When visitors leave comments on our website, we collect certain information including the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address, and browser user agent string. This information is used to help detect spam.
We advise against uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) to our website. Visitors to the website may download and extract any location data from images on the website.
When you leave a comment on our website, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are for your convenience and 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 does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will set several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies will last for two days, and screen options cookies will 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 does not contain any personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Our website may contain embedded content from other websites, including videos, images, articles, etc. This embedded content behaves in the same way as if you visited the other website directly.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata will be retained indefinitely. This allows us to recognize and automatically approve any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website, we will store the personal information provided in their user profile. Users may view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, with the exception of their username. Website administrators may also view and edit this information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on our website or have left comments, you may request an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You may also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you, excluding any data we are required to retain for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Please note that in some circumstances, it may not be possible for us to fully erase all of your personal data due to technical, legal, or regulatory restrictions.
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data and have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.
You have the right to request that we correct any inaccuracies in your personal data.
You have the right to data portability, which allows you to request that we transfer your personal data to another organization or to you in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at email@example.com.
Where we send your data
Additionally, the data you provide may be transferred to and processed by third-party service providers for the purpose of spam detection and to improve the security of our website. We take great care in selecting and managing these service providers and have appropriate safeguards in place to protect your personal data.
Please note that when you interact with embedded content from other websites, those websites may collect and use your personal data in accordance with their own privacy policies, which may be different from ours. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these websites before interacting with any embedded content.