Please take a moment to review our privacy policy

Who we are

This is a general privacy policy. Sections and subsections contained within may or may not apply directly to this site, but the general concepts are the same. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When you provide information via this website for contact and marketing purposes, we collect only the information that you provide to us in that form. This data may or may not be used in the future for marketing, promotional or research purposes.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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

Articles 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. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Your usage information applies only to this site and is only used for research purposes as it applies to usage analytics. Pieces of information such as device used (Desktop, Mobile, Tablet, etc.), where you used it (based on your IP address), demographics and interest as it applies to other sites you have visited and the time at which you visited the site may all be collected at any time. We do not automatically collect any sensitive information such as name, address, contact information and/or other private information unless otherwise provided directly to us via contact forms and/or marketing tools.

Who we share your data with

Your usage data is only monitored by our Web Administration and/or Marketing groups for research purposes only. This information is stored and encrypted by Google. 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. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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 administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact Information

Should you have any direct questions as it relates specifically to your information being collected, please contact our Web Administration group at [email protected]

Additional information

How we protect your data

We protect your data by using current, state of the art encryption and/or SSL certification (secure sockets) to transfer or store your information. This site is protected by HTTPS via SSL and uses MFA (multi-factor authentication) in order to store or access your information and information as it applies to the architecture of this website.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We perform routine backups of the information contained within this site and information transmitted from this site to another database and/or external source (such as Google).