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- Please also review our Terms of Service for additional information about your use of our website.
Information We Collect
When you leave comments on our website, we collect the data you provide in the comments form, including your name, email address, and the content of your comment. Additionally, we collect your IP address and browser user agent string to help detect and prevent spam.
If you use Gravatar, an anonymized string created from your email address (hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to check if you have a Gravatar profile. Your Gravatar profile picture may be displayed publicly next to your comment once it’s approved.
If you upload images to our website, please avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors can download and extract location data from images on the website.
When you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are for your convenience, so you don’t have to re-enter your details when leaving another comment. These cookies have a duration of one year.
If you have an account and log in to our 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 also set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies last for two days, while screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. Logging out of your account will remove login cookies.
Additionally, when you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser, indicating the post ID of the article you edited. This cookie contains no personal data and expires after one day.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Our articles may contain embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles) from other websites. Embedded content behaves similarly to when you visit those websites.
How We Use Your Data
We retain and use the data you provide to:
- Recognize and approve follow-up comments automatically.
- Store personal information for registered users.
- Manage and maintain user profiles.
- Comply with legal and security obligations.
Your Data Rights
If you have an account or have left comments on our site, you can:
- Request an exported file of the personal data we hold about you.
- Request erasure of your personal data, subject to applicable legal requirements.
- Access, edit, or delete your personal information, with the exception of username changes.
We retain comments and their metadata indefinitely to facilitate follow-up comment recognition and approval. Registered users’ personal information is stored as long as their account is active.
We implement appropriate security measures to protect your personal information, but please note that no data transmission over the internet is completely secure.
Sharing Your Data
We do not share your data with third parties unless required by law or to comply with legal obligations.
Visitor comments may undergo automated spam detection.
Thank you for entrusting TekDep with your personal information and for visiting our website.