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Privacy Policy

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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 with 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.


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 one 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.

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 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 your data is sent

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

A2P Compliance

To ensure compliance with the Application-to-Person (A2P) regulations, we have implemented the following measures:

Purpose of Data Collection

We collect personal data for the following purposes:

  • To manage user comments and feedback.
  • To enhance user experience by saving preferences through cookies.
  • To analyze and improve our website through user interaction data.
  • To ensure security and prevent spam.

Legal Basis for Processing

We process personal data based on:

  • User consent, which is obtained when users provide their data through comments or registration.
  • Legitimate interest, such as improving our services and ensuring website security.

User Rights

Users have the following rights over their data:

  • Right to access: Users can request an exported file of their personal data.
  • Right to rectification: Users can request corrections to their data.
  • Right to erasure: Users can request the deletion of their data.
  • Right to restrict processing: Users can request the limitation of their data processing under certain conditions.
  • Right to object: Users can object to the processing of their data under certain conditions.
  • Right to data portability: Users can request their data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.

Data Retention

We retain personal data only for as long as necessary for the purposes described above. Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely to facilitate follow-up interactions. User profile data is retained as long as the user account is active and can be edited or deleted by the user or website administrators.

Data Security

We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect personal data against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction.

Third-Party Processors

We use third-party services, such as the Gravatar service, which may collect and process personal data. We ensure that these third parties comply with relevant data protection regulations and provide adequate data protection measures.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We will notify users of any significant changes through our website.

For any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact us at 830.293.4765.

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