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Terms and Conditions

What personal data we collect and why

When visitors leave comments on the web, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor's IP address and browser user agent string to help detect spam.

An anonymous string created from your email address (also called a hash) can 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 image is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



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


Contact forms

If you leave a comment on our site you can choose to save your name, email address and website in cookies. This is for your convenience, so you don't 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 connect to this site, we will install a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain personal data and is deleted when the browser is closed. When you log in, we will also install several cookies to save your login information and your screen display options. Access cookies last two days, and screen options cookies last one year. If you select "Remember me", your access will last for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the access cookies will be deleted. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not include personal data and simply indicates the ID of the article that you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


Embedded content from other websites:

Articles on this site may include embedded content (for example, videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in exactly the same way as if the visitor had 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 embedded content if you have an account and are connected to that website.


Personal information:

Of the users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information that they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except that they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also view and edit this information. The personal data provided by you or by third parties are part of a file to manage contacts and relationships. The legal basis that legitimates this treatment will be your consent, the legitimate interest, or the need to manage a contractual or similar relationship.


Sharing Information

How We Share Information

We share information about you in limited circumstances, and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy. These are spelled out below


Affiliated companies and independent contractors

We may disclose information about you to each of our affiliated companies, and independent contractors who need the information to help us provide our Services or process the information on our behalf. We require our subsidiaries and independent contractors to follow this Privacy Policy for any personal information that we share with them.



We may share information about you with Partners who need the information to provide their services in support of the projects we undertake together. We require our partners to follow this Privacy Policy for any personal information that we share with them.


Third-Party vendors

We may share information about you with third-party vendors who provide their services to store, manage, and verify the data. We require our third-party vendors to follow this Privacy Policy for any personal information that we share with them. For example, we use Pipedrive for contact and relationship management and viewer comments on our website may be checked by an automated spam detection service.


Legal and regulatory requirements

We may disclose information about you in response to a court order.


With your consent

We may share and disclose information with your consent or at your direction to enable us to provide you the contracted services.


Aggregated or de-identified information

We may share information that has been aggregated or de-identified, so that it can no longer reasonably be used to identify you. For instance, we may publish articles or research papers containing aggregated or de-identified data.

Our policy is that we do not sell our users' data. We aren't a data broker, we don't sell your personal information to data brokers, and we don't sell your information to other companies that want to spam you with marketing emails.


How long do we keep your data?

We generally discard information about you when it's no longer needed for the purposes for which we collect and use it - described in the section above on How and Why We Use Information - and we're not legally required to keep it.


Personal information

The term of conservation of your data will be determined by the relationship you have with us.



If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are kept indefinitely. This is so that we can recognize and approve subsequent comments automatically, instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.


What rights do you have over your data

If you have an account or have left comments on this website, you can request to receive an export file of the personal data we have about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we delete any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data that we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes. 

For more information, or to exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation / suppression, opposition, limitation, or portability, send a written communication to 

Likewise, if your right to protection of personal data is violated, you may file a claim with the EDPS (


How we protect your data

While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so. We monitor our Services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.

When we use a third-party to collect personal or organizational assessment data, these third parties will be the first to have access to your data. They will be bound to the GDPR.

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