Privacy

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Data (not a Star Trek character)

When you leave comments on The Brancatelli Blog, we collect the data in the “Comments” form along with your IP address and browser to help detect spam. An anonymized string created from your email address (a hash) may be provided to the Gravitar service (see Gravitar). After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Erasing Data

You can request that we erase data we collect about you. This does not include data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. All comments are checked through an automated spam detection service (i.e., Akismet).

How Long We Keep Your Data

When you leave a comment, it and its metadata are held indefinitely. This allows us to recognize and approve follow-up comments quickly. If you subscribe to The Brancatelli Blog (and we hope you do), we will store your information in a profile. You can see, edit, or delete your information at any time (except username). Blog administrators can also see and edit your information.

Logging in

When you log in, we set up cookies to save your information and display choices. Login cookies last for two days, screen-option cookies for one year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will last for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you leave a comment, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies last for one year. If you reach a login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Other Websites

Posts on this site often include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles) from other websites. Embedded content from sites like YouTube behaves the same way as if you had visited the other site directly. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking, and monitor any interaction you have with them. This includes tracking your interaction if you have an account and are logged into that website.

What’s the Use?

The use of copyrighted material on this site, including essays, articles, quotes, links, photos, and videos, is for educational purposes only as defined by Section 107 of the Copyright Law. For more information, see Fair Use at the US Copyright Office. In addition, The Brancatelli Blog is not responsible for the opinions or comments posted by others. However, we will remove content deemed inappropriate or offensive.

Word to the Wise

If you upload images to this blog, for your own protection please avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Anyone visiting the site can extract location data from your images.

Your turn

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