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Your Personal Data and Why We Collect It

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 (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, please avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Anyone visiting the site can download and extract location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so you don’t have to fill in your details again when leaving another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If at any time 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.

When you log in, we set up cookies to save your information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen-option cookies last 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.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Posts on this site often include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles). Embedded content from websites such as YouTube behaves in the same way as if you had visited the other website directly.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with their embedded content. This includes tracking your interaction if you have an account and are logged into that website.

How Long We Keep 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 queue.

If you register on the site, we store the personal information you provide us in your user profile. Users can see, edit, and delete personal information at any time (except for username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have subscribed to The Brancatelli Blog or have left comments, you can request an exported file of the data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You also can request that we erase personal data about you. This does not include data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Send Your Data

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

For Further Information

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