Use of the personal data collected
When you leave a comment on our website, the data entered in the comment form, as well as your
IP address and your browser’s user agent are collected to help us detect unwanted comments.
An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be sent to the
httpss://automattic.com/privacy/. After your comment is validated, your profile picture will be
publicly visible next to your comment.
If you are a registered user and you upload images to the website, we advise you to avoid uploading
images containing EXIF data of GPS coordinates. Visitors to your website can download and extract
location data from these images.
If you leave a comment on our site, you will be asked if you want to save your name, email address
and website in the cookies. This is only for your convenience so that you do not have to enter this
information if you leave another comment later on. These cookies expire after one year.
If you go to the login page, a temporary cookie will be set to determine if your browser accepts
cookies. It does not contain any personal data and will be deleted automatically when you close your
When you log in, we will set up a number of cookies to save your login information and screen
preferences. The lifetime of a login cookie is two days, the lifetime of a screen option cookie is one
year. If you tick “Remember”, your login cookie will be retained for a fortnight. If you log out of your account, the login cookie will be deleted.
By editing or publishing a post, an additional cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie does
not include any personal data. It simply indicates the ID of the publication you just edited. It expires
after one day.
Embedded content from other sites
Articles on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.).
Embedded content from other sites behaves in the same way as if the visitor were on that other site.
interactions with this embedded content if you have a logged in account on their website.
Statistics and audience measurement
Use and transmission of your personal data
Data storage duration
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are kept indefinitely. This allows us to
automatically recognize and approve subsequent comments instead of leaving them in the
For users who register on our site (where possible), we also store the personal data specified in their
profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except for their user
name). Site managers can also view and edit this information.
The rights you have over your data
If you have an account or have left comments on the site, you can ask to receive a file containing all
the personal data we hold about you, including the data that you have given us. You can also request
the deletion of your personal data. This does not include data stored for administrative, legal or
Transmission of your personal data
Visitors’; comments can be checked using an automated service for detecting undesirable comments.