The question is: “What personal data we collect and why we collect it?”
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 spam detection.
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.
> Contact forms
When you fill out our contact forms and enter your name and email address, please rest assured that we don’t share them with any third party. We use it for the sole purpose of getting in touch with you and replying to your message. We will not even use such information for sending you any unwanted promotions.
If you leave a comment on our website, you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you don’t have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last maximum for a period of one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
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 1 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.
We get help from Google to show us how traffic is processed on our website. In doing so, we learn about the website visitors, how they get in and get out, what they look for, their interests, etc. All such data serve us to learn how to serve you better. Such data doesn’t specifically find the individuals visiting our website. It simply shows us where they come from, what they do on the website and how they leave.
> Who we share your data with
> 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 website 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 we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
> Your contact information
> Additional information
You may send some other information about yourself to us, which we may require for visa application, etc. Such information is only sent to the ministry of foreign affairs to apply for your visas.