What personal information we gather and why
In order to aid with spam detection when users submit reviews on the site, we additionally collect the data presented in the comment form as well as the visitor's IP address and browser user agent string.
After approval of your review, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your review.
Avoid uploading photos with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) if you plan to submit them to the website. Any location data from photographs on the website can be downloaded and extracted by website visitors.
Your IP address and any other information you provide in a contact form may be saved in our database.
If you post a review on our site you may opt-in to preserving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are provided for your convenience so that you won't have to re-enter your information each time you post a remark. The shelf life of these cookies is one year.
We will set a temporary cookie to see if your browser permits cookies if you have an account and log in to our site. This cookie is deleted when your browser is closed and does not contain any personal information.
We will also create a number of cookies when you log in to save your login details and screen display preferences. Screen option cookies last a year, whereas login cookies are only valid for two days. For two weeks, your login will be persistent if you choose "Remember Me." The cookies for your login will be deleted after you log out of your account.
In your browser, a new cookie will be saved if you edit or publish an article. This cookie just contains the post ID of the article you just edited and contains no personal information. It runs out after a day.
Material from other websites that is embedded
This website's articles can have embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). When another website's content is embedded, it operates exactly as if the visitor had really visited the other website.
How long we keep your information
If you post a comment (for instance, a blog comment, a review of a school, etc.), the comment and its metadata are kept on file eternally. This allows us to detect and approve any subsequent comments without having to manually moderate them.
In the event that any users register on our website, we additionally retain the personal data they supply in their user profile. Whenever, any user may access, amend, or delete their personal information (except they cannot change their username). Administrators of the website can also access and modify that data.
How you can exercise your data rights
You have the option to request to receive an exported file of the personal data we possess about you, along with any data you have given us, if you have an account on our website or have left comments. You can also ask us to delete any personal information we may have about you. This does not apply to any information that we must maintain for administrative, legal, or security reasons.