Privacy Policy

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Terms of Use

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  1. Content: All content, including text, images, and videos, are the property of and are protected by copyright and trademark laws. Unauthorized use or reproduction of content without our express written consent is strictly prohibited.

  2. User Conduct: Users must not post or transmit any material that is abusive, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise reserves the right to remove any user-generated content that violates these terms.

  3. Liability: is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the content or any loss or damage resulting from your use of the website. Always consult a professional before making decisions based on information found on

Privacy Policy

We value your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. Our privacy policy explains what information we collect, how we use it, and how we protect it. By using, you agree to our privacy policy.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at or by using our online contact form. We will make every effort to respond within a reasonable time frame.

California Privacy Notice

California residents have specific privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). To learn more about your rights and how to exercise them, please refer to our California Privacy Notice.

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Advertising Policy

We partner with third-party advertisers to display ads on our site. These advertisers may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect information about your site usage to serve relevant ads. We do not sell your personal information to third parties for advertising purposes.

Advertising Guidelines

Our advertising partners must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Ads must not contain offensive, misleading, or inappropriate content.

  2. Ads must not promote illegal products or services.

  3. Advertisers must have a valid privacy policy in place and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

We reserve the right to reject or remove any ad that does not comply with these guidelines or that we deem inappropriate for our audience.

Who we are

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Suggested text: 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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also 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.


Suggested text: 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.


Suggested text: If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, 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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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

Suggested text: 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.

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

Who we share your data with

Suggested text: If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

Suggested text: 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

Suggested text: If you have an account on this site, 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 your data is sent

Suggested text: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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