Privacy Policy

Commenting

When leaving comments on marksuth.dev, the data shown in the comments form, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string are collected to help spam detection.

Linkbacks

For received webmentions, pingbacks and trackbacks, such as responding to a post or article, this site stores information retrieved from the source in order to provide a richer comment. Items such as author name and image, summary of the text, etc may be stored if present in the source and are solely to provide richer comments. This can be removed on request.

For responses to URLs, such as responding to a post or article, this site allows the storage of data around the post/article in order to generate a rich citation. Items such as author name and image, summary of the text, embed provided by third-party site, etc may be stored and are solely to provide this context. This can be removed on request.

Syndication Links, which are links to the same content on other sites, may be displayed on comments, but only if supplied by the submitter or if your comment was generated by webmention, if they appear on your site.

Webmentions

Webmentions are an explicit feature of your content management system: by sending a webmention to the webmention endpoint of this website, you request the server to take notice of that referral and process it. As long as public content is concerned (i.e. you are not sending a private webmention), such use of this website’s webmention endpoint implies that you are aware of it being published.

You can at any time request the removal of one or all webmentions originating from your website.

Processing

Incoming Webmentions are handled as a request to process personal data that you make available by explicitly providing metadata in your website’s markup.

Publishing

An incoming Webmention request is by design a request for publishing a comment from elsewhere on the web; this is what the protocol was designed for and why it is active on your website.

Personal data

The Webmention plugin processes the following data (if available):

  • Your name
  • The profile picture from your website
  • The URL of your website
  • Personal information you include in your post

Media

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.

Cookies

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.

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.

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.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

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 we send your data

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