Last updated: October 17, 2021
When visitors leave comments on the site EclecticBeaver collects 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.
If you leave a comment on EclecticBeaver, 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 the login page, EclecticBeaver 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, EclecticBeaver 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
Articles on EclecticBeaver 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.
Who EclecticBeaver shares your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long EclecticBeaver retains your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so EclecticBeaver can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on EclecticBeaver (if any), the site 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 site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data EclecticBeaver holds about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that EclecticBeaver erase any personal data held about you. This does not include any data EclecticBeaver is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where EclecticBeaver sends your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.