Privacy Policy

Updated: June 12, 2022 is committed to respecting the privacy rights of all users. This policy describes how your data is collected and used on (the “Site”) and any mobile apps, social media sites that we control and through email, newsletters, subscriptions, donation pages or other services directly managed by (collectively the “Services”). By using the Site and Services you accept and agree to this privacy policy.

Data collected from users

Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) is data that identifies you as an individual and may include: name, email, address, phone number, social media information or any other self-identifying information.

The minimal amount of user information and PII is collected on the Site and Services. PII may collected through various features including comments, contact forms, and donation areas in order to provide and operate these features. PII data may be used internally in aggregate to measure usage, for other types of statistical analysis and to support the quality and delivery of the Site and Services. PII may be shared with third parties in order to directly support this Site and Services for our users. PII is not sold to third parties.

In addition to PII other types of data may be collected from users on the Site and Services. Cookies, log files and other types of technical data may be collected to determine if you have visited the Site or Services before, how often you visit, type of device or computer used, IP address, operating system, login duration, pages visited and other information that is helpful to support the Site or Services. Information that is collected voluntarily and automatically may be used for administrative and management purposes.


When visitors leave comments on the Site or Services we collect the data shown in the comments form or that is voluntarily sent to us, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


If you upload images to the Site or Services, 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.


This Site and Services use cookies (small pieces of data stored in a browser by the website). If you leave a comment on the 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 may last for one year. If you visit the 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. Other features on the Site and Services may use cookies.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this Site and Services may include embedded content (e.g. links to external websites, videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. The Site may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content. If you visit links to other websites, the terms and policies of the other websites will apply and not this Privacy Policy or Terms. This Site and Services are not responsible for the content of other websites.


We may use third-party payment services to process donations. If you wish to make a donation, your PII may be collected by the third party and not by us, and will be subject to the third party’s privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Policy. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, this third party’s collection, use, and disclosure of your PII.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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 Site (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.

Children’s privacy

Protecting the privacy of children is a priority for us. This Site and Services are intended for a general audience and are not directed at children younger than 13 years old. We do not knowingly collect any information or PII from children under 13 years old. If you are younger than 13 years old you should not submit any information on the Site or Services. If you have any questions about data collected for a child under 13 years old please contact us at

What is not covered

This Privacy Policy applies to using the public Site and Services and does not apply to information collected separately for journalism purposes to report stories, charts and any other content that is posted on the Site and Services.

Changes to Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be updated periodically and without prior notice. The date of any revision will be listed in the ‘Updated’ section at the top of the page. By using the Site or Services you agree to terms of the most recent version of the privacy policy.

What rights you have over your data and how to contact us

If you have an account on this Site, or have left comments or have signed up for any other Services, 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. You may send a request to