When visitors post comments on the website, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and user agent string (this identifies the browser) to help detect spam.
If you are a registered user and upload photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this website could download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.
When you post a comment on our website, it may be a consent to store your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that you don’t have to re-enter all this information when you post another comment. These cookies are stored for one year.
If you have an account and log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will set some cookies to store your login information and viewing options. Login cookies expire after two days and display option cookies expire after one year. If you select “Stay signed in” when you sign up, your sign-in will be maintained for a fortnight. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are deleted.
When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only refers to the article ID of the article you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.
Embedded content from other websites
Posts on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.
Who we share your information with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we store your data
When you post a comment, it is stored indefinitely, including metadata. This allows us to automatically detect and approve follow-up comments rather than holding them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the username cannot be changed). Administrators of the website can also view and change this information.
What rights you have to your data
If you have an account on this website or have posted comments, you can request an export of your personal data from us, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request the deletion of any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be analysed by an automated spam detection service.
Prof. Stefan Stenfelt
Secretary-General of EFAS
Linkoping University, Sweden