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Comments Speak your mind, but know the deal: When you drop a comment on our turf, we scoop up the goodies you provide in the comment form, plus your IP address and browser user agent string to keep the spam gremlins at bay.

Got a Gravatar? An anonymized string (a.k.a. a hash) crafted from your email might hitch a ride to the Gravatar service to check if you’re a member of the club. Peek at the Gravatar service privacy policy over at: https://automattic.com/privacy/. Once your comment gets the green light, your profile picture steps into the spotlight alongside your comment.

Media Picture this: When uploading images, give the embedded location data (EXIF GPS) the cold shoulder. Otherwise, visitors could turn into digital sleuths, mining location gold from your images.

Cookies Not the chocolate chip kind: Drop a comment and you can choose to save your name, email, and website in cookies. It’s all about easing your journey so you won’t have to retype all your deets when you’re itching to comment again. These cookies are in for the long haul—they stick around for a year.

Swing by our login page and we’ll toss a temporary cookie your way to see if your browser is cool with cookies. This fleeting cookie carries zilch personal data and vanishes the moment you shut down your browser.

Log in and we’ll bake up a batch of cookies to remember your login info and screen display choices. Login cookies keep the faith for two days, while screen options cookies endure for a year. Hit “Remember Me” and we’ll keep the login light on for you for two weeks. Logging out? Say goodbye to the login cookies.

Flex your editorial muscles to edit or publish an article, and you’ll find a fresh cookie in your browser. This cookie is all about the post ID of the article you tweaked and calls it quits after 1 day.

Embedded Content from Other Websites It’s a wide web out there: Our articles might roll out the red carpet for embedded content (like videos, images, articles, etc.). This embedded stuff acts just like you hopped over to their home turf.

These outsider sites might snoop on your data, deal in cookies, roll in additional third-party tracking, and keep tabs on your interaction with the embedded content, especially if you’re logged in on their site.

Who We Share Your Data With Reset and ready: Hit up a password reset and your IP address will hitch a ride in the reset email.

How Long We Retain Your Data Your digital footprints: Leave a comment and we’ll hold onto it and its metadata till the cows come home. This way, we can spot and approve your future commentary without trapping them in moderation limbo.

Register on our turf (if you dare), and we’ll store the personal info you spill in your user profile. All users can peek at, tweak, or ditch their personal info whenever they fancy (though changing your username is a no-go). Our website sheriffs can also see and edit that info.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data Your data, your rules: Got an account or dropped comments? Request an exported file of your personal data we’ve got on file. You can also ask us to erase your personal data, unless we need to keep it around for admin, legal, or security shenanigans.

Where Your Data Is Sent Spam be gone: Your comments take a spin through an automated spam detection service to keep things kosher around here.