Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.

Contact forms

If your use the contact form, all input information is forwarded to the CyberSANE coordinator. They can use this information to contact you concerning your request if they desire. A copy of your message may be examined by an automatic filter or an administrator for spam and security purposes.


The cookie consent bar available upon first access to our site leaves a consent cookie on the browser to indicate you have understood and accepted our use of Cookies throughout our site.

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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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. 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 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.


Visiting our site will result in a cookie being placed on your browser to track your movements through our site. This allows us to evaluate what pages are visited, the length of your visit and if you return to our site, separating you from other visitors. Your IP address allows us to identify your geographical location and your web request headers informs us as to the type of device, your browser and your operating system. All of this information is recovered for statistical analysis purposes and no identifying data is kept. All statistical data is kept for 30 days.

We follow activities on our site with Matomo (previously Piwik). With Matomo, we respect your choices. If you have requested through your browser not to be tracked, we won’t. Below, you can check that your request has been honoured. If you are not against tracking, know that all your browser data is anonymised. If you still do not wish us to track your activities, you can request so below.

Information: if you do now see your status below this message, or you do not have the possibility to refuse tracking, your ad blocker is probably interfering with the display. We recommend temporarily deactivating it.

Who we share your data with

Any data stored during your visit to our site is kept strictly confidential and not shared with any outside entity.

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 website (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.

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 upon submission.

Your contact information

If you sign up to our newsletter, your email address and IP are stored for as long as you are subscribed. The information will be removed from our system if and when you cancel your subscription.

If you use the contact form, all information is sent directly to the receiver with no data stored on our servers.

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

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