Children’s Information Center
WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT
Comments: 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
https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to
the public in the context of your comment.
Media: 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.
Cookies: 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
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
monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the
embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.
Who we share your data with / How long we retain your data: If you leave a comment, the comment
and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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