Here’s what you need to know about how data are collected on this site, what data, why, and how it may be shared. This blog is embedded on a site owned by Elizabeth Moon (http://www.elizabethmoon.com) who is also the blog Administrator.
Your personal data is collected on this blog only when you choose to make a comment, for the purpose of your comment being posted publicly on the site. The data collected includes email address and IP address.
If you comment, your email address and IP address will be shared with WordPress (the blogsite generator) to allow for moderation and recognition of succeeding posts that pass moderation. Your email and IP will be visible to this site’s Admin (Elizabeth Moon) when reviewing comments. The content of your comment will be visible to anyone reading comments. Comments are retained on the site only until the available space is used up, when the oldest are purged. If you wish a comment of yours to be deleted, contact me through the website.
Your data will also be shared with the spam blocker Akismet, a WordPress plug-in for WordPress blogs, for comparison with a list of known spam sources; spam comments are transferred to a spam file and deleted in batches by the site admin. Akismet retains the data in order to block additional spam.