Privacy Policy

Who We Are

Our website address is: https://www.thehomoculture.com.

Comments

When you leave comments on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, your IP address, and browser user agent string to aid in spam detection. An anonymized string (hash) from your email address may be sent to the Gravatar service to verify if you are using it (Gravatar service privacy policy available here). Upon comment approval, your profile picture is publicly visible in the context of your comment.

Cookies

Leaving a comment on our site gives you the option to save your name, email address, and website in cookies for convenience, so you don’t need to re-enter this information. These cookies last for one year. We set temporary cookies to check if your browser accepts cookies and use cookies to save your login information and display choices. Login cookies last two days; screen options, one year. “Remember Me” extends login for two weeks. Editing or publishing an article sets a cookie (no personal data) indicating the edited post ID, expiring after 1 day.

Embedded Content

Articles may include embedded content from other websites, which behaves as if visiting the originating website. These sites may collect data, use cookies, embed third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with embedded content, including tracking interactions if logged into their website.

Data Sharing

Your IP address is included in password reset emails.

Data Retention

Comments and metadata are retained indefinitely to recognize and approve follow-up comments. For registered users, we store the personal information they provide in their profiles. Users can edit or delete their information anytime (username changes not permitted). Administrators can see and edit that information.

Your Data Rights

If you have an account or have left comments, you can request an export of your personal data we hold, including data provided to us. You can also request erasure of your personal data, except data retained for legal, administrative, or security purposes.

Data Transmission

Comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.