Who we are
The web domain for our network is: https://www.rasnetwork.org.
Upon leaving comments on our platform, the information provided in the comment form is collected along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to aid in spam detection.
When uploading images to our website, it’s advisable to refrain from uploading images that contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Other visitors can download and extract the location data from any images on the site.
Should you leave a comment on our site, you have the option to save your name, email address, and website in cookies for your convenience, eliminating the need to re-enter these details when posting future comments. These cookies have a lifespan of one year.
On visiting our login page, a temporary cookie is set to ascertain your browser’s acceptance of cookies, which holds no personal information and is discarded upon closing your browser.
Upon logging in, several cookies are set to save your login info and display preferences. Login cookies expire after two days, while screen option cookies last for a year. Choosing “Remember Me” will keep you logged in for two weeks, but logging out will remove the login cookies.
Should you edit or publish an article, an extra cookie will be saved in your browser, containing no personal data, merely the post ID of the article just edited, expiring after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Our site’s articles may feature embedded content (like videos, images, articles, etc.). Such embedded content from other sites behaves exactly as if you had visited those sites.
How long we retain your data
Comments and their metadata are kept indefinitely to allow automatic recognition and approval of any subsequent comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For registered users on our site (if any), we store the personal information they offer in their user profile. All users can view, modify, or delete their personal info at any time (username changes are not permitted). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account or have posted comments on this site, you can request an exported file of the personal data we possess about you, inclusive of any data you’ve provided to us. You can also ask for the erasure of any personal data we hold about you, excluding any data we’re required to retain for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where your data is sent
Comments from visitors may be routed through an automated spam detection service. We also utilize website performance analytics tools like Google Analytics, Google Search Console, and Google Tag Manager.