Privacy Policy

Please read carefully the web page at hand in order to take notice on the privacy regulations of our services as well as to get know your rights over the personal data we collect and share stemming from you. The pointed fragments enlisted below will provide you with relevant insight and information over the latest privacy changes that took effect in May, 2018 as part of the General Data Protection Regulation within the European Union that you need to understand, agree, and comply with as long as you live in a EU state and use our services. Thank you for patience and understanding whilst regarding this policy.

1. Who are we?

The Dockyards is a website dedicated to a wide range of subjects encompassed under the syntagm of general knowledge. As such, here you will be able to find and read a series of articles on history, geography, culture, architecture, technology, music, literature, and much more. For general information on the website please access the About page in the main menu from the website’s header.

2. What personal data do we collect from you and why?

2.1 General 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 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.

2.2 Media content

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. If they want, the visitors can access and download material from the website at their will.

2.3 Contact forms

Upon accessing this website, the visitors are prompted with an acceptance form on the collection of cookies for improved user experience. Apart from this contact form, there is also a prompted message regarding e-mail subscription which the visitor in cause can reject or accept at will.

2.3.1 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 your browser.


Important note for the editor team:


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.

2.4 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Proper credit is given for any material acquired from other websites and online platforms, both under the Creative Commons manner and/or in other alternative manner requested by the original creator(s) of the material in cause.

2.5 Analytics

The statistical data gathered by this website is also recorded and stored by Google Analytics for the sole purpose of personal data comparisons and analyses made in the prospect of optimizing and enhancing the overall user experience of the visitors.

3. Who do we share your data with?

We do not intend to share your personal data with any third party services (other than the ones that were previously mentioned), website, or additional online servers or platforms. The data you provide is public and can be accessed only by you, the web administration of the site, as well as the editor team.

4. How long do 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.

5. What rights do 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.

6. Where do we send your data?

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated in-built spam detection service. If the comments are ascertained as spam then they will not be approved and therefore not publicly displayed on the website. No further data is sent to other servers than this website’s.

7. Your contact information

The contact information the visitors provide stands within their individual responsibility for trustworthiness and justness of credentials. The contact information may be partly or fully public upon making a comment depending on how much information the visitor is willing to provide.


The contact information is not used in any other way by this website than to display the identity of an interested visitor within the comments’ section in order to have a polite and civil discussion/debate over a topic of interest.