Privacy Policy

Our Identity and Mission

Ratio is committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors and clients. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit our website and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

Information We Collect

We may collect several types of information from and about users of our website, including:

Comment Submission and Data Collection

When visitors post comments on our site, we collect the information displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, to aid in spam detection.

An anonymized string (also known as a hash) derived from your email address may be sent to the Gravatar service to verify if you are using it. You can review the Gravatar service’s privacy policy at: Upon approval of your comment, your profile picture will be publicly visible alongside your comment.

Handling of Media and Location Data

If you upload images to the website, please refrain from including images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website have the ability to download and extract any location data from images on the site.

Cookie Usage and Management

When 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 your details when you post another comment. These cookies are valid for one year.

Upon visiting our login page, a temporary cookie will be set to verify if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal information and will be discarded once you close your browser.

Once you log in, we will set several cookies to store your login details and your preferences for screen display. Login cookies are valid for two days, whereas cookies for screen options remain for one year. Selecting “Remember Me” will extend your login duration to two weeks. Logging out of your account will remove the login cookies.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie, which carries no personal data, simply marks the post ID of the article you’ve edited and expires after one day.

Third-Party Embedded Content

This site may feature articles with embedded content, such as videos, images, and articles from other websites. This embedded content functions just as it would if you were visiting the original website directly.

These third-party websites might collect data about you, utilize cookies, incorporate additional tracking from other sources, and monitor your interactions with the embedded content. This includes tracking your interactions with the content if you have an account and are logged into that website.

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

  • To present our website and its contents to you.
  • To provide you with information, products, or services you request from us.
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts between you and us.
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
  • For any other purpose with your consent.

Disclosure of Your Information

When you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the email sent to you for resetting your password.

Data Retention Period

When you post a comment, both the comment and its associated metadata are kept without time limits. This approach enables us to automatically identify and approve any subsequent comments directly, bypassing the need for manual moderation.

For individuals who register on our website, we store the personal information they submit in their user profiles. Users have the ability to view, modify, or remove their personal information at any convenience—although changing their username is not an option. Additionally, website administrators have access to view and modify this information.

Your Data Protection Rights

If you possess an account on this site or have posted comments, you are entitled to request an export of the personal data we retain about you, encompassing all data you have supplied to us. Additionally, you have the right to ask for the deletion of any personal data we possess about you. Please note, however, this exclusion does not apply to any data we must maintain for administrative, legal, or security reasons.

Data Transfer and Processing Locations

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Our policy is to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you through a notice on the website’s home page.