Who we are

Our website address is: https://humanmachinecommunication.org.

We are offi­cial repre­sen­ta­tives of the ICA Inter­est Group “Human-Machine Communication”


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 anonymized 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visi­ble to the public in the context of your comment.


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 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 visit our login page, 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.

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.

Site Analytics

We use Burst Statis­tics to keep track of the traf­fic on the website. We enabled “cook­ie­less track­ing” and honor “Do Not Track” requests. 

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

Who we share your data with

If you request a pass­word reset, your IP address will be includ­ed in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its meta­da­ta are retained indef­i­nite­ly. This is so we can recog­nize 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.

What rights 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.

Where we send your data

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