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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: 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.

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.

Privacy Policy


Privacy Statement

At, we are committed to protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personal information. This privacy statement outlines how we collect, use, and store both personal health information and personal information in accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).

Collection of Personal Information:

We may collect personal information from you when you visit our website, complete a form, or interact with us in any way. This information may include:

  • Name
  • Contact information (such as email address, phone number, mailing address)
  • Date of birth
  • Health information relevant to the services we provide
  • Any other information you voluntarily provide to us

Use of Personal Information:

We use the personal information we collect for the following purposes:

  • Providing you with the services you request
  • Communicating with you about your inquiries
  • Customizing and improving our website and services
  • Complying with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Any other purpose for which we have obtained your consent

Collection, Use, and Storage of Personal Health Information:

In addition to personal information, we may collect, use, and store personal health information in compliance with PHIPA. Personal health information includes any information related to your physical or mental health, healthcare history, or healthcare services provided to you. We collect personal health information only with your consent and for the following purposes:

  • Providing you with healthcare services
  • Communicating with healthcare providers involved in your care
  • Ensuring the continuity and quality of your care
  • Any other purpose permitted or required by law

Security and Storage of Information:

We take appropriate measures to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information and personal health information. This includes implementing physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to prevent unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of your information.

We retain your personal information and personal health information only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by law.

Your Consent:

By using our website or providing us with your personal information or personal health information, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your information as described in this privacy statement.

Access and Correction:

You have the right to access the personal information we hold about you and to request corrections to any inaccuracies. If you would like to access, review, or correct your personal information, or if you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us using the information provided in the link below to our “Contact Us” page. We will respond to your request for access or correction in accordance with applicable privacy laws. Please note that we may require additional information from you to verify your identity before providing access to your personal information. We will make every reasonable effort to promptly respond to your requests, however, there may be circumstances where we are unable to fulfill your request for access or correction, such as if it would infringe upon the privacy rights of others or if it is otherwise prohibited by law.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices or this privacy statement, please contact us via

Changes to this Privacy Statement:

We reserve the right to update or modify this privacy statement at any time. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting on our website. We encourage you to review this privacy statement periodically for any updates.

Last updated: March 20, 2024