Privacy Policy

Data collected on this website

When visitors leave comments on this website, it collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

If you leave a comment on this website you may opt-in to saving your name, e-mail 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.

You may also choose to sign up for Dr Zoë Hyde’s newsletter, in which case the e-mail address you provide will be stored by this website.

An anonymised string created from your e-mail address (also called a hash) may be provided to a spam detection service to protect users of this website from spam.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this website 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 other 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.

How long your data is retained

If you post a comment to this website, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This enables any follow-up comments to be recognised and automatically approved instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you sign up for the newsletter, your e-mail address will be retained indefinitely, unless you choose to unsubscribe from the newsletter.

What rights you have over your data

If you have posted comments on this website, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided to this website. You can also request that any personal data held about you be erased. This does not include any data that is obliged to be kept for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Who your data is shared with

Your data is not shared with anyone, with the exception that any e-mail address or comments that you provide to this website may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

This website is a platform for the personal views of Dr Zoë Hyde. All views expressed on this website (excluding any linked content) are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of her employers, past or present. The author is an epidemiologist, not a physician, and the contents of this website should not be used to prevent, diagnose, or treat any disease. Always consult your personal physician for medical advice. The author is not responsible for any linked content, and does not necessarily endorse the views contained in any such material.

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