Legal privacy policy

Last modified: 21 July 2019

It is this website's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This website is made in South Africa and it is currently maintained and supported anonymously by myself, referred to as Alexyia. You can contact me at:


This Privacy Policy applies to https://bi.polar.health (hereinafter, "the website owner", "I", "me", "author", "the website" or "https://bi.polar.health"). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.


This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and conditions posted on our Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.


Anonymity

I have created this platform to be as anonymous as possible due to the stigma of bipolar disorder. I do however plan on revealing my identity in the future. I do not expect that from the authors or readers of this website.


Personally Identifiable Information

  • You cannot register on this website so no user profile will be captured.
  • You can register on Disqus to comment on stories. People will see your comments and will be able to click through to your Disqus profile. You can delete your comments and you can make your profile private. You need to accept the privacy policy and terms and conditions on the Disqus website.
  • You can subscribe to newsletters or weekly stories. Emails are stored at GoDaddy and are not shared with anyone. Newsletters will be sent over a longer period of time, like once a month while stories will be sent weekly when stories are available.
  • When you want to publish your story, I will store your masked name, email address, story title and a reference number. I will use this information to allow you to make changes to your stories in the future. This is how I will verify you as the author. Let me know if you don't want me to do this.
  • You do not have to use a masked name for your story. It can be published as anonymous.


Sharing your story

Your story needs to meet the writing guidelines. It will be published in the stories blog and available online. 

I will store all stories in a Google Spreadsheet containing the username (stage name, random name or anonymous), the email address it was sent from (for amendment purposes), the reference number allocated to the story and the story title. This information does not get shared with anyone.

You will need to send me the reference number and the email address the story was sent from to make changes to your story so that I know it is you. If you want to:

  • change the content: send me the story with the changes highlighted so that I can change it on the blog.
  • change the image: send me the new image (you need to have rights or we need to credit the image on your story page).
  • delete a story: all comments will be deleted and links to that page will not work. 


Sharing the website

Please share this website if you find the initiative useful. You can tell people, email people, share on social media platforms, show your medical practitioners and link it from your website. Suggested tags are #bipolar #BipolarDisorder #BipolarHealth #BipolarDisorderHealth


This website cannot control the information you share so share at your own discretion and create anonymous profiles if you want to hide your identity.


Advertising and sponsorship

This website does not contain typical adverts. If you want to contribute we can negotiate pricing. Your company name, organisation, or personal branding that meets that the layout requirements will be added to the appropriate pages. A red button will link to your web page. Please get in touch with me at https://bi.polar.health/contact or bi@polar.health.


Donations

I am paying for hosting and email accounts. Donations will help keep the site alive. You can donate using PayPal. Let me know if you want to be featured on a special donations page.


Visitors

Like most website operators, this website collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. this website's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how this website's visitors use its website. From time to time, the this website website may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. 


Hosting

This website is hosted on the GoDaddy web hosting platform and is subject to their privacy policy and terms and conditions.


Links to external sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.


We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.


Aggregated statistics

The this website may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its website. this website may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, this website does not disclose your personally-identifying information.


Cookies

To enrich and perfect your online experience, this website uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalised content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. this website uses cookies to help this website identify and track visitors, their usage of https://bi.polar.health, and their website access preferences. this website visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using this website's websites, with the drawback that certain features of this website's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to this website's use of cookies.


Privacy policy changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, this website may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in this website's sole discretion. this website encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.