Privacy Policy

Psyching Out Cancer

Your privacy is very important to us. At Psyching Out Cancer we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our blog or products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

It is Psyching Out Cancer’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.


Website Visitors

Psyching Out Cancer is a wordpress website.  For more information about how they store and use data of visitors that visit their client sites (for instance such as us, Psyching Out Cancer) please refer to Automattic’s User Policy here (  References to ‘our servers’ in this document refers to the Psyching Out Cancer database held on WordPress (Automattic) servers.

Like most website operators, Psyching Out Cancer 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. Psyching Out Cancer’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Psyching Out Cancer’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Psyching Out Cancer may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Psyching Out Cancer also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for users leaving comments on our blogs. Psyching Out Cancer only discloses commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.


Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Psyching Out Cancer’s website choose to interact with Psyching Out Cancer in ways that require Psyching Out Cancer to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Psyching Out Cancer gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Psyching Out Cancer updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Psyching Out Cancer collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Psyching Out Cancer. Psyching Out Cancer does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.


Aggregated Statistics

Psyching Out Cancer may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its website. For instance, Psyching Out Cancer may use FullStory, Google Analytics and Jetpack to monitor the most popular pages and how they are used or use the Akismet service to help identify spam and the Yoast service to optimise how the site is discovered through search engines like Google. Psyching Out Cancer may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Psyching Out Cancer does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.


Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Psyching Out Cancer discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Psyching Out Cancer’s behalf or to provide services available at Psyching Out Cancer’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Psyching Out Cancer’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Psyching Out Cancer will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Psyching Out Cancer discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Psyching Out Cancer believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Psyching Out Cancer, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of a Psyching Out Cancer website and have supplied your email address, Psyching Out Cancer will send you an email with the latest blog and may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Psyching Out Cancer and our products. We expect new feature, feedback and update email types to be kept to a minimum as our core service is the psychologist cancer journey blog.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Psyching Out Cancer takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.



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. Psyching Out Cancer uses cookies to help Psyching Out Cancer identify and track visitors, their usage of Psyching Out Cancer website, and their website access preferences. Psyching Out Cancer visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Psyching Out Cancer’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Psyching Out Cancer’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


How long do we keep your data?

Psyching Out Cancer will not keep your records longer than necessary.  If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.


Blog Business Transfers

If Psyching Out Cancer, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Psyching Out Cancer may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.



We currently do not have Ads on the site however may do so in the future.  Any Ads appearing on any of the website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Psyching Out Cancer and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Access to your information

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.

If you would like to request a copy of the data we hold about you, this is called a Subject Access Request. Subject Access Requests should be made in writing on email to the Data Protection Officer ( We will aim to provide the relevant data within 30 days. We will always verify the identity of anyone making a subject access request before handing over any information.


Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Psyching Out Cancer may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Psyching Out Cancer’s sole discretion. Psyching Out Cancer 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.

July 31st, 2018 by Janine