Health Rising’s Privacy Policy

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations

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Health Rising Complies with EU GDPR’s

Health Rising fully complies with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) policy.

Essentially nothing has changed on Health Rising’s end. Health Rising does not, will not and never has sold, rented, or shared your private information with advertisers, etc.. The EU’s GDPR’s Health Rising adheres to spells in detail out what kind information Health Rising collects from it’s users, how that information is protected, and how Health Rising uses that information to support its work.  Find out more about GDPR here.

Please note that any changes to Health Rising’s privacy policy that might occur in the future will be listed on this  page.

Health Rising Does Not Provide Medical Information

It is important to note that Health Rising is not run by medical professionals and does not purport to treat or diagnose any disease. Health Rising is simply an information resource put together almost entirely by laymen. Please contact your medical professional before using any information on Health Rising to alter how you are diagnosed, or cope with your illness or are treated.

GDPR Compliance

Automatic Information Retrieval

Health Rising, like virtually every website automatically collects certain information when you go to a page on it’s website. That information includes the website page you came to Health Rising from, your country of origin, what kind of machine you are using (computer, smartphone, etc.), what kind of browser you are using, how long you stay on the website, what links you click on, etc.

This data is completely anonymized and is presented to Health Rising in its WordPress and Google analytics programs in aggregate; i.e. it will state that so many people from the U.K. visited this page at this time and spent an average of X minutes on it. Health Rising uses this information to help determine how effective it is at outreach, the subject content of future blogs, etc.

The only way to ensure that Health Rising does not receive this information is to not access the website.

Identifying Information

Health Rising also at times collects information that could be used to identify you. Any identifying information Health Rising collects is never sold, rented or shared with advertisers, etc. The types of information we collect and the uses we put that information to are described below.

Subscribers to Our Blogs – Health Rising receives the email addresses of our blog subscribers. That information is then shared with our email provider (currently Mad Mimi). Our email provider does not have our permission to share any of that data with others. If you would like to unsubscribe from the blog you can do so using the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the page. If you have any problems please contact Health Rising.


Health Rising does not sell or rent personal information with others

Blog and Forum Polls and Surveys: Health Rising occasionally includes surveys and polls in its blogs and Forum. The data gathered from the surveys and polls is aggregated and the aggregated data is presented to the public. No personal data is ever shared with the public.

Comments on Blogs: When you leave a comment on a blog Health Rising automatically receives your email address and IP address and sometimes a website address. Health Rising uses this data when needed to stop spammers, to communicate with someone HR might work with in the future or who could provide helpful information to Health Rising. In rare situations if someone wants to contact someone leaving a comment, HR contacts the person who left the comment and asks them if they want to be reached.

Donors: Health Rising receives an email address from all donors and sometimes a physical address. Health Rising uses email and physical addresses to thank the donors and to occasionally send them progress reports on projects.

Health Rising uses Paypal to process donations and does not receive any credit card information. When Health Rising receives checks it receives banking information.Health Rising does not sell or share any type of donor information with other entities.

Forum Members: Health Rising receives email and IP addresses of all Forum members. It also collects any other information that a Forum member wishes to provide vis a vis their illness, age, birth date, treatments. That information is publicly available. If you don’t want that information to be public please go to your account and remove it.

Health Rising uses email and IP addresses to assess to the suitability of prospective Forum members and to contact Forum members regarding posts. We may also contact Forums members regarding changes to the Forums and opportunities to participate in other Health Rising activities. Forum members have the ability to opt out of any emails from Health Rising.

Forum members can easily change their name and any other personal information if they wish.  If any member has a problem doing that please contact Health Rising.  Forum posts can and will be deleted by Health Rising if Forum members provide evidence that a post contains information that may be personally linked back to them. Otherwise Forum posts will not be deleted. The Forums are being updated to bring allow members to easier delete themselves or change their names, to create a Forum privacy policy, to make explicit the use of cookies, and to allow users to opt out from newsletters.

Affiliates – Health Rising is affiliated with, Prohealth and occasionally with Health Online Talks and may become affiliated with others in the future.. Health Rising does not receive any personal information from our affiliates. Please contact them regarding any questions about how your personal information is stored and used.

Social Media – When you engage with HR’s content through social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Linked-in, you may, depending on the site and the privacy settings on the site, give Health Rising access to  information such as your name, username, email address, gender. Social media sites may also track your visits to Health Rising. Social media  sites often use cookies and other means to track your activities over time and may provide your traffic inclinations to others. Please contact them regarding their use of your personal data.

Sharing Your Personal Data

Health Rising will share your personal data if contacted by law enforcement and we believe the information requested is pertinent to a criminal investigation.

Data Processing and Storage

The information we collect is stored and processed in United States, or where we or our partners, affiliates and third-party providers maintain facilities.

We only retain personal information for as long as necessary to provide a service, or to improve our services in future. While we retain this data, we will protect it within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. That said, we advise that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, and cannot guarantee absolute data security.

If you request your personal information be deleted, or where your personal information becomes no longer relevant to our operations, we promise to remove it from our system within a reasonable timeframe.



Cookies provide essential services to Health Rising. You can opt out of them if you wish.

Like most websites, Health Rising uses “cookies” to collect information about you and your activity when you access our site. A cookie is a small piece of data that our website stores on your computer, and accesses each time you visit, so that we can understand how you useour site.

Cookies provide core features like user logins and account management.They also track how you use a website during your visit, without collecting personal information about you. The information collected is anonymous and aggregated for our use.Cookies can also tell use what kind of device is being used, from which timezone, etc.

These cookies can help Health Rising understand where our visitors visit, identify and diagnose problems with the website and help us improve the website. Health Rising does not at this time use cookies for advertising although we may in the future. If you don’t wish to accept cookies, you can instruct your browser to refuse cookies from

Policy Changes

We may, in the future, change our privacy policy. if we do we will take reasonable steps to let our users know. If you are a registered user on our Site, we will notify you using the contact details saved in your account. Your continued use of this site after any changes to this policy will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information.




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