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Privacy Policy

Bodies of Courage values your privacy. Our privacy policy is detailed below. We also respect and comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) of the European Union.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://bodiesofcourage.org.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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.

Contact forms

If you filled out a contact form on our site, we will have retained your name , e-mail address, IP address and any data you provided in the body of that contact form. This is retained so we may reply back to you.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics for tracking visitors and aggregating information about the traffic to our website. The Google Analytics privacy policy can be found here:  https://policies.google.com/privacy. You can learn more about how to opt-out of tracking in Google Analytics here.

Who we share your data with

No one. We do not share your data with anyone. Period.

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.

Your contact information

If you create an account on our site, your name and e-mail address is retained for login purposes. We will not spam you, ever.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Any data you used, such as name and e-mail address, is kept in encrypted form. Our staff has also been trained in data protection procedures and protocols.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we suspect a data breach, we will notify all users within 48 hours of becoming aware of said breach. We will also report such incident to any required data protection authority.

What third parties we receive data from

None. As we do not have advertising or such on our site, we do not receive data from third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None. We do not utilized automated decision making.


All users have the right to request that we delete all of their personal data. Users who wish to inquire about the right to be forgotten are able to reach out to us at any time. If you wish to have your personal data we may retain deleted, please contact us at contact@bodiesofcourage.org, and request deletion.

Access / Portability

A user can request access to a copy of the personal data that we have collected. Users who wish to request portability can reach out to us at any time. If you wish to have a copy your personal data we may retain, please contact us at contact@bodiesofcourage.org, and request a copy.  We will respond within a reasonable timeframe, usually no more than one week.