Privacy Policy

Who We Are

This website,, is a blog created to allow readers of its’ content to learn more about nootropics.

Willing individuals are also encouraged to share their own knowledge and experience in this area if they wish.

At, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of all visitors to our web site.

In particular, we want you to know that is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other businesses for marketing purposes.

The founder of is Michael Stevin.  He writes all of the articles, responds to comments, and does most of the work involved with

There is also a site administrator that takes care of technical issues, and helps out with site design as needed.

The nootropics coach is based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and therefore has to follow the standards set out by the Alberta Government with regards to privacy law. operates within the guidelines of The Personal Information Privacy Act, otherwise know as PIPA.

According to Alberta law, personal data can only be collected when needed for reasonable purposes.  You can read more about PIPA by following this link.

The official website address for is:

If you should ever have any concerns about your personal information and how it’s handled, you are welcome to contact Michael via email at:

In this Privacy Policy, we explain when and why we collect personal information, how it gets used, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others, and how we protect it.

We take your privacy very seriously, and have implemented measures to provide all visitors of with a safe and secure environment.

What Personal Data is Collected and Why uses a software platform known as WordPress to operate the site.

We want you to know that by default WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users.

Registered users are Michael and anyone else that might work on the site on the back end; administrative users and content creators.

However, some of the extra functions being used by the site may need to gather personal information in order to function.

These additional features and their requirements are discussed in greater detail below.


Cookies are used to provide with the basic information needed to provide the services you are requesting.

We may therefore set and access cookies on your computer.

Cookies can be cleared at any time from your internet browser settings.

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 visit our login page, 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 option cookies last for one 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.

Guest writers working for can edit or publish an article, and they will also have an additional cookie saved in their browser.

This cookie includes no personal data, and simply indicates the post ID of the article they have just contributed.

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 exactly the same way it would if the visitor were at 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.

This includes tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

The does not assume any liability connected to how third parties may handle your personal information.

Website Comments

When someone visits, they have the ability to submit comments on particular articles or pages.

When a comment is submitted, the relevant details (name, email, website) that you provide are stored.

The holds onto these details so that we can display your comment back to you, and to anyone viewing the comment sections on the site.

This data also includes the visitors’ IP address and browser user agent string, which helps with spam detection.

However, visitors are entitled to use aliases and/or information that completely hide their identity.

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:

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Personal health information may also be gathered in the process.  This is not intentionally done with any specific purpose in mind.

We do not verify information entered, nor do we require verification.


If for any reason you upload images to, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included.

Visitors to the website have the capacity to download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Google Analytics

When someone visits we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns.

We do this to track things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site, and interactions with the site.

This information is processed in a way which does not identify anyone.

We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of visitors to our website.

If you would like to know more about the Terms of Service for Google Analytics, you are welcome to do so by clicking this link.

In order to be GDPR compliant, we have also added a Google Analytics Opt-Out button to all our pages and posts.

This allows anyone visiting to prevent Google Analytics from recording their activity on our site.

All they need to do is click on the button that reads, “Click here to opt-out.”.

Anyone reading this privacy policy first can also use this button to do the same thing: Click here to opt-out. .

How Long We Retain Your Data

Comment and login cookies are held for one year, and cookies for guest contributors are kept for one day.

This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

Google Analytics data is collected according to the Google Analytics Privacy Policy; see the link provided above for details.

Google Analytics information is collected anonymously, and all visitors to the have the ability to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking on every page and post of the site.

Website administrators can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time.  However, they can’t change their username.

Access to Your Personal Information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold.

Email your request to our data protection officer Michael at and we will work with you to remove any of your personal data we may have.

Please note that we may reserve the right to retain any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may make changes to our Privacy Policy in the future, however, the most current version of the policy will govern our processing of your personal data, and will always be available to you.

If we make a change to this policy that we deem to be material, at our sole discretion, we will notify you with an update or email, where possible.

By continuing to access or use our services, you agree to be bound to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

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