Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

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


Who we share your data with

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

You can contact us at aidsforliving [@]

Additional information

How we protect your data

We us the https protocal for this website which encrypts your information.  Access to our databases are secured by high security auto generated passwords and accessible to only the admin of teh site.

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure your data is collected and secured though no transmission over the internet is truly secure and can be compromised at the users end, in transit or at the receiving end.  The risks are extremely small if the user has security protocols in place on the device sending the information, which is the easiest entry point for a compromise to happen.  Security software on the users computer is a great way to minimize risk.  Take care entering personal information in non-secure environments such as Internet Cafes and airport terminals.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If a data breach occurs, as soon as this is discovered the site admin will assess:

  1. When the breach occurred (time and date)
  2. Description of the breach (type of personal information involved)
  3. Cause of the breach (if known) otherwise how it was discovered
  4. Which system(s) if any are affected?
  5. Which directorate/faculty/institute is involved?
  6. Whether corrective action has occurred to remedy or ameliorate the breach (or suspected breach)

The admin will then determine if personal information is involved and whether it is of a sensitive nature or not.  This site holds very limited personal data beyond email addresses and first names so it is very unlikely that any data breach would extend beyond the capture of that data which is inconvenient but has not financial impact on users.

The admin will nevertheless contact users to advise of any breach and the information accessed so that the user can be aware that email addresses may result in unsolicited emails from any hacker.

The site has several, quality security procedures in place and uses very high access password security into sensitive areas of the site or its databases.

What third parties we receive data from

We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you are on another website and you opt-in to receive information from, that website will submit to us your email address and other information about you so that we may contact you as requested. You may also choose to participate in a third party application or feature (such as a Facebook or Twitter application or a similar application or feature on a third party website) through which you allow us to collect (or the third party to share) information about you, including AA Data and Personal Data, such as lists of your friends, “likes”, comments you have shared, groups and location. In addition, we may receive information about you if other users of a third party website give us access to their profiles and you are one of their “connections”, or information about you is otherwise accessible through your “connections” web page, profile page, or similar page on a social networking or other third party website or interactive service. We may also receive information about you from third party data providers. We may supplement the information we collect about you through this Website with such information from third parties in order to enhance our ability to serve you, to tailor our content to you or to offer you opportunities to purchase products or services that we believe may be of interest to you.

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

Other than information collected by Google Analytics and social media platforms that track origin and use of the site, we do not collect personally identifiable data nor do we undertake profiling of visitors to

Affiliate and Other Disclosure requirements

This site uses advertising from various third party sites and clicking on those advertisements will take the user off our site here and on to a third party site over which we have no control.  You are strongly advised to check the privacy policies of any site you go to after leaving this site.

This site is an affiliate site participating in the Amazon Associates program and as such may receive commisions should you end up completing a sale with Amazon.  The cost to you is zero whether you arrive at Amazon through our link or directly.

We also participate in other affilate programs from time to time that may pay us a commision, again at no cost to you.

No advice on this site is medical in nature but does provide some ideas on practical living which in the general knowledge of human society and for which no medical training is necessary.

This site also provides some information on financial pitfals and guides on where to get professional advice in some instances from third party sources.  Other opinions stated are the opinions of this site and its authors only and is not intended to be professional advice except where stated implicitly.