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Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for SurvivingAntidepressants.org. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this Web site. It will notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the Web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  •  How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
This Web site is in compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) for privacy protection. We do not maintain any personal data about you other than your e-mail address. This is protected in a secure system compliant with GDPR.


We have access to information that you voluntarily give us via registration, e-mail, or other direct contact from you. The Web site does not collect credit card or any other financial information. We do not share any information with third parties for commercial purposes.


We discourage disclosure of identifying information for any individual and will remove it from the site. Your posts are protected by pseudonym on SurvivingAntidepressants.org and, as they are not identifiable, not considered GDPR personal data.


According to the mission of the site to inform medicine, your pseudonymous public content may be used in the aggregate by researchers. It will not be identifiable. If they want to discuss your particular case, they will contact you for permission.


We will use your e-mail address to contact you if necessary. Unless you opt out in your account’s Notification Settings, we may contact you via e-mail in the future for infrequent site announcements.


In order to use this Web site, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give a pseudonym and e-mail address, which are used for verification and correspondence.


A user is urged to choose a pseudonym for a public screen name. We do not ask for real names. Other information is optional and is not verified by us:

  • As the site provides peer counseling for psychiatric drug issues, information about your psychiatric drug history is required at registration. This can be read only by staff.
  • Your general geographic location is requested to be displayed publicly with your screen name to enable creation of localized support communities.
  • Your month and day of birth are requested for birthday greetings by site members.


Children's Privacy
We do not request year of birth and do not identify persons under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact us at survivingads@gmail.com. If we have collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, we will remove that information from our servers.


The site software utilizes “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on your computer to enable some site functions. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to enter a password more than once in a session, for your convenience. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site. We do not share cookie data with any third parties.


This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.


Your Access to and Control Over Information
You can do the following In your account’s Settings or by sending e-mail to survivingads@gmail.com:

  •     Change/correct any personal data we have about you.
  •     Have us delete any personal data we have about you.
  •     Express any concern you have about our use of your data.


Please be aware that because your posts are pseudonymized, we do not generally delete your postings, as they cannot be traced to you and removing them would disrupt the conversations of other community members.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit personal information, such as your e-mail address, via the Web site, it is protected both online and offline in a secure system compliant with GDPR.


The information we collect for your registration is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.


While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. The servers in which we host the site and store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment maintained to industry standards.


If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, contact us immediately by sending e-mail to survivingads@gmail.com.

Third Parties

Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Spam Defense
The IPS Spam Defense Service passes the email address and IP address of the registering member to the service to determine the likelihood a registering account is a spam source.
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