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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
SurvivingAntidepressants.org collects very little personal information. We have access only to information that you voluntarily give us via registration, e-mail, or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.


The Web site does not collect credit card or any other financial information.


We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization without your express 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 or changes to this privacy policy.


In order to use this Web site, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give an e-mail address. This information is used for verification and necessary 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:

  • Your general geographic location is requested to be displayed publicly with your screen name.
  • Your month and day of birth is requested for birthday greetings by site members.
  • Information about your psychiatric drug history is requested and can be read only by staff.


Children's Privacy
We do not request date 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 become aware that 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 log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. 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 such 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 at any time In your account’s Settings or by sending e-mail to survivingads@gmail.com:

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


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information, such as your registration information, via the Web site, your information is protected both online and offline.


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.


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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