Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. We have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of one of our services.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

About us

Mind Matters Institute, a Psychological Corporation (we, us, our, Mind Matters Institute) is committed to protecting your privacy and personal information. This Privacy Policy (Privacy Policy) details the steps we take to protect your personal information when you access our site. It describes the personal information that we collect, the purposes for which we use such information, your choices regarding our use of it, and the steps we take to protect your personal information and how you can review and correct your personal information. By accessing our site, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time and the version that will apply to your use of the website will be the version that is current and displayed on the website on the date on which you access it so please ensure that you check this page periodically for any updates. This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 26, 2018.

If you have questions regarding this policy or our handling of your personal information, please email us at

Collection of information

By accessing our website, you agree that this Privacy Policy will apply. The personal information we collect from you may include:

  • your first name,
  • email address,
  • mental health topic of interest.

You are not required to provide any of this information, but if you do not, we may not be able to provide you the requested services.

How is your personal information used?

We will use the personal information you provide to us to:

  • contact you;
  • send out email alerts you may have signed up for.

Our service partners

We may use the following third-party service providers named below to process and store your data:

  • MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC), which we use to manage email marketing subscriber lists and send emails to our subscribers. Read their privacy policy.
  • Google LLC, which provides our email service. We also use Google Analytics service to measure the performance of this website. Read their privacy policy.
  • LLC, which hosts this website. Read their privacy policy.
  • Automattic, Inc., whose WordPress software (and associated add-ons) we use to manage the content of this website. Read their privacy policy.

We will not share your personal information with any other third-party unless we have your permission or the law requires us to. Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed in accordance with the the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The requirements of data protection law

We regard the lawful and correct treatment of your personal information by us as very important to our successful operation and to maintaining confidence between us and our users. We ensure that our organization treats personal information lawfully and correctly. To this end we fully endorse and adhere to the ‘Data Protection Principles’ set out in GDPR. In particular, without your consent or first amending this Privacy Policy to reflect any change in our usage of personal information:

  • We will not use your personal information for any purpose that is incompatible with this Privacy Policy;
  • We will only collect sufficient personal information for the uses set out above;
  • We will endeavor to keep your personal information up-to-date;
  • We will not retain your personal information longer than necessary unless required to do so by law; and
  • We will operate appropriate technical and organizational processes to protect your personal information against unauthorized or unlawful access or processing and against accidental loss or destruction. Since we do not save data ourselves, we will do this by only working with service providers that do adhere to GDPR standards.

Reviewing your personal information

In some cases, you can review and correct personal information provided through our website by going to the page on which you provided the information. In all cases, you can make a subject access request to review your personal information collected via our website or ask us to stop using it by sending an email to We may take steps to verify your identity before providing you access to your personal information. You can help us to maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying us of any change.

You can ask us to erase your personal information:

  • if you think it’s no longer necessary for us to hold your information;
  • if you don’t think we have any legitimate grounds for processing it;
  • if you think we’re using your personal information unlawfully; or
  • if you think we should delete your personal information because the law requires us to do so.
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