Privacy Policy & Disclaimer

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://fertilityawarenessproject.ca.

Comments

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Cookies

 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.

If you sign up for my newsletter, data is collected through a third party website, Mailchimp. A link to their privacy policy can be found here.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect website data. A copy of Google Analytics Privacy Policy can be found here.

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.

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.

Affiliate Links

Fertility Awareness Project occasionally uses affiliate links on the website, in blog posts and referenced on Instagram. If there is an affiliate link or a sponsored post, this will be indicated within the post or directly after. Affiliates or sponsorships will always be for products and services I use already and believe will support the learning or life of the clients I work with. Money generated from affiliate links or sponsored posts helps support me to keep giving you reliable information and services around FAM for free when I can! 

Disclaimer

The Fertility Awareness Project website offers courses as well as blog posts that gives advice on reproductive health and contraception. You are recognizing that I am offering advice on something that varies person to person, and I cannot be held responsible for the natural margin of human error. 

Fertility Awareness Project will offer health advice in the form of blog posts and / or courses that can be used in conjunction with medical advice but cannot be replaced by treatment by or the advice of a medical doctor.

Always do your own research and consult your doctor before using any alternative therapies/medicine, using any supplements, or making any changes to your health/lifestyle.

Additionally, please do your own research around contraception, hormonal vs. non-hormonal methods and effectiveness rates. Fertility Awareness Project values empowering women to make their own choices aroudn birth control and does not assert that FAM is the best or only method. Empowerment also means being told the whole story about birth control, and mainstream western medicine often does not do that. That being said, please do your own research before making birth control decisions. 

The Fertility Awareness Method is highly effective in preventing pregnancy, but as is the case with any form of birth control, it is not 100% effective. There is inherent risk of pregnancy in any form of birth control. The only thing that is 100% effective is abstinence. The author of Fertility Awareness Project is trained in the FEMM method, and offers courses in this method. There are ways to increase effectiveness with FAM and one of those ways is to take a course with a trained instructor, have your charts reviewed by said instructor, use effective barrier methods or abstain during your fertile time, and wait three cycles until you have unprotected sex and reviewing those charts with a trained instructor.