Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website is run by Samantha Holmgren, RD of Samantha Holmgren Dietetic Services (business registered in Ontario, Canada). The website address is https://samanthaholmgren.ca

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

This site uses the default WordPress commenting process. 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.

Contact form & Email Opt-In form

If you use the contact form, you are giving consent for the information you enter to be shared. You will not be added to the mailing list. Note that email is not encrypted and therefore is not completely secure. Do not send private health information via the contact form. Sending an email through the contact form does not constitute a professional relationship and this RD is not obligated to treat your health condition or even to reply if the email does not seem appropriate according to her personal and professional judgement.

The mailing list service provider is MailerLite. You will only be added if you fill out the sign up form and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Cookies

This website uses WordPress defaults for 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 visit our login page, 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.

Analytics

This website is hosted with Siteground. They collect anonymized traffic data. More information on how Siteground manages data can be found here: https://www.siteground.com/blog/siteground-is-gdpr-compliant/

Who we share your data with

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely by wordpress. 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.

Emails received through the contact form are either deleted immediately (if no reply is needed) or up to 6 months after the last email was received if a conversation ensued.

If you signed up for the newsletter or a waitlist (managed through MailerLite, you data is held by them through my account. When you are unsubscribed, you data is moved within the system. At the end of each calendar year (if not sooner), this data will be erased (forgotten).

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.

If you wish to invoke this right, send an email using the contact form on the website. If you request a copy, the file will be sent to the email you provide. If you request the data be erased, it will be erased, an email will be sent with this confirmation, then the email will be erased as well.

If you wish to have a copy of your data or have your data deleted from the mailing list, reply to any email previously sent from the mailing list (or use the comment form and specify that you are on the mailing list) and you can receive a JSON file of your data or have your data be forgotten. You will receive an email confirmation that your data has been deleted & then the email will be deleted.

Where we send your data

Web hosting and email is managed by Siteground: https://www.siteground.com/blog/siteground-is-gdpr-compliant/

Email newsletter is managed by MailerLite: https://www.mailerlite.com/legal/privacy-policy

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

If you have questions or concerns, you may contact Samantha Holmgren at sam@samanthaholmgren.ca or by mail at PO Box 2229, Atikokan ON P0T 1C0.

Additional information

Coaching services are not covered by this privacy policy. If you choose to join the group coaching program, you will be provided with a specific privacy policy.

How we protect your data

We protect your data by collecting as little as possible, as described above.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

I, Samantha Holmgren, am a registered dietitian in the province of Ontario.

Sending an email through the contact form or leaving a comment does not constitute a professional relationship and this RD is not obligated to treat your health condition or even to reply if the email or comment does not seem appropriate according to her personal and professional judgement.