Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.connect2hope.net. Connect To Hope is a social enterprise that grew out of the Love Not Anger project. Connect To Hope is administered by Alana (originator of Involuntary Celibacy) and owned by her Canadian corporation Metimea Inc.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
If you fill in any of the contact or submission forms on this website, the information you write will go to the administrator of this website. We will keep your submitted information confidential unless:
- the submission form says that you are giving us permission to publish the information
- you state that you have harmed or will harm other person(s), in which case we will contact law enforcement authorities
- you state that you are planning suicide, in which case we will contact emergency authorities, or direct you to local support resources
- we are legally required to provide the information to authorities.
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.
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.
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.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. Twitter feed, videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We occasionally review our site statistics, which do not identify you or your computer. The statistics may be specific to countries or other subsets of our audience making your site page views easier to associate with your comments or submissions.
Who we share your data with
Some of our contact forms invite you to submit material that may be published beyond this website, with your permission and credit given as specified in the submission form.
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.
Your contact information