Privacy Policy, "the Site"

This website, referred to as "the Site" in this Privacy Policy is If you have questions about your privacy & terms of use of this website, please email Chris at or

Please note you may request to have any information you may have added on the Site be deleted and permanently removed (for example: if you've left a comment on a page). This will be done promptly.


When you leave a comment on the Site, the information you provide in the comments form is recorded and publicly displayed. The site collects data including your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection (in order to avoid spam and bots from posting).

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Note that your IP address won't be publicly displayed and for extra care, using a VPN to change your IP address should you wish to hide your actual IP address is good online practice. 

Online Booking Requests

When you request to book a massage using the online booking form, you'll be asked to provide a name and email address. A phone number is not mandatory. This information is saved & stored in a WordPress plugin called Webba Booking: Webba Booking - The Most Flexible WordPress Booking Plugin in order to service your booking request. *Do you like the design & functionality of Webba Booking? If you do, when you click the above link, you'll be taken to their website where you can sign up and trial it on your own booking website (for WordPress sites only). For full disclosure, if you sign up & purchase this product, I earn a small affiliate commission at no additional cost to you.

Your booking information (name, email, phone number) is also stored in a private Google calendar for BodGround business operations (in order to keep track of your booking date and time). 

Please note that your information is never shared with anyone and is safeguarded at all times. Should you wish to maintain an extra level of anonymity, you can use a more private email address unassociated with your name (i.e. protonmail) and note that a phone number is not mandatory in the booking form. The use of a VPN is always good online practice as well. 


If you upload images to the Site, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the Site can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on the 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 the login page, the Site 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, the Site 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 the 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.

Requesting a password reset

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Who your data is shared with

The Site uses WordPress plugins to operate (i.e. booking application, Webba Booking & Thrive Comments). Third party WordPress apps store information you provide when you interact with the site such as requesting a booking online and leaving a comment. Your information is not sold or shared to anyone outside of and the necessary applications used to operate the Site.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the Site can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on the Site (if any), the Site will 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 held about you, including any data you have provided when interacting on the Site. You can also request to have your data erased which includes any personal data. This does not include any data is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

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

Google analytics data collection

The Site use the third party analytics technology, Google Analytics in order to understand website traffic, user patterns, and user details including the following:

  1. Number of users on website at any given time and historical snapshots
  2. Session statistics
  3. Approximate geolocation
  4. Browser and device information

You can learn more about Google Analytics and their Data Privacy & Security Policy here: [GA4] Data collection - Analytics Help (

Please note that you can increase your online privacy using services like a VPN and web-browsers like DuckDuckGo if you want to remain anonymous from Google analytics and other analytics programs.

Third party WordPress plugins

The Site use third party website plugins that collect user data. Examples of third party plugins that collect data include Jetpack which collects information on website traffic, user patterns and user details similar to Google Analytics. Other apps that collect user data include Thrive Comments (if and when you leave a comment) and Webba Booking (if and when you request a booking online).

Other plugins include opt-in and authentication based user data-collection applications for user login and access to purchased courses. 

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