Privacy Policy & Disclosure

Welcome to I Will Not BE My Mental Illness,

by Karina P.-Odell

The personal data we collect and why:


Data is collected when visitors leave a comment on this site. The content of the comment is saved with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to facilitate 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: After your comment is approved, your profile picture and comment are visible to the public.

Cookies: (Not the tasty kind, I’m sorry.)

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website via cookies. This option is for your own convenience so you don’t need to fill in your personal details each time you comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites:

Articles on this site may include embedded content such as photos, videos, external articles, etc. Embedded content from other websites behave in the exact same way as if the visitor has viewed the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking and monitor your interactions with that embedded content. This includes tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that external 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 automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue. We also store the personal information provided in the user profile of those who subscribe to this site. All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, with the exception of changing username. Website administrators can also view and edit this information.

The rights you have over your data:

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you may 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 legal, administrative or security purposes.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements:


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Our affiliate or third party relationships in no way compromise the integrity of the content, information, services and materials being presented to you here, and you are under no obligation to click on these affiliate links to purchase the products or services being offered. The affiliate programs we partner with are selected based on personal experience and preferences. Although we provide these affiliate links on the website for your convenience, we have no control over third parties and they are solely responsible for their content and information. Therefore, ‘I Will Not BE My Mental Illness’ and anyone working under our name cannot be held liable for the content presented on these external websites nor for any damages if they should occur.