Who we are

Our website address is: https://livingfreelab.org

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We prioritize protecting the private information that you share with us through this website. By using the livingfreelab.org website, you consent to the data practices described in this document.


We are grateful for the comments you choose to leave on our website. When you 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 forms

We appreciate your willingness to provide your contact information. If you submit a contact form, the submissions go to the database and is used for customer service purposes only. The form submission data gets deleted periodically. We do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.


For your convenience, you have the option of saving your name, email address, and website in cookies when you leave a comment. This is 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.

Embedded content from other websites embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) may be included on the articles, blog posts, and publications information on this website. 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Whenever a page is requested through your browser, and you navigate, click, or stream data like the following:

  • Your IP address
  • Browser and version
  • Operating system
  • Date and time
  • Site from which you came

This information is stored in a log file and/or database. Any search terms that you enter into our website search are also logged. This information cannot be used to identify specific individuals, and is only used for:

  • Website and system administration
  • Research and development
  • Anonymous user analysis
  • To gather accurate statistics to advertisers in the form of aggregated data

This information is stored on a secure dedicated server.

Who we share your data with

By default, WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. However, we may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize or you determine is necessary.

We may utilize the following third party services who will have limited access to only necessary data for completing their services:

  • MailChimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering agreed upon communications, in regard to blog subscriptions and/or memberships.

Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

We will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent.

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.

Where we send your data

All visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, which typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Your contact information

We know how valuable your contact information is, and we will do all we can to protect it. The email addresses collected via subscriptions to our blog or newsletters are not sold, or disclosed to any third parties. These addresses will only be used by our research group to send out LFL communications (such as blog posts and updates, newsletters, and upcoming announcements). You will not receive any mailings you did not request. The email addresses collected are stored on a secure dedicated server.

Additional information


If you have any further questions regarding our privacy policies, terms and conditions, or opting out of our email lists, please contact us.