Thank you for being here! It is my mission to make sure you feel valued and safe on my site. Therefore, I want to assure you that your data will be kept safe and secure. This is why I need your data and what it is used for:

A Better Experience

Any data collected from you will be used solely to ensure that your experience with Hey She Thrives is great and that will only continue to get better.


Until you subscribe to Hey She Thrives, you will not receive any information (via email) from Hey She Thrives. Therefore, it is entirely up to you to determine whether or not you want to hear from me. The ball is in your court!

Now for the legalities:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it:

  • Email Address

When you sign up for the Hey She Thrives newsletter, you must input your email address in order to receive said newsletter. 

  • Comments

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

  • Media

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • IP Address

This site tracks website usage and provides me with information such as user action on Hey She Thrives. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal data will be collected from you. Google’s Privacy Policy can be found at Goggle’s Privacy Policy.

  • Publicly visible data

Once leaving a comment on Hey She Thrives, information such as your avatar, a profile description, and/or a link to your website will be publicly available. It is your decision whether or not you would like to share that data. Your email address will not be publicly available.

How long I 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.

What rights you have over your data:

If you 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 I send your data:

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

Content Use Policy and Copyright

All content on this site is and will continue to be the property of Hey She Thrives and the content suppliers and is protected under applicable copyright, patent, and trademark rights. Copying, redistributing, or publication by anyone but the site’s suppliers is prohibited without written permission by Hey She Thrives. You will not acquire any ownership rights of the site’s contents under any circumstances.

You have my permission to link my website from your website.


Any information provided by Hey She Thrives is intended for information and entertainment. It is based solely on the opinions and views of the author and should not be taken as professional advice. I am not an expert and you should seek out a professional before making any major life changes.

Hey She Thrives cannot be held liable for any regard to your mental health decisions, financial results, and/or overall health and well-being.

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