Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for LeaveWeed.org

At LeaveWeed.org, we recognize that the privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit LeaveWeed.org, and how we safeguard that information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://leaveweed.org. LeaveWeed.org is a free resource operated by healthcare professionals and researchers providing trusted information about quitting or cutting down on use of marijuana, founded by Michael Griffin. We can be reached at [email protected].

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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.

Media: In general, users are not able to upload images or other media files to this website. However, if you do 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.

Contact forms: When you fill out a contact form on LeaveWeed.org we only collect the information you enter into the contact form. If the form asks for your name, email address, or any other personal information, then that information is sent to us via email. We only retain that information including your email address for as long as necessary to address your purpose in contacting us.

Log Files: As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files includes your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site, and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons: We may from time to time use third-party analytics on LeaveWeed.org to support our site. Some of these third parties may use technology such as cookies and web beacons, which will also send these third parties (such as Google through the Google Analytics program) information including your IP address, your ISP, and the browser you used to visit our site.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings or by installing a browser extension such as uBlock Origin. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to log in to services or programs.

Embedded content from other websites: Content on this site may include embedded content (e.g. Youtube videos, images, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We don’t sell or share your data with anyone. We do use a third-party email provider to store your email address if you voluntarily sign up for our email newsletter.

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. 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.

Our contact information

For questions regarding your data and how we use it, you can reach us at [email protected]. You can also email us here if you would like an extract of all of your personal information stored on our website or to request that we delete all of your information stored on our website.

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About LeaveWeed.org

The team at LeaveWeed.org is dedicated to offering trusted information about quitting or cutting down on the use of marijuana.

All information provided on the site is evidence-based, sourced, cited, or based on personal, lived experience. All of our content is written, fact-checked, cited, and reviewed by qualified health professionals and researchers.

If you feel that any information on the website is false, inaccurate, out-of-date, or questionable, please let us know.