Privacy Policy


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We at take your privacy and the security of your information seriously. We are opposed to any unlawful use of your information and we do not send spam to you if you subscribe to our newsletter or provide us your e-mail address in any other way. This privacy policy outlines how we collect, use, communicate and make use of personal information. Please read our Terms & Conditions as well, available here.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy, please send an email to

When accessing the website, we will learn certain information about you during your visit.

Who we are:

Our website address is: 

What Information We Collect:


Similar to many other websites, our website utilizes a standard technology called “cookies”. Cookies are small data files stored on your browser. A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. There are two types of cookies: session and persistent cookies. Session cookies expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the website. We may use both session and persistent cookies.

Example of persistent 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.

Our website may also utilize server logs to collect information about how our site is used.

Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our site, and the websites visited just before and just after our own, as well as your IP address.

IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer.

Cookies may also be used by third-party tracking services, such as Google Analytics, which our website uses. See more, “Do We Share Your Data?” section.

At any time, you may prevent the setting of cookies by the website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers.

However, if you deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of website may be entirely usable.

Advertising Cookies

Google uses cookies to help serve the ads it displays on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying Google ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. may be part of Google certified ad networks or display Google ads. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our site and/or other sites on the Internet. To drop out of personalized advertising, visit Ads Settings. Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website

If you comment on our blogs’, subscribe to our newsletter, or contact us via e-mail, you are voluntarily submitting your personal information to (such as your name and e-mail address). E-mail address is required in order to receive our newsletter, participate into our studies, or to contact us via e-mail. For example, if you contact us via e-mail and write a message, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.

Email Policies

We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties. If you have given your e-mail address when subscribing to our newsletter, we will use your e-mail address solely to provide you our weekly newsletter containing the latest articles and other relevant information and upcoming resources related to narcissism, and abusive relationships. Alternatively, if you have given your e-mail address to participate in our studies, we will use your e-mail address to reach out to you with our survey questions or other questions related to our studies.

CAN-SPAM Compliance

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mail sent from our website ( will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication or newsletter from us.


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.

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.

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.

Do We Share Your Data?

We may share your information with third-parties if we are legally compelled to do so by law. For example if the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights. may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policy. currently uses the following third-party service providers:

  1. Tracking: uses various tracking tools to help us better understand how people use our site, which content they find useful and to assist us to create a better user-experience overall. These tools allow us to look at aggregated data such as time spent on pages, links clicked and bounce rates that allow us to run tests to determine which pages or posts result in the best actions. For tracking, we use Google Analytics and their privacy policy can be found here.
  2. Newsletters: uses Sendinblue as its e-mail service provider. Sendinblue collects contact information, distributes our newsletter, and tracks actions you take that assist us in measuring the performance of the website and newsletters. The newsletters contain tracking pixels that are embedded in e-mails and allows us to do an analysis of the success of our newsletters. The tracking pixels tell us if you open an e-mail and which links within the e-mail you click. This analysis is not passed on to third-parties. All data submitted at the time of subscription to our newsletter is stored on Sendinblue’s servers. Sendinblue’s privacy policy can be found here. At any time, you may be removed from our newsletter list by clicking on the unsubscribe button provided in each e-mail.
  3. Anonymous Data: may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
  4. Automated Spam Detection Service: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, your data is retained indefinitely. You can at any time be removed from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe button provided in each e-mail.

How We Use Your Personal Information may use your personal information in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the website.
  • To send you electronic material, such as newsletters. Each e-mail newsletter will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings by unsubscribing.
  • To send you our survey questions if you have subscribed to our specific survey participants e-mail list.
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative e-mails, confirmation e-mails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts.
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries.
  • To track and improve the website based on user needs.
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
  • To review the effectiveness of our material and make decisions based on which material is most beneficial to visitors.
  • To notify you of new information or services that may be of interest to you.
  • To send promotional materials.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data


If you have left comments on this website, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. Submit your request to


At any time you may opt-out of future e-mail communications by following the unsubscribe links in our e-mails. You may also notify us at to be removed from any or all mailing lists.


You may contact us at to amend or update your personal information.


In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to

This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Children’s Information: website and any material relating to is not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its possession, please contact us immediately at and we will remove any such information as quickly and effectively as possible.

Other Websites: website may link to other websites. We do not have any control over these websites and therefore cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any personal information which you provide whilst visiting those websites. We strongly recommend you review each website’s privacy policy before providing your information.

Changes To This Privacy Statement

We may, at any time as laws or needs arise, vary this Privacy Policy. You can always view our most up to date Privacy Policy by viewing this page:

For any questions or notices, please contact us:

Last update: 4 June 2022