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Privacy Policy

Who we are is owned by AcTinSite, a collaborative research project. The Principal Investigator for this research project is Iris Epstein, PhD. Dr Epstein works at York University.  

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at 


This policy gives details on  

  • The type of data we collect, 
  • How and what data is collected, 
  • Who has access to data, 
  • Your rights, and  
  • Our cookie policy 


Using the AcTinSite websites means you agree to 

  • What we outline in this policy and  
  • The collection, use, and keeping of data outlined in this policy 

Data Collection  

When you visit, we collect the following data 

  • Your IP address, 
  • We track what links you click while on our site, 
  • The content you viewed,  
  • How you came to the website or newsletter, and 
  • Your name and email address if you sign up for our newsletter. 

 We do not collect any data outside of what is listed above. 

How we use the data collected 

We use the data collected to understand better how guests move around the website. This information allows us to make changes to improve the website experience. In addition, we use statistics on your data to understand our website guests’ trends better. 

When people sign up for our newsletter, we keep your name and email address. We use MailChimp to manage our newsletter. Here is the link to MailChimp’s privacy policy

Who we share private information with 

We share your information with no other organization than the ones listed below 

  • MailChimp 
  • WordPress 

Both MailChimp and WordPress are used to manage the personal data collected through They have access to the following details 

  • Your IP address, 
  • Track what links you click, 
  • Noting what content you viewed, 
  • How you came to the website or newsletter, and 
  • Your name and email address if you sign up for our newsletter. 

Neither MailChimp nor WordPress is given access to any other of your data. Please look through MailChimp’s and WordPress’s privacy policies. 

Opt-Out of AcTinSite Newsletter 

You can opt out of the AcTinSite Newsletter at any time by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of a newsletter you have received. 

How long do we store your data 

We keep data for as long as it is needed to compile the statistics to understand how quests use the website and newsletter.  

If your data is kept longer than this, we will do our best to inform you. 

Protection of your data 

We use MailChimp and WordPress to manage to collect and secure your data. Please see these companies’ privacy policies to understand better how your data is kept secure. 


Cookies are small files stored on your computer. Cookies are used to manage your preferred settings for the website and how you use the website. You are asked to accept cookies when you access for the first time. You can also tell your web browser not to accept cookies. We use two kinds of cookies, they are 

  • Functional cookies let you save site preferences, and 
  • Analytical cookies allow us to improve our site by tracking how you engage with the website or newsletter. 

What rights do you have over your data  

You can request an exported file of the personal data about you. This exported file includes any data you have provided to us. You can ask that we erase any personal data we hold about you. We cannot erase data we need to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.  

Last Update 

The last update of the privacy policy was on March 7, 2022.