Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: We are a group of Canadian researchers, clinicians, and people with lived experience who are interested in understanding the relationship between circadian rhythms and individuals’ experiences with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).


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.


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.


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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

Who we share your data with

Our policies for data storage are stated in our Letter of Information, found in our survey portal, and are approved by the Queen’s University Research Ethics Board.

How long we retain your data

Our policies for data storage are stated in our Letter of Information, found in our survey portal, and are approved by the Queen’s University Research Ethics Board.

What rights you have over your data

Since no accounts are necessary to use this site and all survey data is collected by an external repository, we do not store any personal data on those who view and interact with the website. If you choose to interact with blog posts, you can request to have any data regarding your activities sent to you by site administrators.

Where your data is sent

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