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Privacy Policy


The secretskeepyousick.net website ("SKYS," "we," "us," or "our"), describes how and why we might collect, store, use, and/or share ("process") your information when you register an account or when you otherwise access our website as a guest ("Services"), such as when you:

  • Visit our website at secretskeepyousick.net as a registered user
  • Visit our website at secretskeepyousick.net as a guest

Our website is a self-funded personal, domestic, household community where friends can offer their peer support in discussing issues important to those who have eating disorders. Among these issues is the free discussion where disordered thoughts are against company terms of service allowing dangerously and managed poorly sub-culture frequently targeted by predators. This censorship inherently contributes to the isolation, victim-blaming and subjection to abuse online.

By using our site you understand that we are not a business, referral service, online service provider, medical provider, mental health provider, legal adviser or professional provider of services or goods of any sort. We do not engage in direct marketing, for-profit business activities, and do not sell banner ads or personal data, nor does our website bring in money from any source, including donations. Our site is entirely funded by one member, Clippy. Your use of our site is contingent on you providing your consent to our handling of your personal information.

References to "personal information" in this privacy notice refers to specific types of information (usually referred to as Personally Identifiable Information or "PII") that you choose to disclose when you register for a user account by filling in registration form fields, information otherwise associated internally after your register a user account, or information used or generated when you view the site using your registered user account or when you use guest access to visit our website such as your IP addresses and your device information.

This site operates only intermittently and merely in a personal, household, or domestic capacity on an ad hoc basis. Your use and ability to access this site in any capacity is at the staffs discretion.

Geo-blocking may be used at any time to limit the countries or states where you can access our site or where you can register an account where such limitations are allowed by law, or where such blocking is required by law. This site does not operate continuously and access may be turned off or geographically limited for indefinite periods of time. For example, where threats of harm or legal threats to the site lead us to remove your access to the site, we may do so at any time in any fashion and for any duration without notice. In such cases where access has been disabled your use of VPN to bypass such limitations or the use of fraudulent account information related to location, age, or involving impersonation or a ruse may result in your account deletion and removal of any personal information associated with your user account or previous access to our site. SKYS does not allow members to access the site using a VPN at any point.

If you do not agree with our policies and practices as detailed in this privacy notice please do not use our site. For any privacy related requests contact us at [email protected].


  1. When you visit, use, or navigate our Services, we may process personal information depending on how you interact with us and the Services, the choices you make, and the products and features you use.
  2. We intend to receive information from social media platforms, and other outside sources to vet potential members and access their potential risk to the community at large. We may process your information when necessary to save or protect an individual’s vital interest, such as to prevent harm.
  3. All personal information that you provide to us when registering or using an account must be true, complete, and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information. The use of fraudulent, outdated, or inaccurate information that prevents us from identity verification may limit our ability to confirm your identity which is necessary to respond to privacy related requests.
  4. This information includes email addresses, phone numbers, intent data (or user behavior data), Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, social media profiles, social media URLs, and custom profiles, for purposes of user safety, information accuracy, and account identity verification.
  5. To facilitate account creation and authentication and otherwise manage user accounts. We may process your information so you can create and log in to your account, as well as keep your account in working order.
  6. We may share information in specific situations and with specific third parties relating to sexual abuse and exploitation within the community with consent from those effected.



In Short: We collect personal information that you provide to us when registering or using an account.

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you register on the Services, express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and Services, when you participate in activities on the Services, or otherwise when you contact us.


In Short: We process your information to provide, improve, and administer our Services, communicate with you, for security and fraud prevention, and to comply with law. We may also process your information for other purposes with your consent.

We process your personal information for a variety of reasons, depending on how you interact with our Services, including:

  • To request feedback. We may process your information when necessary to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our Services.
  • To protect our Services. We may process your information as part of our efforts to keep our Services safe and secure, including fraud monitoring and prevention.
  • To identify usage trends. We may process information about how you use our Services to better understand how they are being used so we can improve them.


In Short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless otherwise required by law.

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice, unless a shorter retention period is required by law or longer retention period is permitted by law.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible. Information not associated with any registered user account such as separate mailing lists, public content, guest access data, guest comments, user posted data, material redacted of personal information, or site operational data such as caching information or system logs are excluded from personal information under this privacy notice except where expressly limited by law.

If you are located in the EU or UK, this section applies to you.



The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK GDPR require us to explain the valid legal bases we rely on in order to process your personal information. As such, we may rely on the following legal bases to process your personal information:
Consent. We may process your information if you have given us permission (i.e., consent) to use your personal information for a specific purpose. You can withdraw your consent at any time by requesting a content and account deletion.
Legitimate Interests. We may process your information when we believe it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests and those interests do not outweigh your interests and fundamental rights and freedoms. For example, we may process your personal information for some of the purposes described in order to:
Provide a community forum where abusive behavior can be documented and disclosed
Legal Obligations. We may process your information where we believe it is necessary for compliance with our legal obligations, such as to cooperate with a law enforcement body or regulatory agency, exercise or defend our legal rights, or disclose your information as evidence in litigation in which we are informed, or to remedy past harm or to prevent future harm to others.
Vital Interests. We may process your information where we believe it is necessary to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of a third party, such as situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person or the public.


In Short: In some regions, such as the European Economic Area (EEA), United Kingdom (UK), and Canada, you have rights that allow you greater access to and control over your personal information. You may review, change, or terminate your registered user account at any time by going into your account settings.

In some regions (like the EEA, UK, and Canada), you have certain rights under applicable data protection laws. These may include the right (i) to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information associated with your registered user account, (ii) to request rectification or erasure of your user account data; (iii) to restrict the processing of your personal information; and (iv) if applicable, to data portability.

Opting out of email communications: You can unsubscribe from our email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send thought the website software. You will then be removed from our email list. However, we may still communicate with you to send you service-related messages that are necessary for the administration and use of your registered user account, to respond to service requests, or for other legal purposes and safety concerning within the community.

Account Information

If you would at any time like to review or change the information in your account or terminate your registered user account, you can:
Log in to your account settings and update your registered user account settings.
Upon your request to terminate your registered user account through your account settings, we will deactivate or delete your account and its personally identifiable information from our active system. However, we may retain some account information in our files to assist with any resulting legal investigations, information not associated with your registered account, information associated with another registered user account separate from your own, or retain information needed to for the site to continue to function, or needed to enforce our legal terms and/or comply with applicable legal requirements or security investigation.

If you are located in Canada, this section applies to you.


We may process your information if you have given us specific permission (i.e., express consent) to use your personal information for a specific purpose, or in situations where your permission can be inferred (i.e., implied consent). You can withdraw your consent at any time by requesting a content and account deletion.

In some exceptional cases, we may be legally permitted under applicable law to process your information without your consent, including, for example:
If collection is clearly in the interests of an individual and consent cannot be obtained in a timely way
For investigations and fraud detection and prevention
For business transactions provided certain conditions are met
If it is contained in a witness statement and the collection is necessary to assess, process, or settle an insurance claim
For identifying injured, ill, or deceased persons and communicating with next of kin
If we have reasonable grounds to believe an individual has been, is, or may be victim of financial abuse
If it is reasonable to expect collection and use with consent would compromise the availability or the accuracy of the information and the collection is reasonable for purposes related to investigating a breach of an agreement or a contravention of the laws of Canada or a province
If disclosure is required to comply with a subpoena, warrant, court order, or rules of the court relating to the production of records
If the collection is solely for journalistic, artistic, or literary purposes
If the information is publicly available and is specified by the regulations


In Short: We may share information in specific situations described in this section and/or with the following third parties.

We may need to share your personal information in the following situations:
Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another member. We do not intend on selling, transferring, or abandoning the site in the near future.
Affiliates. We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this privacy notice. Affiliates include our staff members, or other sites that are partnered with us.

If you are located in California, this section applies to you:


In Short: Yes, if you are a resident of California, you are granted specific rights regarding access to your personal information subject to specific exceptions. Our site falls under one or more of these exceptions.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year.

Similarly, the California Consumer Privacy Rights Act (CCPA) covers only for-profit businesses that do business in California and is limited to such businesses with over US$25 million in revenue or buy/sell/share the personal information of 100,000 or more California residents, households, or devices. Our site is compliant with the CCPA under the exceptions provided within the CCPA.

The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act becomes effective July 1, 2024 and applies to you if you are a minor in California under 18 years of age and provides you the right to request removal of unwanted data that you have publicly posted on certain types of sites. The CA-ADC provides the same exceptions/thresholds as the CCPA and also only applies to for-profit business entities that meet the revenue or number of users/devices of the CCPA. As a non-commercial website our site is compliant with the CA-ADC once it takes effect under the exceptions provided within the CA-ADC.,

We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated "Revised" date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification through direct messaging to your registered user account or to the email address associated with your registered user account or by posting a notice on our website. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

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