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Privacy statement

At Living Sober, we are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. This Privacy Statement outlines our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information when you visit our website.

Information we collect:

Non-personal information

When you visit our website, we may collect non-personal information about you, including:

  • your browser session and geo-location data, device and network information, computer identifiers, IP address, access logs, statistics on page views and sessions, acquisition sources, search queries and/or browsing behaviour;
  • information about your access and use of our website, including through the use of Internet cookies, such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, the pages you visit and interactions with functionality on the website.

 This information is used to analyse website usage patterns and improve our content and services.

Personal information

We only collect personal information when it is voluntarily provided by you. For accessing our blog content, no personal information is required. However, if you choose to become a member of our community, we will collect your email address and a username to create your account. You have the option to add a profile image and description, but these are not required. We do not require any other personal information for membership. 

Use of personal information:

  • Your email address is used for the purpose of creating and managing your membership account.
  • We may also use your email address to communicate with you regarding important updates or announcements related to our community.

Voluntarily submitting personal information

When you submit information on our website, such as an image, comment, post, application or submission it becomes publicly available unless otherwise stated. Consider not sharing personally identifiable information if it could be seen by others you did not intend.

Cookies and tracking technologies

A 'cookie' is a small text file that can be placed on your computer, mobile or other device, when browsing a website. We use cookies and similar technologies for the following purposes:

  • to operate our websites efficiently with a high level of functionality
  • to measure referrals from other websites
  • to produce data on web traffic and user behaviour on our websites
  • to keep you logged in if you requested this
  • to remember content you may have entered but not yet submitted
  • to remember your sober calculator tracking 

How to control cookies on your device 

You can clear and block cookies through your browser settings, but note that this may affect website functionality. Visit aboutcookies.org or youronlinechoices.eu for independent information on managing cookies and browser settings.

We do not recognise Do Not Track signals

Some web browsers offer Do Not Track settings which can provide a signal about a preference regarding tracking technologies. Our websites do not recognise these. If you would like to block some or all of the cookies on our websites, adjust the cookie settings in your internet browser.


Links to other websites

Our Services may contain links to other websites. We do not have any control over those websites and we are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any personal information which you provide whilst visiting those websites. Those websites are not governed by this Privacy Policy.

Data Deletion

You have the right to request any data held on you be deleted. If you would like Living Sober to delete any personal information stored about you, please email admin@livingsober.org.nz with your email address and Living Sober username or delete your own account via your profile. 


Changes to this Privacy Statement: 

We may update this Policy without notice. You should review this Policy from time to time to make sure you understand it.