Privacy Policy

Who we are

JAYNE Melville Whyte

Our website address is:

This is the personal website of Jayne Melville Whyte, a Saskatchewan writer, interested in mental health history, archives, and issues related to mental illness and mental health.  


What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.

Contact forms

The contact forms tell me that you want to be in touch with me for more information or to order my books.  The information collected will be used to get back to you or to mail or email a copy of my book(s).  After the conversation is completed or the product mailed, your information will be deleted.  I will NOT use it to continue to send notices unless you request being added to a email list or join me on Facebook.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.



I use a JetPack plugin on my website that allows me to see the number of people who visit my website and particular pages.  Your personal information is not collected.  

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

Who we share your data with

I do not share your data with other agencies or individuals.  

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.

At this time, I do NOT ask you to register for any reason.  For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

If you have questions or information, please feel free to use this contact form to reach me.

I admit I don’t check my emails every day but will reply within a week.

Additional information

How we protect your data

I maintain up to date virus and data protection services.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Because I don’t store personal information about you, it cannot be stolen.  If there is a breach of security while I have your name, address or other contact information, I will immediately contact you.

PayPal, which I use to receive payment for books that I send you has its own data protection system.

What third parties we receive data from

PayPal, which I use to receive payment for books that I send you has its own data protection system.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

I do not request or use your data for purposes other than receiving comments and selling books.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

I am an independent author and not a member of any professional service or regulated industry.