Privacy Policy

Bellingham Natural Health Clinic is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard your personal information when you interact with our website. We value your trust and want you to feel confident in our handling of your data.


When visitors leave comments on our site, we collect the information provided in the comments form, including the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. This data helps us detect and prevent spam. An anonymized hash generated from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to check if you have a profile picture associated with it. Approved comments, along with your profile picture, may be visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to our website, please ensure they do not contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors can download and extract location data from such images, and we want to protect your privacy.


When you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. This convenience feature eliminates the need to fill in your details every time you leave a comment and the cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, a temporary cookie will be set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Upon logging in, we set several cookies to store your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, while screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. Logging out of your account removes the login cookies.

Additionally, when you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is saved in your browser. This cookie does not include personal data and only indicates the post ID of the article you edited. It expires after one day.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on our site may include embedded content, such as videos, images, or articles from other websites. Embedded content behaves 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 the embedded content, including tracking your interaction if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Data Sharing

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email for security purposes.

Data Retention

When you leave a comment, both the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows us to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically without holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if any), we 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 also have access to this information and can make edits if necessary.

Your Rights

If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you have the right to request 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. However, this does not include data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Data Security

We take appropriate measures to ensure the security of your personal information. We implement industry-standard protocols and safeguards to protect your data from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction.

Automated Spam Detection

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service to maintain the integrity of our website and protect against spam.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding our Privacy Policy or the handling of your personal information, please contact us using the