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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

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

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.

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.

Competition terms and conditions include all competitions found on the competition page of the website, unless stated otherwise on the individual competitions page.
Read on for the Healthy Pet Guide competition terms and conditions.
  1. Contests are open to all UK readers of Healthy Pet Guide.
  2. Only entry per persion is permitted.
  3. For Twitter competitions you must be a follower of our Healthy Pet Guide account – @healthypetguide – by the date the winner is announced, in order to be eligible.
  4. For Facebook competitions you must be a follower of our Healthy Pet Guide account – @healthypetguide – by the date the winner is announced, in order to be eligible.
  5. For postal entries, send them to:(Competition name) Healthy Life Media Ltd, 139 Fernbank Road, Ascot, Berkshire. SL5 8JU. Entries must be received before the competitiion close date.
  6. Regrettably, Healthy Life Media  cannot return any items or correspondence sent by post.
  7. All entrants must be over 18 years of age.
  8. By entering any competition you agree for your details to be passed on to the competition and/or prize provider.
  9. Unless otherwise stated, your details will not be passed on to any third parties.
  10. Unless otherwise stated, the winner of the competition will be chosen by the editor.
  11. In all cases, the editor’s decision is final.
  12. There will be no cash alternative to any prize.
  13. Please allow up to 28 days for delivery of any prize.
  14. Healthy Pet Guide reserves the right to amend or cancel any competition or prize, at any time, for whatever reason.
  15. Healthy Pet Guide reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value in the event of a prize being unavailable.
  16. For further enquiries, email
Good luck with all our competitions! We hope you enjoy The Healthy Pet Guide website and visit our website regularly for the latest Pet advice. Competition terms and conditions are exclusively for The Healthy Pet Guide competitions found on the The Healthy Pet Guide competitions page.