User Agreements and Data Privacy

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User agreements

Deep Ecology is a philosophy and group process aimed at healing the perceived disconnection between self and world which lies at the heart of our global ecological crisis. We are a community of practice dedicated to the cultivation of that awakening and the resilience it brings in the face of such a crisis.

1: In recognising our deep interconnection with all life, both human and other-than-human, and with the Earth herself, we take responsibility to create an inclusive community, welcoming all regardless of race, religion, politics, orientation or identification.

2: We take responsibility to practice respect and non-violence in speech and action, respecting diverse points of view, not using hateful, divisive, discriminatory or defamatory language, and avoiding any actions that cause harm to another.

3: We take responsibility to share information, ideas and practices that engender gratitude, take care of difficult emotions, bring insight, and foster positive engagement in the world.

4: We take responsibility for our actions, and encourage others to do so through modelling the above in own behaviour. We also accept the feedback of the community up to and including removal from the site if we are not able to abide by the above.

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Data Privacy

As a community, our individual privacy is important. Below is important information regarding how your digital information is stored and used on


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

We do not share your data without your consent with any third party under any circumstances. If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email sent to you.

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.