Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.fatdoctor.co.uk. For the purpose of this document, this website will be referred to as fatdoctor.co.uk.

Your privacy is very important to us. At fatdoctor.co.uk we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, fatdoctor.co.uk collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Fatdoctor.co.uk’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our website. From time to time, fatdoctor.co.uk may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Fatdoctor.co.uk also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Fatdoctor.co.uk only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Certain visitors to Fatdoctor.co.uk’s websites choose to interact with Fatdoctor.co.uk in ways that require Fatdoctor.co.uk to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Fatdoctor.co.uk gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Fatdoctor.co.uk updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Fatdoctor.co.uk collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Fatdoctor.co.uk. Fatdoctor.co.uk does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.


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

Aggregated Statistics

Fatdoctor.co.uk may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Fatdoctor.co.uk may monitor the most popular pages on the fatdoctor.co.uk.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Fatdoctor.co.uk may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Fatdoctor.co.uk does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Fatdoctor.co.uk uses cookies to help Fatdoctor.co.uk identify and track visitors, their usage of Fatdoctor.co.uk website, and their website access preferences. Fatdoctor.co.uk visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Fatdoctor.co.uk’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Fatdoctor.co.uk’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

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.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Fatdoctor.co.uk discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Fatdoctor.co.uk’s behalf or to provide services available at Fatdoctor.co.uk’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Fatdoctor.co.uk’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Fatdoctor.co.uk will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Fatdoctor.co.uk discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Fatdoctor.co.uk believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Fatdoctor.co.uk, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Fatdoctor.co.uk website and have supplied your email address, Fatdoctor.co.uk may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Fatdoctor.co.uk and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Fatdoctor.co.uk takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

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.

Your rights 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.