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Website and Group Etiquette

Cookie Policy

LeanOnUs uses cookies, small text files that are placed on your machine or device, to help you get the best experience when using our website.


We use session and persistent cookies for security purposes. We also use third-party cookies to help us track how many visitors we get each day (ie Google Analytics), for videos (ie YouTube) and social networking preferences (ie Facebook). Some cookies remember your member login settings whilst others remember your social networking preferences when sharing or commenting or liking a page on our website.


To learn more about cookies, and how you can control or delete cookies, visit About Cookies and if you have any questions about our cookie policy, please send an email to or use our contact form.



Privacy Policy


We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time and any changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on this website.

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website, information related to comments posted on this website or messages you send us. The data we collect may also include the IP address you use when you are connected to the internet. We may also use software tools that may include internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.

Any personal and non-personal information we collect, will be used for the specific reasons stated above and stored until a time it is no longer required or has no use. The providers we use to fulfil these tasks are compliant with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), UK DPA (Data Protection Act) 2018, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.


Personal information you share with us via our contact form and emails sent directly to are stored on secure servers. For more information visit How LeanOnUs Processes Data.

If you would like to access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, or would like more information on how we handle data, you are invited to write to us at or use our contact form.

Etiquette and Safety

Please note that this site was created to help others find friendship and support. Any expressions made on this website or groups are the personal views of our members that are gained from personal experiences in life. We are a community of caring people, however some may have very strong opinions on some subjects - however, we encourage respectful discussion.  

The information provided on our website is there to express care and understanding of different situations that we all may face. We aim to share helpful information and experiences provided by our community members but as with any medical condition or life situation you must seek professional advice or do your own research.

The above also applies to the LeanOnUs groups. Even though they are monitored, and we attempt to keep them safe, we are not accountable for any actions taken by a person or persons. We are also not responsible for private discussions that may take place either on or off the LeanOnUs website. It is the responsibility of each individual to keep safety in mind and to report any misconduct. If you have any concerns please send a report to and this will be dealt with in a discrete manner.

Please be safe and use common sense when taking advice from others and make sure you do your own research before acting upon it.

Website and Group Etiquette

  1. Communicate in a kind manner without being degrading or insulting.

  2. Please try to be understanding and not overly critical even if you do not agree with the views of others.

  3. Do not harass or annoy others and do not bombard members with unwanted private messages.

  4. Do not SPAM or post scams.

  5. Be honest and do not make false claims.

  6. Do not post inappropriate pictures or links.

  7. Be safe – DO NOT give out personal information to other members.

  8. Be nice and have some fun.

Please note: If anyone does not abide by the above it may result in being removed from the community website and groups.

Content and Copyright

All content on this website is the property of LeanOnUs ( Content should not be copied, edited or shared unless it is a quoted excerpt or for personal use only. If any of the information on this website is referred to or quoted elsewhere online (whether it be mentioned in forums, discussion boards, a personal website, blog or webpage) it must include a link to the LeanOnUs page where the information originated.


The majority of the links featured within our site take you to the provider or source of the information and we do not make money when you click on a link. Please also note that we share links on our site in good faith and they are checked on a regular basis but we cannot be held responsible for any bad links that may appear after you leave our site. If you have any problems with broken links or concerns about a link that we feature on this site please let us know so that we can investigate it. You can do this by sending an email to or by using our contact form.

Content Removal

We reserve the right to remove, without notice, any content for any reason. If this does occur we will make every effort to contact the person concerned.


LeanOnUs is a community made up of individuals that may express their thoughts, ideas and possibly solutions on the various subjects discussed on this site. They may also base their opinions on their personal experiences in life, political beliefs and/or religious beliefs.

As mentioned previously, it is up to each individual to decide how to act upon any information read or otherwise received from our community. You must not rely upon any information and/or suggestion implied on this website, groups or made by members as an alternative to medical or professional advice. Any action taken is the sole responsibility of the reader and, as such, must agree that no recompense shall be sought from LeanOnUs or any member of the LeanOnUs community.

Complaints and Concerns

If you have a complaint, or other concern, please send an email to

Etiquette and Safety
Content and Copyright
Content Removal
Complaintes and Concerns
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