Privacy Policy

Who we are

My website address is: The 5 Element Diet is operated by Michael Colors, Alternative Health Consultant and Diet Coach. For business inquiries, you may email me at

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Any collection and retention of personal data will be used ONLY as a means of providing routine client services and communications, according to what is requested by a client (the 5 Element Diet website user). If the client (5 Element Diet website user) requests or engages in any level or degree of client services, then this will be considered active consent of personal data. Personal data may include name, email address, phone number, personal account preferences; transactional data, such as purchase information; and technical data, such as information about cookies. All client personal information and client data are kept secure, private and confidential, especially in light of any personal information shared regarding health or status of health. It is understood that any information shared on the 5 Element Diet website by the client is totally and completely the client’s responsibility to handle, knowing that the 5 Element Diet web site is intended for the general public, and is not an internal company Intranet or virtual private network.

By default WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users.

Akismet anti-spam service:
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).


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.


Any clients or visitors of the web site who upload media files must be aware that since this website is publically accessible, users may risk disclosing some form of personal information.

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.

Contact Forms

Jetpack, a WordPress toolkit provides contact form services for 5 Element Diet website users. The Jetpack service privacy policy is available here: The 5 Element Diet website Operator retains contact form submissions indefinitely for customer service purposes, but will not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

By default, WordPress does not provide a contact form for the website administrator to use on their website pages.


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.


The 5 Element Diet website currently does not utilize an analytics tracking package. This administrative decision, which could change in the future, has been implemented experimentally in order to observe the success of visitor traffic and user satisfaction that the 5 Element Diet achieves without utilizing analytics tracking.

By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data. However, the hosting service account for The 5 Element Diet website, InMotion Hosting, collects some anonymous analytics data.

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

The 5 Element Diet website shares site data with the following payment processors and third party providers:
Currently, To Be Determined…

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. For users that register on this WordPress website (if any), and you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

The 5 Element Diet Operator currently retains personal data collected or processed by the web site for the following lengths of time:
Contact form entries – emails (as well as phone numbers, or any other identifiable personal data attached to a contact form entry) of clients or potential clients are retained indefinitely, unless the client or potential client specifically requests that I erase their personal 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 Akismet, an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

The 5 Element Diet website Operator, in conjunction with the web hosting service account for The 5 Element Diet website, InMotion Hosting, have taken measures to protect the personal data of all website users. The website Operator has implemented the Wordfence security maintentance software, a reliable WordPress security system and firewall for the website, as well as using additional strategies for maintaining a clean, malware-free website.