Our Commitment

BrightBites and the Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH) are committed to protecting your privacy and personal information when you are using the BrightBites website. This Privacy Statement explains the current information management practices on our website.

Personal Information

Information submitted by website users on a voluntary basis is used for the purpose of awarding badges which are displayed on a public profile page with information that you provide. Information from users is only maintained as needed to fulfill the stated purpose. We do not sell, rent or provide your personal information to outside organizations.

Aggregated Non-Personal Information

Although not a disclosure of personal information, ODPH may share aggregated and/or non-personal or anonymized data, including demographic statistics and badges earned, gathered through the site with third parties. This means that ODPH will only share information that cannot be used to identify you, but may disclose information about users of our site as a group.

Using “Cookies”

Like many other websites, the BrightBites website uses an Internet tool called a ” cookie”. Cookies are small bits of data that we send to your computer to track visitor activity on our site. This information is used to help us develop content that responds to the interests of our site visitors.

Tracking IP Addresses

An IP address (Internet Protocol Address) is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are using the Internet. Web servers – the computers that “serve up” Web pages – identify your computer by its IP address. We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information on the use of our site. When you request pages from our site, our servers log your IP address. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when it is deemed necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use and License Agreement or to protect our service, site, customers, or others’ privacy from those that might abuse such.

Web Analytics

In order to serve you better, we use web analytics services to help analyze the use of our website. This tool uses cookies to collect and generate information about your visits to our site (including your IP address) that is transmitted to servers anonymously for processing. We study patterns of website activity so we can improve the experience of visitors to our site.

Social networks

When using BrightBites Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts, please refer to the privacy statements from those organizations.


We have taken steps to make sure all information received from our online visitors is as secure as possible against unauthorized access and use.


Please be assured that we take your privacy seriously, and make every reasonable effort to protect it. If you have questions or comments about our privacy policy, please let us know through Contact Us on the BrightBites site.

April 14, 2016, reviewed and updated Oct 25 2023

BrightBites reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time. Any changes to the privacy policy will be posted on this website.