Your privacy is a high priority. We appreciate your trust, take your confidence in us seriously and take care to protect your privacy.
In order to serve you properly, to efficiently manage our business, and to comply with the law, there are situations were we do need to disclose some private information.
As a result we have created this informational disclosure for you.
In summary, we do not sell or share your information with anyone, except as necessary to provide products or services to you, to properly manage our business or as required by government authorities.
We collect and use personal information for many purposes, including but not limited to, billing; product and service fulfillment; to better understand our customer needs; to provide a better website, products and services; to communicate with customers and potential customers regarding our products and services and third party products and services.
Generally, your private information will only be disclosed to our owners, employees, independent contractors, subsidiaries, partners, affiliates, attorneys, bookkeepers, consultants, business associates, service providers, suppliers and agents as necessary for them to perform business activities on our behalf or request. This general rule, and disclosures in specific situations, is further described below.
You must be at least 18 years old to access this website. We do not direct this website to persons under 18, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen.
Information Collected by our vendors
The hosting provider for this Internet site (as with any Internet site) has the ability to record various information, including domain name, pages accessed, date and time of access, web browser type and computer operating system, and referring information, and to disclose this information. This is most commonly done by providing access to raw server logs. For more information you should perform an Internet search on ‘server logs’ or ‘raw server logs.’ We may have access to our raw server logs and access reports prepared by our hosting provider.
Financial Information for Billing Purposes
We sell products and services. When sales are made financial information must be disclosed. This information can include any number of facts you are asked to provide, but most commonly includes your name, financial / credit card information, billing address, and email address. Generally, this purchase information will be provided by you to a third party payment processor and we do not receive your financial / credit card information.
In the event we do receive financial / credit card information, we will not disclose it to anyone unless disclosure is required by law or a court order, or unless disclosure is required to address an issue implicated by the financial transaction. If you claim that your financial information was used to make a purchase you did not authorize, details about the financial transaction may be disclosed to law enforcement and anyone else we deem necessary to address the matter.
Use of Email fAddresses and other Contact Information
An important part of our services includes being able to provide information to you. As a result, you expressly consent to receiving communications from us via email, fax, telephone, mail, SMS, social media websites or any other delivery method. When feasible we will provide ways for you to opt out of certain communication channels, However, if our use of any communication method to contact you would cause a concern for you, the best course of action is to not disclose the associated contact information to us.
As a customer or visitor to our website or any online property or social media presence or an email subscriber you are agreeing to receive information about the product or service you purchased or inquired about. This applies to products, training, content or services provided for a fee or at no charge. This may include, but is not limited to, information about product or service updates, new features, or other information we believe you may find interesting.
We may also send you information about other products and services our company offers or recommends.
We will not sell, provide, or transfer your email address to others except as disclosed in this agreement.
We may allow advertising to our customers, or engage in joint ventures, which result in your receiving advertisements from or about selected third parties.
We also use personal information in an aggregate form (i.e., not individually attributable to you) for business analysis, operational, marketing and other promotional purposes.
Social Media Posts, Profiles and Other Content
Please be aware that once you post something online, there is the potential for many people to read your words, even years from now. It may be found and indexed by Google or other search engines and listed in connection with your name, phone number, image or other personally identifiable information that you posted.
As a result, we suggest that you exercise caution when posting personal information (or content that may be linked to your personal information) in forums, comments and profiles on our websites, 3rd party platforms, forums, online classroom areas or any of our social media sites and that you not disclose personally identifiable information there. If you would not wish to be identified publicly as associated with our products and services, then we suggest not disclosing your real name, phone number, email address, photo or any other personally identifiable information when posting such content or joining a group we manage on our website or a 3rd party site. You also have the option of not joining and not posting at all.
Forums, groups, membership areas, online classrooms, and other areas on our website or 3rd party websites and social media platforms may from time to time be labelled as private. The amount of privacy is greatly limited since, for example, what you post can still be viewed by other current or future group members. While we attempt to keep Google and other search engines from indexing areas marked as private, there is no guarantee that any search engine, scraping or other form of 3rd party data collection or that any human or electronic research or data collector will not find, record, publish or display the information you post. Also, the various privacy settings of any group, forum, online classroom or other area may be changed at any time for any reason including but not limited to human or technical error without any notice to you by or to us or by the social media sites or other 3rd party providers at our or their sole discretion.
By creating a profile, joining a group or forum or posting any content of any kind, you assume all known and unknown risks associated with doing so, with full understanding that (a) some future risks to you cannot be reasonably be currently known and, further, (b) with the full understanding and agreement that you, solely, are responsible for anything that may occur as a result of your posting this content, and regardless of your interpretation of the format, structure, practices and policies of the website, social media site, 3rd party platform, forum, group, online classroom or other area(s).
We respect and protect your privacy. We also recognize our obligation to comply with the law and this policy is subject to that obligation. We will, therefore, disclose personally identifiable information in response to what we, in our sole discretion, determine is a legitimate request from law enforcement officials or as otherwise required by law, or if we believe it is necessary to protect someone’s safety.
If you provide a testimonial, feedback, comments or other content in writing, audio or other media, via our website, social media, web form or survey software, paper or online feedback form or any online property, email or other communication channel you authorize us to use such materials in advertising, promotion or other fashion. We will not reveal your last name or likeness without your verbal or written permission unless your comments were made by you publicly or openly within a group, forum, social media site or other area (whether or not such area is marked as public or restricted to members only.) For example, on a Facebook Group, Google+ Community or on Meetup.com.
Information is subject to disclosure to address a claim that you are violating the terms of any agreement pertaining to your use of this website, our related online properties, or our products or services, or rights of any third party.
Information is also subject to disclosure if we believe that disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring an action against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering (either intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, your rights or property, other users of our website, products or services, or anyone else.
We may collaborate with another business or facilitator in promoting or running a workshop or class. or in providing another product or service, whether free or paid. In such cases, information regarding your inquiries about, application to and participation in, and feedback regarding such programs or services may be furnished to our associate or by them to us.
The Ethics & Expectations Page further describes limits of confidentiality that apply to class participation, small group and one on one services, whether these were provided for a fee or at no charge.
As we continue to develop our business, we or our vendors or affiliates may sell or buy other businesses or entities, or may merge with another company, or be bought by another company. In such transactions, personal information may be one of the transferred assets.
We expect our suppliers, vendors, associates, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our visitors and users. Be aware, however, that these third parties and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices which may differ from ours and which may change from time to time with or without any notice to you or us.
You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards, during webinars, workshops or group sessions or in forums, massage boards or chat areas, such information may or may not be viewable publicly and could be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond our control and outside the scope of this policy.
Your information may be stored and processed in any country in which we or our vendors or affiliates maintain facilities or conduct operations. By using our website or our other online properties or products and services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
After your account becomes inactive your information may remain in our databases, computers, and archives, and cannot reasonably be expunged.
These policies may be amended by us at any time and without notice, but will be posted at this page.
You agree that your continued use of our websites, product or service after that date will constitute your consent and acceptance of the amendment.
Effective Date: July 31, 2015
August 8, 2015 – corrected minor grammatical errors.
September 22, 2017 – minor rephrasing to enhance clarity while retaining meaning