Institute of Women’s Enlightenment is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Institute of Women’s Enlightenment Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Institute of Women’s Enlightenment website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
Institute of Women’s Enlightenment collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Institute of Women’s Enlightenment also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Institute of Women’s Enlightenment. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Institute of Women’s Enlightenment for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Institute of Women’s Enlightenment Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Institute of Women’s Enlightenment public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Institute of Women’s Enlightenment does not read any of your private online communications.
Institute of Women’s Enlightenment encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Institute of Women’s Enlightenment so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Institute of Women’s Enlightenment is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Institute of Women’s Enlightenment and Institute of Women’s Enlightenment family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
Institute of Women’s Enlightenment collects and uses your personal information to operate the Institute of Women’s Enlightenment Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Institute of Women’s Enlightenment also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Institute of Women’s Enlightenment and its affiliates. Institute of Women’s Enlightenment may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Institute of Women’s Enlightenment does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Institute of Women’s Enlightenment may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Institute of Women’s Enlightenment may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Institute of Women’s Enlightenment, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Institute of Women’s Enlightenment does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Institute of Women’s Enlightenment keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Institute of Women’s Enlightenment, in order to determine what Institute of Women’s Enlightenment services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Institute of Women’s Enlightenment to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Institute of Women’s Enlightenment Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Institute of Women’s Enlightenment or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Institute of Women’s Enlightenment; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Institute of Women’s Enlightenment, or the public.
The Institute of Women’s Enlightenment Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Institute of Women’s Enlightenment pages, or register with Institute of Women’s Enlightenment site or services, a cookie helps Institute of Women’s Enlightenment to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Institute of Women’s Enlightenment Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Institute of Women’s Enlightenment features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Institute of Women’s Enlightenment services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Institute of Women’s Enlightenment secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Institute of Women’s Enlightenment secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Institute of Women’s Enlightenment will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Institute of Women’s Enlightenment encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Institute of Women’s Enlightenment is protecting your information.
Institute of Women’s Enlightenment welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Institute of Women’s Enlightenment has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Institute of Women’s Enlightenment at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
We All Need Privacy. Here’s Our Commitment To Yours
For those who want the short and relevant answer, we will always, ALWAYS, respect your privacy, your email address, and the information you give us. We’re not going to sell it, trade it, or abuse any information you submit to us. But I’m sure you’ve got some questions. Here’s our answers to what may be running through your mind.
1. How’s my information going to be used?
When you sign up on our Products or Services, you’ll be receiving relevant information about Mindvalley, invites to our online events, as well as information about programs or products that pertain to meditation, spirituality, and personal growth.
2. How do I to stop receiving emails from you in the future?
If you wish to stop receiving emails from us, you may unsubscribe at any time using the link provided at the bottom of all our emails. But if you’re still receiving emails from us, don’t worry, our Customer Happiness Manager will be there for you!
3. Who’s going to get my information?
Your information’s safe with us. So don’t worry about getting spam emails about Viagra or debt consolidation. We’ll never give out your email address or any of the information you submit on this site to anyone else.
4. What if I email you guys?
Your emails are confidential, we won’t share your email, data, or email address. Cool? It’s just between you and us.
Yup, but our cookies don’t contain any personal information. We use them to help you make using our website easier, such as:
- to remember your country and language preferences
- to deliver information that match your interests
- to help us understand our audience and traffic patterns
- to let you automatically log into programs and parts of our site that require membership
- to manage and present site info displayed on our website that will be specific to you
Here’s a picture of a real cookie, because these are more delicious.
We also use Web Beacons to collect non-personal data on how you use our site, such as how long did you visit our page, what web browser you’re using, what’s your operating system, and who’s your Internet service provider. In addition we also use Google Analytics data and the DoubleClick cookie to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website. This data is collected from thousands of site visits and analyzed as a whole. This helps us build a better website to match our visitors’ needs.
But if any of this feels uncomfortable to you, head here to disable cookies and beacons on your computer »
6. What if I post in one of your forums or blog posts?
Occasionally we hold public discussions through forums within our site. This may be on blog posts we put up or in our membership area. Please be aware that this is public space. Would you shout out your credit card information in public? Probably not. Use this same discretion when you post in our forums and when commenting.
7. How tech savvy are you guys when it comes to data security?
We’re real good. We have a ton (and wide variety, may I mention) of administrative, managerial, and technical security measures put in place to protect your personal information. We’ve never had a breach of security and always strive for excellence in maintaining your privacy.
It is mandatory for our tech team to wear these nerd glasses. This ensures 100% tech savviness so that your data is always safe.
For the full and ever so much fun legalese, just read below 🙂
Your privacy is very important to us.
We want to make your experience on the Internet as enjoyable and rewarding as possible, and we want you to use the Internet’s vast array of information, tools, and opportunities with complete confidence.
Personal information our company collects and how it is used.
Members may be asked to provide certain personal information when they sign up for our Products or Services including name, address, telephone number, billing information (such as a credit card number), and the type of personal computer being used to access the Services. The personal information collected from Members during the registration process (or at any other time) is used primarily to provide a customized experience as you use our Products and Services. Your information will never be licensed or sold to any third party. However, we may make limited disclosure of personal information under the specific circumstances described below.
If you order services or products directly from our Company we will use the personal information you provide only to process that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.
Responses to email inquiries
When Visitors or Members send email inquiries to our company, the return email address is used to answer the email inquiry we receive. Our company does not use the return email address for any other purpose and does not share the return email address with any third party.
Automatic collection of information
Cookies: Our Company may use “Cookies” to collect information. Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive, at a web site’s request. Our Company Cookies do not contain any personal information, but are used primarily as follows:
- to keep track of temporary information. For example, Cookies allow us to keep track of the pictures you upload and download;
- to register you in special programs. Cookies allow us to remember you when you login to the places on our site that require Membership;
- to remember your country and language preferences;
- to help us understand the size of our audience and traffic patterns;
- to collect and record information about what you viewed on our Web site and what you viewed in our e-mail;
- to manage and present site information and the pictures displayed on your computer, and
- to deliver information specific to your interests.
Web Beacons: We may also place small “tracker gifs” or “beacons” on many of the pages on our website, in online advertising with third parties, and in our email. We use these beacons, in connection with Cookies, to collect non-personal data on the usage of our site including but not limited to the date and time of the visit, the pages visited, the referring web page, the type of browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, NetScape), the type of operating system (e.g., Windows, Linux, or Mac), and the domain name of the visitor’s Internet service provider (e.g., AOL). This information is collected about thousands of site visits and analyzed as a whole. This information is useful in, for example, tracking the performance of our online advertising such as online banner ads and to determine where to place future advertising on other web sites.
You may also opt out of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page:
http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/Or you may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics Opt-out page.
Some parts of our site may enable you to participate in public services such as discussion boards, chats, and live events. Please use discretion when posting personal information about yourself when using these services. Be aware that when you disclose personal information at these sites, such as your name, member name, email address, etc., the information may be collected and used by others to send unsolicited email. The services are open to the public, and what you post there can be seen by anyone and is not protected. We try to moderate the comments as best we can but we can’t guarantee total control of the comments that you may receive while you participate in these services. Sometimes, you may find other people’s comments to be offensive, harmful or inaccurate.
But none of these sentences are offensive at all:
- You’re wonderful!
- My goodness, your butt looks amazing in those jeans.
- How can someone as beautiful as you be allowed out on the streets?
- Thanks for gracing our website with your presence 🙂
Our company’s commitment to data security
We implement a variety of administrative, managerial, and technical security measures to help protect your personal information. Our Company has various internal control standards which relate specifically to the handling of personal information. These include certain controls to help safeguard the information we collect online. Our employees are trained to understand and comply with these controls and we communicate our Privacy Notice, practices and guidelines to our employees. However, while we strive to protect your personal information, you must also take steps to protect your information. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal information while you are on the Internet.
Services and Web sites we sponsor have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this information.
Revisions to this policy