Our Website, notestothesoul.org (“Site”), and its Software Applications collect some Personal Data from its Users (each, a “User”). For traffic optimization and distribution, for visitor analytics, and for interaction with external social networks and platforms:
Notes to the Soul, Inc.
PO Box 907, Frisco, TX, 75034
You, a User of the Site, may expect the following Privacy Rights, Privileges, and Protections:
Freedom to Choose What, If Any, Data You Provide.
You may choose not to provide Personal Identification Information.
You may choose whether to receive or not receive our newsletters or be contacted by phone, mail, or email.
Access to and Control Over Your Data.
You may request to know what data of yours we hold.
You may request alteration or deletion of your data.
You may request a list of all people with direct access to your data.
Handling and Storage of Your Data that is Reasonably Secure.
We adopt appropriate and reasonable practices to protect your Personal Identification Information and Data.
Notice of any Data Breach.
We will notify you in the event that your Personal Identification Information may have been breached.
No Exchange of Your Data with Third Parties Without Your Permission.
We will not sell, trade, rent, or give away your Personal Identification Information to others without your express permission to do so.
In short, you’re not forced to use our site or provide any data, but if you do it’s your choice what to disclose. You can later ask us what data of yours we have, ask us to change or delete it, or tell you who has direct access to it. We’ll be careful to prevent unauthorized access to your data, but if we find your data may have been breached, we will notify you. We won’t spam you; you can opt in and out of mailing lists. We won’t give away or sell your personal data in any way to others.
Latest update: Sep 23rd 2013
Full Privacy Agreement
Kinds of Data
The Data that may be collected by this Site are: Various types of Personal and Non-personal Identification Information, Cookie and Browsing and Usage Data.
Personal Identification Information
We may collect Personal Identification Information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our Site, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. The Personal Data may be freely submitted by the User or the Data Subject, or collected automatically when using the Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect Personal Identification Information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities. The Personal Data collected may regard both the User and third parties whose data the User provides. The User assumes responsibility for the Personal Data of third parties published or shared through the Site and declares that (s)he has the right to communicate or broadcast them, thus relieving the Owner of all responsibility towards third parties.
Non-Personal Identification Information
We may collect Non-Personal Identification Information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-Personal Identification Information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
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How We Use Collected Data and Information
We collect and use Users’ or Data Subjects’ Personal and Non-Personal Identification Information and other Data for the following purposes:
To Personalize User Experience. We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site. For such purposes Data are collected for traffic optimization and distribution, analytics, and interaction with external social networks and platforms.
To Improve our Site. We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
To Improve Customer Service. Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
To Administer Content, Promotions, Surveys or Other Site Features. To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
To Send Periodic Emails. The email address Users provide will only be used to respond to their inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If a User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email, or the User may contact us via our Site.
The use of Data for additional purposes by the Owner, may in some cases, and for legal purposes, require specific consent by the User or the Data Subject.
How We Protect Your Information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. In the unfortunate event of a data security breach, we will notify Users whose Personal Identification Information may have been breached.
Sharing Your Personal Information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ Personal Identification Information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any Personal Identification Information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Third Party Websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to those websites’ own terms and policies.
Mode and Place of Processing the Data Obtained
Method of Processing
The Data Controller processes the Data of the Interested Parties and Users in a lawful and proper manner and shall take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification or unauthorized destruction of the Data. Processing is carried out using computers with organizational methods and logics strictly related to the stated purposes.
In addition to the owner, in some cases, access to the Data may be available to external parties (such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies). The updated list of Managers may be requested from the Owner at any time.
The Data are processed at the headquarters of the Data Controller, unless stated otherwise in the rest of this document.
The Data are kept for the time necessary to perform the service requested by the User, and the User can always ask for their suspension or removal.
Detailed Information on the Processing of Personal Data and the Services Provided by Third Parties
Traffic Optimization and Distribution
These services allow the Site to distribute their content using servers located across different countries and to optimize their performance. Which Personal Data are processed depends on the characteristics and the way these services are implemented. Their function is to filter communications between the Site and the User’s browser. Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain Personal User Information are transferred.
These services enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.
Google Analytics: Personal data collected: anonymous (ad serving domains, browser type, demographics, language settings, page views, time/date), pseudonymous (IP address) http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/
Interaction with External Social Networks and Platforms
These services allow interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the Site’s pages. The interaction and information obtained by this Site are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network. If a service enabling interaction with social networks is installed it may still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.
Additional Information About Data Processing
The User’s Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Owner of the Site in court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from its improper use or that of related services by the User.
The User’s Personal Data may be further used in ways and for purposes required for Site maintenance.
For operation and maintenance purposes, this Site and any third party services it uses may collect system logs, i.e., files that record interaction – including navigation. They may also contain personal data, such as IP addresses.
The Rights of Data Subjects
Those persons to whom the Data refer have the right, at any time, to know whether their data has been stored and can consult the Data Controller to learn about their contents and origin, to verify their accuracy or to ask for them to be supplemented, cancelled, updated or corrected, or for their transformation into anonymous format or to block any data held in violation of the law, as well as to oppose their treatment for any and all legitimate reasons. Requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Acceptance of These Terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
Notes to the Soul
P.O. Box 907, Frisco, TX, 75034
+1 212 363 0363
Definitions and Legal References
Personal Information or Data
Any information regarding a natural person, a legal person, an institution or an association, which is, or can be, identified, even indirectly, by reference to any other information, including a personal identification number.
Browsing and Usage Data
Information collected automatically from the Site, including the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the users who connect to the site, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the visitor, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page) and the details about the path followed within the site with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the operating system and the user’s IT environment.
An individual using the Site’s services or products.
The legal or natural person to whom the Personal Data refer.
The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other organization, association or organization designated by the Data Controller for the Personal Data processing system.
The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization with the right, also jointly with another Data Controller, to make decisions regarding the purposes, and the methods of processing of Personal Data and the means used, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Site.
In compliance with the Childrens’ Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) we do not collect Personal Identification Information from any individual under age 13 without parental consent.
Notice to European Users: This privacy statement has been prepared in fulfillment of the obligations under Art. 10 of EC Directive n. 95/46/EC, and under the provisions of Directive 2002/58/EC, as revised by Directive 2009/136/EC, on the subject of Cookies.
This privacy statement applies solely and exclusively to the Site and is not meant to refer to other sites whose links are possibly contained therein.
Latest update: Sep 23rd 2013