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Privacy Notice

Last Modified October 18, 2018

This Privacy Notice is meant to help you understand what information Emergence Magazine and Spiritual Ecology LLC (“SE”) collects through our website and how we use this information. By accessing our website at emergencemagazine.org, or where this policy is posted, you consent to this Privacy Notice. If you have questions about our Privacy Notice, you may contact us here.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

“Personal data” is the information that identifies you as an individual, such as your name and contact information. We collect personal data in order to operate our business and facilitate our services. We receive some information from third parties, such as if you choose to engage with us on social media, and some information is provided to us by you.

You provide us with personal data when you:

  • Contact us;
  • Sign up to create an account;
  • Sign up to receive communications from us.

You may choose not to provide certain personal data, however, you may be unable to use a certain service or be unable to access certain functionalities of our website. For example, we need your contact information in order to respond to you when you communicate with us.

TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

The type of personal data we collect depends on your interactions with us and may include:

Contact Information. We may collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, user name, or other similar contact information.Account Information. We collect information related to your account such as your username, password, and stories or lesson plans you have saved.

Demographic Information. We may collect demographic information such as your geographic location.

INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY

We collect and use aggregated information about site visitors which does not personally identify you. When you visit our website, we may automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address, your operating system and browser type, the web pages you visit on our website, the address of any referring website, the date and time of your visit, and your geographic location. This information is used to operate, maintain, and manage our website. For example, we may calculate the average number of site visitors who visit a particular webpage on our website.

THIRD PARTY LINKS ON OUR WEBSITE

Our website may contain links to other third party websites for your convenience. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other third parties and any information you submit to a third party is subject to their privacy policy. Once you leave the SE website or are redirected to a third-party website, application, or other online service, we encourage you to read the privacy policy applicable to that third party.

HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

TO PROVIDE AND IMPROVE OUR SERVICES

We use the data we collect to operate our business and provide our services, such as administering user accounts. We may also use personal data to understand how site visitors use our website in order to improve our website.

TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU

We use your personal data to respond to you when you contact us or to inform you of any updates or changes to your account. To update your preferences or to opt-out of receiving certain communications, please see How to Access and Control Your Personal Data below. [Hyperlink italicized phrase to the section below with the same name.]

WHEN DO WE SHARE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

We share personal data with your consent or to facilitate the transaction of a service you have requested. When necessary, we share personal data with trusted third party service providers to provide services on our behalf. We also share personal data if required by law, to protect our customers or others, or to maintain the security of our website and related services. We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties.

THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS

If necessary we may share your personal data with our third party service providers to perform services on our behalf such as facilitating our newsletter or providing technical or security related services to protect the integrity of our website or services.

MOBILE APP

Some SE content may be available via a Emergence Magazine mobile app operated on our behalf by one of our service providers. The personal data you provide via the mobile app is governed by the privacy policy posted on the app. Our service provider may share personal data provided via the app with us for purposes of administering your account, or for other purposes consistent with the privacy policy applicable to the app.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Your personal data may be disclosed in connection with your social media activity. If you connect or otherwise choose to engage with SE on social media, the social media site may collect your personal information or may share information with us about your use of its services. Information you choose to share in a social media post may also be disclosed to any third party capable of viewing that post. Please review the social media site’s privacy policy and privacy settings to control how your personal information is shared.

COMPLIANCE WITH LEGAL OBLIGATIONS

We may access, preserve, use, or disclose your personal data if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so, or that it is reasonably necessary to detect, prevent, and address security, technical issues, or fraud.

BUSINESS USE

We may access, preserve, use, or disclose your personal data in order to protect the rights of the business, its property, its employees and others, or to enforce our billing or contracts. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, sale, restructuring, bankruptcy or other change in ownership, personal data may be among the transferred business assets.

COOKIES & OTHER SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

Like many other websites, we use cookies and other similar technologies to improve the performance of our website. Our website may also include web beacons and cookies from third parties. Cookies are small text files sent from a website and stored on your browser while you visit a website. Cookies track how you use a website and enable the website to remember your preferences and settings and help us analyze how our website is performing.

Session Cookies provide information about how a website is used during a single browser session while a user is visiting a website and usually expire after the browser is closed.

Persistent Cookies remain on your device between different browser sessions for a set amount of time in order to enable the website to remember user preferences, settings, or actions across other sites.

First-Party Cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. They have the same domain or subdomain as what is in your browser’s address bar.

Third-Party Cookies are set by third parties that are different from the website you are visiting. These cookies have a different domain or subdomain than what is in your browser’s address bar.

Many web browsers are set up to accept cookies automatically, but you may change your cookie preferences through the options or settings available in your web browser. You may choose not to receive certain cookies, however please note this may affect the availability of certain features of our website. Please review the options available in the web browser that you are using to make changes to your cookie preferences.

ANALYTICS

We use third party analytics services to understand how our website is accessed and used to improve the performance of our website. For example, we use:

Google Analytics which uses cookies and other similar technologies to collect and analyze information about how our website is used. You can learn more about Google Analytics at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and you may choose to opt-out by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SECURE?

We use certain physical, administrative and electronic safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of personal data. While no method of data transmission or storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee that our network or systems will never be compromised, we take measures to protect your personal data against loss or unauthorized access. It is your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your account password. Please contact us immediately if you think your account may have been compromised.

INTERNATIONAL USERS

Personal data is stored in the United States and may be processed in countries where we engage service providers as described in this notice. Countries where we process data may have data protection laws that differ from those in your own country.

EEA Visitors: We process your personal data, including any necessary data transfers out of the European Economic Area “EEA,” when you have consented to such processing or if it is necessary for the performance of a contract taken at your request or concluded in your interest.

CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY

Our website is not directed at or intended for use by children under 13. If you become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal data through our website, we ask that you notify us by email at hello@gemergencemagazine.org. Should we become aware that a child under age 13 has provided personal data through our website, we will take steps to immediately delete it.

HOW TO ACCESS AND CONTROL YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Emergence Magazine Account: You can view or edit personal data connected to your account by logging into your Emergence Magazine account online.

Email Preferences: You may choose to opt-out of receiving certain email communications by logging into your account and changing your email preferences or by following the instructions in the email to unsubscribe.

Access Requests: You may contact us directly by email or postal mail to request access to, correct, change or delete your personal data.

If you contact us with a request, we may need to ask for additional information from you in order to confirm your identity. This is to ensure that your personal information is not disclosed to a person who does not have a right to receive it. We will endeavor to respond to your inquiry within 30 days. Please note that we may have a legal obligation to preserve certain data.

HOW TO CONTACT US

Email: hello@emergencemagazine.org

Postal Mail:
Attention: Privacy
Spiritual Ecology, LLC
P.O. Box 1164
Inverness, California 94937

YOUR CALIFORNIA RIGHTS

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to make an annual request for information regarding the disclosure of categories of your personal data SE has shared with a third party for the third party’s direct marketing purposes. We do not disclose personal data to any third party to use for its own direct marketing purposes.

DO NOT TRACK DISCLOSURE

Do Not Track is a privacy preference that can be set in a web browser. At this time our website does not recognize Do Not Track browser settings or signals because there is no agreed upon standard for how to interpret these signals yet. For information about Do Not Track, please visit https://allaboutdnt.com/.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE

This Privacy Notice is effective as of October 18, 2018. From time to time it may become necessary to update or change our Privacy Notice, such as in response to changing law or technology. We encourage you to periodically check here for the most current version. If significant changes are made, we will provide you with appropriate notice, which may include conspicuous notice on our website, or email notification. Your continued use of our website constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice.