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  Essence of the Himalayas  -  The School of Meditation and Oneness     |    Beverly MA, 01915     |     +1 978 338 4344

© 2003 - 2019  Essence of the Himalayas | All Rights Reserved

PRIVACY POLICY

 

 

At Essence of the Himalayas we respect your privacy and understand how important it is that your personal information remains secure.

 

 

What information does Essence of the Himalayas collect about me?

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet. We also use software tools from Google Analytics to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. This information is used for site analysis purposes only and is defined by Google’s Privacy Policy

 

 

 

Why do you collect personal information?

In line with our commitment to best practice regarding data protection, we will use your name and e-mail information to contact you about our news, activities and new blogposts - if you have agreed to us doing so by signing up for our Newsletter or Meditation Blog. 

 

Our communications consist of e-newsletters and occasionally other ad hoc communications via email. If you want us to keep you updated on our news and activities but haven’t yet opted in, you can do so by signing up for our e-newsletter in the footer of our website.

 

Our other purposes for collecting non-personal and personal Information are:

  1. To provide and operate our services;

  2. To provide our users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;

  3. To be able to contact our visitors and users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;

  4. To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred non-personal information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services; 

  5. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

How does Essence of the Himalayas store my information?

Essence of the Himalayas is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

 

 

 

Do you ever share my information with third parties?

We will not at any time sell or exchange your information. 

We may however use other companies to provide services on our behalf, like MailChimp to distribute our e-newsletter. For details regarding data protection at MailChimp, please read MailChimp’s Privacy Policy.

 

 

 

What if I want to change my communications preferences at a later date?

Every e-newsletter we send includes a link to opt out of receiving future emails.

You can also let us know of any changes to your communications preferences by emailing sampriya@essenceofthehimalayas.com

 

 

 

How is my credit/debit card information processed and stored?

Online transactions

When you make a payment for our Services on Essence of the Himalaya’s website, your payments are are processed by Stripe or Paypal. You can find information about their privacy policies and practices at:

 

Paypal’s Privacy Policy

Stripe’s Privacy Policy

 

All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

 

The right to be forgotten

You have the right to be ‘forgotten’, which means that if you request us to, we will remove all the data that we hold on you from our systems. 

 

 

 

How can I see what information you hold on me?

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you can request a report detailing the information we hold about you. To obtain a report, please contact us:

 

   The following information will be required before access is granted:

  • Your full name and contact details

  • Your relationship to Essence of the Himalayas

  • A copy of your passport or national ID card

 

We reserve the right to charge a reasonable admin fee for additional copies of the same information. You also have the right to have your details updated or corrected in case of error.

 

 

 

Cookies on the Essence of the Himalayas website

As mentioned above, our website is hosted by Wix.com and its platform uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your device to provide you with a better user experience when using our site. For details about the kind of cookies Wix.com uses, click here. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences and to provide anonymous tracking data to third party applications such as Google Analytics. Google’s privacy policy is available here.

If your browser settings accept cookies, and you continue to use our website, we take this to mean that you accept our use of cookies. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this and other sites. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. Consult the Help section of your browser or take a look at the About Cookies website  which offers guidance for managing cookies.

 

 

 

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. YouTube videos etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if you have visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

 

 

 

Privacy Policy updates

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 

How to contact Essence of the Himalayas for more information

We hope that this statement answers any questions you may have regarding our care of your information, but if you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact Sampriya/Marie-Lou Kuhne Millerick by e-mail: sampriya@essenceofthehimalayas.com, or use the contact form on our website.

 

 

This statement is correct as of May 2018.
Any alterations to our statement on the collection or use of data will be posted on this website.