Updated as of May 25, 2018
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DATA PROTECTION LAWS
This policy explains how we comply with laws & regulations in both our respective countries as well as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & the Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (“the PECR”) relating to electronic communications (jointly & severally, “the Law”).
This Privacy Statement describes our privacy practices for the personal information we collect in the usual course of business, including through our services, sites, products, online facilities, services & other initiatives such as retreats, marketing, seminars, webinars & trainings.
Collection & Use
Path of Bliss acknowledges the understandable general privacy concerns you may have as a user of any website on the Internet as well as the specific importance of protecting the privacy of all personally identifiable information (PII) you may give us. PII is any information about you as an individual that would enable someone to contact you – for example, your name, address, telephone number or email address. As a general rule, no PII, such as any visitor’s name, address, email address, telephone number or credit card information is automatically collected on our websites.
PII is collected only when you knowingly & voluntarily submit the same, such as when we collect information to allow us to set up / open a user account on your behalf, &/or when you complete surveys, use our services &/or reach out to us for support, such as your name, shipping address, billing address, email address, phone number, user ID, & password. Path of Bliss websites utilize PII only for the purpose for which it was submitted, unless we disclose other uses in this Policy or at the time of collection, or when we are required by law to disclose it.
We do not & will not collect any PII about you unless you willingly provide it. Providing PII to us is entirely voluntary. If you do not want us to obtain PII about you, please do not submit any.
We ask for PII when you subscribe to an email newsletter, order a product or a website subscription or other product or service, participate in an online survey, post a comment or use a service or tool such as emailing a page.
When you visit a Path of Bliss website, certain anonymous information about your visit is automatically logged, as it is at most websites, which may include information about your IP address, domain name, browser type, mobile device type, access time, & referring website address. This information is not personally identifiable in any way & is only used in the aggregate & not in any way that personally identifies you.
On some Path of Bliss web pages, you may choose to submit information about other people. For example, you might submit a recipient’s name & address to send a gift or to register your children for a retreat or similar event. We will use this information only to fulfill your request & for no other purpose.
Path of Bliss does not & never will knowingly collect PII from children under the age of thirteen (13) without verified parental consent. Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek & obtain parent or guardian permission to use this website, & the same must be provided to us in writing. If it is determined that such information has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13), we will take whatever immediate steps needed to ensure that such information is removed from our system’s database.
You can visit & browse our web pages without revealing any PII, but you may not be able to access certain content, features or services if you choose not to disclose PII.
Security, Data Retention & Erasure
We maintain reasonable & appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, & privacy of all information in our possession. Path of Bliss does not sell PII to third parties. Path of Bliss will never disclose, sell, trade or rent PII it collects to outside parties, though we may be required to disclose such information by law, in which case Path of Bliss may provide your information, including personal information, to courts, law enforcement or governmental authorities or authorized third parties, to the extent we are required to do so by law or if such disclosure is reasonably necessary. We reserve the right to monitor visitor traffic patterns & website usage to help us develop the design & layout of our websites to enhance your online experience.
Our technology providers use industry-leading Internet security technology & practices. They use secure server software (SSL) that encrypts the information you input before you send it to us. All of the data is protected against unauthorized access, as indicated by the secure icon on your browser. We process information you provide given our legitimate interest & legal obligation to protect our websites & to comply with applicable laws.
We generally retain your PII for as long as is necessary to comply with our legal obligations. If you no longer want us to use your PII to provide the account to you, you can request that we erase your PII & close your Path of Bliss account.
Please note, however, that if you request the erasure of your personal information:
* We may retain some of your PII as necessary for our legitimate business interests, such as fraud detection & prevention & enhancing safety. For example, if we need to suspend an account for fraud or safety reasons, we may retain certain information from that Path of Bliss account to prevent that user or customer from opening a new Path of Bliss account in the future.
* We may retain & use your PII to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations. For example, Path of Bliss may keep some of your PII for tax, legal reporting & auditing obligations & requirements.
* Information you have shared with others (e.g., forum postings) may continue to be publicly visible on our website, even after your Path of Bliss Account is canceled. However, attribution of such information to you will be removed. Additionally, some copies of your information (e.g., log records) may remain in our database, but are disassociated from any personal identifiers.
* Because we maintain our website to protect from accidental or malicious loss & destruction, residual copies of your PII may not be removed from our backup systems for a limited period of time.
Withdrawal of Consent, Unsubscribing, Opting Out & Restriction of Processing
Wherever & whenever you have expressly provided your consent to the processing of your PII by Path of Bliss, you have the automatically-reserved option & right at any time & without reservation to discontinue receiving communication from us by way of email or newsletters. You may withdraw your consent in whole or in part at any time by changing your account settings or by sending a communication to Path of Bliss specifying which consent you are withdrawing. Please note that the withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of any processing activities based on such consent before its withdrawal. Additionally, in some jurisdictions, applicable law may give you the right to limit the ways in which we use your PII, in particular where (i) you contest the accuracy of your PII; (ii) the processing is unlawful & you oppose the erasure of your personal information; (iii) we no longer need your PII for the purposes of the processing, but you require the information for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or (iv) you have objected to the processing & pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of Path of Bliss override your own.
If you wish to unsubscribe or opt out from any third party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe and/or opt-out.
EU / EEA Model Clauses
All PII relating to persons resident in the EEA acquired from or relating to such persons accessing the website for any purpose including, without limitation:
will be handled with in accordance with this Policy & the Law, & such information will be kept confidential & only be provided to third parties, who assist us, provide goods or services requested by such persons or with their prior consent.
We adhere to the Principles of Data Protection as detailed in GDPR. Your information will be:
Registering Complaints or Concerns
California Privacy Rights
California law permits users & customers who are residents of that State to request & obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their PII (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of PII disclosed to those third parties. Please see the Contact Us section at the end below for where to send such requests. Path of Bliss does not & will not share PII with third parties for its own direct marketing purposes without your prior consent. Accordingly, you can prevent disclosure of your PII to third parties for direct marketing purposes by withholding consent.
We may run promotions on our websites that require submission of PII by participants. Path of Bliss may use the information collected in the aggregate so we can determine, for example, how many visitors to our website participated in the promotion. Our promotions are subject to change without notice.
Technology Providers & Linked Websites
Path of Bliss partners with technology providers Wild Apricot & Mail Chimp in order to deliver the best possible online experience for you. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Privacy Policies of these providers by going to: https://www.wildapricot.com/privacypolicy & http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ respectively.
Our websites is also linked to websites operated by companies &/or individuals associated with Path of Bliss at https://www.pathofbliss.com/more/links/. Visitors to those websites are directed to familiarize themselves with their separate privacy policies & practices.
Thank you for taking the time to visit this Path of Bliss website & reviewing our Legal Disclaimer which follows.
Disclaimer of Liability
Links to Third–Party Websites
Some pages on this website provide access to the World Wide Web. Because the Path of Bliss website connects to the Internet, once you leave the Path of Bliss website, Path of Bliss cannot control the information you access. Path of Bliss links to external websites in the hope that users will find reference material of interest to them on related topics. Path of Bliss does not control those external sites & is not responsible for the content or privacy practices contained in them, including without limitation, any subsequent links that are within a linked site or any changes or updates to any linked site. Each such site has its own set of policies about what information is considered by them to be appropriate for public access. Path of Bliss is not responsible for any information or material located at any site other than official Path of Bliss websites.
Disclaimer of Reliability
Path of Bliss makes no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of this website, its suitability for use or that this web service will be available uninterruptedly or without errors, though every reasonable effort will be made to help ensure reliability.
Disclaimer of Damages
By using any Path of Bliss website, you assume all risks associated with the use of the site, including any risk to your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software or any other file that might be transmitted or activated via any Path of Bliss website or your access to it. Path of Bliss shall not be liable for any damages of any kind (general, special, incidental or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits) resulting from the use or misuse of the information contained in any Path of Bliss website.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
Reference made on our website(s) to any specific commercial product, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by Path of Bliss. The views & opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of Path of Bliss, & shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
Copyrights & Trademarks
All material on this website is copyrighted by Path of Bliss, All Worldwide Rights Reserved, except for some material that is copyrighted by others & used here by permission. Copyrighted material may not be copied, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without the written permission of the copyright holder. This website also contains some trademarks, which may not be appropriated by persons other than the trademark owner & may not be used contrary to trademark law. If you wish to request permission to use materials in a manner otherwise prohibited herein, please communicate with us in writing.