Privacy Policy

OUR POLICY IN A NUTSHELL:
We may use personally identifiable information (your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number) subject to the terms of this privacy policy. We will not sell, barter or rent your email address to any unauthorized third party.

We collect information from online visitors who contact us or provide us with information, photographs, articles, suggestions or content, whether such contact is through the site, via email or otherwise. Anyone who wishes can choose to be removed from our mailing list at any time, subject to our Terms of Use.

We will NOT sell, trade, or give your personal information to other companies or organizations, except contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you or as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy. An example of a contracted service provider is Constant Contact. We use Constant Contact to send emails, and thus we will upload personally identifiable information to Constant Contact for purposes of sending emails. Constant Contact does not use the identifiable information for other purposes, and will not sell, barter or rent your email address to any unauthorized third party. For more information about Constant Contact and their privacy statement, click here.

How We Gather Information From Users:

How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services we provide. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of our site or request certain features, such as when you register for a class. You may provide information when you participate in interactive areas of our site, such as the Forum.

Like most Web sites, SOMSpiritualCenterLA.org also collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit. As we adopt additional technology, among other things, a cookie may store a user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter particular information while visiting our site, or we may gather information through other means.

In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do you may be unable to access certain portions of the site or may be asked to re-enter your user name and password, and we may not be able to customize the site’s features according to your preferences.

What We Do With the Information We Collect:

Like other Web publishers, we may collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content. We also collect information in order to contact you about the site, your submissions to the site, and special events, updates, services and products offered by SOMSpiritualCenterLA.org, and other topics we think may be of interest to you. We respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone, except contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you, or as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy.

Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with third parties, if any. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually.

We may use Personally Identifiable Information collected on SOMSpiritualCenterLA.org to communicate with you about your submissions to the site, and special events, updates, services and products offered by SOMSpiritualCenterLA.org, and other topics we think may be of interest to you.

Personally identifiable information collected by SOMSpiritualCenterLA.org may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, and other communications with you. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our Web hosting service for example) may access such information.

We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.

Affiliated Sites, Linked Sites and Advertisements:

Please be advised that third party content providers, vendors and merchant service providers (such as PayPal), accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices.

For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a SOMSpiritualCenterLA.org page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through SOMSpiritualCenterLA.org you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, or features offered by other parties. SOMSpiritualCenterLA.org is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.

While on our site, third parties may use cookies or other technology to attempt to identify some of your preferences or retrieve information about you. For example, advertising on the site, if any, may be served by third parties and may include cookies that enable the advertiser to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before. Other features available on our site may offer services operated by third parties and may use cookies or other technology to gather information. SOMSpiritualCenterLA.org does not control the use of this technology by third parties or the resulting information, and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information on message boards, Forums or in chat areas, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of SOMSpiritualCenterLA.org and this policy.

Please note, that if you use or participate in a Forum on our site, including a Forum that is password protected, there is no guaranty that the information you disclose in that Forum will be kept confidential, and that it will not be viewed by parties outside of the group that was issued a password.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have personal information on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information from our systems. SOMSpiritualCenterLA.org encourages parents to go online with their children.

Here are a few tips to help make a child’s online experience safer:

· Teach kids never to give personal information, unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult. Includes name, address, phone, school, etc.
· Know the sites your kids are visiting and which sites are appropriate.
· Look for Web site privacy policies. Know how your child’s information is treated.

Check out the FTC’s site for more tips on protecting children’s privacy online:
http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/childrens.html

Last Update: January 13, 2014