- What personally identifiable information we collect from you through the Website.
- How we use the information we collect.
- With whom the information may be shared.
- The kind of procedures we employ in an effort to hinder the unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of information you provide to us.
- Information related to third-party websites.
- The laws that apply to those accessing our Website from outside of the United States.
- How you can learn about changes to our privacy policies, practices and procedures.
- How you can make changes to the information we collect on you
- Other rights that you may have
- Special provisions related to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Personal Information You Provide And How It Is Used: You may freely visit our Website anonymously and without being required to provide us with any personal information. However, a few requests and features do require that you provide us with some personally identifying information as more particularly described below. Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact you. Please do not send confidential information to us directly via the contact email addresses listed on this Website.
E-Newsletter: If you opt to join our mailing list to receive the latest updates on news and events, we will ask you to provide your email address, and first and last name. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time by using the link provided in the footer of all such emails.
Contact Us: The Website provides “contact us” links for questions visitors may have about the work we do and our Website. If you contact us through any of these contact forms, we will collect your email address, and any other personal information that you provide to us. We will use the information you provide to contact you and to respond to any requests and/or questions.
Non-Personal Information We Collect by Automated Means And How We Use It: We also collect certain non-personal information (data in a form that does not support direct association with any specific person or individual) by automated means when you visit the Website. Much of this information is collected through the use of third-party tracking services, which includes Google Analytics. The information collected may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Website, pages visited, web browsing histories, your location and device, social networking activities and similar data. When gathered, this data is used in the aggregate, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. In addition to the third-party tracking services mentioned above, we also collect this information through various other means, including “cookies,” “web beacons” and IP addresses, as further explained below.
Cookies – A cookie is a piece of information that a web server may place on your computer when you visit a Website. Cookies are commonly used by websites to improve the user experience. Many cookies last only through a single Website session, or visit. Others may have an expiration date, or may remain on your computer until you delete them. We may use “session cookies” in order to enhance the user experience and for other web-related purposes. These session cookies are not linked to personally identifiable information. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookie, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies.
Web Beacons – Our Website may contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, and the type of browser used to view the page.
IP Addresses – When you visit and interact with the Website, third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services for us may collect Internet Protocol addresses (each an “IP Address”), as well as browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and page navigation. An IP Address is a unique identifier number that certain electronic devices used to identify and to communicate with each other on the Internet; your Internet Service Provider automatically assigns an IP Address to the computer that you are using. We gather this information to track Website visitor movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may use this information to enhance our Website or for other lawful purposes.
HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
CHILDREN’S PRIVACY/NOTE TO PARENTS
The Nature Sacred Website does not intentionally or knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information about visitors to our Website who are less than 13 years of age. If a child under the age of 13 submits information to us through any part of the Website and NS becomes aware that the user submitting the information is under the age of 13, the information provided will be deleted as soon as it is discovered and not used for any purpose. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 years of age and believe that they have disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at email@example.com and be sure to include in your message the name and email address that you believe your child submitted, if applicable.
Please note, if you reside in the European Economic Area, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, users must be 16 years of age or older, and any use of or access to the Website by anyone under 16 is unauthorized, as further clarified below.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES/LINKS
We may also provide links to a variety of third-party social media sites and/or websites – such as Facebook, Twitter Instagram, Vimeo and others – as a service to you, and in order to provide you i) additional information and/or content related NS, or ii) additional venues in which you can learn about and discuss the activities of NS. Please note that we have no affiliation with any of these other websites, and cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use, and disclosure practices of such third parties. We encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices and policies, if any, before using providing any personally identifying information to them. We are not responsible for the content or information of these websites, or any other use of the linked website.
HOW WE ATTEMPT TO SAFEGUARD YOUR INFORMATION
USE OF THE WEBSITE FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
PRIVACY QUESTIONS AND CONTACTING US
EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA, SWITZERLAND AND UNITED KINGDOM USERS
The following provisions applies only to users residing in the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
In May of 2018 a new data privacy law known as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) went into effect. Pursuant to GDPR, we are required to provide those residing in the EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (hereinafter, the “EU Visitors”) additional information and rights related to the “Personal Information” we collect about them. We summarize such information and rights below.
HOW TO CONTACT US
105 Annapolis St, Suite D, Annapolis, MD 21401
PURPOSE FOR INFORMATION COLLECTION
LEGAL GROUNDS FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL DATA
NS will process personal data that we receive from EU Visitors on the ground that it is in our legitimate interest for the effective administration of the Website, or to fulfill and/or address your requests.
YOUR INFORMATION AND YOUR CHOICES; WITHDRAWAL OF CONSENT
GDPR provides EU Visitors with additional rights in respect to the Personal Data we hold about you, including the right i) to be informed about the Personal Data we have collected, and ii) to request a copy of the Personal Data, and iii) to have your Personal Data deleted, and iv) to lodge a complaint about our processing of your Personal Data with your local supervisory authority. Upon appropriate written request we will update or amend your Personal Data, but we reserve the right to use any information previously obtained to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate and lawful. You may access, correct, or request deletion of your Personal Data – or request that we stop any processing of your Personal Data – by contacting us at the address listed above. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe. Certain requests – like being removed from our E-Newsletter mailing list – can also be accomplished via our unsubscribe links.
We may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed from such locations. Additionally, there may be circumstances in which we are not legally required to comply with your request because of the laws in your jurisdiction or because of exemptions provided in data protection legislation in general, and GDPR in particular. Finally, we are not responsible for removing or deleting information from the databases of third parties (such as service providers) with whom we have shared information about you, but we will make the request on your behalf for such removal/deletion.
We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you services, or otherwise as is reasonable and customary given the nature of the relationship you have with NS. We may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed from such locations. Otherwise, we will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We have a data retention and destruction plan that dictates the policies and procedures related to deletion and/or destruction of all information/data.
CHILDREN’S PRIVACY/NOTE TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN RESIDING IN THE EEA, SWITZERLAND AND UK
We do not intentionally or knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information about EU Visitors to our Website that are less than 16 years of age. If a child under the age of 16 submits information to us through any part of the Websites and NS becomes aware that the user submitting the information is under the age of 16, the information provided will be deleted as soon as it is discovered and not used for any purpose. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 16 years of age and believe that they have disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include in your message the same name and email address that you believe your child submitted, if applicable.