Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

This Privacy Policy applies to www.spirituallyhungry.com (“Site”).  Except as specifically provided herein, this Privacy Policy is subject to change without notice. Please read it each time you visit the Site. If you do not agree to the Privacy Policy, you may not access and use the Site. Your use of the Site signifies your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

If we make a material change to our privacy practices that involves the use of your Personally Identifiable Information, we will inform you through a posting on our homepage, by email when available, and through an update to this Privacy Policy. We will inform you of any non-material changes to our privacy practices, or changes that do not involve your Personally Identifiable Information, by posting an updated Privacy Policy only. Your continued use of the spirituallyhungry.com Site after we make changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of those changes.

Emails You Send to Us

This Privacy Policy does not protect you when you send content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions to spirituallyhungry.com by email. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an email.

Discussion Boards and other Public Forums

As a service to our users, spirituallyhungry.com features a blog that permits comments and discussion forums where users with similar interests, medical conditions, or personal stories can share information. Any information shared (including Personally Identifiable Information and your personal health information (“Personal Health Information”) that you reveal in a discussion forum, message board, blog posting, or online classroom discussion is by design open to the public and is not a private, secure service.  You should think carefully before disclosing any Personally Identifiable Information, health, or similar information in any public forum.    What you have written may be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes.

Entire Agreement, Additional Terms, Waiver, and Severability

The Terms and Conditions for spirituallyhungry.com are hereby incorporated by reference and made a part hereof. These constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to use of this Site.  Additional terms and conditions may apply when you enter contests, purchase products or services, or use third party services or access linked websites.  Should any provision of this Privacy Policy be held invalid, unlawful or for any reason unenforceable, then the invalid, unlawful or unenforceable provision shall be severable from the remaining provisions.  Such invalid, unlawful or unenforceable provision shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

Email addresses are collected for the sole purpose of the Spiritually Hungry newsletter, or special products such as free workshops, Challenges, and other giveaways. All email addresses are obtained through readers that voluntarily submit them for participation in these subscription services. Email addresses will never be shared or sold with third-parties.

Spiritually Hungry uses third-party advertisers to offer advertisements to visitors of this website. These third-parties may use cookies, which do not disclose private information or harm your computer, to collect information about your online activities in order to offer advertisements of goods and services of interest to you. Spiritually Hungry has no access to or control over these cookies. Below, you will find more specifics:

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, enter information on our site, or purchase an online class or product. The Site will not collect information from EU residents without their consent.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
  • To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email, or phone inquiries)

How do we protect visitor information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

We do not use an SSL certificate

  • We do not need an SSL because:

We don’t take payment via this site

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or it’s service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  • Keep track of advertisements.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google

The Site uses Google Analytics on our website.

When you use Google services, you trust them with your information. Google Analytics has security and privacy principles in place to keep your data protected. The Google Analytics Privacy Policy can be accessed here.

Facebook

The Site uses Facebook for online groups and boards, and to post content from the Site. Any information or comments posted to Facebook are subject to their privacy and data policies. Please refer to Facebook’s Privacy Policyfor further information.

Mediavine
The Site uses the third-party advertising company Mediavine to serve advertisements when you visit the Site, which may also use cookies. Please refer to Mediavine’s privacy policy for further information.

Mailerlite

The Site uses Mailerlite for delivery of email updates, newsletters, and workshop and online class notifications. Please refer to Mailerlite’s Privacy Policyfor further information

Affliate Program Participation

The Site may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Site. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Paid Affiliate links are used in various posts, newsletter emails, and social media pages to support Spiritually Hungry. All affiliate links are clearly indicated.  I only share links for products I love and have often used myself.

Spiritually Hungry is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales

Newsletters

On the Site, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Site to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

We have implemented the following:

  • Demographics and Interests Reporting: We, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
  • Opting out: Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails. You may also notify us at aaron@spirituallyhungry.com to be removed from our mailing list.

  • Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to aaron@spirituallyhungry.com.
  • Amend: You may contact us at aaron@spirituallyhungry.com to amend or update your personal information.
  • Forget:  In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to aaron@spirituallyhungry.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Site. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:

  • On our Privacy Policy Page

Users are able to change their personal information:

  • By emailing us

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via email

  • Within 1 business day

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • We may also send you additional information related to your product and/or service.
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

  • NOT use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at aaron@spirituallyhungry.com or

  • Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALLcorrespondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below:

aaron@spirituallyhungry.com

Last Updated: June 8, 2018

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Spiritually Hungry is a personal blog written exclusively by Alexis Waid, M.A., and Aaron Waid, M.A., M.A.J.  This Site www.spirituallyhungry.com and content found on the website (“Site”), unless otherwise specified are owned by spirituallyhungry.com (Spiritually Hungry) (“we”, “us” or “our”).  By using the Site, you agree to these Terms and Conditions.  If you do not agree to all Terms and Conditions, do not use this Site.  We may change the Terms and Conditions at any time without notice, and any changes will be included in the Terms and Conditions posted on the Site.  Please check the Terms and Conditions for changes.  Your continued use of the Site after the Terms and Conditions have been changed constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

The Site is offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older, and reside in the United States or any of its territories or possessions.  By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with us and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements.  If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Site.

The Site Does Not Provide Medical Or Psychological Advice

The Site and its content, such as text, graphics, images, software, video, and any other material and all patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, domain name, trade secret and other proprietary rights relating thereto (collectively the “Content”) are owned by us or our licensors, and are for your informational purposes only. The purpose of The Content is for personal spiritual development only and is not intended to serve as a substitute, alternative, or supplement to any professional help you may be receiving for physical or psychological issues. The Content is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Site. Internet sites cannot and do not provide personal advice. The opinions expressed are for informational purposes only and are not to be considered by you, or anyone, as appropriate or professional, or diagnostic of your condition or situation. We strongly urge you to personally speak with your physician or other licensed healthcare practitioner to determine if and how the information on this Site pertains to you, if at all.

Call your doctor or 911 immediately for all medical emergencies, spirituallyhungry.com does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information found on the Site.  Use of the Site is solely at your own risk.

Use the Site

When using the Site, information is transmitted over a medium (the internet) which is beyond the control and jurisdiction of spirituallyhungry.com.  Accordingly, spirituallyhungry.com assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Site. We do not make warranties or representations regarding the security of the Site, the Content or Submissions (as defined above). Data sent over the internet may be intercepted by third parties; if you are concerned about the security of your data, you should not send it over the internet.  You agree to immediately notify us of any other breach of security.

WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.

THE SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU OBTAIN IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

This waiver does not affect any warranties that cannot be excluded or limited under applicable laws.  spirituallyhungry.com, any suppliers or any involved third parties shall not be liable for any damages, including, but not without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury or wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption resulting from the use or inability to use the site or contact, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not spirituallyhungry.com is advised of the possibility of such damages.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT OUR ENTIRE LIABILITY (AND THAT OF OUR THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS) UNDER THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, OR ANY MATTER RELATING TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ANY CLAIM OR ACTION OR THEORY OF LIABILITY (INCLUDING CONTRACT, TORT, OR WARRANTY) SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) AND THAT AMOUNT SHALL BE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES WHICH YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST US AND ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDER AND OUR AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES.

Course/Content Submissions

You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type to the Site (“Submissions”) that infringe or violate any rights of any party.  By submitting Submissions to any part of this Site, you agree that you have the right to submit the Submission, and such Submission is non-confidential for all purposes. If you make any such Submission, you represent and warrant that you are the owner of the Submission or you otherwise have permission to make the Submission, and you grant to spirituallyhungry.com, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the Submission in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed.

Public Forums/Blog Posts

If you use one of the areas of the Site that permit you and others to post communications, such as course ratings, discussion forums, social media postings, user profiles, professional network and live events/classroom messaging (“Public Areas”), you are solely responsible for your own Submissions, the consequences of posting those Submissions, and your reliance on any communications found in the Public Areas.  Spirituallyhungry.com is not responsible for the consequences of any communications in the Public Areas. In cases where you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, you should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.

In consideration of being allowed to use the Public Areas and submit Submissions, you agree that your failure to comply with any of the following will constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions: you will not use a Public Area for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws; you will not post material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; you will not post material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity; you will not post advertisements or solicitations of business or post chain letters or pyramid schemes; you will not impersonate others, distribute viruses or other harmful computer code, or harvest or otherwise collect information about others (including email addresses, without their consent); you will not allow other persons or entities to use your identification for posting or viewing comments; you will not post the same note more than once or engage in any form of “spamming”; and you will not engage in any conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Public Area or the Site.

You acknowledge that we do not ordinarily monitor Submissions or the Public Area, and we reserve the right to refuse to accept or to remove any Submission that is, in our sole discretion, unacceptable, and to disclose Submissions to law enforcement agencies or authorities who may investigate reports of misuse or abuse of the Website or the Content.

Copyright

We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied on our Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information:

  1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  2. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
  4. your address, telephone number, and email address;
  5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Our Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Site can be reached by directing an e-mail to aaron@spirituallyhungry.com

Indemnity

By using the Site, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold spirituallyhungry.com, it’s respective officers, directors, authors, employees, agents, licensors, corporate partners, advisors and advisory board, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, the Submissions, job postings, and/or any use of or problem related to the Site or its Content.

Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions are governed by and in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida.  You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with spirituallyhungry.com, or in any way relating to your use of the Site, resides in the courts of the State of Florida and you further agree and expressly irrevocably consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Florida in connection with any such dispute including any claim.  You irrevocably waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.  Except for claims arising from your misuse of the Site or the Content, or claims arising from the Submissions, you agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Site, the Content or these Terms and Conditions must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Waiver and Severability

Our waiver of any term or condition set forth in these Terms and Conditions shall not be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and our failure to assert a right or provision under these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms and Conditions will continue in full force and effect.

Contact Us

If you have Site questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us at aaron@spirituallyhungry.com Please include details of your questions, comments or concerns and your complete name and contact information.