Privacy matters. The International Academy of Self-Knowledge recognizes the importance of our customers' privacy, and takes a number of steps to protect that privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for our Web site.
If you have any questions or concerns about the privacy or security of your information, you may contact us.
Non-Personal Information that We Collect
We automatically collect non-personally identifiable information from you when you visit our Site. This information includes your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, which is the number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. This number does not identify your name, email address, or other personal information. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Site.
Personal Identifiable Information Disclosed During Course Work Personally identifiable information is often disclosed by students during course work and is treated as confidential. This information may be communicated by the student's teacher to other IASK teachers and administrators during consultation in an effort to best serve the student. We may release personally identifiable information when required to comply with applicable law or to protect the safety of The International Academy of Self-Knowledge, our customers, our employees or others.
Personal Information that We Collect
We may collect your personally identifiable information, such as your name, shipping address, billing address, email address, phone number and credit card number, in the course of processing your order or registration, or when we otherwise communicate with you. For example, through the order forms on our Site, we collect personally identifiable information necessary for shipping products that you purchase. We also may collect your financial information (like your credit card number and billing address) and your contact information (like your email address, phone number and shipping address).
Uses of your Information
Financial information that is collected is used to bill you for products that you request. Contact information from the order form is used to send orders and information about our company to you. You may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see "How to remove your name from our mailing, sharing or email list" below.
If you register for email or if you provide your email address to us, we will send you emails. These emails will inform you of our launch of new products, of special sales, of promotional offers from our partners, of environmental issues we think are important, and of potential employment opportunities with The International Academy of Self-Knowledge that you may find of interest, and of other events taking place. If you currently receive our emails and do not wish to continue receiving them, please see the "How to remove your name from our mailing, sharing or email list" section below.
We use your shipping address to ship your products to you and to send mailings to you. We use your billing address, if different than your shipping address, to verify your billing information. We never share our customer names or addresses, e-mail addresses or other personally identifiable information, other than to the extent described in the "Consenting to Uses of Your Information" section below. If you do not wish to receive catalogs or other mailings from us, please see the "How to remove your name from our mailing, sharing or email list" section below.
Disclosures of Your Information
We do not disclose your personal information to other companies, persons or agencies, except for the purposes described below:
Service Providers: We employ other companies and individuals to perform certain services and functions on our behalf. Examples include operating and maintaining our Site, taking orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and email, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing consultation and assistance, distributing customer surveys, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These companies have access to personal information needed to perform their services or functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
Affiliates and Partners: Sometimes we send offers to selected groups of The International Academy of Self-Knowledge customers on behalf of our affiliated companies.
Sharing: We may share your name and postal address or email address with other reputable companies so they may send you information about products of potential interest. We do not share credit card information with these third parties. If you prefer that we not share your name, postal address and email address with other companies, please see "How to remove your name from our mailing, sharing or email list" section below.
With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have the opportunity to choose not to share the information.
How to Remove your Name from Our Mailing, Sharing or Email List
Our Site provides you the choice to receive communications from us at the point where we request information about you.
Our Site gives you the following options for removing your information from our database to not receive future communications, or to no longer receive our service, or to not share your name and address with other companies.
1. You may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. You may call the following telephone number: 1-562-987-2762
How to Correct your Name from Our Mailing, Sharing or Email List
This Site gives you the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.
1. You may send an email to email@example.com
2. You may call the following telephone number: 1-562-987-2762
Protection of Personal Information
We want you to feel confident about using the International Academy of Self-Knowledge Web site to make purchases, and we are committed to protecting the personal information we collect. While no Web site can guarantee security, we have implemented appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security procedures to help protect the personal information that you provide to us.
The International Academy of Self-Knowledge does not sell merchandise for purchase by children. If you are under 18, you may use our website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. Should a child whom we know to be under 13 send personal information to us, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child to inform him or her that we must have parental consent before receiving his or her personal information.
How to contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about the privacy or security of your information, you may contact us in any of the following ways
1. You may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. You may call the following telephone number: 1-562-987-2762
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2007
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