Tara Mandala Privacy Policy

Tara Mandala Privacy Policy

Last Revised: November 3, 2016

Tara Mandala, Inc. (“Tara Mandala”) is committed to protecting your privacy. We have prepared this Privacy Policy to describe to you our practices regarding the Personal Data (as defined below) we collect from users of our websites, located at www.taramandala.org and www.taramandala.net, (collectively, the “Site”) and online services (“Services”).

  1. Questions; Contacting Tara Mandala; Reporting Violations. If you have any questions or concerns or complaints about our Privacy Policy or our data collection or processing practices, or if you want to report any security violations to us, please contact us at the following address or phone number:

Tara Mandala, Inc.
Attn: Executive Director
PO Box 3040
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

  1.  User Consent. By submitting Personal Data through our Site or Services, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy.
  2.  A Note About Children. We do not intentionally gather Personal Data from visitors who are under the age of 13. If a child under 13 submits Personal Data to Tara Mandala, and we learn that the Personal Data is the information of a child under 13, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we might have any Personal Data from a child under 13, please contact us at privacy@taramandala.org.
  3.  A Note to Users Outside of the United States. If you are a non U.S. user of the Site, by visiting the Site and providing us with data, you acknowledge and agree that your Personal Data may be processed for the purposes identified in the Privacy Policy. In addition, your Personal Data may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding processing of Personal Data may be less stringent than the laws in your country. By providing your data, you consent to such transfer.
  4.  Types of Data We Collect. “Personal Data” means data that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, as well as any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data. “Anonymous Data” means data that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Data; Anonymous Data does not, by itself, permit the identification of individual persons. We collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data, as described below.

5.1. Information Collected via Technology.

Information Collected by Our Servers. To make our Site and Services more useful to you, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) collect information from you, including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for your visit.

Log Files. As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users’ movements around the Site, gather demographic information about our user base as a whole, and better tailor our Services to our users’ needs. For example, some of the information may be collected so that when you visit the Site or the Services again, it will recognize you and the information could then be used to serve advertisements and other information appropriate to your interests. Except as noted in this Privacy Policy, we do not link this automatically-collected data to Personal Data.

Cookies. Like many online services, we use cookies to collect information. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site.   This type of information is collected to make the Site more useful to you and to tailor the experience with us to meet your special interests and needs.

How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals. We do not currently respond to “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that might enable consumers to opt out of tracking on our Site.

Flash LSOs. When we post videos, third parties may use local shared objects, known as “Flash Cookies,” to store your preferences for volume control or to personalize certain video features. Flash Cookies are different from browser Cookies because of the amount and type of data and how the data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash Cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash Cookies, click here: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.

Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the Site. Google Analytics uses Cookies to collect information such as how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the Site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve our Site and Services. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit the Site, rather than your name or other personally identifying information. We do not combine the information generated through the use of Google Analytics with your Personal Data. Although Google Analytics plants a persistent Cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit the Site, the Cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the Site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

5.2. Information You Provide to Us.

We may collect Personal Data from you, such as your first and last name, e-mail and mailing addresses and password when you create an account to log in to our network (“Account”).

If you register for a retreat, we may collect Personal Data from you, such as gender, occupation, date of birth, dietary preference and medical information.

If you use our Services on your mobile device, we may collect your phone number and the unique device id number.

If you tell us where you are (e.g., by allowing your mobile device to send us your location), we may store and use that information to provide you with location-based information.   If you want to deactivate this feature, you can deactivate GPS on your mobile device.

When connecting to our Services via a service provider that uniquely identifies your mobile device, we may receive this identification and use it to offer extended services and/or functionality.

Certain Services may require our collection of your phone number. We may associate that phone number to your mobile device identification information.

When you order products or Services on our Site, we will collect all information necessary to complete the transaction, including your name, credit card information, billing information and shipping information. This information may be shared with third parties who help process and fulfill your purchases.

We retain information on your behalf, such as files and messages that you store using your Account.

If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail, in order to send you a reply.

When you upload Gateway and Magyu applications, scholarship, staff and volunteer applications via our Site, the information contained in your application will be stored in our servers, and only we will be able to see it.

When you post messages on the message boards of our Site, the information contained in your posting will be stored on our servers, and other users will be able to see it.

We also collect other types of Personal Data that you provide to us voluntarily, such as your operating system and version, and other requested information if you contact us via e-mail regarding support for the Services.

We may also collect Personal Data, such as at other points in our Site that state that Personal Data is being collected.

5.3. Information Collected from Third Party Companies. We may receive Personal and/or Anonymous Data about you from companies that provide our Services by way of a co-branded or private-labeled website or companies that offer their products and/or services on our Site. These third party companies may supply us with Personal Data. We may add this information to the information we have already collected from you via our Site in order to improve the Services we provide.

5.4. Location Information.  If you have enabled location services on your phone, we collect your location information.  If you do not want this information collected by us, you can disable location services on your phone.

  1.  Use of Your Personal Data

6.1. General Use. In general, Personal Data you submit to us is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid us in serving you better. We use your Personal Data in the following ways:

Facilitate the creation of and secure your Account on our network;

Identify you as a user in our system;

Provide improved administration of our Site and Services;

Provide the Services you request, including access to our online programs and registration for retreats and events;

Improve the quality of experience when you interact with our Site and Services;

Send you a welcome e-mail to verify ownership of the e-mail address provided when your Account was created;

Send you administrative e-mail notifications, such as security or support and maintenance advisories;

Respond to your inquiries related to employment opportunities or other requests; and

Send newsletters offers, and other promotional materials related to our Services and for other marketing purposes of Tara Mandala

6.2. User Testimonials and Feedback. We may post user feedback on the Site from time to time. We will share your feedback with your first name and last initial only. If we choose to post your first and last name along with your feedback, we will obtain your consent prior to posting you name with your feedback. If you make any comments on forum associated with our Site, you should be aware that any Personal Data you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.

6.3. Creation of Anonymous Data. We may create Anonymous Data records from Personal Data by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this Anonymous Data to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the content of our Services and improve Site navigation. We reserve the right to use Anonymous Data for any purpose and disclose Anonymous Data to third parties in our sole discretion.

  1.  Disclosure of Your Personal Data. We disclose your Personal Data as described below and as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.

7.1. Third Party Service Providers. We may share your Personal Data with third party service providers to: provide you with the Services that we offer you through our Site; to conduct quality assurance testing; to facilitate creation of accounts; to provide technical support; to provide access to our Services through mobile applications provided by third party application providers; and/or to provide other services to Tara Mandala.

7.2. Corporate Restructuring. We may share some or all of your Personal Data in the event of a business restructuring.

7.3. Other Disclosures. Regardless of any choices you make regarding your Personal Data (as described below), Tara Mandala may disclose Personal Data if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary (a) in connection with any legal investigation; (b) to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on Tara Mandala; (c) to protect or defend the rights or property of Tara Mandala or users of the Site or Services; and/or (d) to investigate or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of the law, this Privacy Policy, or our Terms of Use.

  1.  Third Party Websites and Applications. When you access a link to third party websites or use our Services through a mobile application provided by a third party mobile application provider, that third party’s privacy policy applies to the collection and use of your Personal or Anonymous Data. To access our Services via a mobile device, you will be required to download and install a third party mobile application made available to you through the app store for your particular mobile device. We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for, these outside websites and applications or their content. Please be aware that the terms of this Privacy Policy do not apply to these outside websites, applications or content, or to any collection of your Personal Data after you click on links to such outside websites and applications. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of every website you visit and every application you use. The links to third party websites or locations are for your convenience and do not signify our endorsement of such third parties or their products, content or websites.
  2.  Your Choices Regarding Your Information

You have several choices regarding use of information on our Services:

9.1. Email Communications. We will periodically send you free newsletters and e-mails that directly promote the use of our Site or Services. When you receive newsletters or promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly (please see contact information below). Despite your indicated e-mail preferences, we may send you service related communications, including notices of any updates to our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy.

9.2. Cookies.  If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to accept cookies from our Services for any of the purposes described above, then you can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. Consult your browser’s technical information. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Services or all functionality of the Services. If you have any questions about how to disable or modify cookies, please let us know at the contact information provided.

9.3. Changing or Deleting Your Personal Data. All users may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information in their user Account by contacting us or by editing their Account via the Services. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. (For more information on how to control your user content on the Services, including information regarding the use and storage of your user content, please see the “Sharing Your Content” section in our Terms of Service.)

  1.  Security of Your Personal Data. Tara Mandala is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Data. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We also require you to enter a password to access your Account information. Please do not disclose your Account password to unauthorized people.
  2.  Changes to This Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here at www.taramandala.org, and we will change the “Last Updated” date above. You should consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.