Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to www.thebodypositive.org (“the Site”) and The Body Positive and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to The Body Positive include www.thebodypositive.org and The Body Positive. The Body Positive website is a non-profit site. By using The Body Positive website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Your Personal Information

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an upcoming training or public event; (b) subscribing to our newsletter; (c) answering a questionnaire in advance of a training or public event; (d) applying for a volunteer or intern position; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us.

The personally identifiable information we collect and store in these circumstances may include:

  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • ZIP code
  • Phone

When you purchase event registrations or any goods offered on the Site, we also request financial information including:

  • Credit card data
  • Billing address

We will never store your financial information or share it with anyone else.

Use of your Personal Information

The Body Positive collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

The Body Positive may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The Body Positive and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

The Body Positive does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:

  • To fulfill your service requests for products or services.
  • To protect ourselves, our customer or our vendors from liability or to defend our rights, including investigations of fraud or misconduct.
  • To third parties who have agreed in writing to maintain such information in confidence and use such information solely in performance of services to us.
  • To respond to legal process or comply with law, including subpoenas.
  • To entities under common ownership or control with us or to our owners, or
  • In connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the company.

Tracking User Behavior

The Body Positive may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within The Body Positive, in order to determine what The Body Positive services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within The Body Positive to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by The Body Positive. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of The Body Positive website.

Use of Cookies

The Body Positive website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize The Body Positive pages, or register with The Body Positive site or services, a cookie helps The Body Positive to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same The Body Positive website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use The Body Positive features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of The Body Positive services or websites you visit.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of your Personal Information

The Body Positive secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. The Body Positive uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol for this purpose.

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as SSL protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Children Under Thirteen

The Body Positive may collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. The Body Positive collects this information for the following reason(s): Children under the age of 13 are free to sign up for our newsletter, submit a volunteer or intern request, purchase goods, and register for trainings or events.

If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website. If you are a parent and you have questions regarding our data collection practices, please contact us using the information provided at the end of this Statement of Privacy.

E-mail Communications

You may opt-in to receive email communications from The Body Positive. If you do so, The Body Positive may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from The Body Positive or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from The Body Positive, you may opt out of such communications by editing your subscription preferences (through a link at the bottom of emails), or contacting us at info@thebodypositive.org.

When you sign up for a training, workshop, online course, or other offering, we will send you emails that include important information relevant to your registration.

Accessing Your Information

We will provide you with the means to ensure that personally identifiable information in your web account file is correct and current. You may review this information by contacting us by sending an email to info@thebodypositive.org.

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Changes to this Statement

The Body Positive reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

The Body Positive welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Policy:

The Body Positive
P.O. Box 7801
Berkeley, California 94707

Email Address: info@thebodypositive.org

Telephone number: 510-528-0101

Effective as of May 24, 2018

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