Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

Effective: October 1, 2018

Welcome! Chopra Enterprises, LLC d/b/a The Chopra Center for Wellbeing (“The Chopra Center”) thanks you for visiting one of our websites (chopra.com, www.deepakchopra.com, chopracentermeditation.com, choprateachers.com, chopraananda.com, and any other sites to which this Notice is linked, such as the site for Oprah & Deepak's 21-Day Meditation Experience). We also have mobile apps, such as the 21-Day Meditation app and the Chopra Ananda app, which are also covered by this Notice. To make it easier, we refer to these different web properties and the apps individually and collectively as the “Site”.This Privacy Notice describes the ways in which your privacy is protected when you access, interact with and use this Site. This Notice is subject to and incorporated within the Site’s Terms of Use (“Terms”), including its provisions on liability and dispute resolution. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this Privacy Notice shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Terms.

Overview

We at The Chopra Center respect your privacy. This Privacy Notice describes the personal information we collect about you, why we collect it, and how we use it. We primarily collect user information in an effort to improve your experience and communicate with you about our products and services. This Privacy Notice describes the choices you can make about how we collect and use your information. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. This Notice does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to people whom we do not employ or manage.

With respect to the collection of your information, if you do not want your personal information collected, please do not submit it to us. If you have already submitted information and would like to review, correct, or remove it from our records, please log in to your account or contact us via privacy@chopra.com.

By visiting and using the Site, you are deemed to have agreed to the provisions of this Privacy Notice, unless you are in the EEA or Switzerland in which case you are acknowledging that you have been provided this Privacy Notice.

  1. Except in the limited circumstances set forth below, The Chopra Center will not sell, share or disclose Personal Information it collects to third parties without your prior consent.
  2. Service Providers.

    1. We may in connection with the Site use the services of third parties (i.e., technology consultants and CRM vendors), who may, in the course of providing services to us, be given access to the information you have provided to us. Each of these service providers is contractually obligated to provide services to us in a manner consistent with this Notice.

    2. Our employees, agents and contractors must have a business reason to obtain access to your Personal Information. We may share your Personal Information with those who help us manage or provide the Services (e.g., message board administration, statistical analyses, data processing, and order fulfillment), or with outside contractors, agents or sponsors who help us with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of contests and promotions.

    3. These outside contractors or agents may temporarily store some information on their servers, but they may only use your Personal Information to provide us with a specific service and not for any other purpose. We may also provide your Personal Information to a third party in those instances where you have chosen to receive certain information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request requires the sharing of your Personal Information. We also may share your Personal Information with companies that are affiliated with us if we have a business reason to do so.

  3. Order Fulfillment. Once you purchase a product or service or registered for an event from us while on the Site, we may share with a third party the information that is necessary to fulfill the order for that purchase or registration. For example, if you make a purchase on the Site using your credit card (e.g. MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, or Discover®), your credit card number may be securely passed (via encryption) on to our credit card processing agent and/or the card’s issuing institution (including their fraud verification and detection service providers). Likewise, the sales transaction information associated with your purchase, such as your shipping and/or billing address, email address, telephone number and purchase description, may be shared in the future, as we expand our payment method offerings, with an online payment service provider if you have elected for us to retain any of this information within your account profile.

  4. Brand and Licensing Partners. Certain partners, such as the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), are considered brand partners. A good example of this is the Oprah & Deepak's 21-Day Meditation Experience, which is a jointly branded offering. We provide brand partners with certain basic information about who has inquired about or registered for a jointly branded offering. Our brand partners are not permitted to market to the individuals whose information the partner has received only from us. The brand partners primarily use the Personal Information for scrubbing purposes, to ensure the accuracy of their own databases, and to confirm whether an individual directed to the jointly branded offering indeed purchased the offering. If the brand partner wishes to message those people who have purchased a jointly branded offering, we send the message on their behalf and the message recipients then have an opportunity to opt-in to the brand partner’s separate program on the brand partner’s site. 

    ​​​​​​​We share Personal Information with our licensing partners who operate Chopra Center and Chopra-related brand(s) in other countries and languages. These include Hi-Performance, a European firm that manages the Oprah & Deepak's 21-Day Meditation Experience internationally in multiple languages. Hi-Performance addresses day-to-day management, content and operations. They also give it back to us upon request. There is an agreement in place with Hi-Performance to protect Personal Information and other information they manage for us

  5. Social Media. Our Site may include social media features, such as the Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter buttons. These features may also collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. These features may also give you the option to post information about your activities on our Site to your profile page to share with others within your social network. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy notice of the company providing them.
  6. Legal Compliance. We may disclose visitors’ Personal Information when such disclosure is:

    1. necessary to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by The Chopra Center, whether or not a response is required by applicable law;

    2. necessary to enforce or apply our Terms and other related agreements; or

    3. to protect the rights, property, or safety of The Chopra Center, our employees, our visitors or other members of the general public.

      Disclosures made under this Section 3 may include exchanging information with other companies and organizations, or governmental agencies. However, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing Personal Information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.

  7. California Privacy Rights. Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of personal customer information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the address below.

  8. Business Transfers. As we continue to develop our business, we may sell or buy companies, subsidiaries, or business units. In such transactions, visitor information, including Personal Information, is generally considered an asset, but remains subject to the terms and conditions of the Privacy Notice. In addition, we may transfer your personal data to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which The Chopra Center participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of The Chopra Center’s assets to which this Site relates. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal data, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal data.

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