Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

Effective: July 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, 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 ) (individually and collectively, 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 and Conditions (“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 revise your subscription list choices or see your purchases, please log in to your account. If you would like to request the review, correction, or removal of your Personal Information from our records, please 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. We collect different personal information from you depending on how you want to engage with us at The Chopra Center. We also automatically collect non-identifiable data through the Site (such as IP addresses, browser characteristics, device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, information on actions taken on our website, and dates and times of website visits).
  2. At The Chopra Center we are committed to ensuring our Users’ privacy and peace of mind. Your personal information (“Personal Information”) is gathered only when you choose to share it. For purposes of the Privacy Notice, Personal Information means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. We divide all of this into direct and indirect personal information, as you will see below.

  3. Direct Personal Information. We gather your Personal Information when you purchase products or services or register to attend an event by providing us with information such as (by way of an example) your name, email, address, and payment information. Additionally, we gather your Personal Information when you register for an online (free or paid) program, take a quiz, and/or sign up for a newsletter or promotional emails, or when you place a request for customer service by using the “Contact” feature contained within the Site. In both of these examples, we require the collected information in order to fulfill your request for a product or information. To the extent that we use this information beyond the immediate fulfillment of your request, we retain it so that we may contact you about new products, sales, and other promotional messages we think will interest you. Finally, your Personal Information is gathered by us when clicking any one (1) or more on sponsored advertisements that we may now or hereafter provide for our Users to view while on the Site.  Additionally, you can always choose to opt-out of receiving promotional e-mail and electronic newsletter communications that we may send to visitors and customers from time to time (see the Section on Email Choice/Opt-out for more information).

  4. Technology and Indirect Personal Information.

    1. Our Site automatically logs indirect Personal Information from visitors. We consider indirect Personal Information to be data that does not clearly identify you but under some circumstances could. This sort of anonymous and indirect information includes: IP addresses, operating system or platform identification information, browser identification information, information about the Internet website(s) from which a visitor may have linked to our Site, visitor activity on the Site, and the dates and times of Site visits and purchases. We collect and retain this type of information through the use of cookies and other technologies, to assist us in operating and improving the Site. We treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non-identifying information. However, to the extent that Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or similar identifiers are considered Personal Information by local law, we also treat these identifiers as Personal Information. Similarly, to the extent that non-personal or indirect information is combined with Personal Information, we treat the combined information as Personal Information for the purposes of this Privacy Notice.

    2. The Chopra Center and our partners (e.g. marketing partners) use a variety of technologies such as cookies, beacons, pixel tags and scripts, to track Site performance, to make your visit better, and for aggregate Site analytics. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies from our service providers or partners on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

    3. We use cookies to remember users’ preferences (e.g. The Chopra Center search filters), for authentication, for source tracking, for analytics, or for product recommendations. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set — all browsers are different, so check the “Help” menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your Cookie preferences. Even if you have set your browser to refuse cookies, you will still be able to browse the Site. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our Site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our Site may be limited.

    4. We may use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 or Flash to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML5 or Flash to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. To manage Flash LSOs please click here.

    5. We engage service providers either to display advertising on our Site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this Site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here (or if located in the European Union click here). Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.

    6. Non-personally-identifiable information may be shared in the future with third parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to Users. Please note that The Chopra Center advertisers that may now or hereafter present or sponsor advertisements on the Site (e.g. ads presented by Google) may set and access their cookies on your computer once you click on one of their advertisements. Any advertiser’s use of cookies is subject to such advertiser’s privacy policies and terms and conditions, and not The Chopra Center Privacy Notice or Terms. This also applies to data captured through the presence of social media links on our site, which may collect information on the fact that you have visited a page with such a social media link even if you do not click on that link.

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