Melbourne Yoga is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our many offerings. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.
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What personally identifiable information does Melbourne Yoga collect from me?
Melbourne Yoga collects information in several ways from different parts of our network of web sites.
Some personal information is gathered when you register. During member registration, Melbourne Yoga asks for your name, Postal Address and Phone number as well as an email address.
What are cookies and how does Melbourne Yoga use them?
(1) Remind us of who you are and to enable us to access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized service. This cookie is set when you register or "Sign In" and is modified when you "Sign Out" of our services.
(2) Estimate our audience size. Each browser accessing Melbourne Yoga is given a unique cookie which is then used to determine the extent of repeat usage, usage by a registered user versus by an unregistered user, and to help target advertisements based on user interests and behavior.
(3) Assist merchants in Melbourne Yoga Virtual Stores to track visits to and business at their stores, and to process the items in your shopping basket. This information collected by cookies is sometimes called "clickstream" or "click trail" and may also describe which pages you have seen in each merchant's store.
(5) Measure certain traffic patterns, which areas of Melbourne Yoga's network of web sites you have visited, and your visiting patterns in the aggregate. We use this research to understand how our users' habits are similar or different from one another so that we can make each new experience on Melbourne Yoga a better one. We may use this information to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions that you and other users will see on our sites.
Advertising networks that serve ads onto Melbourne Yoga may also use their own cookies.
Melbourne Yoga also collects IP addresses for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. In addition, Melbourne Yoga Mail includes IP addresses in outgoing mail message headers.
How does Melbourne Yoga use my information?
Melbourne Yoga's primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on our network of sites. This includes personalization services, interactive communications, online shopping and many other types of services, most of which are completely free to you. In order to provide services free of charge, we display advertisements. By knowing a little about you, Melbourne Yoga is able to deliver more relevant advertisements and content, and hence better service, to you.
In our role of delivering targeted advertisements, Melbourne Yoga plays the middleman. Advertisers give us an advertisement and tell us the type of audience they want to reach (for example, males over 35 years old). Melbourne Yoga takes the advertisement and displays it to users meeting that criteria. In this process, the advertiser never has access to individual account information. Only Melbourne Yoga has access to individuals' accounts. This kind of advertisement targeting is done with banner ads as well as promotional email through Melbourne Yoga Delivers. You will only receive special offers via email from Melbourne Yoga if you have indicated in your account preferences that you would like to receive them. You can change your account preferences at any time.
Melbourne Yoga does research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us upon registration, during a promotion, from our server log files or from surveys. We do this to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. Melbourne Yoga may share this aggregated data with advertisers or business partners.
Who is collecting information?
When you are on a Melbourne Yoga site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Melbourne Yoga alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. For example, some Melbourne Yoga services, like Melbourne Yoga Travel, are offered in conjunction with a partner company. In order to provide this co-branded service to you, it is necessary for us to share your personal information with our partner company. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than Melbourne Yoga, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.
Promotions that run on Melbourne Yoga may be sponsored by companies other than Melbourne Yoga or may be cosponsored by Melbourne Yoga and another company. Some or all data collected during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. If data will be shared, you will be notified prior to the time of data collection or transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion if you don't want your data to be shared. Currently, most Melbourne Yoga promotions are limited to US or North American residents.
Please be aware that Melbourne Yoga advertisers or web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those web sites linked to Melbourne Yoga are not covered by this privacy statement.
With whom does Melbourne Yoga share my information?
As a general rule, Melbourne Yoga will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. Please see the Terms of Service or Use Agreements for each of our products and services for more detailed information about how your personal information may be shared. The following describes some of the ways that your information may be disclosed.
Business Partners & Sponsors: Melbourne Yoga may disclose your personal information to business partners or sponsors, but this is specifically described to you prior to data collection or prior to transferring the data. Details of shared use can be found in specific Terms of Service or Use Agreements, and sweepstakes and promotions rules. Some or all data collected during a Melbourne Yoga promotion may be shared with a sponsor. If personally identifying data about you will be shared, we will tell you before we collect or transfer the data.
Many promotions offer opportunities to request additional information from sponsors. By requesting more information, you give Melbourne Yoga permission to transfer your personal information to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request. In many instances, only your email address will be shared. If more information will be shared with the sponsor, you will be notified prior to the transfer.
Melbourne Yoga Stores & Shopping: If you make a purchase from a store hosted by Melbourne Yoga Store, or a merchant in Melbourne Yoga Shopping, the information obtained during your visit to those stores, and the information you give such as your credit card number and contact information, is provided to the merchants. This is to enable transactions to take place.
Merchants listed in Melbourne Yoga Shopping or site or in Melbourne Yoga Stores have separate privacy and data collection practices. Melbourne Yoga has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. For more information regarding the merchant, their store, and their privacy policies, return to that store's home page and click on their Information link.
From time to time, you may be offered the opportunity to receive materials or special offers from third parties. If you opt-in to receive information from these third parties, Melbourne Yoga will (with your permission) share your name and email address with them. .
Third Party Data & Data in the Aggregate: Under confidentiality agreements, Melbourne Yoga may match user information with third party data. Also, Melbourne Yoga discloses aggregated user statistics (for example, 45% of our users are female) in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Other: Melbourne Yoga may also disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating Melbourne Yoga's Terms of Service or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Melbourne Yoga's rights or property, other Melbourne Yoga users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Melbourne Yoga may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my information?
Melbourne Yoga may, from time to time, send you email regarding our products and services. In addition, if you indicated upon registration that you are interested in receiving offers or information from Melbourne Yoga and our partners, we may occasionally send you direct mail about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. Only Melbourne Yoga (or agents working on behalf of Melbourne Yoga and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings and only if you indicated that you do not object to these offers. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply tell us when you give us your personal information.
On some types of Melbourne Yoga promotions, we will ask for your email address in order to update you on your score, entries, and status in prize drawings. When you participate in these types of promotions, you automatically receive promotion-related email, unless you choose the no-email option that some promotions offer. Occasionally these promotion-related email messages may include targeted advertisements.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those Melbourne Yoga services that require registration in order to participate. These services include (but are not limited to): Chat and Message Boards. You can still use Melbourne Yoga Shopping and many other Melbourne Yoga sites even if you do not accept cookies.
Melbourne Yoga does not sell or rent user information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service or not to participate in certain promotions or contests.
Your Melbourne Yoga member account can be deleted or deactivated, but doing so will result in not being able to access any members-only area of the Melbourne Yoga network. If you saved the confirmation email you received when you first created your Melbourne Yoga account, you can use the email address provided in that message to delete your account at any time. Otherwise please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions about deleting or deactivating your Melbourne Yoga Membership account.
If you are participating in a Melbourne Yoga promotion and you wish to update your email address on the promotions mailing list or to quit a promotion and cease receiving promotion-related email, please contact email@example.com.
What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?
We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Melbourne Yoga will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also remember to sign out of your Melbourne Yoga account and close your application window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Melbourne Yoga cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
What about children's privacy?
Children should always ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to anyone online. Melbourne Yoga does not share personal information about users under the age of 13 with third parties and we do not sell or rent personal information about any of our users, regardless of age. In addition, Melbourne Yoga will not send any direct email offers to users who indicate they are under the age of 13.
What else should I know about my privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.