Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At the Chapel of Awareness Spiritual Church, Inc. (“the Chapel”) we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

The Chapel is a religious organization dedicated to you personal development and the betterment of mankind though our works. It is the Chapel’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, the Chapel collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Chapel’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how the Chapel’s visitors use its website. From time to time, the Chapel may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The Chapel also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users of our store on ChapelOfAwareness.org. The Chapel only discloses logged in user IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to the Chapel’s websites choose to interact with the Chapel in ways that require the Chapel to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the Chapel gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at ChapelOfAwareness.org to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with the Chapel – by purchasing classes, books and recordings for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, the Chapel collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the Chapel. The Chapel does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics
The Chapel may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, the Chapel may monitor the most popular blogs on the ChapelOfAwareness.org site or use spam screened by the 3rd party services to help identify spam. The Chapel may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, the Chapel does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Chapel discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on the Chapel’s behalf or to provide services available at the Chapel’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Chapel’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Chapel will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, the Chapel discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when the Chapel believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the Chapel, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Chapel website and have supplied your email address, the Chapel may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the Chapel and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Chapel takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The Chapel uses cookies to help the Chapel identify and track visitors, their usage of the Chapel website, and their website access preferences. The Chapel visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Chapel’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of the Chapel’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers
If the Chapel, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that the Chapel goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of the Chapel may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads
Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by the Chapel and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments
Comments and other content submitted to 3rd party anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, the Chapel may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in the Chapel’s sole discretion. the Chapel encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a ChapelOfAwareness.org account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Change log:

  • 04/14/2013: Privacy policy published
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