Privacy Policy

Wholistic Designs (“WD,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) operates this website (www.wholisticdesigns.com) (the “Site”) as well as a number of related services (collectively, the “Services”).  Privacy is of great importance to us and we have established this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) as a means to communicate our information collection, use and dissemination practices.  This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through our Site and not to information collected offline.

So we are clear on the terminology we use, “Personal Information” means contact information (e.g., your name, address, email address, and/or telephone number) and any other non-public information that is used or intended to be used to personally identify an individual, and any other non-public information that is associated with that information.  “Anonymous Information” means information that is not used or intended to be used to personally identify an individual.

BY SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION THROUGH OUR SITE OR SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ACCORDING TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY.  YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE PROCESSED BY US IN THE COUNTRY WHERE IT WAS COLLECTED AS WELL AS OTHER COUNTRIES (INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES) WHERE LAWS REGARDING PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE LESS STRINGENT THAN THE LAWS IN YOUR COUNTRY.

Children.

The Site and Services are not directed to children and children are not eligible to use our Services.  Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us.  We do not collect Personal Information from people we actually know are under 18 years of age.  If we later learn that a user is under 18 years of age, we will take steps to prevent the user from utilizing the Site and the Services.

Collected Information.

You are not required to provide any Personal Information to use our Site or Services.  We only collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily.  For example, if you communicate with us through our Site or by sending us an email, we may collect and store any information that is contained in your communications with us.  In general, the Personal Information we gather enables us to provide services to you.

To create an “Account” with a user name, we require that you provide certain Personal Information, including your name and email address.  You are not required to have an Account to use our Site or Services.

When you register for our events and/or purchase tickets through the Services, we will collect all information necessary to process the transaction (though some of this information may go directly to our payment provider, event sponsor or venue host).

If you participate in a contest or giveaway with us, we may ask you for your e-mail address and/or home number (to notify you if you win or not).  We may also ask for first and last names, and sometimes post office addresses to verify your identity.  In some situations we may need additional information as a part of the entry process, such as a prize selection choice.  These contests are voluntary.  We recommend that you read the rules for each contest that you enter.

You have the option of registering with us through a third party social networking website (“SNS”), such as Facebook, using your existing account and log-in credentials on such site.  When you click on “Connect with us,” or a similar connection on the Services, you will be prompted to enter your SNS credentials for the SNS.  By proceeding, you are granting us and our Services access to your information and you are agreeing to the Facebook or other SNS’s Terms of Use in your use of the Services.  In this case, we receive information from Facebook or another SNS to make it easier for you to create an Account with us.  Any information that we collect from your Facebook or other SNS account may depend on the privacy settings you have with that SNS, so please consult the SNS’s privacy and data practices.  You have the option to disable Facebook Connect at any time by logging into your Account or reviewing the appropriate settings from within your account settings on the applicable SNS.

Anonymous Information.

We collect the following types of Anonymous Information:

Information Collected by Our Servers. Our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) collect information from you, including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, click stream data, and a date/time stamp for your visit.

Cookies.

Like many online services, we use cookies to collect information.  “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the website.  We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site.  This type of information is collected to make the Site more useful to you and to tailor the experience with us to meet your special interests and needs.  If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to accept cookies from our Service for any of the purposes described above, then you can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.  Consult your browser’s technical information.  If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Services or all functionality of the Services.

Disclosure – Third Party Cookies.

We use third party services such as Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the Site.  These services use Cookies to collect information such as how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the Site.  We use the information we get from these service providers to improve our Site and Services.  They generally collect only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit the Site or Services, rather than your name or other personally identifying information.  We do not combine this information with your Personal Information.  The service provider’s ability to use and share information it collects is restricted by its applicable terms and privacy policy.

Use of Information Personal Information.

We will use your Personal Information to:

  • Administer your Account
  • Provide you with services and customer support
  • Market to you our products and services (and those of third parties) that we believe may interest you
  • Respond to your requests, resolve disputes and/or troubleshoot problems
  • Verify your compliance with your obligations in our Terms of Use or other WD policies
  • Improve the quality of the Site and the Services
  • Communicate with you about the Site and the Services

We may also use your Personal Information to create Anonymous Information records by excluding information that makes the information personally identifiable to you.

We will communicate with you primarily in the form of emails. You can manage the frequency and/or opt out of receiving these communications by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each email. Please note that even if you unsubscribe or opt-out, we may still send you Site and Services related communications (e.g., emails related to your usage of the Site).

Anonymous Information.

Generally, we use Anonymous Information in statistical analysis to help us analyze patterns in the use of our Services. We may, through our use of Cookies, keep you logged into our Site, collect your click-stream data, tailor web content to you and personalize your experience on the Site. We may also use your Anonymous Information to improve our internal operations, notify visitors of updates to our Site and Services, and software and customize the content and layout of the Site and/or Service.

Disclosure of Information.

Personal Information 
As you know, the purpose of our Services is to connect you with other people. By submitting Personal Information, you authorize us to share your Personal Information with other WD users as part of our services.  In addition, we may disclose certain Personal Information:

  • To third party vendors who help us provide the Services or the Site
  • If you register for a WD event, to any host or venue of an event we sponsor
  • To third parties to whom you ask us to send Personal Information, including as set forth above
  • To a parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (collectively, “Affiliates”), in the event we have such Affiliates in the future, in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy
  • In connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition or dissolution, transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets. In the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, Personal Information may also be transferred as a business asset. If another company acquires our company, business, or assets, that company will possess the Personal Information collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy
  • If we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) resolve disputes, investigate problems, or enforce our Terms of Use; (b) comply with relevant laws or to respond to requests from law enforcement or other government officials relating to investigations or alleged illegal activity, in which case we can (and you authorize us to) disclose Personal Information without subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (c) protect and defend our rights or property or the rights and property of you or third parties.
    In addition, some of our Services may enable you to post content to social networking services (e.g., Facebook or Twitter) (“SNS”). If you choose to do this, we will provide information to such SNSs in accordance with your elections. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your use of those websites and that it is your responsibility to review the terms of use and privacy policy of the third party provider of such SNSs. We will not be responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such SNSs; (ii) the content, products or services on or availability of such SNSs; or (iii) your use of any such SNSs.

Anonymous Information.

We may disclose Anonymous Information without restriction.

Feedback.

If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose, provided we do not associate such feedback with your Personal Information. We will collect any information contained in such feedback and will treat the Personal Information in it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Accessing and Controlling your Information.

You can review and/or change any of your Personal Information by emailing us at wholiticlifestyledesigns@gmail.com. You authorize us to use and disclose any new or modified information that you provide in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Please remember, however, if we have already disclosed some of your Personal Information to third parties, we cannot access that Personal Information any longer and cannot force the deletion or modification of any such information by the parties to whom we have made those disclosures.

Upon your request, we will delete any Personal Information you have provided to us, except that we may retain your Personal Information to comply with laws, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

Information Disclosed to Third Parties.

THIS PRIVACY POLICY ADDRESSES ONLY OUR USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM AND/OR ABOUT YOU. IF YOU DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO OTHERS OR OTHERWISE ON OUR SITE, THE USE AND DISCLOSURE RESTRICTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY WILL NOT APPLY TO ANY THIRD PARTY AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO REVIEW THE PRIVACY POLICIES OF THOSE THIRD PARTIES. WE DO NOT CONTROL THE PRIVACY POLICIES OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU ARE SUBJECT TO THE PRIVACY POLICIES OF THOSE THIRD PARTIES WHERE APPLICABLE.

The Site or Services may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over, do not review and are not responsible for the privacy policies of or content displayed on such other websites. When you click on such a link, you will leave our Site or Services and go to another site. During this process, another entity may collect Personal Information or Anonymous Information from you.

Changes to this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy is subject to revision from time to time on a going-forward basis. We will post any revised version of the Privacy Policy on this page. If we make any material changes to it, we will also send you notice thereof to the last email address you have provided to us. Continued use of our Services following notice of such changes will indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

Contact Us.

If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at: wholisticlifestyledesigns@gmail.com.