Privacy Policy

The Movement Center Privacy Policy Your privacy is important to us. The Movement Center is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website, shop at the Rudra Press online store or use the Movement Center website to purchase a make a donation. The Movement Center does not collect personal information – such as names, mailing addresses or email addresses – unless an individual knowingly provides it to us. In choosing to provide this information, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of The Movement Center’s full Privacy Statement, below. Privacy Statement We are committed to protecting your privacy at all times, in all situations. The information we collect about you is used to process your orders, donations, registrations and subscriptions to our email lists. This Statement describes how The Movement Center collects and uses information from our website’s visitors. This Statement applies to the websites we control, www.themovementcenter.com, www.mcyoga.com, www.rudrapress.com and www.chetanananda.org (“The Movement Center Sites”) and does not apply to any other web pages or websites. For example, it does not apply to sites hosted by organizations that may collaborate with us on special projects or to any other third-party sites. You should review those sites’ privacy statements to find out how they protect your privacy. By using the The Movement Center Sites, you consent to our collection and use of information about you in accordance with this Statement. We may change this Statement by occasionally posting an updated version of it on this page. By continuing to use The Movement Center Sites after we have posted any changes, you agree to the terms of the updated Statement. We collect two kinds of information from The Movement Center Sites visitors: anonymous information and personally identifiable information. Anonymous Information Our servers may automatically log certain information that does not personally identify you (“Anonymous Information”). We use this Anonymous Information in aggregate form to help us manage and improve The Movement Center Sites. The Anonymous Information we record includes, for example, the pages you visit on our Site, the amount of time you spend viewing those pages, the links and advertisements you click, the browser you use, the address of the web page that referred you to the Movement Center Sites, and your Internet Protocol address, which tells us about your location and your connection to the Internet. We do not link Anonymous Information with personally identifiable information. However, we reserve the right to do so, in our discretion, for safety or security reasons or to comply with the law. Personally Identifiable Information (“Personal Data”) We also collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us through Our Site (“Personal Data”). For example, we collect Personal Data when you, sign up for a program or event, subscribe to an email newsletter, submit a request for information, complete a survey or make a donation or purchase. The types of Personal Data that we collect include: * Name * Postal address * Email address * Telephone number * Age * Gender * Financial information, such as credit card numbers We use Personal Data for the purposes for which you provide it and may also use it for other purposes unless you ask us not to do so, including: * To fulfill orders for services or products * To process registrations for classes, retreats, events, courses and other activities * To promote our other activities, services or products to you We never share, rent or transfer Personal Data to any third party except as specified below under “Sharing Information with Third Parties.” We may also collect personally identifiable information that you provide to us about other people. We use this information only for the purpose for which you originally provide it. For example, if you submit another person’s email address in order to have material from The Movement Center Sites forwarded to them (also known as an “email-a-friend” feature), we do not keep the other person’s email address once that email is sent. Communications Sent to You We distribute newsletters and other communications by email and regular postal mail. We send these communications to you only if you have signed up to receive them. We may also use your Personal Data to contact you individually if you initiate correspondence with us. For example, if you email us, we may respond using the contact information you provide. If you no longer wish to receive one or more types of communications, we will happily honor your request. To unsubscribe, simply follow the instructions we include in the mailings we send you, such as the “unsubscribe” link you will find in our email messages. You may also submit your requests to The Movement Center, Attn: Online Privacy, PO Box 13310, Portland, OR 97213 or by calling us at 5033-231-0383. Sharing Information with Third Parties Other than in those specific cases, we do not share, transfer or release Personal Data to third parties besides the contractors who provide us with services necessary to our operations (“Service Providers”). Our Service Providers help us with, for example, web hosting, order fulfillment, subscription management, conference registrations, survey administration, software development, database maintenance, web site consulting and credit card processing. These Service Providers may have access to your Personal Data. However, we require that our Service Providers adhere to the standards laid out in this Privacy Statement in handling Personal Data, and we do everything within our power to enforce that requirement. When you follow a referral or a link away from The Movement Center Sites, you leave The Movement Center Sites. This Statement applies only to The Movement Center Sites, and not to other sites we may link to. Children Under Age 13 Who Use Our Site The Movement Center does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information via The Movement Center Sites from anyone under 13 years of age. Visitors who are 12 years of age and under should remember that they are required to obtain an adult’s permission before submitting any personal information to this or any other website. Security We take the following precautions with your Personal Data and other information: * Firewalls * Software to detect viruses and other intrusions into The Movement Center Sites and computers * Secure hosting environment for our web servers * Storage of Personal Data on password-protected computers * Restricting access to Personal Data to necessary staff Of course, no mechanism can guarantee that information storage or transmission over the Internet is perfectly safe. We make no warranty, guarantee or representation that The Movement Center Sites are protected from viruses, security threats or other vulnerabilities or that your Personal Data is always secure. Accordingly, you provide us with your Personal Data with all the assurances included in this Statement, but ultimately at your own risk. Location of Servers and Transfer of Information to the United States Our servers are located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please note that your Personal Data will be transferred to and stored on a server located in the United States. By submitting your Personal Data to us, you consent to this transfer and to the collection, storage, processing and use of Your Data in the United States. Links to Third Parties Solely for your convenience, The Movement Center Sites contain links to third-party web sites and content providers which may interest you. If you follow any link to a third-party site, you leave The Movement Center Sites. You should review those sites’ privacy statements to find out how they protect your privacy. Comments and Questions To request a clarification of this Statement or to send comments about it, please contact us at The Movement Center, Attn: Online Privacy, PO Box 13310, Portland, OR 97213.