Privacy Policy

www.starteachings.org Privacy Policy

This  privacy  policy  has  been  compiled  to  better  serve  those  who  are  concerned  with  how  their  ‘Personally Identifiable  Information’  (PII)  is  being  used  online.  PII,  as  used  in  US  privacy  law  and  information  security,  is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you  may  be  asked  to  enter  your  name,  email  address, mailing address or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • • To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.

  • • To improve our website in order to better serve you.

  • • To allow us to better serve you in responding to your customer service requests.

How do we protect visitor information?

We do not collect PCI data therefore, we do not scan to PCI standards. We use regular Vulnerability/Malware Scanning. Your  personal  information  is  contained  behind  secured  networks  and  is  only  accessible  by  a  limited  number  of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web  browser  (if  you  allow)  that  enables  the  site’s  or  service  provider’s  systems  to  recognize  your  browser  and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We use cookies to:

  • • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.

  • • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies, some features will be disabled. It may affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. However, you can still place orders.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Third party links

We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.

Google

We use Google Analytics to track traffic to our site. Traffic data is aggregated such that users are not individually identified.

Opting out:

You can opt out by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably  the  world)  that  operates  websites  collecting  personally  identifiable  information  from  California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those  individuals  with  whom  it  is  being  shared,  and  to  comply  with  this  policy.

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously. Once  this  privacy  policy  is  created,  we  will  add  a  link  to  it  on  our  home  page,  or  as  a  minimum  on  the  first significant page after entering our website. Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above. Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:

  • • On our Privacy Policy Page

Users are able to change their personal information:

  • • By emailing us

  • • By logging in to their account

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We  honor  do  not  track  signals  and  do  not  track,  plant  cookies,  or  use  advertising  when  a  Do  Not  Track  (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we allow third party behavioral tracking COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act). When  it  comes  to  the  collection  of  personal  information  from  children  under  13,  the  Children’s  Online  Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency,  enforces  the  COPPA  Rule,  which  spells  out  what  operators  of  websites  and  online  services  must  do  to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they  include  have  played  a  significant  role  in  the  development  of  data  protection  laws  around  the  globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

  • • We will notify the users via email.

  • • We will notify the users via in site notification.

  • • Within 7 business days

We  also  agree  to  the  individual  redress  principle,  which  requires  that  individuals  have  a  right  to  pursue  legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The  CAN-SPAM  Act  is  a  law  that  sets  the  rules  for  commercial  email,  establishes  requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • • To deliver our newsletter

  • • To deliver receipts from our gift shop

  • • To facilitate communication with you

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

  • • If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can click here and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Star Teachings Society
P.O. Box 66808
Falmouth, ME 04105
U.S.A.

Or through our Contact us page.