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Privacy Policy

NomadYogi takes your privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy describes our policies and procedures in reference to the collection, use and disclosure of your information when using the NomadYogi Service. Whether you access the NomadYogi website through your mobile phone or through one of NomadYogi's applications for mobile devices (e.g., the NomadYOGI smartphone application, currently in development), we will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources, such as the open Internet

Information Collection and Use

NomadYOGI, from time to time, may collect information from readers. If you give it to us, we can use it. We hope this doesn’t come as a surprise.

    NomadYOGI collects information to be used in several ways:

  • To analyze how our Service is used
  • To diagnose service or technical problems
  • To maintain security
  • To personalize content
  • To remember information (this helps Users efficiently access personal accounts)
  • To monitor aggregate metrics such as: total number of visitors, traffic and demographic patterns
  • To track User Content and Users as necessary to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable laws.

Users may, from time to time, post information on the NomadYOGI website. Once posted… BAM! NomadYOGI is granted the right to use this information (provided the title is clean in the first place) in perpetuity. (Yes. Forever.) Material given to the NomadYOGI site is not confidential. By posting or sending any information, icons, words, marks, materials - even your own version of cave drawings - you irrevocably grant NomadYOGI a non-exclusive royalty worldwide license to use, display, reproduce, perform, modify or transmit such items or information. In addition, you agree that NomadYOGI is free to use those ideas, concepts or techniques for any purpose. For example, if you leave a review about another User, our intention is to make it available to all Users. While you may delete your account at any time, your reviews will remain for an unspecified amount of time.

Your Information. Your Choice.

Ultimately, you are in complete control of what you share on the Internet. If there is information, such as an email address, that you don't want to make public, don't share it here. If you're uncomfortable with us having your information, or if you're unwilling to accept that loss of data occurs and there exists a possibility that your information can slip into the general public (say, for example, we get hacked), please ask us to delete your account.

Likewise, at this time, we make no guarantees with respect to your privacy. However, we are actively tinkering with a few systems that will create anonymity for Users who wish to remain anonymous. Our goal is to find ways to anonymize a User Name in the way you might see it on Craigslist or eBay. This might come in handy for those who might want to openly discuss a personal/medical issue they are struggling with. But, even with that fancy trick, our lawyers insist on us disclaiming all liability regarding privacy and information ending up in public. We get it. Technical accidents happen, and again, hackers do exist. Other sites don’t believe privacy is even important. Have you seen the one about Gmail users having “no legitimate expectation of privacy,” like, ever? Wow.

If you’re concerned about this, we recommend using anonymous information when registering and interacting with NomadYOGI. Still, we make no representation regarding keeping any anonymity.

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Service, in which case, NomadYOGI may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your account information and email preferences at any time by logging into your account.

User-Provided Information

We generally assume emails that are sent to us are On the Record. From time to time, our Users might ask questions related to topics we feel should appear in our FAQ. So, naturally, we’ll use the content from our correspondence and feedback to address problems publicly. By sending us a message, or leaving feedback, you acknowledge that we might post it publicly both here and in other NomadYOGI promotional and advertising materials, without compensation. All messages that are posted on NomadYOGI from other parties represent the opinions of other NomadYOGI website Users and do not represent the ideas or opinions of NomadYOGI. You may copy them for personal use, but redistribution in any way requires the permission of NomadYOGI. In consideration of this authorization, you agree that any copy of this information that you make shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained here in this website. Got it?

You provide us information about yourself, such as your name and email address, if you register for a member account with the Service. Your name and other information you choose to add to your profile will be available for public viewing on the Service. We may use your email address to send you Service-related notices (including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail). You can control receipt of certain Service-related messages on your Settings page. We may also use your contact information to send you marketing email messages. If you do not want to receive such messages, you may opt out by following the instructions in the message. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses.

If you use your personal Facebook, Twitter or other social networking site ("SNS") account information to sign into NomadYOGI, we will collect and store your SNS user ID so you can log in with it next time.

You also provide us information in User Content that you post to the Service. Your questions, answers and other contributions on the Service (including metadata about them such as when you posted them), are publicly viewable on the Service, along with your name (unless the Service permits you to post anonymously). This information will not be searched by search engines or republished elsewhere on the Web. If you choose to use our invitation service to invite a friend to NomadYOGI, we will ask you for that person's email address and automatically send an email invitation. You may also use our contact importer tool to help you upload your list of contacts. This makes it easy for you to find contacts that are already on NomadYOGI, or invite friends to the Service. (If you appreciate NomadYOGI, spread the wealth!) NomadYOGI stores this information to: send invitations, register your friend (when your invitation is accepted), track the success of our invitation service and to identify your friends on NomadYOGI so we can update your profile connections.

Information Collected Automatically

If this sounds scary to you, don’t use the Internet. Everyone does this. The only difference is that we are explaining it to you in plain English. All of this is done in an effort to monitor how successful we are in reaching the right people – people who want to learn more about yoga from the Users they follow, and people who want to purchase yoga retreats & classes.

NomadYOGI uses lots of cool stuff and cool stuff often requires cookies. No. Not the chocolate chip kind, the computer kind. You can clean them off if they scare you, although this may affect the way the Site functions on your computer. In addition, some of our advertisers might use cookies. We have no control over this. But you're free to clean those off too.

A persistent cookie remains on your computer after you close your browser. This enables your browser to use the information on subsequent visits to the Service. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser's directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to alert you when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of NomadYOGI may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

When you use the Service, we use persistent cookies and session cookies, along with other tracking technologies to:

  • Store your username and password
  • Analyze the usage of the Service
  • Customize the Service to your preferences
  • Control the advertising displayed by the Service

We use these automated technologies to collect and analyze certain types of information we consider to be non-personal information, including: (a) information related to the devices you use to access or interact with the Service, such as: IP addresses, geolocation information, unique device identifiers and other information about your mobile phone or other mobile device(s), browser types, browser language; and (b) information related to the ways in which you interact with the Service, such as: referring and exit pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the Service and other similar information. We may also capture other data, such as search criteria and results. All of this data helps us determine if we are showing you what you are looking for. We may also use other Internet technologies such as: log files, clear GIFs, Flash technologies (or similar), to deliver or communicate with cookies and track your use of the Service. We may include clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our Users to determine whether the message has been opened. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather additional information through other methods.

How We Share Your Information

Personally Identifiable Information: We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of NomadYOGI (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers). As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer or assign such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers or dissolution. We have no intention of doing this but will notify you if this changes for any reason. Be aware that if you choose to sign on to the Service through a third-party service, we cannot control third parties' use of your information. NomadYOGI may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect NomadYOGI's rights or property.

NomadYOGI may allow third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve advertisements on the Service and on third-party services. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to directly send advertisements and links that appear on NomadYOGI directly to your browser. When this happens, they automatically receive your IP address. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content. NomadYOGI does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. However, please note that if an advertiser asks NomadYOGI to show an advertisement to a certain audience and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The NomadYOGI Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party advertisers.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We are fond of our server logs. The information we collect through our logs does not personally identify individual users. We intend to use these logs for analysis and to expand and enhance the User experience. However, since they do take up substantial space, at some point we’ll dispose of them.

We may aggregate and/or anonymize information collected through the Service so that the information does not identify you and we may use said information for any purpose, including for research and marketing purposes, and our use and disclosure of such information is not subject to any restrictions under this Privacy Policy. We may collect different types of information about your location, including general information (e.g., IP address, zip code) and more specific information (e.g., GPS-based functionality on mobile devices used to access the Service), and use that information to customize the Service with location-based information and features. For example, it is no use for us to show you an upcoming class in New York City, if you are in Los Angeles today. Of course, you can always use our search bar to find events and classes anywhere in the world, but the default will be set to your current location because we think that’s more useful to you. If you access the Service through a mobile device and you do not want your device to provide us with location-tracking information, you can disable the GPS or other location-tracking functions on your device, provided your device allows you to do this.

NomadYOGI may allow third parties to serve advertisements on the Service and on third-party services and use other third parties to help us collect and analyze information about your use of the service, generate aggregate site usage statistics and provide content sharing services to support the Service. We’re a small company and don’t have all the tools to do this ourselves.

Links To Other Websites and Third Parties.

Other sites we link to have less amusing and potentially less comprehensive privacy policies than we do. Their policies are likely less user-friendly than ours too. We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Service, nor the information or content contained therein. Please remember, when you use a link to go from the Service to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. If you happen to click a link that takes you away from our site, please don't assume everyone is as enlightened as we are on this topic. We have no control over what other people do. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those that have a link on our website, is subject to that website's own rules and policies. These third parties may also use cookies and similar technologies to collect similar non-personal information about your use of the Service. NomadYOGI does not control the third parties' use of such technologies and their use is governed by those parties' privacy policies. You should probably take a look at their respective privacy policies for more information and, in general, be careful what you click. For more information about third-party ad networks that use these technologies, and to opt-out of their collection of information, see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and http://www.aboutads.info/consumers.

How We Protect Your Information

NomadYOGI uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to NomadYOGI or guarantee that your information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical or managerial safeguards. In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, NomadYOGI will promptly notify those persons whose personal information have been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important to us. NomadYOGI does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13, or knowingly allow such persons to register with the Service. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information immediately.

Your California Privacy Rights

These Terms are entered into in the State of California and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, exclusive of its choice of law rules. That means that NomadYOGI and you (and in fact all our Users) submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the County of Marin or County of Los Angeles in the State of California, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. In any action to enforce these Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorney's fees. It’s sort of a winner-take-all approach. In the event that any of the Terms and Conditions are held by a court to be unenforceable, those provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms and Conditions shall otherwise remain in full force and effect. This is sorta like saying that if there’s anything in here that isn’t kosher, the rest of the meal is still edible.

California law permits Users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personally identifiable information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the types of personally identifiable information disclosed to those parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please submit your request in an email to nomadyogi.uservoice.com

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve all rights, including the right to modify the terms of this disclosure without notice. Obviously we want to keep all of our Users informed. If we modify our Privacy Policy, we will post the modification on the Site, or provide you with notice of the modification via email. We will also update the “Last Updated Date” at the top of this Privacy Policy so you know when we changed something. By continuing to access or use the Site, Application or Services after we have posted a modification, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms of our Policy. This means that if the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Site and our Services.

If you have any questions about our practices or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at nomadyogi.uservoice.com or send mail to:

Attn: Privacy
134 Paul Drive Ste. 103
San Rafael, CA 94903

If our policy is not sufficiently amusing, or you are humor impaired, you can send questions to: nomadyogi.uservoice.com

Recent updates to this Privacy Policy

September 1, 2013: We posted this for the first time. Your continued use of the site affirms your agreement to these terms.