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