Privacy Policy

LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 8, 2015

The Koru Center for Mindfulness, LLC (“we”, “us”, and “our”) collects certain information through its website located at www.korumindfulness.org and, if available, our related consumer mobile application (the “App”). To make this Privacy Policy easier to read, the foregoing referenced web site and the App are referred to as the “Web Sites” and the services provided by us through the web sites are referred to as the “Services.” Any Koru program materials that are provided through the Services, including written materials and audio recordings, are referred to as the “teaching materials.” Your privacy is important to us and this Privacy Policy lays out our policies and procedures surrounding the collection and handling of information provided by you. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, do not use the Web Sites. This Privacy Policy applies only to the Web Sites.

Information We Collect

We may collect the following information from users of the Web Sites: first name, last name, street address, city, state, zip code, phone number, e-mail address, electronic signature and credit card information (we store only the last four digits) (collectively, “Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII”). The Web Sites are not intended for use by children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect PII from children under the age of 13. Use of the Web Sites requires that you register and/or create an account (“Account”) or use the Web Sites as a guest. In addition to the PII set forth above, we may collect information regarding your orders for Teaching Materials and any Service inquiries and reviews.

We also collect aggregated information, demographic information and other information that does not reveal your specific identity (“Non-PII”). Non-PII may include information about the device you use to access the Web Sites, information from referring websites and your engagement with the Web Sites. We may publish these statistics or share them with third parties without including PII.

We use HTTPS cookies to collect information about you and your activity on the Web Sites. We use this information to remember users on the Web Sites and to enhance users’ experience on the Web Sites. For example, when users with Accounts return to the Web Sites, cookies identify those users and allow the Web Sites to provide certain user-specific information such as user account information and past orders. To learn more about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Although we do not work with advertisers at this time, in the future we may work with third parties for the purpose of advertisement delivery on the Web Sites. The Non-PII collected about your visits to the Web Sites may be used by third parties in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These third parties may also set cookies to assist with advertisement delivery services. To learn more about opting-out of cookie-targeted advertising on the Web Sites (sometimes referred to as online behavioral advertising or OBA), visit www.AboutAds.info. Some browsers allow you to indicate that you would not like your online activities tracked, using “Do Not Track” indicators (“DNT Indicators”). We are not obligated to respond to these indicators, and presently we are not set up to respond to DNT Indicators. This means that while the Web Sites may track certain latent information about your online activities, the collected information will be used solely to improve your use of our Web Sites and in ways consistent with the provisions of this Privacy Policy.

Use of Collected Information

We use PII to create users’ Accounts, to communicate with users about our Services, offer users additional Services, assist with Service inquiries, offer promotions and special offers, charge for purchases made through us and fulfill orders. We use certain stored PII to customize future order processing for you. You may request that we cease storing certain PII at any time, but you might not be able to take advantage of certain customized features. Users may affirmatively opt-out of receiving promotional communications from us by visiting http://bit.ly/koru-unsubscribe and providing us with their e-mail address via the opt-out link. We may also use PII to enforce our Terms of Use.

We do not sell the information we collect through the Web Sites to third parties. We may share collected PII with third-party vendors and service providers with whom we work to provide application programming interfaces (“APIs”) and other functions for the Web Sites in connection with the delivery of our Services only to the extent necessary to provide those APIs and Services. Full credit card numbers are transmitted to our credit card processor but are not stored by us. We may allow certain social media platforms to host plug-ins or widgets on the Web Sites, which may collect certain information about users who choose to use those plug-ins or widgets. We may also disclose PII to third parties such as attorneys, collection agencies, tribunals or law enforcement authorities pursuant to valid requests in connection with alleged violations of our Terms of Use, infringement or similar harm to persons or property.

User generated content posted through the Web Sites such as Service reviews and certain social networking preferences (e.g. pages you “Like” or “Follow”) may be viewed by the general public. Accordingly, we cannot ensure the privacy of any PII included in such user generated content.

Protection of PII

We use reasonable security measures equal to or exceeding industry standard to protect PII from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification and disclosure. Unfortunately, even with these measures, we cannot guarantee the security of PII. By using the Web Sites, you acknowledge and agree that we make no such guarantee, and that you use the Web Sites at your own risk.

Accessing and Correcting your PII

Registered Account holders can access and change their own PII using the “Change” or “Edit” function on the Web Sites. Account e-mail addresses cannot be deleted. However, an Account may be closed and we will cause the corresponding e-mail address to be scrambled. A user may then open a new Account with a different e-mail address. If you have questions regarding our use or collection of your PII, please contact us at: accounts@korumindfulness.org.

Privacy Policy Amendments

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of this Privacy Policy at any time without further notice. If we do this, we will post the changes to this Privacy Policy on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the new effective date (i.e., the LAST UPDATED date). You agree that you will check for new versions of this Privacy Policy. By continuing to access and/or use the Web Sites following the posting of a new Privacy Policy version, you agree to be bound by the then-current version. If you do not agree to the terms of the new version of the Privacy Policy, you agree to stop using the Web Sites.