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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

 

This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it.

 

This Privacy Policy is important, so we hope you take the time to read it carefully.

 

This website (the “Site”) is owned and operated by Body, Mind & Soul Books, Inc., d.b.a. Body, Mind & Soul (“BMS”), a Texas corporation. BMS is responsible for the processing of your collected personal information and data. By interacting with BMS through the use of our Site, mobile applications, products, and “Services,” as defined in our Terms and Conditions (T&C), you consent to the use of information that is collected or submitted as described in this Privacy Policy and our T&C, which are incorporated into this Privacy Policy by reference. We may change or add to this Privacy Policy and the T&C, so we encourage you to review them periodically.

  1. Information We Collect

We collect information to provide better Services to our users and consumers and so we can make decisions about ways to make our consumer community better. When you interact with BMS through our Services, Site, and apps, we may collect personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”) and other information from you, as further described below. ​

 

  • Information You Give Us: We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information. Personal information may include, for example: your name, age or date of birth, postal address, ZIP code, email address, telephone number, wireless device address, text message address, screen name or username, password, geolocation information, and payment card and other payment information. We collect Personal Data via our Site in a variety of circumstances, including when you contact us with inquiries, respond to one of our surveys, register for access to our Services, or use certain Services. By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy and our T&C. By providing Personal Data in connection with use of our Site, Services, or apps, you acknowledge and agree your Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of BMS and to any authorized third-parties, including but not limited to Shopify, Squarespace, AWS, Google, Microsoft, Acuity Scheduling, Mail Chimp, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, or our advertising, storage, digital, or management partners as applies from time to time. Each of these third-party providers maintains its own privacy policy and terms of service. We do not control and are not responsible for those privacy policies or terms of service. Please visit those sites to review them.

  • Contact Information: When you enter your information through the use of our Site, Services, or apps, you enter it willingly in agreement with our T&C for such participation. We will collect and store the information you populate, regardless of whether you pay for Services, to include: your contact email address, name, address, website URL, phone number and other metadata assigned to you; we obtain this data you enter to create your profile, screen and to verify your information.

  • Other Information: Non-Identifiable Data: When you interact with BMS through the Site or our Services, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. BMS may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by BMS’s affiliates, agents or service providers. The Services may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers. There is not any available Personal Data in this process.

  • Aggregated Personal Data: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Site and our Services, BMS may conduct research on its customer demographics, interests, and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and BMS may share it with BMS’ affiliates, agents, and business partners. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. BMS may also disclose aggregated user statistics to describe our Services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third-parties for other lawful purposes.

  • Location Information: Our Services and third-parties that are integrated into our Site may collect and use your actual location information (for example, by using the GPS on your mobile device, IP address, and other sensors that may provide BMS with information on nearby devices, Wi-Fi access points, and cell towers, or when you submit a photo or other material that may contain geographic information in its metadata) to provide certain functionality for our Site and Services. We may also use your location information in an aggregate way, as described above in the "Aggregated Personal Data" section.

  • Website Usage Information: We may allow third-party service providers to use cookies or similar technologies to collect information about your browsing activities over time and across different websites following your use of the Services. Examples of the types of tracking technologies deployed on our websites may include the following:

 

Squarespace Analytics is a web analytics service that uses cookies to help us analyze how users use our Site and to enhance your experience when you use the Services. When you visit our site, the pages you look at, and a short text file called a cookie (detailed more thoroughly below), are downloaded to your computer. We do not sell, give, or trade the statistics stored by cookies to any third-parties for data-mining or marketing purposes. To learn more about Google Analytics’ use of this data, please visit: https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/206544167-About-Squarespace-Analytics.

We also utilize services with various commercial and advertising partners. We do not own or control any of these sites and are not responsible for their individual privacy policy or terms of service. Please visit those sites and partners to view their individual policies. For a current list of the third-party company services we utilize that may or may not collect your browsing activities, please contact our Data Protection Officer, as detailed below.

 

The above tracking technologies may be deployed by us or our Service providers on our behalf. By using our Site, you agree to our use of the above tracking technologies. You may refuse to supply Personal Data or opt out of data tracking by contacting us at the information below, with the understanding it may prevent you from using the Site, the Services, or engaging in certain Site- or BMS-related activities.

  1. Do Not Track Disclosure

 

Our third-party partners, such as ad networks, web analytics companies, and social media and networking platforms, may collect information about your online activities over time and across the Site and other online properties. These third-parties may not change their tracking practices in response to “Do Not Track” or “DNT” settings in your web browser, and we do not obligate these parties to honor DNT settings.

  1. How We Use Information We Collect

We use the information we collect to provide, maintain, protect, and improve our Services, to develop new Services, and to protect BMS and our users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content, like giving you more relevant search results and ads. We use information collected from cookies and other technologies to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our Services. We use user contact information (name, email, address) for educational and promotional purposes, such as sharing offers and new techniques and other educational information with you. If you provide Personal Data to obtain access to the Site or our Services, we will use your Personal Data to provide you with access to such Services and to monitor your use of such Services. BMS and its affiliates may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about Services we believe will be of interest to you. Each marketing communication we send will contain instructions permitting the recipient to “opt-out” of receiving future marketing communications. In addition, if at any time you wish not to receive any future marketing communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us as indicated below.

We may also use contact information to suggest connections and to enable you to invite others to use our Services and connect with you. It is your choice whether to invite someone to our Services. For clarity, if an invitee accepts the invitation, then the invitee shall be subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our T&C. If we intend to use any Personal Data in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, you will be informed of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected. We retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise required by law. For example, we keep your account profile information for as long as you keep your Site account, but we may keep other information longer to comply with legal obligations. 

 

  1. Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data and Other Information

We do not sell your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third-parties without further notice to you, as discussed above and set forth below:

  • Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, acquisition, dissolution, liquidation, or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred or affected assets. We reserve the right to transfer all Personal Data in our possession to a successor entity in the event of a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, or other sale of all or a portion of our assets. Other than to the extent ordered by a bankruptcy or other court, the use and disclosure of all transferred Personal Data will be subject to this Privacy Policy, or to a new privacy policy upon notice to you and where you do not affirmatively opt-out. Personal Data submitted or collected after a transfer may be subject to a new privacy policy of the successor entity.

  • Related Companies: We may also share your Personal Data with any affiliate companies for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy, as discussed in this Privacy Policy.

  • Agents, Consultants and Related Third-Parties: BMS, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases, analytics, and processing payments. When we employ another entity to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.

  • Legal Requirements: BMS may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) comply with any applicable law, legal process, judgment, order, or enforceable governmental request; (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of BMS, including the enforcement of applicable T&C, including investigation of potential violations; (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of our Services or the public, including the detection, prevention, or to otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or, (iv) protect against legal liability.

 

E. Cookies

 

A cookie is a string of information a website stores on a visitor’s computer, which the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. BMS uses cookies and other technologies to receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us or third-parties that use our Services, as described in this Privacy Policy. Examples of information provided by cookies include but are not limited to: pages you visit, ads you click on, type of browser, device, or hardware, purchase information, IP-based geographic location, and search terms.

 

Your browser can help you manage cookies. 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 settings on each browser and device that you use. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser “Help” menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you may not have access to many features of our Site and Services. 

 

You can also adjust your advertising preferences on your mobile device at the device level. For example, to adjust your advertising preferences in iOS, visit Settings > Privacy > Advertising > Limit Ad Tracking. To adjust your advertising preferences in Android, visit Settings > Google > Ads > Opt out of interest-based ads.  

 

  1. Your Choices; Right to Manage or Delete Content

People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. You can visit our Site without providing any Personal Data. However, if you choose not to provide any Personal Data, you may not be able to fully use the Site or use the Services. You may also set your browser to block all cookies, as explained above, including cookies associated with our Services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. It’s important to remember, however, that the Site and the Services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

 

You have the right, in certain situations, to be forgotten, i.e., to have your Personal Data erased, to terminate any further dissemination of your Personal Data, and to have third-parties we work with cease processing your Personal Data. You also have the right to request: (i) access to your Personal Data; (ii) an electronic copy of your Personal Data (portability); (iii) correction of your Personal Data if it is incomplete or inaccurate; or (iii) deletion or restriction of your Personal Data in certain circumstances provided by applicable law. You have the right to withdraw your provided consent at any time. If you have a request regarding your Personal Data that cannot be fulfilled from your account settings, please contact us at the information below. Please note that removal may not encompass all possible locations, for example, back-ups or other external locations involving data transfers initiated prior to any removal request. Upon a request, we will provide your Personal Data to you as promptly as reasonably possible and free of charge.

 

  1. Exclusions

This Privacy Policy only applies to Personal Data BMS collects through its Services, Site, and apps. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any unsolicited information you provide. All unsolicited information is deemed to be non-confidential, and BMS is free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such information to others without royalty, limitation, or attribution.

  1. Children Under the Age of 13

BMS does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Data through the Site, our apps, or the Services. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Data on the Site without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Data to BMS through the Site or the Services, please contact us at the information below and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

  1. Links to Other Websites

This Privacy Policy applies only to our Site and Services. Our Site and Services may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by BMS (the "Other Sites"). The policies and procedures described here do not apply to the Other Sites. The links from the Site and Services do not imply that BMS endorses or has reviewed the Other Sites. You should contact and review those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.

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  1. Protection and Security of Personal Data

BMS takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via our Site and Services from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. No Internet or email transmission, however, is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from our Site or Services may not be secure. We have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third-parties during or after transmission. If you create an account on our Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password and for any activity that occurs under your account. Please notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account.

Based on the foregoing, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email or the Internet. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to BMS via the Internet. If we believe that the security of your Personal Data in our care may have been compromised, we will attempt to promptly notify you within 72 hours. If we have your email address, we may notify you by email using the most recent email address you have provided us. Please keep your email address and other contact information in your account up-to-date. You can change that email address any time in your account profile. You consent to our use of email as a means of such notification. If you prefer for us to use the U.S. Postal Service to notify you in this situation, please email us at bmshouston@bmshouston.com (please include your name, mailing address, and email address). You can make this election at any time, and it will apply to notifications we make after a reasonable time thereafter for us to process your request.

  1. Other Terms and Conditions

Your access to and use of the Site and the Services is subject to the T&C located at: https://bmshouston.com/pages/terms-and-conditions.

 

  1. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Our Site, Services, and business may change from time-to-time. It may therefore be necessary for BMS to make changes to this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time-to-time without prior notice. Please review this policy periodically and especially before you provide any Personal Data. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated below. Your continued use of our Site and Services after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy indicates your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.

  1. When this Privacy Policy Applies

Our Privacy Policy applies to our Site, our Services and Services affiliates, including services offered on other sites (such as our advertising services), but excludes services that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies, third-parties, or individuals, including products or sites that may be displayed to you in search results, sites that may include BMS Services, or other sites linked from our Services. Our Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other companies and organizations who advertise our services, and who may use cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads.

 

  1. Spam Policy

As you sign up for Service with us, you may be asked for your email address, or initially contacted at your email address provided through a public domain. This information is used to keep you informed of any changes in your status with our company or to occasionally pass on important information about our Services or offerings. If you are using or have signed up to become a part of our mailing list through utilization of an opt-in feature, your information is used to keep in contact with you related to company or industry news, special offerings, upcoming events, or announcements from our company. We maintain a strict ‘no-spam’ policy. Your email address, personal information, or mailing address will not be sold or rented to a third-party. If, at any time, you wish to be removed from our distribution, customer, participation, or opt-in list, simply contact us at bmshouston@bmshouston.com. Removals are usually completed within 72 hours. We strive to protect information transmitted, collected, stored, or received on behalf of BMS.

  1. Information Accessibility; Contacting BMS

We welcome questions, comments, and concerns about our Privacy Policy and privacy practices. To keep your Personal Data accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update, correct, modify, or delete Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via our Site or Services, or to resolve any additional privacy issue you identify. We aim to maintain our Services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our Site or Services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.

 

  1. Contact Us

 

To communicate with our Data Protection Officer, please email bmshouston@bmshouston.com.

 

Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about BMS’ Privacy Policy or the information practices of our Site and Services. You may contact us at the following information:

 

​Attn: Privacy Department

Body, Mind & Soul

7951 Katy Freeway, Suite N

Houston, Texas 77024

(713) 993-0550

bmshouston@bmshouston.com

 

Date of Last Revision: May 24, 2019