Information we collect
IP addresses are recorded as users interact with our Online Bookstore. We do not, however, automatically collect personal information, such as name, e-mail address, home or other address, telephone number, social security number, credit card information or other personally identifiable information (“personal information”) from users of our Site. However, users who use our Site to (i) order and purchase books, CDs, DVDs or other material from us; (ii) register for our educational programs and workshops, or our e-newsletter; (iii) make a donation to the Foundation through the Site; or (iv) communicate with us through our Site, may be required to provide certain personal information to us. We maintain your first and last name, telephone number, e-mail address, billing address, and shipping address (if provided) to communicate with you about the services described above, but we do not retain your credit card information on our server. We will not sell, license or otherwise disclose your personal information that you provide us in any identifiable form to any other party outside the Foundation or our affiliated organizations, except with your permission or as otherwise required by law or specified herein. Our employees and contractors who will have access to your personal information are not permitted to disclose your personal information or use it for any purpose outside the scope of their duties. The Foundation will protect your personal information with the technological, physical and administrative safeguards as we determine appropriate to minimize the risk of its unauthorized disclosure or use. We will keep your information until it is no longer needed to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, or as otherwise required or permitted by law. After such time we will delete your personal information, of if that is not possible we will securely store your personal information. Although the Foundation makes every effort to preserve the privacy of personal information we may need to disclose your information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to comply with law.
Sharing of De-identified Information
While we do not routinely share personal information with third parties other than our affiliated organizations, we may disclose de-identified personal information in anonymous, aggregated and non-personally identifiable form to third parties.
Not Intended for Children
The material on our Site is intended for our students and visitors interested in learning more about A Course in Miracles and its understanding of forgiveness as the road to inner peace, and the Foundation’s mission of educating students on the Course. Our site is not intended for use by children under the age of 18 without parental or guardian supervision. We do not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children.
Do Not Track
For web browser use, you may set your browser to refuse these data collection methods, but we may not recognize or respond to “do not track” technologies employed by your browser. We do not track our users over time and across third party websites or online services to provide targeted advertising, and we do not specifically respond to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals.
The Site is headquartered in the United States. Please be aware that personal information you provide to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of the Site may be collected in your country and subsequently transferred to the United States or to another country in accordance with applicable law. By using our Site, you consent to the collection, international transfer, storage, and processing of your personal information.
Rights of Individuals in the EEA
- If you are a resident of the EEA, you have the following privacy rights related to your personal information.
- The right to access the personal information we maintain on you and to receive a copy of it.
- The right to request the correction of personal information that we have on you.
- The right to restrict how we are using your personal information, unless we have compelling, warranted reasons or other legal rights or obligations.
- The right to object to how we are using your personal information.
- The right to request that we delete your personal information.
- The right to file a complaint if you believe we are not using or protecting your personal information in the way we have described above.
The rights described above may be limited by local laws. Your right to access your personal information or request that we delete your personal information may not be available in certain situations in compliance with applicable law.
Terms of Service
Your use of our Site is also governed by our Terms of Service and we encourage our users to review them before using our Site.