Privacy Policy

Spirit of Health Privacy Policy

April, 2015

We (Spirit of Health), respect your privacy, and have adopted policies and procedures to ensure that information collected on our website about visitors (“You”) is handled responsibly. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes the privacy policies of Use of this website is also subject to our Terms of Use.

Bottom line: we promise to be nice.

This Policy Outlines:

  1. Information from Children
  2. Information Collection and Use – Personally Identifiable Information
  3. Information Collection and Use – Anonymous or Aggregate Data
  4. Information Disclosure to Third-Parties
  5. Updating Your Communication Preferences
  6. Other Information
  7. How to Contact Us

Information from Children
This website is a reference resource of information for healthy living only; it is a reference resource website that is not targeted to children under the age of 18 years. This website does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18 years. In order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we ask that you do not provide personally identifiable information to us in you are under the age of 18 years. Use of this website prohibited for those under the age of 18 years. We urge parents and guardians to supervise their children’s website browsing.

Information Collection and Use – Personally Identifiable Information
This website only collects the personally identifiable information that you provide to us. Personally identifiable information includes data such as your name, street address, email address, or telephone number. We use this information only to provide you with excellent service. We hate spam as much as you do, and will never sell your private information … to anyone, for any reason. Ever.

Visitors may be required to register in order to use certain features of our website. During registration, a visitor is required to provide Contact Information such as name, email address, and mailing address. We use this information to contact you about features and services that we believe may interest you. Registration data may also include demographic information such as your gender or age, and subject matter preferences, so that we can effectively tailor editorial content according to our visitor’s interests.

Requests, Orders and Customer Service
When a visitor asks us to provide information or a service, we request information to enable us to better serve our visitor. This information may include contact information and, if applicable, financial, payment, or billing information.

We occasionally send registered visitors email messages about features on our website, promotions, events, or other information that may be of interest to them. To change your communications preferences, please see the “Updating Your Communications Preferences” section below.

Information Collection and Use – Anonymous or Aggregate Data
Each time you visit our web­site, our web server receives infor­ma­tion from your com­puter such as your Internet pro­to­col (IP) address, domain name, refer­ral data (e.g., the address of the web­site you vis­ited before click­ing through to our web­site), and browser and plat­form type. We store this infor­ma­tion using cook­ies, log files or user pro­files admin­is­tered by a third party for us. A pro­file con­sists of infor­ma­tion we store about indi­vid­ual vis­i­tors that details their view­ing pref­er­ences. These pro­files do not con­tain infor­ma­tion that indi­vid­u­ally iden­ti­fies a vis­i­tor. Spirit-of-Health may use pro­file infor­ma­tion to offer pro­mo­tions to users, improve or cus­tomize the con­tent of the site for a vis­i­tor, or direct cer­tain types of infor­ma­tion to a vis­i­tor. We may share aggre­gate pro­file infor­ma­tion (with­out indi­vid­u­ally iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion) with third parties.

A cookie is a small data file stored on a visitor’s com­puter that con­tains infor­ma­tion about the vis­i­tor. We use both ses­sion ID cook­ies and per­sis­tent cook­ies. A ses­sion ID cookie ter­mi­nates once a vis­i­tor closes his or her browser. A per­sis­tent cookie is a small text file stored on the visitor’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cook­ies enable us to track and tar­get the inter­ests of our vis­i­tors so we can enhance the vis­i­tor expe­ri­ence on our site.

We use cook­ies to count the num­ber of vis­i­tors to our web­site; the cookie enables us to dis­tin­guish repeat vis­i­tors from new vis­i­tors. Persistent cook­ies can be removed by fol­low­ing your browser help file direc­tions. If vis­i­tors decline cook­ies, some por­tions of our site that depend on cook­ies may be inac­ces­si­ble or slower to access.

Note that we mostly use cookies to prevent sending you the same information over and over. We use cookies to tailor the information that we display so that we provide you with the greatest value.

Log Files
Like most web­sites, we use log files to track vis­i­tors’ access to our web­site. This log file includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet ser­vice provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, plat­form type, date/time stamp, and num­ber of clicks. We use this infor­ma­tion to ana­lyze trends, admin­is­ter the site, track vis­i­tor move­ment in the aggre­gate, and gather broad demo­graphic infor­ma­tion for aggre­gate use. These anony­mous data are not linked to per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able information.

Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
We may employ soft­ware tech­nol­ogy called “clear gifs” (also known as “web bea­cons” or “web bugs”) that help us bet­ter man­age con­tent on our site by inform­ing us what con­tent is most pop­u­lar and most effec­tive. Clear gifs are tiny graph­ics with a unique iden­ti­fier, and are used to track the online move­ments of web­site vis­i­tors. Clear gifs are invis­i­ble on the page and are about the size of the period at the end of this sen­tence. Clear gifs are not tied to vis­i­tors’ per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able information.

Information Disclosure to Third-Parties
We do not disclose, give away, or sell information from or about you except as describedin this Policy.

Legal Requirements
We may need to dis­close infor­ma­tion col­lected from or about you as required by law, if we have a good-faith belief that dis­clo­sure is nec­es­sary to com­ply with a judi­cial pro­ceed­ing request, court order or legal process, to assert or defend our legal rights, to enforce our Terms of Use, to pro­tect us or oth­ers from vio­la­tion of legal rights, or to pre­vent harm to per­sons or property.

Non-Personal Aggregate Information

We may share aggre­gated demo­graphic infor­ma­tion with third par­ties such as foun­da­tions pro­vid­ing fund­ing, char­i­ta­ble donors, or third par­ties with whom we have mar­ket­ing alliances.

Service Providers

We share per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion on an as-needed basis with com­pa­nies that pro­vide ser­vices for us. For exam­ple, the com­pa­nies that oper­ate our web­site, main­tain our com­put­ers, and pre­pare our Postal mail­ings need access to the infor­ma­tion nec­es­sary to per­form their tasks. Likewise, the com­pa­nies that admin­is­ter fea­tures on our web­site, or that pro­vide pro­fes­sional or logis­tics ser­vices to us may receive infor­ma­tion about vis­i­tors in order to per­form their work for us.

Business Transitions

Your per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion and anonymized data col­lected about you may be trans­ferred in con­nec­tion with a busi­ness tran­si­tion — for exam­ple, if Spirit-of-Health merges with another entity, is acquired by another entity, or sells a por­tion of its assets.

Public Postings

Our web­site pro­vides numer­ous oppor­tu­ni­ties for vis­i­tors to express their opin­ions and views, which are sub­ject to the stan­dards of con­duct in our Terms of Use. Content you sub­mit to these forums will be made pub­licly avail­able. For exam­ple, let­ters to the edi­tor, let­ters to Spirit-of-Health’s advice colum­nist, state­ments made in an online dis­cus­sion forum or com­ment thread will be made pub­licly avail­able and attrib­uted to you, sub­ject to Spirit-of-Health’s sole dis­cre­tion. You should be care­ful not to post any­thing that you do not wish to be pub­licly avail­able, such as your per­sonal con­tact infor­ma­tion or sen­si­tive infor­ma­tion. Once infor­ma­tion is made pub­licly avail­able on our web­site (no mat­ter how long it may remain avail­able), it may be copied or down­loaded by other per­sons, and Spirit-of-Health has no con­trol over who may obtain the infor­ma­tion or what they may do with it.

Surveys & Polls

We occasionally conduct surveys and polls. Participation in these is completely voluntary. No personal information is collected in surveys or polls; non-personal demographic information is collected to monitor and improve our website. If a survey or poll requests personally identifiable information, that information will only be used for the purpose disclosed at the point of collection – most often to send results to your email address.

Updating Your Communications Preferences and Personally Identifiable Information
Visitors who no longer wish to receive informational or promotional communications from us may opt-out by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link on any of our emails.

Other Information
We take physical, technical, and administrative precautions to protect our visitors’ information from unauthorized access or use. Notwithstanding these measures, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network, or any online service, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Links to Third Party Websites
This website contains links to third party websites that offer products, services, and features that may be of interest to Sacred Herbal visitors. User-created content such as comments or profile pages also may include links to addresses or third-party websites. Spirit-of-Health is not responsible for the privacy and security practices of those third party sites; this Policy does not govern those websites. We encourage visitors to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy policies and Terms of Use of each website they may visit.

Third-Party or Co-Branded Features
Spirit-of-Health may periodically collaborate with other companies to offer special features through our website. Because these offerings are not provided by Spirit-of-Health, they are subject to the third party’s privacy policies and procedures.

Notification of Changes
If we update our Privacy Policy, we will post these changes to this web page and revise the “Last Updated” date at the top of this page. We encourage visitors to review this Policy each time they visit our website.

International Users and Jurisdiction
This website is published in the United States. Information collected on this website is subject to the laws of the United States, and US law shall govern in any and all disputes, including privacy or defamation issues. Your use of this website or submission of information to us constitutes your consent to the transfer of that information from your home country to the US.

Updated April 2015