Our privacy policy protects anyone who visits our Web site from any unwanted use or misuse of his or her “personally identifiable information” (PII). PII, as used in U.S. privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your “personally identifiable information” entered on our Web site.

What personal information do we collect from the people who visit our Website,  blog, or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information, tai chi transcript or other details to to complete your transaction.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter other information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use your information when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf our Web site, or use certain other site features to:

     Quickly process your transactions.

     Send you emails regarding your order, other products and services, or informational newsletters about TCF events.

How do we protect your information?

Our Web site is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular malware scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible to a limited number of persons with special access rights who are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a you place an order or enter, submit, or access your information to safeguard your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use 'cookies'?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow it). They enable the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. We use them to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which, in turn, enables us to provide you with improved service. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

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 by changing your browser’s setting. Each browser  (e.g., Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox) is a little different, so look at your browser's help menu to learn how to modify your cookies.

Keep in mind: If you disable cookies, you can place orders. However, some features of our Web site will be disabled. Cookies make your site experience more efficient, so some of our services will not function properly if cookies are disabled.

We Don’t Share Your Personal Information

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include Web site hosting partners and other parties who help us operate our Web site, conduct our business, or service you, so long as these parties agree to keep this information confidential.

We may also release your information when we believe releasing it is necessary to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.

Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

We do not include or offer third party products or services on our Web site.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page.

Users can change their personal information by logging in to their account.

How does our site handle “do not track” signals?

We honor “do not track signals” and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to collecting personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of Web sites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to complying with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive actions, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via email within one (1) business day.

We also agree to the “individual redress” principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

     Process orders, registration for educational training events, membership and send information and updates pertaining to these activities.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

     NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses

     Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way

     Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters

     Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if used.

     Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly

     Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

How to Access & Control Your Personal Data
Reviewing, Correcting and Removing Your Personal Information

You have the following data protection rights:

  • You can request access, correction, updates or deletion of your personal information.
  • You can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information.
  • If we have collected and processed your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
  • You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA, Switzerland and certain non-European countries (including the US and Canada) are available here.)

To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at administrator@taichifoundation.org or by mail to Tai Chi Foundation, PO Box 575, New York, NY 10018. We will respond to your request to change, correct, or delete your information within a reasonable time frame and notify you of the action we have taken.

Legal basis for processing Personal Information (EEA visitors only)

If you are a visitor/customer located in the European Economic Area ("EEA"), our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it. However, we will normally collect personal information from you only where we have your consent to do so, where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you, or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you.

If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information). Similarly, if we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.

Unsubscribing

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, simply follow the instructions at the bottom of each email. We will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

www.taichifoundation.org

Tai Chi Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 575
New York, NY
10018