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Au Soleil Healing understands how important the privacy of personal information is to our users.  This Privacy Policy will tell you what information we collect about you and about your use of Au Soleil Healing and its services.  It will explain the choices you have about how your personal information is used and how we protect that information.  We urge you to read this Privacy Policy carefully.

This Privacy Policy applies to Web sites owned and operated by Au Soleil Healing that are intended for use for non-commercial personal, family or household purposes, including any mobile optimized versions of these sites (we refer to these sites collectively as the “Au Soleil Healing, Inc. Web Sites”).

References to “ASHI” mean Au Soleil Healing, Inc., including any company that Au Soleil Healing, Inc. controls (for example, a subsidiary of Au Soleil Healing, Inc.).  ASHI may share information among its subsidiaries or web sites that it owns or controls, but information collected under this Privacy Policy is always protected under the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected About You

Personal Information

If you choose to register or update an existing member profile with ASHI or access certain functionality on the ASHI Web Sites, you may be required to submit Personal Information.  “Personal Information” means information that we can use to identify or contact you, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address.  Some of our interactive tools and services may request you to submit health information, which would also be considered Personal Information.  You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personal Information that you submit to ASHI.  Inaccurate information will affect your experience when using the ASHI Web Sites and tools and our ability to contact you as described in this Privacy Policy.

Registration

Access to some ASHI interactive tools and services may be limited to users who have registered.  Some of our tools do not retain your Personal Information, while others store your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the authorization you provide at the time you submit Personal Information in order to use the tool.

Newsletters & Emails to You

At registration and at various times as you use the ASHI Web Sites, you will be given the option of providing us with Personal Information in order to receive recurring informational/promotional newsletters from ASHI and/or directly from third parties.

When you sign up for our email newsletters or at any time, you can choose to opt out of receiving additional promotional newsletters from ASHI or our contributors by following the directions included at the bottom of the newsletter.

Market Research

From time to time, ASHI may conduct online research surveys through email invitations or other communications.  When participating in a survey, we may ask you to enter Personal Information.  The Personal Information you submit in a survey may be used by ASHI for research and measurement purposes, as described below, including to measure the effectiveness of content, advertising or programs.  When our market research surveys collect Personal Information we will not knowingly accept participants who are under the age of 13.  Market research surveys conducted by or on behalf of ASHI will contain a link to this Privacy Policy.

Community, Blogs and Other Public Forums

ASHI features several community areas and other public forums where users with similar interests or health conditions can share information and support one another or where users can post questions, comments or prayer intentions.  Our communities are open to the public and should not be considered private.

Any information (including Personal Information) you share in any online community area including a chat room, blog page, area for posting comments, or online discussion is by design open to the public and is not private.  You should think carefully before posting any Personal Information in any public forum.  What you post can be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we cannot control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes.  As with any public forum on any site, the information you post may also show up in third-party search engines.

If you mistakenly post Personal Information in our Community areas and would like it removed, you can send us an email to request that we remove it.  In some cases, we may not be able to remove your Personal Information.

Emails You Send to ASHI

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information, content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to ASHI by email.  If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an email to ASHI.

Non-Personal Information

Even if you do not register with or provide any Personal Information to ASHI, we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the ASHI Web Sites.  “Non-Personal Information” means information that we cannot use to identify or contact you.  We may also acquire Non-Personal Information about our users from external sources.  While you may use some of the functionality of ASHI without registration, many of the specific tools and services on the ASHI Web Sites require that you register with ASHI.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We may collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the ASHI Web Sites and your use of other web sites through the use of Cookies and Web Beacons.  “Cookies” are small data files that are stored on the hard drive of the computer you use to view a web site.  Every computer that accesses the ASHI Web Sites is assigned a different cookie by ASHI.  “Web Beacons” are graphic image files imbedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located, the type browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any Cookies on your computer previously placed by that server.

Third parties under contract with ASHI may use Cookies or Web Beacons to collect Non-Personal Information about your usage of the ASHI Web Sites, including which health topics you have viewed.  These third party advertising service providers may use this information, on our behalf, to help ASHI deliver advertising on the ASHI Web Sites as well as on other sites on the Internet based on your browsing activity on our sites.  ASHI may further tailor the advertising on these third party sites based on additional Non-Personal Information to the extent known by ASHI or these third parties.

Non-Personal Information Collected by Third Parties Not Acting on ASHI’s Behalf

We may work with third parties to display advertising that reflects the interests and preferences of our user community.  Sponsors or advertisers on the ASHI Web Sites may use their own Cookies, Web Beacons or other online tracking technologies in the banner advertisements served on the ASHI Web Sites and in emails, special promotions or newsletters we send you.  Their advertisements may be displayed on the ASHI Web Sites or on other sites that you visit after you visit the ASHI Web Sites.  Some advertisers use companies other than ASHI to serve their ads and to monitor users’ responses to ads, and these companies (“Ad Servers”) may also collect Non-Personal Information through the use of Cookies or Web Beacons on the ASHI Web Sites.

We do not control how third parties use Cookies or Web Beacons or how they manage the Non-Personal Information they gather through the use of these technologies on the ASHI Web Sites.  However, we do require sponsors, advertisers and Ad Servers who collect cookie or web beacon information through the ASHI Web Sites to agree that they will not collect any Personal Information from the ASHI Web Sites without your consent.  They have promised us they will not link any Non-Personal Information collected by them on the ASHI Web Sites to Personal Information they or others collect in other ways or from other sites except as may be described in connection with a particular program.

What Choices Do I Have?

Updating/Removing Your Personal Information

If you do not want your Personal Information used by ASHI as provided in this Privacy Policy, you should not register as a member or for any specific tool or application that collects Personal Information.  You can correct, update or review Personal Information you have previously submitted by going back to the specific tool or application, logging-in and making the desired change.  You can also update any Personal Information you have submitted by contacting us using the contact information listed below.

If you have registered and desire to delete any your Personal Information you have provided to us from our systems please contact us using the contact information listed below.  Upon your request, we will delete your Personal Information from our active databases and where feasible from our back-up media.  You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to the ASHI Web Sites from our servers.

Cookies

Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies.  Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar.  If you reject our Cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of the ASHI Web Sites may not work properly but you do not have to accept our Cookies in order to productively use the ASHI Web Sites.

How Information Collected About You Is Used

Information collected by ASHI about you is used by ASHI to:

  • administer your account,
  • provide you with access to particular tools and services,
  • respond to your inquiries you send to us and to send you administrative communications about the ASHI Web Sites or services,
  • obtain your feedback about the ASHI Web Sites or our offerings,
  • statistically analyze user behavior and activity including how frequently areas of the site are visited and how many emails are received and opened,
  • provide you with more relevant content or advertising both on the ASHI Web Sites or on other web sites that you visit after you leave the ASHI Web Sites; and
  • conduct research and measurement activities, including those described below.

ASHI may combine Personal and Non-Personal Information collected by ASHI about you, and may combine this information with information from external sources.  During registration or at any time, you have the option of choosing whether or not you wish to receive emails pertaining to your health interests, including news, announcements, reminders and opportunities.

We may also use Cookies in order to enable us to conduct surveys for our own use and on behalf of our advertisers.  These Cookies are used to determine whether you have seen certain content or advertising so that we may request your opinions.  We may also use Cookies to authenticate respondents or to help you pick up where you left off in a survey.  If you have Cookies disabled you may not be able to participate in some surveys.

Research and Measurement Activities

Information that ASHI collects about you may be combined by ASHI with other information available to ASHI through third parties for research and measurement purposes, including measuring the effectiveness of content, advertising or programs.  This information from other sources may include age, gender, demographic, geographic, personal interests, product purchase activity or other information.  We may report aggregate information, which is not able to be identified back to an individual user of the ASHI Web Sites, to our current or prospective advertisers and other business partners.  We do not sell or share any Personal Information with any third parties, except contractors performing services on our behalf who agree not to use this information received from us for any purpose other than performing services on our behalf.

With Whom Do We Share Your Information?

Except as described in this Privacy Policy or as specifically agreed to by you, ASHI will not disclose any Personal Information it gathers from you through the ASHI Web Sites.  We may only release Personal Information to third parties: (1) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) in special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights.  In addition, we may disclose Personal Information as described below.

In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a sale to, or merger with, another entity, or in the event of a sale of assets or a bankruptcy, ASHI reserves the right to transfer your Personal Information to the new party in control or the party acquiring assets.  In the event of such a change, your Personal Information will continue to be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy unless any changes to the Privacy Policy are made in accordance with the section below that discusses “Changes to This Privacy Policy.”

Disclosures to ASHI Operations and Maintenance Contractor

ASHI contractors sometimes have limited access to your Personal and Non-Personal Information in the course of providing products or services to ASHI.  These contractors include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, data analysis, research, advertising and marketing assistance and/or content for the operation and maintenance of the ASHI Web Sites.  We contractually require that our operations and maintenance contractors: 1) protect the privacy of your Personal and Non-Personal Information consistent with this Privacy Policy; and 2) not use or disclose your Personal or Non-Personal Information for any purpose other than providing the limited service or function for ASHI.

Disclosures to Third Party Web Sites

Certain content, services and advertisements offered to you through the ASHI Web Sites are served on, or contain links to, web sites hosted and operated by a company other than ASHI (“Third Party Web Sites”).  ASHI does not disclose your Personal Information to these Third Party Web Sites without your consent, but you should be aware that any information you disclose to the other web sites once you access these other web sites is not subject to this Privacy Policy.  ASHI does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Web Sites.  You should review the privacy policy posted on the other web site to understand how that Third Party Web Site collects and uses your Personal Information.

How Do We Secure and Retain Your Information?

We take reasonable security measures to protect the security of your Personal Information.  Despite ASHI’s efforts to protect your Personal Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.

The security of your Personal Information is important to us.  When you enter Personal Information (including personal health information in various tools on our website), we encrypt the transmission of that information or use SSL connections (Secure Socket Layer) technology.

We will retain your Personal Information as long as your account is active or needed to provide you services.  At any time you can remove your Personal Information or instruct us to remove it, but you should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to ASHI from our servers.  ASHI tools that collect and store Personal Information allow you to correct, update or review information you have submitted by going back to the specific tool, logging-in and making the desired changes.  We will also retain your Personal Information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

Children

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children.  The ASHI Web Sites are not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13.  The ASHI Web Sites do not collect Personal Information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13.

Contacting ASHI About Your Personal Information or Privacy

Please send us an email by using the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page of our site if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Personal Information we maintain about you.

You can also contact ASHI’s Privacy Office at:

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Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy or any of our tools or services at any time and any changes will be effective upon being posted unless we advise otherwise.  If we make any material changes to this policy we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified when you register) and/or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective.  We encourage you to periodically review this website for the latest information on our privacy practices.  If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you do not register with us and that you do not use the ASHI Web Sites.  Please exit the ASHI Web Sites immediately if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Last revised: May 8, 2013