The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the users interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.
Contact & Communication
Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.
This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links users should always adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.
The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and it's owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Adverts and Sponsored Links
This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, who may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. Neither this website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
Shortened Links in Social Media
This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy url's [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).
Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened url's published on social media platforms by this website and it's owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine url's are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and it's owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
Resources & Further Information
• Data Protection Act 1998
• Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
• Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 - The Guide
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF POSITIVE MEDITATION
We reserve the right to modify or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time without giving prior notice and your continued use of the Website/Services following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is therefore your responsibility to check the Terms and Conditions regularly for any changes. The last date these Terms and Conditions of use were revised is set forth below.
1 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics, and all software and source codes connected with the Website and the Services) are protected by copyright, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights and laws. In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the contents solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the Website for personal, non-commercial home use only.
3 ACCEPTABLE USE
You acknowledge that all information, text, graphics, logos, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and other materials (“the Content”), whether posted publicly or transmitted privately, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated.
In using the Website/Services you agree not to:
1. use the Services to send junk email, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other unsolicited messages, commercial or otherwise;
2. post, publish distribute or disseminate material or information that is defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, threatening, abusive, harassing or unlawful;
3. post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that incites discrimination, hate or violence towards any person or group on account of their race, religion, disability, nationality or otherwise;
4. threaten, abuse, disrupt, stalk or otherwise violate the legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
5. use any information or material in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary right of any party;
6. make available or upload files that contain a virus, worm, Trojan or corrupt data that may damage the operation of the computer or property of another;
7. collect or store personal information about others, including email addresses;
8. impersonate any person or entity for the purpose of misleading others;
9. violate any applicable laws or regulations;
10. post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information or confidential information disclosed in the course of employment or under a confidentiality agreement);
11. You agree not to take any action that might compromise the security of the Site, render the Site inaccessible to others or otherwise cause damage to the Site or the Content. You agree not to add to, subtract from, or otherwise modify the Content. You agree not to use the Site in any manner that might interfere with the rights of third parties.
12. USER SUPPLIED INFORMATION. If you supply any information or material to Positive Meditation via the Site, you guarantee to Positive Meditation that you have the legal right to supply, post, or store such information or material and that doing so will not violate any law or the rights of any person or entity.
We have the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Services at any time, without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of these Terms and Conditions. We may also at any time, at our sole discretion, discontinue the Website/Services or any part thereof without prior notice and you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Website/Services.
5 LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Hypertext links to third party web sites or information do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by Positive Meditation of the third party, the third-party web site or the information contained therein. You acknowledge and agree that Positive Meditation is not responsible for the availability of any such web sites and that Positive Meditation does not endorse or warrant, and is not responsible or liable for, any such web site, third party or the information contained therein.
6 DOWNLOADING FILES
Positive Meditation cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Site will be free of infection by software viruses or other harmful computer code, files or programs. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the Site and the Service and the accuracy of the Content is solely and exclusively with you.
7 INTERNATIONAL USE
Positive Meditation makes no representation that the Service or Content is applicable or appropriate for use in locations outside the UK. You agree to comply with all applicable laws and local rules regarding the transmission of technical data, acceptable contents and online conduct.
8 DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
8.1 Positive Meditation makes no warranty that the Website/Services will meet your requirements, that Content will be accurate or reliable, that the functionality of the Website/Services will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website/Service or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.
8.2 Use of the Website/Services is at your own risk. The Website/Services are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
8.3 Positive Meditation will not be liable for any loss or damage arising either directly or indirectly from any use or inability to use the Site, the Service or the Content (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website Services). You understand and agree that under no circumstances will Positive Meditation be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to: (a) any direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary or indirect damages arising out of the use of or inability to use the Site, the Service, or the Content, (b) any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies in the Site, The Service and/or the Content, (c) unauthorized access to or alteration of transmission or data (d) statements of conduct or service or content of any third party on the Site or (e) any other matter relating to the Site, the Service, or the Content.
If you are dissatisfied with the Site, the Service, the Content, or with the Terms and Conditions of Use of Positive Meditation, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site. You acknowledge, by your use of the Site, that such use is at your sole risk.
You understand that you are personally responsible for your behaviour on the Site. You agree to indemnify and hold Positive Meditation harmless from and against any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions and any claim or demand brought against Positive Meditation by any third party arising out of your use of the Site, the Services and/or any of the Content submitted, posted or transmitted through the Services, including without limitation, all claims, actions, proceedings, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, expenses, (including reasonable legal costs and expenses), howsoever suffered or incurred by Positive Meditation in consequence of your breach of these Terms and Conditions.
10.1 Correction of error and Inaccuracies. The Content may contain typographical errors or other errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. Positive Meditation therefore reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update the Content at any time without prior notice. Positive Meditation does not, however, guarantee that any errors, inaccuracies or omissions will be corrected.
10.2 Meditation is not intended to replace any medication or treatment plans provided by your health care practitioner. If you are under the guidance of a health care practitioner please contact them before beginning your meditation course. Thank you.
If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Terms or Conditions shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
12 GOVERNING LAW
These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Law of England and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Date Published: 11th of March 2014
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Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at the Google Analytics Terms of Service or at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics is supplemented by "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (IP masking).
We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to protect your submissions via internet submission forms on this site. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions from being (ab)used by spam bots (particularly comments). This plugin query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated to and used by Google. However, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area and is, as such, anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided by reCaptcha from your browser shall not be merged with any other data from Google.
By using the reCAPTCHA service, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
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