Personal Information Generally
"Personal Information" or "personal data" is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data or an online identifier, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. "Process" or "Processing" means any operation which is performed upon Personal Information, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection; recording; organization; structuring; storage; adaptation or alteration; retrieval; consultation; acquisition; holding; use; disclosure by transmission; dissemination or otherwise making available; alignment or combination; restriction; erasure or destruction.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
The types of Personal Information we may collect (directly from you or from third parties) depend on the nature of the relationship you have with us and the requirements of applicable law. Below are the legal bases and some of the ways we may collect and use Personal Information.
Clients: The data we collect from or on behalf of our Clients include information such as name, address, phone number, and email address.
We process Personal Information about or on behalf of Clients for a variety of business purposes, including but not limited to:
- provide Reiki and meditation services, including classes;
- generally manage Client information;
- respond to questions and requests;
- tailor content, publications and offers we believe may be of interest to Clients;
- process transactions and payment for services purchased by Clients;
- improve systems;
- develop new services; and
- further purposes disclosed at the time that Clients provide Personal Information, or otherwise with consent.
Office Visitors: If you visit our office, we may collect Personal Information about you, including, but not limited to, your name, address, phone number, email address, business or company affiliation. We process this information for a variety of purposes, including to generally manage your visit, to communicate with you regarding your visit, to provide information we believe may be of interest to you, including regarding our services, and for purposes disclosed at the time a visitor provides Personal Information or otherwise with consent.
Suppliers: The data we collect from our Suppliers relate to the management of Supplier relationships and the exchange of requested products and services. They may include title, name, address, phone number, email address, invoicing and other payment information, and agreements executed with us.
We process personal information about Suppliers for a variety of business purposes, including but not limited to:
- generally manage Supplier information;
- respond to questions and requests;
- verify Supplier identity;
- communicate about Supplier accounts and, at our discretion, changes to any of our policies;
- process payment for products or services purchased by us;
- improve systems;
- develop new products, processes and services;
- process transactions; and
- further purposes disclosed at the time Suppliers provide personal information or otherwise with consent.
Publications and Email Alerts: We use the information you provide to communicate with you about topics we believe may be of interest to you. Email newsletters are sent via Constant Contact. Each newsletter offers you the option to decline these communications at no cost. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter anytime by using the "Safeunsubscribe" link at the bottom of each newsletter.
Contact Us: You may communicate with us through the information contained in the "Contact Us" link on our website (www.bostonreiki.com) (the "Site"). If you choose to contact us, we may ask you for information such as your name, address, telephone number and email address so we can respond to your questions and comments. We also may use the information you provide to communicate with you about topics we believe may be of interest to you.
Email Communications: When you engage in email communications with us, we may retain records of your email address, along with other information that we collect, such as your name, title, address, phone number, email address or company affiliation, as well as information about your engagement with emails, attachments and/or links that we send to you. We may use this information for a variety of business purposes, including for business development.
Class and Event Registration: You may register for our classses and events. You may provide us with information such as your name, address, company, title, telephone number and email address when registering for an event. We use this information to register you for the class or event and contact you about class or event updates. We also may use the information to communicate with you about other events and topics we believe may be of interest to you.
Payment for Services: We do not have access to your credit card or credit information. That is all done though PayPal and Venmo.
Links: This website links to other websites which have their own privacy policies.
Aggregate Site Information and Cookies: From time to time, we may collect and monitor nonpersonal information about the use of the Site, such as the number and frequency of visitors to our Site. This information may include your Internet protocol (IP) address and host name. We collect this information to help us develop and improve our Site. We may group this information into aggregate visitor data in order to describe the use of and preferences on the Site.
Information We May Share
We may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law, court order or legal process; (i) in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; (ii) under the discovery process in litigation or arbitration; (iv) to enforce our policies, contracts or other rights; (v) to collect amounts owed to us; (vi) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation or prosecution of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (vii) if in good faith we believe that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable. In addition, from time to time, server logs may be reviewed for security purposes. In such cases, server log data containing IP addresses may be shared with law enforcement bodies in order that they may identify users in connection with their investigation of the unauthorized activities.
Protection of Information
We take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the Personal Information you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. While we strive to protect your Personal Information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information disclosed or transmitted to us and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of your Personal Information.
Children's Privacy on the Site
The Site is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone under 13 years of age through the Site.
To the extent required by law, we provide users with reasonable access to the Personal Information provided to us, a portable copy of the information, and the ability to review, correct, delete, restrict or object to the processing of such information.
Although we make good faith efforts to provide individuals with access to their Personal Information, there may be circumstances in which we are unable to provide access, including but not limited to where the information would compromise others' privacy or other legitimate rights, where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual's privacy in the case in question, or where the information is commercially proprietary. If we determine that access should be restricted in any particular instance, we will endeavor to provide you with an explanation of why that determination has been made and a contact point for any further inquiries. To protect your privacy, we will take commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to or making any changes to your Personal Information.
If you would like to review or update your Personal Information or preferences, or have your information removed from our mailing lists, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing us at:
Christine Radice, Reiki Master/Teacher
132 Brooks Street
Brighton, Massachusetts 02135
EU residents may report privacy complaints directly to their local data protection authorities. You may also contact us to be directed to the relevant authorities.
Last modified: May 27, 2018.