This Privacy Statement explains our practices, including your choices, regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of certain information, including your personal information in connection with the Belly Dance Lessons Online service.
We know this is a long document. It basically lays out how we try to respect your privacy and protect your data while making sure we are providing the best service possible. We will never sell your data.
If you have general questions about your account or how to contact customer service for assistance, or for questions specifically about this Privacy Statement, or our use of your personal information, cookies or similar technologies, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The data controller of your personal information is Belly Dance Lessons Online. Please note that if you contact us to assist you, for your safety and ours we may need to authenticate your identity before fulfilling your request.
Collection of Information
We receive and store information about you such as:
Information you provide to us: We collect information you provide to us which includes:
your name, email address, address or postal code, payment method(s), and telephone number. We collect this information in a number of ways, including when you enter it while using our service, interact with our customer service, or participate in surveys or marketing promotions;
information when you choose belly dance prop preferences, account settings (including preferences set in the “My Account” section of our website), or otherwise provide information to us through our service or elsewhere.
Information we collect automatically: We may collect information about you and your use of our service, your interactions with us and our advertising, as well as information regarding your network, network devices, and your computer or other devices you might use to access our service (such as mobile devices). This information includes:
your activity on Belly Dance Lessons Online, such as Lesson selections, lessons “completed”, and other learning progress indicators;
your interactions with our emails;
details of your interactions with our customer service, such as the date, time and reason for contacting us;
device and software characteristics (such as type and configuration), statistics on page views, referring source (for example, referral URLs), IP address (which may tell us your general location), browser and standard web server log information;
Information from other sources: We also obtain information from other sources. We protect this information according to the practices described in this Privacy Statement, plus any additional restrictions imposed by the source of the data. These sources vary over time, but could include:
security service providers who provide us with information to secure our systems, prevent fraud and help us protect the security of Belly Dance Lessons Online accounts;
payment service providers who provide us with payment or balance information, or updates to that information, based on their relationship with you;
online data providers, from which we obtain aggregated demographic, interest based and online advertising related data;
Use of Information
We use information to provide, analyze, administer, enhance and personalize our services and marketing efforts, to manage member referrals, to process your registration, your orders and your payments, and to communicate with you on these and other topics. For example, we use such information to:
secure our systems, prevent fraud and help us protect the security of Belly Dance Lessons Online accounts;
prevent, detect and investigate potentially prohibited or illegal activities, including fraud, and to enforce our terms;
analyze and understand our audience, improve our service (including our user interface experiences and service performance);
communicate with you concerning our service so that we can send you news about Belly Dance Lessons Online, special offers, promotional announcements, consumer surveys. These communications may be made by email;
provide personalised feedback video “lessons”.
Disclosure of Information
We disclose your information for certain purposes and to third parties, as described below:
Service Providers: We use other companies, agents or contractors (“Service Providers”) to perform services on our behalf or to assist us with the provision of services to you. For example, we engage Service Providers to provide marketing, advertising, communications, security, infrastructure and IT services, to customize, personalize and optimize our service, to provide bank account or balance information, to process credit card transactions or other payment methods, to provide customer service, to analyze and enhance data (including data about users’ interactions with our service), and to process and administer consumer surveys. In the course of providing such services, these Service Providers may have access to your personal or other information. We do not authorize them to use or disclose your personal information except in connection with providing their services (which includes maintaining and improving their services).
Promotional offers: We may offer joint promotions or programs that, in order for your participation, will require us to share your information with third parties. In fulfilling these types of promotions, we may share your name and other information in connection with fulfilling the incentive. Please note that these third parties are responsible for their own privacy practices.
Business transfers: In connection with any reorganization, restructuring, merger or sale, or other transfer of assets, we will transfer information, including personal information, provided that the receiving party agrees to respect your personal information in a manner that is consistent with our Privacy Statement.
Whenever in the course of sharing information we transfer personal information to other countries, we will ensure that the information is transferred in accordance with this Privacy Statement and as permitted by the applicable laws on data protection.
Access to Account and Profiles
“Remember me” function: For ease of access to your account, you can use the “Remember me on this device” function when you log in to the website. This function uses technology that enables us to provide direct account access and to help administer the Belly Dance Lessons Online service without requiring reentry of any password or other user identification when your browser revisits the service.
Email Messages. If you no longer want to receive certain communications from us via email, simply click the “unsubscribe” link in the email. Please note that you cannot unsubscribe from service-related correspondence from us, such as messages relating to your account transactions.
Your Information and Rights
You can request access to your personal information, or correct or update out-of-date or inaccurate personal information we hold about you. You may also request that we delete personal information that we hold about you.
When you visit the “My Account” portion of our website, you have the ability to access and update a broad range of information about your account, including your contact information, your subscription information, and various related information about your account (such as the content you have viewed and “completed”). You must be signed in to access the “My Account” section.
For other requests, or if you have a question regarding our privacy practices, about how to access your information, or for information about deletion, removal and retention of information, please contact us at email@example.com. We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. Please also see the “Your Choices” section of this Privacy Statement for additional choices regarding your information.
We may reject requests that are unreasonable or not required by law, including those that would be extremely impractical, could require disproportionate technical effort, or could expose us to operational risks. We may retain information as required or permitted by applicable laws and regulations, including to honor your choices, for our billing or records purposes and to fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Statement. We take reasonable measures to destroy or de-identify personal information in a secure manner when it is no longer required.
We use reasonable administrative, logical, physical and managerial measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and unauthorized access, use and modification. These measures are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risks of processing your personal information.
You must be at least 18 years of age or older to subscribe to Belly Dance Lessons Online. Minors may only use the service with the involvement, supervision, and approval of a parent or legal guardian.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
We will update this Privacy Statement from time to time in response to changing legal, regulatory or operational requirements. We will provide notice of any such changes (including when they will take effect) in accordance with law. Your continued use of the Belly Dance Lessons Online service after any such updates take effect will constitute acknowledgement and (as applicable) acceptance of those changes. If you do not wish to acknowledge or accept any updates to this Privacy Statement, you may cancel your use of the Belly Dance Lessons Online service.
Cookies and similar technologies, web beacons
Cookies are small data files that are commonly stored on your device when you browse and use websites and online services. We use other technologies such as browser storage and plugins (e.g., HTML5, IndexedDB, and WebSQL). Like cookies, these other technologies may store small amounts of data on your device. Web beacons (also known as clear gifs or pixel tags) often work in conjunction with cookies. In many cases, declining cookies will impair the effectiveness of web beacons associated with those cookies.
Why does Belly Dance Lessons Online use these technologies?
We use these types of technologies for various reasons, like making it easy to access our services by remembering you when you return; to provide, analyze, understand and enhance the use of our services; to enforce our terms, prevent fraud; to improve site performance, monitor visitor traffic and actions on our site; and to deliver and tailor our marketing or advertising, and to understand interactions with our emails, marketing, and online ads on third party sites.
Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies help us to customize and enhance your online experience with Belly Dance Lessons Online. For example, they help us to remember your preferences and prevent you from needing to re-enter information you previously provided (for example, during member sign up). We also use these cookies to collect information (such as popular pages, conversion rates, viewing patterns, click-through and other information) about our visitors’ use of the Belly Dance Lessons Online service so that we can enhance and personalize our website and service and conduct market research. Deletion of these types of cookies may result in limited functionality of our service.
Advertising cookies: These cookies use information about your use of this and other websites and apps, your response to ads and emails, and to deliver ads that are more relevant to you and for analytics and optimization purposes. These types of ads are called “interest-based advertising.” The advertising cookies associated with our service belong to our Service Providers.
In connection with our use of these technologies, some of the websites where we advertise, as well as advertising technology companies that we use to purchase, deliver, optimize, and/or measure our advertisements (collectively “Advertising Partners”), may receive limited information from us as part of our campaign targeting, measurement, and optimization (e.g., steps completed in sign-up and site visit).
Common uses of this type of information are to judge the effectiveness of and optimize ad campaigns, by allowing Advertising Partners to see when someone who saw an ad later signed up for our service. We do not share information about the way you use our service.
How can I exercise choice regarding these technologies?
There is information available online about cookies, as well as other types of online tracking (including the collection of information by third parties about your online activities over time and across third-party web sites or online services for online interest based advertising), and how to exercise choices regarding them. For example, most browsers have settings, or plugins that will block tracking. At this time, we do not respond to web browser “do not track” signals.
To exercise choice regarding other technologies
There are a number of ways to exercise choice regarding technologies that are similar to cookies, such as browser storage and plugins (e.g., HTML5, IndexedDB, and WebSQL). For example, many popular browsers provide the ability to clear browser storage, commonly in the settings or preferences area; see your browser’s help function or support area to learn more. Other technologies, such as Silverlight storage, may be cleared from within the application.