Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices of 40 Years, Incorporated, (“40 Years” “40 Years of Zen”, “we,” “our” or “us”), which owns and operates various sites on the World Wide Web, including without limitation 40yearsofzen.com and 40zen.com (collectively, the “40 Years Websites”). Your access to and use of the 40 Years Websites and all the services provided via the 40 Years Websites (collectively, the “40 Years Services”) are subject to 40 years’ Terms of Use and all applicable laws.

This privacy policy describes how 40 Years collects, uses, and shares information about you that it obtains in connection with providing 40 Years Services to you.

We value your comments about our privacy statement and invite you to e-mail us with inquiries, suggestions and complaints at: info@40yearsofzen.com.

What information is collected

In order to improve your user experience and improve the 40 Years Services, 40 Years collects information about you from three sources: (i) information you affirmatively give to us; (ii) information generated by your participation in our programs and (iii) information automatically collected when you visit any of the 40 Years Websites or use any 40 Years Services.

 

Information you give us

When you begin using 40 Years Services we may ask you to provide information about yourself such as your name, email address, billing address, biographical and other personal information. You can view, manage and remove all of the information collected by clicking on the ‘Account’ link of a 40 Years website.

After you provide such information and set up your account, we may ask you to provide additional information about yourself as part of the process of registering for a 40 Years event. We may ask you for certain financial information, including credit card account data or other payment method data. 40 Years may collect any communication it has with you via any means, including e-mail, telephone and letters.

By choosing to provide any information to us, you are giving 40 Years permission to use and store such information consistent with this privacy policy.

Information about your participation in our programs

At 40 Years events and programs, we may automatically calculate and collect information about your performance and participation, usually as a means of tracking your performance over time and to provide detailed private analysis to you. By participating in our programs and events you are giving 40 Years permission to use and store such information consistent with this privacy policy.

 

Information we collect automatically

In addition, 40 Years automatically collects information about your interactions with the 40 Years Websites and 40 Years Services. For example, 40 Years may log information from your computer and browser, such as your IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, browser type, software and hardware attributes, pages you request, and cookie information. By using the 40 Years Services, you are giving 40 Years permission to use and store such information consistent with this privacy policy.

Cookies

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to a 40 Years Website.

How information is used

40 Years uses the information it collects from you to deliver 40 Years Services and continuously enhance your experience. Generally speaking, we use the collected information to communicate with you, fulfill your requests, customize content, collate and privately provide you with results and perform analysis. 40 Years uses the collected information to improve our products and services, provide support to you, protect our and your rights, and comply with laws and regulations.

40 Years may use your personal information to send you promotional information and updates regarding 40 Years and its products and services. We provide tools and mechanisms to you that allow you to choose not to receive such information and opt-out of such communications.

The information that we collect from you may be used in aggregate form in various ways to optimize and improve 40 Years Services. While such information may be based on information about you, it will not identify you personally. We may use such information for the following purposes: website management, administration and security, promotional activities, and research and analysis.

With Whom information is shared

Public Information

40 Years may share as it sees fit information that you voluntarily make public, including information that you post on any blogs, message boards, chat rooms or other similar forums, whether or not such forums are owned by 40 Years. Since such public information can be accessed by the public and used by any member of the public, such use by third parties is beyond the control of 40 Years.

Personal Information

40 Years will keep your personal information and the results of your participation at our programs and events private with the following exceptions:

40 Years may disclose your personal information without asking for your consent in order to protect the legal rights of 40 Years or its affiliates, and each of their respective investors, directors, officers, employees, agents, and suppliers; to protect the safety and security of users of the 40 Years Services or to enforce our Terms of Use; to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or to comply with or respond to the law or legal process. If you notify us that you believe your legal rights have been violated by 40 Years or another user of the 40 Years Services, we may provide the information that you provide to us to others to the extent that we believe it is necessary to evaluate and respond to your complaint.

Also, in order to provide goods or services that you have requested or to complete a transaction at your request, 40 Years may share your personal information with its third party service providers, including companies that assist with payment processing, business analytics, data processing, account management, and other services. We require these companies to agree that they will only use personal information about you that they have obtained from us to provide us with specific services that we have requested and not for any other purpose.

Non-Personal Information and Aggregate Data

40 Years may share with third parties your non-personal information and related aggregated data. For example, 40 Years may share IP addresses of its users to provide anonymous aggregated data to business partners about the volume of use on the 40 Years Services and the specific 40 Years Services in which users are most interested. Because this form of data does not identify particular users, these third parties will not be able to contact you based solely on this data.

Change of Control

If 40 Years sells all or part of its business, or makes a sale or transfer of assets, or is otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, 40 Years may transfer your personal information and non-personal information to one or more third parties as part of such transaction but only with the intent and for the purpose of continuing to service our contract with you.

How you can control the information we collect, use and share

Unless legally compelled, or to protect 40 Years, 40 Years Services or to protect other 40 Years users, we will never voluntarily disclose information about you without your permission.

At any time you may remove your private information from the 40 Years Website by clicking on the ‘Account’ link.

How information is protected

Your 40 Years accounts may be secured by self-created passwords, in which case reasonable precautions are taken to ensure that your account information is kept private. You are responsible for keeping your passwords confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. 40 Years uses reasonable measures to protect your information stored within our databases, and within 40 Years we restrict access to such information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. The 40 Years Websites in their entirety, including payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Despite these efforts, please note that we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of your information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of your information at any time.

Users from outside the United States

40 Years and its 40 Years Services are based in the U.S., and our offices are headquartered in the U.S. Please be aware that information you provide to us or we obtain as a result of your use of the 40 Years Services may be processed and transferred to the U.S. and be subject to U.S. law. This information may also be processed by staff working for us or for one of our suppliers in the U.S. The privacy and data protection laws in the U.S. may not be equivalent to such laws in your country of residence. By using our website, participating in any of the 40 Years Services, or by providing us with your information, you consent to this collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the U.S. 40 Years will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that you data is treated securely in accordance with this privacy policy.

Changes to this privacy policy

From time to time, we may make changes to this privacy policy. In order to ensure that you are familiar with our most updated policies and practices, you should check the effective date indicated above of this privacy policy each time you use the 40 Years Services. If we make any changes, we will notify you of such changes by posting the updated privacy policy on the 40 Years Websites. We may also send you an email alerting you of such changes. You will be bound by any such changes to the policy when you use the 40 Years Services after those changes have been posted. If we make material revisions concern practices where we have represented that we will obtain your consent to use or disclose your personal information, we will obtain your consent before taking any action inconsistent with those representations.

Contacting 40 Years

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the 40 Years Website and 40 Years Services, or your dealings with 40 Years, please contact us at: info@40yearsofzen.com or by mail at: