Last modified: May 28th, 2018
We consider consent, data privacy, and transparency a top priority. Bringing the power to control personal information that we store into the hands of you, the user, are an important pillar in building a service and community like Creation Center. Here are a few of our privacy principles:
- Information you upload or post to Creation Center may be seen by others depending on your privacy settings.
- We aggregate and de-identify certain information about our members to use for business purposes.
- We give you ways to control the privacy of your personal information and are continuously working to enhance privacy options available to you.
Creation Center recognizes that privacy is important and we are committed to protecting your privacy rights (“Policy”). We use the information we collect about you to process orders, to improve the content of Creation Center and to provide a more personalized experience. We may also use it to periodically inform you about changes on our Website and new products and services. We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.
This Policy applies to all of the products, services and websites offered by Creation Center, the mobile or tablet versions thereof, any Creation Center software, and any applications created by Creation Center whether available through a social networking site or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies (collectively, the “Service”). Please note that the availability of any Creation Center applications on a social networking site, mobile or tablet device, internet television or other technology platform does not indicate any relationship or affiliation between Creation Center and such social networking site, mobile or tablet device, or internet television or other technology platform.
If you have any questions about this Policy, please feel free to contact us.
By using the Service, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as outlined in this Policy. As this Policy may be amended from time to time, you should visit this page periodically to review any changes to the Policy. Through your continued use of the Website after changes are made to the Policy, you accept the Policy as modified.
Information We Collect and How We Use It
Information you provide – When you sign up for a Creation Center account we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password and may require your date of birth, gender, mailing and billing address, and zip code). At the time you register as a member, we may also request credit card or other payment account information. If this is requested we maintain this information in an encrypted form on secure servers. We may combine the information you submit under your account with information from other Creation Center, LLC services or third parties in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services.
We make your profile available to other users according to the privacy settings you set for yourself as part of your profile. Your user name will be identified to us and to any recipient of messages you send through the Service
We also use your name, email address and other information on our system to notify you of new product releases, service notifications, events, and to solicit your feedback and input. We may also use your information, or a portion thereof, to send you marketing materials and/or Creation Center newsletters or other information Creation Center thinks you may need, unless you notify us that you do not wish to receive such materials. Please contact us to request that you not be sent any or all of such information.
Courses - If you choose to register for a course via our on-line or conventional registration application, the types of personally identifiable information that may be collected include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and all the other highly personal information that is called for on the application form and on the course registration form. Your personal information contained in your course application and registration forms are stored in a secure manner within our facilities and the only persons having access thereto are those who have a specific "need to know", such as the course registrar, the center/course manager and the assistant teacher(s) conducting the course(s) to which you seek admission.
Activity Information – In order to provide the best possible service and to allow us to make certain internal reports and make recommendations, we collect aggregate information about the use of the Service, including information about users accessing the Website such as internet protocol addresses, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, other browser history, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and the date and time. By using the Service, you consent to our retaining all of your Activity Information.
IP Address – An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re surfing the Web. We may retain your IP address in order to help us diagnose problems with our servers, to administer our Website, to help identify you, to gather broad anonymous demographic information (such as the number of visitors from a geographic area), to enforce compliance with the Website terms and conditions, or otherwise in order to protect our services, sites, customers, or others.
Log information – When you use the Service, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, IP address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
User communications – When you send email or other communication to Creation Center, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
Affiliated sites – We offer some of our services in connection with other websites. Personal information that you provide to those websites may be sent to Creation Center in order to deliver the Service. We process such information in accordance with this Policy. The affiliated websites may have different privacy practices and we encourage you to read their privacy policies.
Links – Creation Center may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our Website.
Other websites – This Policy applies to websites and services that are owned and operated by Creation Center. We do not exercise control over the websites displayed as search results or links from within our various services. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.
What Does Creation Center Do With The Information Collected?
Personal information – We may use your personal information for the purposes described in this Policy and/or privacy notice for specific services. Such purposes include, but are not limited to:
- Providing our products and services to users, including the display of customized content and advertising;
- Sharing information to our business partners who perform core services (such as hosting, billing, data storage, security, and reporting services) related to the operation of the Website and Service;
- Collecting and processing information about your actual location to provide location aware products and services and other content;
- Verifying your identity;
- Following up with transactions initiated on the Website;
- Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
- Ensuring the technical functioning of our network; and
- Developing new services.
Creation Center processes personal information on its servers around the world. In some cases, we process personal information on a server outside your own country. We provide personal and non-personal information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted third parties or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such personal information based on our instructions and in compliance with the appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
We may also disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Creation Center or its subsidiaries, or affiliates, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Creation Center or the users of the Website, or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the Website.
How We Use Your Information Collected for Retreats, Sessions and/or Classes
Creation Center uses the information provided about participants in their application and registration forms to evaluate application for admission to an event (event is a class, retreat or for a session) and to register the attendee to the event chosen. In addition, Creation Center pas found that people who attend a Creation Center event frequently attend subsequent events over their lifetime. In order to facilitate subsequent attendance at events and to maintain a record of an attendee’s history and experience Creation Center may maintain the course data of each attendee indefinitely in the absence of a legal prohibition to do so in certain jurisdictions. In some cases Creation Center may use attendee’s name postal address and/or email address to send you information about Creation Center’s related activities and facilities, if you have not opted-out of such contact. Creation Center sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to understand who is accessing our site from which locations and which files they are accessing within the site, i.e., to use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage.
Our application forms and the personal data contained therein are handled by storage and processing on computers. Your submission of an application form to attend one of our events constitutes your unequivocal consent to the storage and processing of your application data on a computer and to the cross-border transfer of your personal information contained in the application form as well as the handling and storage of all information you submit to us in the registration process in accordance with the privacy regulations of the local jurisdiction. For the welfare of the attendees, it may be necessary for us to take and retain notes on any health concern or behavior that otherwise indicates that an attendee should be restricted from attending future events or will need additional support during a future event. In the rare case of this occurring, these notes will be entered on a computer and shared in confidence with staff for the event and authorized course registrars involved in future events. Your attendance at an event will constitute unequivocal consent to the handling and storage of such notes and the cross-border transfer thereof.
Choices for personal information – When you sign up for membership or to purchase product from our store, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than those described in this Policy and/or in the specific service notices, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.
If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Policy and/or in the specific service notices, and you decline, Creation Center may not be able to provide its Service to you.
Maintenance of personal information – You can access your information contained in the Creation Center database by following instructions on our Data Protection & Security page. If you believe any of your information is incorrect or needs updating, please let us know at the email address [email protected] Creation Center will use reasonable efforts to correct your information and our records upon verification of the requested change. If you no longer wish to receive email notifications from Creation Center, please let us know by contacting us. In the text of your email or letter specify which notifications you no longer wish to receive and provide your exact name, email address and/or address so that we can do our best to ensure that you stop receiving the notifications that you no longer wish to receive. After such a request is received, Creation Center will use reasonable efforts to refrain from including you when sending such notifications to Creation Center visitors/users/customers.
We maintain procedures for you to review the information that we collect about you. Find out more on our Data Protection & Security page.
Information Security – We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.
We restrict access to personal information to Creation Center employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
However, please note that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so while Creation Center strives to protect your information, Creation Center cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you voluntarily give to the Creation Center platform.
Accessing and updating personal information – When you use the Services, we provide you with access to your personal information and we allow you to either correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. You can do so via our Data Protection & Security page. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.
Website Areas Beyond Creation Center’s Control
Third party links, co-brand relationships and public forums – In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, Creation Center may choose various third party websites to link to, link from, and frame within the Website. Creation Center also may participate in co-branding and other relationships to offer e-commerce and other services and features to its users. However, even if the third party is affiliated with Creation Center we have no control over these linked sites, each of who have separate privacy and data collection practices independent of Creation Center. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any such web sites. Please make sure you are comfortable with the privacy practices of every site you visit before providing the site with your personal information. These linked sites are only for your convenience and you therefore access them at your own risk.
We also may make chat rooms, forums and message boards available to you on the Website. Please remember that we cannot control the information that is shared by members and that anything you voluntarily provide in any public area of the Internet will be publicly available to other visitors on that web site and potentially to other third parties. Thus, please note that you should always exercise caution when deciding to publicly disclose any of your personal information in these and similar areas.
Creation Center’s regularly reviews its compliance with this Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or Creation Center’s treatment of personal information by contacting us.
When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is Creation Center’s policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between Creation Center and an individual.
Creation Center does not specifically collect information about children. Creation Center is concerned about the safety of children and their use of the Internet. Therefore, in accordance with the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (and comparable legislation of other countries), Creation Center will never knowingly request or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent. In the event we receive actual knowledge that we have collected such personal information without the requisite and verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as is practical.
EU Members’ Rights
If you are habitually located in the European Union, you have the right to access, rectify, download or erase your information, as well as the right to restrict and object to certain processing of your information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited circumstances.
We describe these rights below:
- Access and Porting: You can access much of your information by logging into your account. If you require additional access or if you are not a Creation Center member, contact us https://creationcenter.org/contact-us/. To request access to your data email us at [email protected]
- Rectify Restrict, Limit, and Delete: You can also rectify, restrict, limit or delete much of your information by logging into your account. If you are unable to do this, please contact us at https://creationcenter.org/contact-us/. Creation Center will generally respond to your request within 10-14 business days.
- Object: Where we process your information based on our legitimate interests explained above, or in the public interest, you can object to this processing in certain circumstances. In such cases, we will cease processing your information unless we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue processing or where it is needed for legal reasons.
- Revoke consent: Where you have previously provided your consent, such as to permit us to process health-related data about you, you have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your information at any time. For example, you can withdraw your consent by updating your settings. In certain cases, we may continue to process your information after you have withdrawn consent if we have a legal basis to do so or if your withdrawal of consent was limited to certain processing activities.
- Complain: Should you wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have); you have the right to do so with your local supervisory authority.
You can exercise your rights under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) here: https://www.CreationCenter.org/data-protection-security/
Creation Center believes in your privacy and we have created easy steps for you to limit or control the way Creation Center communicates with you and shares your information:
Promotional emails: If you do not wish to receive promotional emails from Creation Center such as our newsletters or email blasts, please follow the instructions at the end of emails you receive from us. From these emails you can 'unsubscribe' or 'manage your subscription preferences'.