Effective Date: September 1, 2011

 

Privacy Policy

 

Simon Sinek, Inc. (“we”, “our”, or “us”) provides this Privacy Policy to inform you of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive via our Service (as defined in the Terms of Service available at http://www.startwithwhy.com/TermsofService.aspx) from users of our Service. This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on the Service. Your use of the Service following any such notice will signify and constitute your assent to and acceptance of such revised Privacy Policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, capitalized terms used herein have the same meanings as in our Terms of Service.

1. Information Collection and Use

Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our Service, to administer your orders, to communicate with you, and to enable users of the Service to enjoy and easily navigate the Service.

When you wish to contact us, create an account on the Service, edit account details, purchase products or services via the Service, or when you join our mailing lists, we will ask you for personally identifiable information. This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Information"). Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, your name, e-mail address, shipping address, billing address, credit card account number, and telephone number.

We also collect other information that you provide or give us access to when you use the Service ("Non-Identifying Information").

We use your Personal Information (in some cases, in conjunction with your Non-Identifying Information) mainly to provide and improve the Service, authenticate your account registration, and to respond to your inquiries and otherwise communicate with you. If you make a purchase via the Service, we may use your Personal Information to administer your order and to deliver products and services to you. We may also use your Personal Information for our own advertising and data analysis purposes as well as in other ways naturally associated with the circumstances in which you provided the information. We may use Non-Identifying Information for any purpose.

Certain Non-Identifying Information would be considered a part of your Personal Information if it were combined with other identifiers in a way that enables you to be identified. But the same pieces of information are considered Non-Identifying Information when they are taken alone or combined only with other Non-Identifying information. We may combine your Personal Information with Non-Identifying Information and aggregate it with information collected from other visitors or sources to attempt to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of the Service and to analyze and understand how our Service is used. We may also use the combined information without aggregating it to serve you specifically.

We may also use your Personal Information to send you our inspirational e-mails or updates on world of Why and other information that may be of interest to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions, if any, provided in our communications to you, or contact us via e-mail at the address specified at the end of this Privacy Policy (See "Changing or Deleting Information," below). Please note that we may also use your Personal Information to contact you with notifications related to your use of the Service; you may not opt out of these notifications.

Public Forums

We may offer message boards, bulletin boards, chat features, conference calls, or similar public forums where you and other users of our Service can communicate. The protections described in this Privacy Policy do not apply when you provide information (including personally identifiable information about any person) in connection with your use of these public forums. We may use Personal Information and Non-Identifying Information about you to identify you with a posting in a public forum. Any information you share in a public forum is public information and may be seen or collected by other persons, including third parties that do not adhere to our Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for events arising from the distribution of any information you choose to publicly post or share through our Service.

Log Data

When you visit the Website, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address, browser type or the webpage you were visiting before you came to our Website, pages of our Website that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on our Website, access times and dates, and other statistics. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of the Service and for the Service's technical administration, to increase our Service's functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor the Service to our visitors' needs. We do not treat Log Data as Personal Information or use it in association with Personal Information, though we may aggregate, analyze and evaluate such information for the same purposes as stated herein regarding other Non-Identifying Information.

Cookies

Like many online services, we use "cookies" to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We may use cookies to enable certain features of the Service, to better understand how you interact with the Service and to monitor aggregate usage by visitors and web traffic routing on the Service. Third party advertisers on the Service may also place or read cookies on your browser. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the Services you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Service or all functionality of the Service.

Phishing

Identity theft and the practice currently known as "phishing" are of great concern to us. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is a top priority. We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information or social security number or national identification numbers in an unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. For more information about phishing, visit the Federal Trade Commission's Service at http://www.ftc.gov.

2. Information Sharing and Disclosure

Except as noted in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell or share your Personal Information. Non-Identifying Information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third Party Service Providers

We may engage third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, and to perform other services on our behalf (e.g., without limitation, payment processing, website maintenance services, e-mail notifications, product delivery services, database management, web analytics and improvement of the Service’s features). These third parties may have access to your Personal Information. If they do, this access is provided so that they may perform these tasks on our behalf and they are not authorized by us to otherwise use or disclose your Personal Information, except to the extent required by law.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of us, our affiliates or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical or legally actionable.

Data Transfer

Your information may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, we transfer Personal Information to the United States and process it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Business Transfers

We may sell, transfer or otherwise disclose some or all of its assets, including your Personal Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.

3. General.

Changing or Deleting Your Information

If you have a user account on the Service, you can update certain account information by logging into the “My Account” section of the Website, and updating your information. If you would like us to change or delete your Personal Information in our system, please contact us and we will attempt to accommodate your request if we do not have any legal obligation or legitimate business reason to retain the Personal Information. See below for contact information. Please note we may retain server/backup copies of all such data.

Security

We are very concerned with safeguarding your information. We employ administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access.

We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored "personal data" (as defined in applicable state statutes on security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting on our Service in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, insofar as consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.

Third Party Sites and Services

Our Service may contain links to, or content from, third party websites and services. For example, we may embed a third party video and/or video player into the Website, or display content from a third party blog within the Website. The fact that we link to a website or display a banner ad or other type of advertisement or content is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with any of those third parties, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites or services. These other websites and services may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.

Our Policy Toward Children

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 via the Service. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at privacy@startwithwhy.com. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information via the Service, we will delete such information from our files.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@startwithwhy.com.