Because privacy is important to all of us, we operate by the following principles:
InnerSelf Publications will explicitly ask when they need information that personally identifies you or allows InnerSelf to contact you. (We ask for minimal information - only what is needed - usually only an email address and for subscriptions, your first name). Generally this information is requested when registering for the newsletter or Daily Inspiration, or when requesting a particular service or response to a question, or entering a contest. When possible, InnerSelf will provide you with the means to make sure that your Personal Information is correct and current.
When making a purchase at InnerSelf Market, you will of course need to provide shipping and payment information. The purchase takes place on our secure server (unless you check out using Amazon payments or PayPal in which case the secure transaction takes place on their site). Credit card information is processed by the credit card company directly and we do not have access to that info except through the credit card company. No credit card info is kept by us or stored on our computers.
InnerSelf does not use your information to send you promotional info. You will only receive the item or email you signed up for, or email from us if there is a problem with your order or subscription. Under no circumstances will we release your personal information to marketing companies and spammers. Information will not be released to any other organization or government except as stated below. We do not cross-reference your information with viewing preferences or another statistics and our server access logs are destroyed each week.
InnerSelf will not use your personal information for any other use than as stated when the information was given. You may also stop the delivery of the newsletter and/or Daily Inspiration from InnerSelf by following the instructions on the email. Removal is immediate if you use the online form.
If required to do so by law, InnerSelf may disclose Personal Information to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on InnerSelf or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of InnerSelf, the site or the users of InnerSelf, and (c) act under prudent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of InnerSelf, the site or the public.