1. Information Collected By Our Websites
We collect two types of information from users of our Websites: personal information described below; and non-personal information such as information about traffic patterns on our Websites.
2. Personal Information
To access certain portions of our Websites, we require you to register and select a user name and password. Some personal data is collected during the registration process. We may then ask for additional information, including personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information.
When you make a purchase on one of our Websites, when you
subscribe to the Gaiam Yoga Studio, or when you enter a contest or other
promotion, we may ask you for certain personal information such as your
name, address, e-mail address, or credit card number, in order to process
your order, manage your subscription, administer the contest, or send you
promotional e-mails. Providing personal information in these instances is
solely your choice; you do not need to provide such information, make
purchases, or enter such contests to browse our Websites.
3. How We Use Your Personal Information
We use the information collected on our Websites for a variety of
purposes, including, but not limited to, running the Websites and
contacting users. Our Websites may also make available to other registered
users information provided by you during registration, such as your screen
name. We may use your information to communicate back to you, to update you
on products, services and benefits, to personalize our Websites for you, to
contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing
information, newsletters, or other information we think would be of
particular interest. In addition, if you make a purchase on any of our
Websites, we may send you order and shipping confirmation emails. We will
always give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such
You can remove your e-mail address from our e-mail list at any time by following the procedures set forth in the "Opt Out Procedures" section below or by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in every e-mail from gaiamyogastudio.com or the Gaiam Yoga Studio. In addition, you can modify your information or change your preferences, as set forth in the "Reviewing or Changing Your Information" section below.
Information obtained through our Websites may be intermingled with and used in conjunction with information obtained through sources other than our Websites, including both offline and online sources.
4. Discussions and Community Tools
Our Websites may make chat rooms, forums, bulletin boards, news groups and other community tools available to registered users and/or visitors. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information for other users to view and for Gaiam to use. Please do not disclose any personally identifiable information, including without limitation your full name or e-mail address, in these publicly accessible areas of our Websites. Please be considerate and respectful of others while using any chat rooms, forums or message boards to share your opinion.
5. Non-Personal Data
In some cases, we may collect non-personal information. Examples of this type of information include the type of internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system application software, and peripherals you are using and the domain name of the web site from which you linked to our Site. We use your information on an aggregated basis to do such things as operate our Websites, enhance our Websites and sell and deliver advertising.
Certain features on our Websites utilize cookie technology. A cookie is
a small data file that certain web sites write to your hard drive when you
visit them. A cookie file can contain various types of information,
including a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you've visited.
user traffic patterns and for other purposes.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies; however, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent or you can flush your browser of cookies from time to time. (Note: you may need to consult the help area of your browser application for instructions.) If you choose to disable your cookies setting or refuse to accept a cookie, however, you may not be able to access all areas of our Websites.
7. Opt Out Procedures
You have the option to opt out of receiving information from Gaiam
and our Websites. This opt out messaging will appear at the bottom of every
email that is sent out. If you no longer wish to take advantage of our
Websites or receive any form of direct contact from gaiamyogastudio.com, the
Gaiam Yoga Studio, or Gaiam, whether it is email, discounts, newsletters, or
other promotional offers or materials, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Reviewing or Changing Your Information
In order to ensure that the information we maintain is accurate,
we give users the option to change or modify their information previously
provided during registration. If you would like to change your information
currently in our database please log in and click the "My Account" link on
our various Websites or email us at email@example.com.
9. Sharing of Your Information
Gaiam may share your personal information: (i) with Gaiam's
parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, or successors (collectively the "Gaiam
Parties"), or with third parties who are under obligations of
confidentiality with any of the Gaiam Parties, (ii) if a Gaiam Party is
required by law to do so, (iii) in the event of a transfer of ownership of
a Gaiam Party, merger or other similar transaction, or (iv) as otherwise
that your personal information may be disclosed to third
We may employ third parties to perform services or functions on
our behalf in order to improve our Websites, merchandising, marketing and
promotional efforts, communications or other services. Those third parties
may include authorized contractors, consultants and other companies working
with us (collectively, "agents"). They only have access to personal
information needed to perform their functions, and they may not share any
personal information with others or use it for any other purpose than
providing or improving Gaiam's services and offerings.
We may share your information with third parties who we believe have information of interest to you. In addition, we may share certain non-personal information with third parties for advertising, promotional and other purposes. For example, we may work with third party advertising companies, to serve and track our ads. These third parties may serve other cookies. Our advertising partners may use the non-personal information they collect from our Websites, in the aggregate, to help us better market and serve our customers.
In order to provide you with the information, products or services
which you have requested, we may share or transfer your personal
information with our parent, affiliates or subsidiaries, or third party
agents acting on their behalf.
The Gaiam Parties may be obligated to cooperate with various law enforcement inquiries. Each Gaiam Party reserves the right to disclose or transfer personal information and non-personal information about you and your activities on our Websites in order to comply with a legal requirement or request from law enforcement or other government officials, administrative agencies or third parties as we, in our sole discretion, determine necessary or appropriate for the administration of justice, or in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements or violations of any other law, rule or regulation, our Terms and Conditions of Use or other rules or policies of our Websites, the rights of third parties, or an investigation of any other activity that may expose us or you to legal liability, or to investigate any suspected conduct which Gaiam in its sole discretion deems improper.
Providing a secure site is essential for your peace of mind and trust in Gaiam. We have installed encryption software conforming to the Secure Socket Layers (SSL) protocol to safeguard all of the commerce related (i.e. credit card and billing address) information you send to us. Club profile information is not encrypted or secured in any way. All information is stored on our servers in a secure location. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. If your password is compromised, notify Customer Service at once at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. Protection for Children
Our Websites are not intended for users under the age of 18. Furthermore, we have no intention of collecting personally identifiable information from children (i.e., individuals under the age of 13). Where appropriate, we take reasonable measures to inform children not to submit such information to our Websites or in response to advertisements.
12. Privacy Precaution Warning
Please note that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure.
As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you
transmit via our online services.
13. Your Consent
You may have certain rights under various state and federal statutes
that may apply to the personal and non-personal information collected by
Websites, you are waiving all of such rights as to collection, use,
disclosure and storage of your personally identifiable and non-personal
information as described herein. You recognize that we are able to offer
our Websites and services to you at our rates based upon these terms, which
are an integral part of our contract for the provision of services.