The Reconnection

Privacy Policy

The Reconnection, LLC, a California limited liability company (“The Reconnection”) owns and operates www.TheReconnection.com (the “Website”). We are committed to safeguarding your privacy online. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices.

At The Reconnection, we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

As such, we have established and implemented this privacy policy to inform our Website visitors and certain users how we use and protect the information that we collect. If you have any questions regarding this information or our privacy practices, please see the section entitled “Questions? Contact Us” at the end of this privacy statement.

  1. WHAT INFORMATION DOES THE RECONNECTION COLLECT?

    As a general policy, no “Personally Identifiable Information” (as defined below) is automatically collected from your visit to the Website.

    Certain non-personal information, however, including the type of browser being used, its operating system and your IP address may be automatically recorded by the standard operation of the Website’s internet servers.

    a. Personally Identifiable Information

    (i) Contact Information. You may visit and use many features on the Website without completing any user registration. However, in order to purchase products online, register for seminars, conferences or events, or other interactions, we may require you to provide us with certain contact and/or demographic information and/or to become a registered user of the Website. When you become a registered user, we require you to provide us with your contact information (including your name and email address), and may require your date of birth, gender and zip code, as well as other information, in order to create a password. Our goal is to make your experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.

    (ii) Financial Information. If you purchase any products on the Website or want to sign up for any seminars or events, you will additionally need to provide us with your credit card and shipping information (for products). Financial information (credit card numbers, credit card expiration dates, billing address, etc.) that is collected is used to bill you for products and services. Financial information is not used for any purpose other than billing.

    (iii) The Reconnection collects such personally identifiable information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the Website. The Reconnection does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Website-related activities such as the registration of seminars and the purchase of products.

    b. Non-Personally Identifiable Information

    (i) IP Address. An 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 and your shopping cart, 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.

    (ii) Cookies. Cookies are small bits of electronic information that a website can transfer to a visitor’s hard drive to help tailor and keep records of his or her visit to the site. The use of cookies is standard on the Internet and many websites use them. Cookies allow website operators to better customize visits to the site to the visitor’s individual preferences. For example, we use cookies to keep track of your shopping cart and to provide you with a better surfing experience and maximize your enjoyment of the Website. However, we do not save any password information in cookies. We may additionally use “web bugs” or other similar data collection programs to collect information to provide you with a more enjoyable and easier experience on the Website. In addition, banner advertisements may be displayed on our site which may contain cookies. The companies who serve our banner advertisements may transfer cookies independent of us, and, as such, we do not control the use of such cookies and in many instances have no access to the information collected by them.

    Although most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, you can usually change your browser to prevent that or to notify you when you are sent a cookie. This gives you the chance to decide whether or not to accept the cookie. Even without accepting a cookie, you can still access many of the features on the Website. However, some parts of the Website will not function properly or may be considerably slower if you refuse cookies. For example, without cookies, you may experience delays and may have difficulty completing shopping transactions. If you would like more information about cookies, we suggest you visit http://www.cookiecentral.com.

    (iii) Web Beacons. Pages on our Website also may contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). Web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party.

    All of your Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information, as well as any other information described above may be referred to collectively as the “User Information.”

  2. HOW DOES THE RECONNECTION USE THE INFORMATION IT COLLECTS?

    Non-Personally Identifiable Information can be used to help diagnose server problems, administer the Website and generally enhance your online experience. The Reconnection discloses personally-identifying information only to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Reconnection’s behalf and your behalf in connection with products, seminars, events, conferences and other interactions available at the Website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Reconnection will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Reconnection discloses personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when The Reconnection believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Reconnection, its members, employees, managers, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of this Website and have supplied your email address, The Reconnection may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new events, seminars or conferences, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Reconnection, our programs and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Reconnection takes measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of personally identifying information. If at any time you would rather not receive information from us, or would like to opt-out of any other service we provide, simply follow the steps in the section entitled “How Do You Opt Out Or Change The Information We Have For You?

    In the event we go through a business transition, such as a merger or acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personally Identifiable Information and any information you provide to us will likely be among the assets transferred, and you hereby consent to such transfer.

  3. SECURITY.

    Unfortunately, when you submit information to us (or to any other website) over the Internet, the information may travel over many networks and systems that are not under our control and, during such time, can be intercepted. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we can’t ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Further, anything you voluntarily provide in any public area of the Internet, including on the Website, will be publicly available to other visitors on that website and potentially to other third parties, and you should always exercise caution when deciding to publicly disclose any of your personal information.

  4. HOW DO YOU OPT OUT OR CHANGE THE INFORMATION WE HAVE FOR YOU?

    To request that your information be removed from our database or that certain information previously provided to us be updated or modified, or that we not send you any future communications, simply contact our team at The Reconnection Office at Info@TheReconnection.com.

  5. CHILDREN UNDER 13

    Other than the Reconnective Kids seminars and events, Website content is not directed at children under 13 years of age. If you are younger than 13 years of age and would like to become a registered member of or provide information about yourself to the Website, you are required to have your parent or legal guardian contact us at Info@TheReconnection.com prior to use. If we do become aware of having collected personally identifiable information from a user who is younger than 13 years of age without prior, verifiable consent from a parent or legal guardian, we will remove such information from our files.

  6. THIRD PARTY LINKS, CO-BRAND RELATIONSHIPS, AND PUBLIC FORUMS

    In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, we may choose various third party websites to link to, link from, and frame within, the Website. We also may participate in co-branding and other relationships to offer e-commerce and other services and features to users. However, even if the third party is affiliated with us, we have no control over these linked sites, each of who have separate privacy and data collection practices independent of us. 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 websites. 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 or have made forums, directories 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 website 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.

  7. YOUR CONSENT

    By using our Website, you consent to the collection and use of information by us as set forth in this privacy statement. We reserve the right to modify, alter or otherwise update our privacy policy, and we will post those changes on this page so that you will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what limited circumstances we disclose it. Continued access or use of the Website shall constitute your express acceptance of any modifications, alterations or updates to this privacy statement.

  8. QUESTIONS? CONTACT US.

    If you have any questions about our privacy practices or your dealings with our Website, please do not hesitate to contact The Reconnection at Info@TheReconnection.com.

  9. TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Please also visit our Terms and Conditions establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of the Website.

Last Updated: October 18, 2010