Last Revised: May 25, 2018
Overview (The Simple Version)
You’re in Control
- You can request to stop receiving some or all emails from us at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any of our emails. If you are on multiple lists, you can also manage which lists you are on.
- You can change your contact information at any time by clicking the “change your contact details” link at the bottom of any of our emails.
- You are also entitled to access, amend or delete any of your personal data we store. Simply contact us here.
Other Basics You Should Know
Misa Hopkins and MisaHopkins.com are here to be of service and are committed to maintaining your privacy and trust. We serve people all over the world and always strive to comply with internationally accepted laws and practices, including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Rest assured that we are not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with others for marketing purposes—and we take every measure to ensure that the information you provide us is secure. We also endeavor to keep the frequency of our communications with you modest while providing you with self-help information to inspire you in your growth. We won’t email you about anything unrelated.
We collect only the data we need to and we keep it secure using industry-standard technologies, services and practices as detailed below. In general, you have control over what information we receive. You also have control over the accuracy of that information and whether we keep it.
Terms and Scope
Our self-help offerings in health and spirituality are always evolving and are highly interrelated. MisaHopkins.com and related email transmissions are the for-profit aspect of Misa Hopkins’ self-help service. SacredFeminineAwakening.com and related transmissions are the purely spiritual, non-profit aspect of Misa’s self-help service. PrescriptionsFromHeaven.com and related email transmissions are ongoing support, inspiration and communication vehicles integral to both MisaHopkins.com and SacredFeminineAwakening.com. Being interrelated, these entities sometimes share communications to subscribers, such as Misa’s general newsletters covering all of these interests. These entities also share nearly identical privacy policies.
Cookies, Tracking and Analytics
Like most websites, our site sends cookies to your browser so that we can provide you with a better experience and service. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in your device memory that helps us to improve our services and your experience, see which areas and features of our services are popular and count visits. These include session, preference and security cookies containing information about your journey as a site guest, such as IP address, geographic location, browser, device, page browsing and purchase behavior. We never place personally identifiable data in cookies.
Most modern web browsers also provide you with the tools to disable cookies at the browser level. However, please be aware that disabling cookies may compromise the online experience we have worked hard to create for you.
We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our services or emails and to track count visits or understand usage and campaign effectiveness.
We may also employ analytic technologies including tags, scripts and beacons in order to improve our service and business. For example, when someone visits our site, the third-party Google Analytics service collects anonymous standard Internet log information and details of visitor behavior. We do this to learn about things such as traffic to the various parts of the site. This information helps us understand what our visitors are interested in and is only processed in such a way that does not identify you personally. We do not make or allow Google to make any attempt to ascertain the identities of our site visitors.
Voluntary Personal Data
When you register to receive any of our services, products and/or communications, we collect personal information. In the case of free offerings, we typically request that you volunteer only your first name and email address.
When you submit a publicly visible comment, review or testimonial on our website, you implicitly give us permission to publish that information at our discretion—in which case we only display your name the exact way you provide it and without email address.
When you purchase a product or service from us, either directly or indirectly through a partner, we request the standard additional personally identifying and financial information necessary to complete and verify your purchase—no more, no less.
Voluntary Sensitive Data
When you correspond with us or request additional services such as Daily Holding, you have the option of providing additional information and/or photos as you desire.
When you submit a form to attend an event such as a retreat or workshop, we may request additional information to ensure that it’s a good match and that all qualifications are met.
Similarly, when you request personalized one-on-one services, we may request additional information that may relate to your health and spirituality as deemed necessary for successful outcomes.
Needless to say, in all these cases, we keep your information safe and strictly confidential.
Data Access by Service Providers
As stated above, we do not share your data with other entities for marketing purposes. Like most web-based services, we do contract with outside services to handle the necessary technology. We’ve linked their privacy policies below as we introduce them. For example, some of the data we acquire about you through our website resides on our hosting server at Bluehost.
Aside from our personal correspondence with you, we use an email service, GetResponse, to deliver general emails for greater efficiency. Through GetResponse, we gather statistics about the total number of emails opened and buttons pushed using industry-standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our service and communications.
When you make a purchase on our site, your data is shared with payment processors that may include PayPal, Stripe, Mijireh, and CloudSwipe. MisaHopkins.com does not store credit card or other financial data. Also, if you purchase an affiliated partner’s product or service through us, we pass the relevant data on to them so that they can fulfill their obligations to you.
In the case of Daily Holding, we post your photos on Flickr in a private account solely for Misa’s review. These photos are not publicly accessible.
We may choose to add additional technical service providers at any time. Due to the global nature of many of service providers, we may transfer your personal data to and maintain it on computers located outside of your governmental jurisdiction, where the data protection laws may be different than those native to you. In all cases, we vet these technology partners to insure their adherence to the highest data security standards.
Use of Data
We use the data we receive from your interaction with us for a variety of purposes, including to:
- communicate messages that inspire and empower you
- provide, maintain and further our service and business
- enter into transactions with you
- provide access to products and services you have purchased
- provide customer support
- alert you to additional related products and services
- monitor usage and gather analysis in order to improve our service
- detect, prevent and address technical issues
- notify you about changes to our offerings
California Residents Privacy Rights
California law permits residents of California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please contact us here. However, please note that under the law, Services such as ours that permit California residents to opt in to, or opt out of, this type of sharing are not required to provide such information upon receiving a request, but rather may respond by notifying the user of his or her right to prevent the disclosure. To opt out of having information about you shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes, please contact us here.
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under GDPR
- you have given us permission to do so
- we need to fulfill a contractual obligation with you
- it is legitimately in our business interests in order to be of service
- you have asked us to process a payment
- to comply with the law or assist in legal matters
Your Right to Manage Your Data
You can request to stop receiving some or all emails from us at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails. In compliance with the EU’s GDPR, you are also entitled to access, amend or delete any of your personal data we store. Please contact us here.
We may disclose your personal data when we feel such action is required to comply with legal obligations, defend against legal liability or infringement of our rights or property, protect the user and/or public safety, or in investigating and preventing potential wrongdoing related to our service.
“Do Not Track” Requests
Some browsers have a "Do Not Track" function that tells websites that you do not wish to have your site activity tracked. As various browsers implement this differently, it is impractical for us to comply with this in actual practice. To prevent issues, we do not currently implement “Do Not Track” compatibility. This policy is subject to change as the technology evolves.
Our site is not intended for people under the age of 18 without parental guidance and consent. We do not intentionally collect personally identifiable information from anyone under that age. We reserve the right to delete such data from our servers if we become aware of it. If, as a parent or guardian, you become aware that a minor has provided us with personal information, please contact us here immediately to have it removed.
Links To Other Sites
This site may display links to other sites that are not under our control and for which we assume no responsibility. We recommend that you review the privacy policies of all websites you visit. If you find any of sites we link to questionable, please let us know.
While we take the security of your data very seriously, please remember that no method of data storage or Internet transmission is completely secure. While we make every effort to use professional, industry-standard technology and practices to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its security 100%. We urge you to use best practices as a consumer when using the Internet.
Thank you for placing your trust in us!