Privacy Policy

Last Updated 10 September 2018

 

Introduction

Interaxon Inc., d/b/a Meditation Studio, LLC (“Meditation Studio”, "Company", "we" or "us"), respects your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing information that we collect from you or that you provide to us when you visit our site www.meditationstudioapp.com (our “Site”) and our iPhone/iPad/Android application or Alexa Skill (“App”) along with use of any other services made available by us (collectively and together with the Site, the “Services”).   

This policy applies only to information we collect on our Site and in our App, and other electronic communications sent through or in connection with this Site or App. This policy DOES NOT apply to information that: (i) We collect offline or on any other Company apps or websites, including websites you may access through the Services; or (ii) You provide to or is collected by any third party. 

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. By accessing or using the Services, you agree to this Privacy Policy. If you are using the Services on behalf of an entity, you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy for that entity and are representing to us that you have the authority to do so (in which case “you” will refer to that entity). If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use the Services. 

 

Changes to the Privacy Policy

This policy may change from time to time. If we make any changes, we will post the changes on this page and indicate at the top of this page the date this policy was last revised. Any such changes are effective immediately when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of the Services thereafter. Your continued use of the Service after the date any such changes become effective constitutes your acceptance of the new policy. You are expected to check this page from time to time so you are aware of any changes.

 

Information We Collect and How We Collect Information

The information we collect from you falls into two categories: personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) and non-personally identifiable information (i.e., information that cannot be used to identify who you are) (“Non-Personal Information”). By default, Personal Information and Fitness Data are stored locally on your iPhone/iPad/Android Device (“Device”). No Personal Information or Fitness Data is sent to our servers or stored in our servers at any point or is shared with third parties not specified in this Privacy Policy. You may also opt to store Fitness Data with Apple’s Health App Database (see relevant sections below). Below are the various ways in which we may collect Personal Information and Non-Personal information from you.

Information We Automatically Collect Using Various Web Technologies. Like most Sites and Apps, our Services may incorporate technology such as “pixel tags”, “web beacons”, and “cookies” that allow us to track the actions of users of our Services automatically.  Pixel tags or web beacons are tracking devices on websites can monitor the behavior of the user visiting the website, and cookies are small files that web servers may place on your computer when you visit a website.  Services such as Yahoo’s Flurry, Google’s Fabric, Firebase, Amazon Web Services, and Big Query capture application analytics using a non-personal identifier (UUID). These automatic tracking tools allow us to collect Non-Personal Information, such as location information, information about your internet connection, browser information, information about when you access the Services, the website address that linked you to our Site, the website that you visit after using our Services, and details of how you used our Services, such as how often the Services are used and which features of the Services are used. This data is never linked to your Personal Information or Fitness Data, and we do not use it to identify you personally.

Third Party Analytics. The Site and App use Google Analytics, AdWords and AdSense (“Google Services”) to collect data about our Site traffic via advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers and about user acquisition and engagement with our App. Google may serve ads across other websites that you visit based upon your past visits to our Site, and may also serve our advertisements on other websites. We do not facilitate the merging of Personal Information with non-personally identifiable information previously collected through these Google Services. Any data collected will be used in accordance with this privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy. For more information on how Google Analytics processes this information, visit www.google.com/analytics.

Mobile Analytics. If you are using our App, we use Mobile Device IDs, instead of cookies, to recognize you. We use the Mobile Device IDs and other mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our mobile software on your phone. These Mobile Device IDs are only tracking and collecting Non-Personal Information. The software may record information such as how often you use the Services, the events that occur within the App, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the App was downloaded from.

Information You Voluntarily Provide to Us. If you contact us by phone, email, instant message, live chat, social media, or by some other means, we may keep a record of your contact information (however, we do not automatically collect email addresses) and the correspondence for later reference to help improve our Services. We may also keep a record of any forms, surveys or questionnaires that you voluntarily fill out on our Site or through your use of the Services.

Fitness Data; Apple Health App or Google Fit Integration. Fitness Data (“Fitness Data”) includes specific details of the meditations you perform. We will treat your Fitness Data and Personal Information as confidential. We will not share your Personal Information or Fitness Data with third parties not specified in this Privacy Policy.

You may opt to integrate the App with Apple’s Healthkit or Google Fit and therefore, instruct us to share certain information with these systems. If you grant Meditation Studio access to Apple’s Healthcare App Database or Google Fit, Meditation Studio will import your data from the Health App Database or Google Fit into the App in certain circumstances, such as to aid you in the tracking of fitness goals. In addition, Mediation Studio may transfer data that you store locally on your Device, such as meditations completed, to the Health App Database or Google Fit. Meditation Studio cannot read from or write to the Health App Database or Google Fit unless you grant access. Data accessed from the Health App Database and Google Fit will not be shared with third parties not specified in this Privacy Policy.

Meditation Studio is in no way responsible for the protection of the Fitness Data and/or other information stored or transferred to the Apple’s Health App Database and Google Fit. You and Apple or Google are solely responsible for the protection of such information in the respective databases. Please review Apple’s and Google’s applicable policies and procedures before syncing and backing up your Fitness Data with their systems.

Third Party Services. Some parts of our Services can be linked up with other accounts you have, such as your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Google+ account (“Third Party Account”). If you link or share information to Third Party Accounts from our Services, we may collect some information about your use of the Third Party Account. We will only be able to collect the information if you’ve authorized the Third Party Account to provide us with that information or if you’ve made the information public. Additionally, if you mention us through your Third Party Account, we may collect information and content related to your comment that is publicly available. If you wish to limit the information available to us, you should be sure to manage the privacy settings of your Third Party Account. One thing we won’t ever store is your Third Party Account password. If you link your account on the Services with a Third Party Account, we may also collect and store publicly available information about your contacts and friends from the linked Third Party Account. This information may include their photo, name, email address, birthday, interests or other content you can see when you access such profiles on those Third Party Services. We may also collect and store information if you invite other users to the Services by providing us with their Personal Information.

Meditation Studio will never automatically share information to any Third Party Account without your consent. Meditation Studio is in no way responsible for the protection of any information that you choose to share with Third Party Accounts. You and such accounts are solely responsible for the protection of such information. Please review any applicable policies and procedures of such accounts before sharing your information.

 

Why We Collect Your Data

We use the information collected from you for the following purposes:

  • To deliver the Services to you;
  • To improve the Services, including by measuring usage of the Services, analyzing effectiveness of the Services, enhancing the functionality of the Services, and customizing your experience;
  • To communicate with you, including by providing you updates and information about the Services, responding to requests and inquiries from you, and providing support for using the Services; and
  • To market and advertise the Services.

Please note that by providing your email address, you agree that we may send you emails containing information about new content and features, notes from the founders and perhaps the occasional exclusive offer.  We do not share your email addresses with third parties.

If you so authorize, we may send you Push Notifications through the App. 

We may from time to time aggregate some of your personal information in certain data analysis, reports, or other interpretations of investment trends for both internal and external purposes.  When aggregating personal information, we make sure that the information is not identifiable to any particular user.

If we intend to use any personal information in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, you will be informed of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the personal information is collected.
 

Disclosure of Your Information

We do not sell, rent, or trade your personal information with any third parties except as provided in this Privacy Policy. We may disclose your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information to service providers or other third parties, such as vendors, technical agents, subcontractors and consultants, to perform certain business-related functions that help make the Services and our offerings available and functional, including , but not limited to, design services, installation services, web site hosting, maintenance, data analysis and metrics services, technical agents, customer support and support, email delivery services and infrastructure services.

In addition to the disclosures for the purposes above, we may disclose your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information to a buyer or other successor as part of a merger, acquisition, change of control or other similar business transfer, to government body or other third party if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a legal obligation, or in specific other cases with your consent.

We may disclose aggregated user statistics and other data with our affiliates, agents and current or prospective business partners.  This aggregate information does not personally identify you.

The Services may allow you to post information to various third-party services or platforms, such as social networking services like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. You acknowledge that if you choose to use this feature, your friends, followers and subscribers on these third party services or platforms will be able to view such activity. The use of the information by such social networking websites will be governed by their privacy policies, and we do not control their use of the shared data.

 

Choices About How We Collect, Use and Disclose Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding our collection, use and disclosure of the information you provide to us.  The mechanisms listed below provide you with control over such collection, use and disclosure:

Cookies. You have the option to accept or disable cookies at any time through your browsers. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/526/52697ee8.html.  If you choose to disable your cookies, your user experience may be limited.

Google Analytics. You can opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by using Google’s Ads Settings or going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Mobile Device IDs. Unlike Cookies, Mobile Device IDs cannot be deleted; however, these IDs will only be collecting and tracking Non-Personal Information.

Do Not Track Signals. Third parties may keep track of your browsing activities across third party websites.  Certain web browsers enable users to activate a “Do Not Track” signal but we do not currently respond to the “Do Not Track” signal or other similar mechanisms. 

To request any other changes or information about our collection, use or disclosure of your information, please email us at support@meditationstudioapp.com.

 

Accessing, Correcting, and Deleting Your Information

If you wish to access, update, correct or delete any information that you have previously submitted via the Services, you may access the Settings in your App and/or mobile device.

You can also contact us at http://www.choosemuse.com/contactsupport to obtain a copy of your Personal Information or request that we permanently delete your account and Personal Information.

 

Data Retention

We keep your information only as long as we need it for legitimate business purposes and as permitted by applicable legal requirements. If you close your account, we will retain certain data for analytical purposes and recordkeeping integrity, as well as to prevent fraud, enforce our Terms of Use, take actions we deem necessary to protect the integrity of our Services or our users, or take other actions otherwise permitted by law. In addition, if certain information has already been provided to third parties as described in this Privacy Policy, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties’ policies.

You acknowledge that Meditation Studio may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Services, including without limitation the maximum period of time that data or other content will be retained by the Services and the maximum storage space that will be allotted on Meditation Studio’s servers on your behalf. You agree that Meditation Studio has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any data or other content maintained or uploaded by the Services. You further acknowledge that Meditation Studio reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion. We will endeavor to give you notice of any such change where required by applicable law.

 

Third Parties; Links to Third Party Sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Services. The Services may contain links to other web sites not operated or controlled by us (the “Third Party Sites), and the policies and procedures described in this Privacy Policy do not apply to those Third Party Sites, even if you access them through the Services.  The links from the Services do not imply that we endorse or have reviewed the Third Party Sites. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of any Third Party Sites you access so you know how they will use and share your information.

 

Consent is Required for Child Users

Our Services are intended for users who are 18 years of age and older or for minors who are given consent and support from their parent or other legal guardian. However, we do not collect Personal Information from any of our users. If you believe we might have any Personal Information from or about a minor, please contact us at support@meditationstudioapp.com.

 

Transfer of Personal Information; International Visitors

The Services are based in the United States. If you provide personal information to us, you acknowledge and agree that such personal information may be transferred from your current location to our offices and servers and the authorized third parties referred to in this Privacy Policy located in the United States. If you use the App, you consent to the use and disclosure of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and such laws.

The Services are provided for access and use by persons located in the United States. You are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction, including the specific laws of your jurisdiction regarding the import, export, or re-export of the Services.  If you are an international visitor, you acknowledge that by providing your personal information, you are: (a) permitting the transfer of your personal information to the United States which may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you reside; and (b) permitting the use of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

Security

We take reasonable steps to protect the information provided to us from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the Services may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.  Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Information to us via the Internet.

You are solely responsible for the protection of your Device, including any use of Meditation Studio or any storage of personal Information or Fitness Data incident to the use of Meditation Studio on your Device. Please consult your Device’s documentation on how to manage local storage and how to apply appropriate security controls to the Device for the protection of information such as passwords. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Device password.

Personal Information or Fitness Data that is stored on your Device is your responsibility. In the event that your Device becomes lost or inoperable, your Fitness Data may not be recoverable.

Meditation Studio does not, at any point, collect or retain any user credit card or other payment method information. Please refer to the terms and conditions for the relevant third party service provider for further information on their payment processes and rules.

 

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at http://www.choosemuse.com/contactsupport.