Inspiring Hearts & Minds. Moving You & Humanity Forward.
Last Updated: April 22, 2020
The information collected when you access the Service or otherwise contact us falls into two categories: (1) personal data you voluntarily provide, such as your name, address, and email address; and (2) non-personal data collected automatically through technology.
'Personal Data” is any information that can be used to identify or locate a particular person or entity, including but not limited to:
First name and last name
We do not collect Personal Data from you unless you voluntarily provide such information to us, such as by contacting us in any manner.
In addition to any Personal Data you provide directly to us, we and our third party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically collect certain non-identifying information about you when you access the Service or interact with emails sent to you. We treat all information of the type referenced in this paragraph as non-personal, unless required by applicable law to do otherwise.
We may collect certain non-identifying information about how you access and use the Service ('Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
We may use and store information about your location. We use this data to provide features of our Service and to improve and customize our Service, including to deliver and/or restrict relevant content based on your location.
Cookies are files with small amounts of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device and enable the website's system to recognize your browser and remember certain information. Examples of cookies we may use include:
Session Cookies. We may use Session Cookies to keep track of your movement from page to page during an active session so we do not ask for the same information multiple times.
Preference Cookies. We may use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
Security Cookies. We may use Security Cookies for security purposes, such as identifying users, preventing the unauthorized use of login data and protecting user data against unauthorized access.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
We may also use other Internet technologies, such as web beacons, pixel tags, embedded scripts and other similar technologies to collect information about your use of the Service or emails sent to you, including, without limitation, to count the number of users who have visited a particular web page, to deliver or communicate with cookies, and to understand usage patterns and whether messages have been opened, acted on, or forwarded.
We may use any of the information we collect from you in one or more of the following ways:
To provide and maintain our Service
To notify you about changes to our Service
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
To provide customer support, including, without limitation, to respond to your requests for goods or services offered by us and keep you informed of updates about your inquiry
To improve our Service
To monitor the usage of our Service
To detect, prevent and address technical issues
To send you periodic emails and newsletters
To provide you with news, special offers, promotions, advertisements, and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer
To process transactions upon your request
To protect your rights, our rights and the rights of others
Affiliated Companies and Service Providers
We may disclose your Personal Data to our affiliated companies, and to vendors, consultants and other service providers that help us operate and maintain our Service, conduct our business, and provide the products and services we offer. For example, we may work with such service providers to: (i) manage a database of customer information; (ii) assist us in distributing emails; (iii) assist us with direct marketing and data collection; (iv) provide us with data storage and analysis; (v) prevent fraud; (vi) process credit card payment; (vii) provide customer service by phone; and (viii) engage in other services designed to assist us in developing, operating and maintaining our Service and maximizing our business potential. We also may share your Personal Data with affiliated businesses that we do not control but with which we engage in joint and co-branded offerings.
If we or any of our affiliated or related entities is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Data will likely be among the assets transferred and will be disclosed during the process of negotiating such business transition.
We will retain your Personal Data for as long as is necessary for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which the data was collected and any other permissible, related purpose.
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to … and maintained on … computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there.
By accessing or using the Service, you consent to the processing, transfer and storage of information in and to the U.S. and other countries, where you may not have the same rights as you do under local law.
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Any transmission or other provision of information is done at your own risk.
California law requires us to let you know how we respond to web browser Do Not Track ('DNT”) signals. As there currently is not an industry or legal standard for recognizing or honoring DNT signals, we do not respond to them at this time.
We may work with third party service providers to track and analyze use of our Service, to provide certain services, and to serve advertisements on the Service and/or third party services. These third parties may use their own cookies, web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you and your visits to and activity on the Service and/or other websites.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
Google AdWords remarketing service is provided by Google Inc.
You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page: https://www.google.com/settings/ads
Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout – for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=enFacebook
Facebook remarketing service is provided by Facebook Inc.
You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page: https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950
To opt-out from Facebook's interest-based ads follow these instructions from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217
Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA https://www.aboutads.info/choices/, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada https://youradchoices.ca/ or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe https://www.youronlinechoices.eu/, or opt-out using your mobile device settings.
For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook's Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.
This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia ('CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia's data usage, click here: www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy
Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. Such sites, and the third parties that operate them, are not under our control and may not follow the same privacy policies as us. If you click on a third party link, you will leave our Service and be directed to that third party's site, and you will become subject to its terms and conditions of use and privacy policies. We do not examine or evaluate, and have no control over and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services. By providing links to these sites, we do not approve, warrant or endorse, or otherwise make any representation about them, their owners or operators, or the goods or services that they offer and/or sell. You should exercise your own judgment in evaluating and using these sites. You understand, acknowledge and agree that all access to and use of any such third party site by you shall be at your own risk.
Our Service is not directed to anyone under the age of 13 (a 'Child”, or 'Children”). We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from Children. No personally identifiable information should be submitted to the Service by Children without the prior written consent of their parent or guardian. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from Children without verification of consent from their parent or guardian, we will remove such information from our servers as required by COPPA.
Not ready to commit? Click Here to subscribe
to our free weekly newsletter.
Exclusive access to LIVE, virtual interviews with Maria and friends—every month!
Full access to Maria's collection of inspiring weekly essays
Members-only comment sections
and more exclusive benefits!
A best-in-class newsletter that Inspires Hearts and Minds — and Moves
Humanity Forward. We publish premium content that makes you feel Informed, Inspired, Hopeful,
Seen, Supported, and most importantly not alone on your journey to The Open Field.
You're invited to join Maria Shriver's free weekly newsletter, The Sunday Paper.