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SAYF PRIVACY POLICY
Introduction

This Privacy Policy outlines SAYF & YSSPA (" we ", " our " or " the Company ") practices with respect to information collected from users who access our website at www.sayfyoga.com (" Site "), or otherwise share personal information with us (collectively: " Users "). 

Grounds for data collection 

Processing of your personal information (meaning, any information which may potentially allow your identification with reasonable means; hereinafter " Personal Information ") is necessary for the performance of our contractual obligations towards you and providing you with our services, to protect our legitimate interests and for compliance with legal and financial regulatory obligations to which we are subject.

When you use the Site, you consent to the collection, storage, use, disclosure and other uses of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

We encourage our Users to carefully read the Privacy Policy and use it to make informed decisions. 

What information we collect?

We collect two types of data and information from Users. 

The first type of information is un-identified and non-identifiable information pertaining to a User(s), which may be made available or gathered via your use of the Site (“ Non-personal Information ”). We are not aware of the identity of a User from which the Non-personal Information was collected. Non-personal Information which is being collected may include your aggregated usage information and technical information transmitted by your device, including certain software and hardware information (e.g. the type of browser and operating system your device uses, language preference, access time, etc.) in order to enhance the functionality of our Site. We may also collect information on your activity on the Site (e.g. pages viewed, online browsing, clicks, actions, etc.).

The second type of information Personal Information which is individually identifiable information, namely information that identifies an individual or may with reasonable effort identify an individual. Such information includes:

  • Device Information: We collect Personal Information from your device. Such information includes geolocation data, IP address, unique identifiers (e.g. MAC address and UUID) and other information which relates to your activity through the Site.

  • Registration information: When you register to our Site you will be asked to provide us certain details such as: full name; e-mail or physical address, and other information.  

How do we receive information about you?

We receive your Personal Information from various sources:

  • When you voluntarily provide us your personal details in order to register on our Site;

  • When you use or access our Site in connection with your use of our services;

  • From third party providers, services and public registers (for example, traffic analytics vendors).

What information we collect?

We do not rent, sell, or share Users’ information with third parties except as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may use the information for the following:

  • Communicating with you – sending you notices regarding our services, providing you with technical information and responding to any customer service issue you may have;

  • To communicate with you and to keep you informed of our latest updates and services;

  • To serve you advertisements when you use our Site (see more under "Advertisements"); 

  • To market our websites and products (see more under "Marketing"); 

  • Conducting statistical and analytical purposes, intended to improve the Site.

In addition to the different uses listed above, we may transfer or disclose Personal Information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies and subcontractors.

In addition to the purposes listed in this Privacy Policy, we may share Personal Information with our trusted third party providers, who may be located in different jurisdictions across the world, for any of the following purposes: 

  • Hosting and operating our Site;

  • Providing you with our services, including providing a personalized display of our Site;

  • Storing and processing such information on our behalf; 

  • Serving you with advertisements and assist us in evaluating the success of our advertising campaigns and help us retarget any of our users;

  • Providing you with marketing offers and promotional materials related to our Site and services; 

  • Performing research, technical diagnostics or analytics;

We may also disclose information if we have good faith to believe that disclosure of such information is helpful or reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (ii) enforce our policies (including our Agreement), including investigations of potential violations thereof; (iii) investigate, detect, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities or other wrongdoing, suspected fraud or security issues; (iv) to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims; (v) prevent harm to the rights, property or safety of us, our users, yourself or any third party; or (vi) for the purpose of collaborating with law enforcement agencies and/or in case we find it necessary in order to enforce intellectual property or other legal rights.

User Rights

You may request to: 

  1. Receive confirmation as to whether or not personal information concerning you is being processed, and access your stored personal information, together with supplementary information. 

  2. Receive a copy of personal information you directly volunteer to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. 

  3. Request rectification of your personal information that is in our control.

  4. Request erasure of your personal information. 

  5. Object to the processing of personal information by us. 

  6. Request to restrict processing of your personal information by us.

  7. Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

However, please note that these rights are not absolute, and may be subject to our own legitimate interests and regulatory requirements. 

If you wish to exercise any of the aforementioned rights, or receive more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) using the details provided below:

steph@sayfyoga.com.

Retention

We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide our services, and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies. Retention periods will be determined taking into account the type of information that is collected and the purpose for which it is collected, bearing in mind the requirements applicable to the situation and the need to destroy outdated, unused information at the earliest reasonable time. Under applicable regulations, we will keep records containing client personal data, account opening documents, communications and anything else as required by applicable laws and regulations. 

We may rectify, replenish or remove incomplete or inaccurate information, at any time and at our own discretion.

Cookies

We and our trusted partners use cookies and other technologies in our related services, including when you visit our Site or access our services. 

 

A "cookie" is a small piece of information that a website assign to your device while you are viewing a website. Cookies are very helpful and can be used for various different purposes. These purposes include allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, enable automatic activation of certain features, remembering your preferences and making the interaction between you and our Services quicker and easier. Cookies are also used to help ensure that the advertisements you see are relevant to you and your interests and to compile statistical data on your use of our Services. 

The Site uses the following types of cookies:

a. 'session cookies' which are stored only temporarily during a browsing session in order to allow normal use of the system and are deleted from your device when the browser is closed; 

b. 'persistent cookies ' which are read only by the Site, saved on your computer for a fixed period and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Such cookies are used where we need to know who you are for repeat visits, for example to allow us to store your preferences for the next sign-in; 

c. 'third party cookies' which are set by other online services who run content on the page you are viewing, for example by third party analytics companies who monitor and analyze our web access.

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but Personal Information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. You may remove the cookies by following the instructions of your device preferences; however, if you choose to disable cookies, some features of our Site may not operate properly and your online experience may be limited.

We also use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about your use of the Site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users access the Site, what pages they visit when they do so, etc. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve our Site and services. Google Analytics collects the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit sites, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this Site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

Third party collection of information

Our policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent you disclose your information to other parties or sites throughout the internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Accordingly, we encourage you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each third party that you choose to disclose information to. 

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to individuals whom we do not employ or manage, including any of the third parties which we may disclose information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. 

How do we safeguard your information?

We take great care in implementing and maintaining the security of the Site and your information. Although we take reasonable steps to safeguard information, we cannot be responsible for the acts of those who gain unauthorized access or abuse our Site, and we make no warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will prevent such access.

Transfer of data outside the EEA 

Please note that some data recipients may be located outside the EEA. In such cases we will transfer your data only to such countries as approved by the European Commission as providing adequate level of data protection, or enter into legal agreements ensuring an adequate level of data protection.

Marketing

We may use your Personal Information, such as your name, email address, telephone number, etc. ourselves or by using our third party subcontractors for the purpose of providing you with promotional materials, concerning our services, which we believe may interest you.  

Out of respect to your right to privacy we provide you within such marketing materials with means to decline receiving further marketing offers from us. If you unsubscribe we will remove your email address or telephone number from our marketing distribution lists. 

Please note that even if you have unsubscribed from receiving marketing emails from us, we may send you other types of important e-mail communications without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. These may include customer service announcements or administrative notices.

Corporate transaction

We may share information in the event of a corporate transaction (e.g. sale of a substantial part of our business, merger, consolidation or asset sale). In the event of the above, the transferee or acquiring company will assume the rights and obligations as described in this Privacy Policy.

Minors

We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an online environment. The Site is not designed for or directed at children. Under no circumstances shall we allow use of our services by minors without prior consent or authorization by a parent or legal guardian. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from minors. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at steph@sayfyoga.com .

Updates or amendments to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to periodically amend or revise the Privacy Policy; material changes will be effective immediately upon the display of the revised Privacy policy. The last revision will be reflected in the "Last modified" section. Your continued use of the Platform, following the notification of such amendments on our website, constitutes your acknowledgment and consent of such amendments to the Privacy Policy and your agreement to be bound by the terms of such amendments.

How to contact us

If you have any general questions about the Site or the information we collect about you and how we use it, you can contact us at steph@sayfyoga.com.

Last Modified May 22, 2024

SAYF Terms of Service Terms & Conditions

Agreement between User and www.SAYFyoga.com 

Welcome to www.SAYFyoga.com.

The www.SAYFyoga.com website (the "Site") is comprised of various web pages operated by Sustainable Asana Yoga Foundation, LLC ("SAYF"). www.SAYFyoga.com is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the "Terms"). Your use of www.SAYFyoga.com constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference. 

 

www.SAYFyoga.com is an online Yoga Asana Training and Certification Site. 

 

The SAYF yoga website provides online training and certification in sustainable techniques and essential human movement knowledge to assist yoga asana instructors, studios and practitioners prevent injury and long term degenerative that may get in the way of successful yoga asana practice. 

Our certification is a 20 hour online training put together with the expertise and experience of the SAYF board of advisers combined knowledge in biomechanics, human movement, exercise science and yogic tradition. 

Privacy

Your use of www.SAYFyoga.com is subject to SAYF's Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs the Site and informs users of our data collection practices. 

Electronic Communications

Visiting www.SAYFyoga.com or sending emails to SAYF constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. 

Your Account

If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that SAYF is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. SAYF and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion. 

 

Children Under Thirteen

SAYF does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use www.SAYFyoga.com only with permission of a parent or guardian. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

No refunds are provided for purchases. Student can review the course and retake the test as many times as necessary to achieve certification within 1 year of purchase. 

Once certification is attained it will expire within 2 years without renewal. The student is responsible for renewing their certification to continue to receive the benefits of membership to the SAYF foundation and certification. 

Links to Third Party Sites/Third Party Services 

www.SAYFyoga.com may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of SAYF and SAYF is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. SAYF is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by SAYF of the site or any association with its operators. 

 

Certain services made available via www.SAYFyoga.com are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the www.SAYFyoga.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that SAYF may share such information and data with any third party with whom SAYF has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of www.SAYFyoga.com users and customers. 

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use www.SAYFyoga.com strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to SAYF that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site. 

 

All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of SAYF or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto. 

 

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. SAYF content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of SAYF and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of SAYF or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms. 

International Users

The Service is controlled, operated and administered by SAYF from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the SAYF Content accessed through www.SAYFyoga.com in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations. 

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless SAYF, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. SAYF reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with SAYF in asserting any available defenses. 

 

ARBITRATION AGREEMENT WITH CLASS ACTION WAIVER

 

Any claim or dispute with Sustainable Asana Yoga Foundation, LLC (SAYF, LLC) shall be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, collective or representative action or as a named or unnamed member in a class, collective, consolidated or private attorney general action.  All claims and disputes arising from or relating to the information, software, products and services provided by SAYF, LLC shall be decided by arbitration in accordance with rules of the American Arbitration Association then in effect, unless I and the SAYF, LLC in writing, mutually agree otherwise.

 

To the extent permitted by law, this Agreement covers all claims and disputes with SAYF, LLC, including but not limited to all claims arising in tort or in contract, and all claims arising from or relating to federal, state, or local statutes or ordinances.  This Agreement covers all claims I may bring against agents of SAYF, LLC.

 

To the extent that arbitration of any specific claim is prohibited by law, all other claims shall nonetheless be submitted to arbitration.

 

Notice of the demand for arbitration shall be served in writing and shall be filed with the American Arbitration Association. Notice shall be served and filed within six months of the time the claim or dispute arose, except in the case of statutory rights described in paragraph 2 of this Agreement. Notice shall be served and filed in such statutory cases within the time limit established by the statute(s) or ordinance(s) at issue.

 

The place of arbitration shall be Hood River, Oregon or its surrounding suburbs.

 

The cost of the arbitration hearing shall be shared equally by the parties to the extent permitted by law. Each side shall be responsible for its own attorney's fees, costs and disbursements to the extent permitted by law. The matter will be decided by one arbitrator.

 

The award rendered by the arbitration or arbitrators shall be final, and judgment may be entered upon it in accordance with Oregon law in a court having jurisdiction thereof. This agreement to arbitrate shall be specifically enforceable under Oregon law and under the Federal Arbitration Act in a court having jurisdiction thereof.

 

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

 

Sustainable Asana Yoga Foundation, LLC (hereinafter SAYF, LLC) and/or its suppliers make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and/or accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on the SAYF, LLC website (hereinafter “site”) for any purpose.  To the maximum extent permitted by law, all such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided “as-is” without any warranty or condition of any kind.  SAYF, LLC and/or its suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties (including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement) and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services and related graphics.

 

The information, software, products, services and related graphics included on or available through the SAYF, LLC site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors.  SAYF, LLC and/or its suppliers may make improvements and/or changes on the site at any time.

 

To the maximum extent permitted by law, SAYF, LLC and/or its suppliers shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, including, without limitation, damage for: loss of use, data or profits arising out of the use or performance of the site; delay or inability to use the site or related services; the provision or failure to provide services; information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through the site or through use thereof; or otherwise arising out of the use of the site.  The sole and exclusive remedy for any dissatisfaction with the site or its terms of use is to discontinue use of the site. 

 

Termination/Access Restriction

SAYF reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Oregon and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Oregon in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section. 

 

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and SAYF as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. SAYF's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of SAYF's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by SAYF with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. 

 

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and SAYF with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and SAYF with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English. 

Changes to Terms

SAYF reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which www.SAYFyoga.com is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. SAYF encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates. 

Contact Us

SAYF welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms: 

 

Sustainable Asana Yoga Foundation, LLC 

905 Alameda Road

Hood River, Oregon 97031 

 

Email Address: 

steph@sayfyoga.com

 

Effective as of May 01, 2024 

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