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Privacy Policy

September 22, 2004


International Association of Yoga Therapists Privacy Commitment
The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website and the privacy of our members. It is our goal to ensure that the information you submit to us remains private, and is used only for the purposes as set forth herein. This Statement reflects our commitment to you.

Information About All IAYT Website Visitors

In general, we only gather information about our website visitors collectively, such as what areas users visit most frequently and what services and information users access the most. We only use such data anonymously and in the aggregate. This information helps us determine what is of most interest to our visitors, and how we can continually create a better website for you.

Information About Our Members

IAYT does not sell, has never sold, and does not intend to sell personal data about visitors or members to marketers.

We intend to provide basic contact information for our members on our site as a service to members and visitors. All members will be provided the opportunity to opt out of this service. If you initially choose to display contact information and then later decide not to, simply log onto your account and edit your account preferences. If there is any difficulty or error, please call or email us.

Additional information about our professional members may also be available on our site for those that choose professional membership. All professional members will be provided the opportunity to opt out of this service. If you initially choose to display professional information and then later decide not to, simply log onto your account and edit your account preferences. Again, if there is any difficulty, or error, please call or email us.

IAYT may collect, for internal use, statistical information about our membership in order that we may better serve them. This may include such information as the distribution of our membership by location, "style", age, etc., as well as other information an association may reasonably collect in order to better understand and serve its membership.

This statistical information may also be used, in the aggregate, as IAYT works to serve the mission of the organization. For example, we may wish to answer questions such as "What % of our members have been teaching more than 10 years?" or "What % of our members are also health professionals and/or researchers?"

In order to better serve our membership and visitors, IAYT also may survey our members and website visitors from time to time about their preferences and suggestions.

General Information Disclosure
We do not disclose information about your individual visits to the IAYT website or personal membership information that you provide but choose not to display, such as your contact information or professional information, except when we believe the law requires it.

Updating Account Information

IAYT allows you to change or correct your personal information at any time. To do so, simply log onto your IAYT account and you will find options for editing the information you have submitted.

Online Order Security

When you place an order online, your personal details and credit card information are scrambled using SSL encryption technology before being sent over the Internet. Although we cannot absolutely guarantee encryption or the privacy of your personal details and credit card information, SSL makes it very difficult for your information to be stolen or intercepted while being transferred. When we receive your order, it is kept encrypted until we are ready to process it.

To improve the quality of your IAYT visits, we may use a feature on your Internet browser called a "cookie." Cookies are small files that your Web browser places on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are used for remembering user names and passwords, preferences, tracking click streams, and for load balancing. The use of cookies allows for faster service; consistent, updated results; and a more personalized site experience. You do have the option of setting your browser to reject cookies. Doing this, however, may hinder performance and may negatively impact your experience on our site.

Privacy Commitment Changes

If we decide to change our privacy commitment for IAYT, we will post the changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about IAYT's privacy commitment, please feel free to contact us.