This Privacy Statement is designed to tell you about our practices regarding collection, use, and disclosure of information that you may provide via this web site. Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Statement before using, or submitting information, to this web site. In this Privacy Statement, we address some common questions and concerns that you may have about using this web site:
Who operates this web site?
The web site is owned and operated by Diane L. Katz, PhD.
The Working Circle
What information do you collect from me when I use this web site?
We collect two kinds of information from you: non-personal information and personal information.
- Non-personal information is information we collect through this web site that does not identify you as an individual person. It may include information like the type of web browser software you use, the pages you have visited and date and time you accessed our pages, and personal information that has been de-identified
- Personal information is information we collect through this web site that we can use to specifically identify you, and may include your name, telephone number and e-mail address
How do you collect information on this web site?
We collect non-personal information from your computer’s web browser. In addition, we may also place a text file called a cookie in the browser files of your computer when you visit. A cookie is a numeric code that a web site transfers to your hard drive for record keeping purposes. Our cookie does not collect your name, e-mail address or any other personal information about you. Our cookie will enable us to recognize you when you return to this web site for future visits and may help us provide you with personalized content. Your browser software can be set to reject cookies, including the cookie from our web site. However, please note that if you reject our cookies, you may not be able to use this web site. We collect personal information from you only when you voluntarily share it with us, such as when you send us an e-mail or when you use one of our other online forms.
How do you keep, disclose, and use non-personal information you collect from me through this web site?
Because non-personal information cannot identify you or be tied to you in any way, we do not restrict the ways that we can keep, disclose or use non-personal information. We will use non-personal information from you to help us make this web site more useful to users and for other business purposes. For example, we may use non-personal information to:
- create reports to develop programs, products, services or content
- customize the information or services that are of interest to you
- create features such as Frequently Asked Questions
- share it with or sell it to third parties
How do you keep and use personal information you collect from me through this web site?
We may keep and use personal information we collect from you through this web site to provide you with access to this web site. In addition, we may keep and use your personal information:
- to respond to your requests
- to contact you with information that might be of interest to you, for analytical purposes and to research, and to develop and improve programs, services and content
- to remove your personal identifiers (your name, e-mail address, social security number, etc). In this case, you would no longer be identified as a single unique individual. Once we have de-identified information, it is non-personal information and we may use treat it like other non-personal information
- to enforce this Privacy Statement and the other rules about your use of this web site
- to protect our rights or property
- to protect someone’s health, safety or welfare
- to comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process
Do you share my personal information with third parties? If so, who?
We will not share your personal information collected from this web site with an unrelated third party without your permission, except as otherwise provide
In the ordinary course of business, we will share some personal information with companies that we hire to perform services or functions on our behalf. In these cases, we provide the vendor with information to process your order such as your name and mailing address. In all cases in which we share your personal information with a third party, we will not authorize them to keep, disclose or use your information with others except for the purpose of providing the services we asked them to provide.
We will not sell, exchange or publish your personal information, except in conjunction with a corporate sale, merger, dissolution, or acquisition.
We may be legally compelled to release your personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law or regulation. We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting web site users who violate our rules or engage in behavior which is harmful (or illegal) to other users.
We also may disclose your personal information to third parties if we feel that the disclosure is necessary to:
- enforce this Privacy Statement and the other rules about your use of this web site
- protect our rights or property
- protect someone’s health, safety or welfare
- comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process
Is my personal information safe from unauthorized access?
Please remember that while we take steps to protect the privacy of the information you send to us on this web site, we cannot guarantee your message is protected against unauthorized interception. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send us via e-mail.
Do you have any special rules about protecting the privacy of children?
We will not intentionally collect any personal information (such as a child’s name or e-mail address) from children under the age of 13. If you think that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us using the information listed below in the section titled “How do I contact you if I have any questions.”
Does this Privacy Statement still apply if I follow a link from this web site to another web site?
No. This web site may contain links to other web sites. Some of those sites may be operated by The Working Circle Teambuilding, Inc., and some may be operated by third parties. We provide the links for your convenience, but we do not review, control, or monitor the privacy practices of web sites operated by others. This Privacy Statement does not apply to any other web site, even the other Working Circle web sites. We are not responsible for the performance of sites operated by third parties or for your business dealings with them. Therefore, whenever you leave this web site we recommend that you review each site’s privacy practices and make your own conclusions regarding the adequacy of these practices. We will always tell you when you are leaving this web site.
Should I expect direct communications from you?
Some of the features on this web site allow you to communicate with us using an online form. If your communication requests a response from us, we will send you a response via unencrypted e-mail. We also will send you an unencrypted-mail confirmation if you order certain services or other products from us. The e-mail response or confirmation may include your personal information, including personal information about your health, your name, address, etc. We cannot guarantee that our e-mails to you will be secure from unauthorized interception.
What else should I know about this Privacy Statement and your privacy practices?
This web site is intended for a U.S. audience. The Working Circle Teambuilding, Inc. is located in the U.S., and our use of information that we collect on this web site is governed by U.S. law. If you live outside the U.S., you also understand that you are sharing your information with a company in the United States. You may be subject to additional rules about privacy that may apply when you access particular services or materials on certain areas in this web site, such as when you purchase certain services, or by following a link from this web site.
How do I contact you if I have any questions?
If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, please email us at Teambuilding@TheWorkingCircle.com.
Personal Information Our Company Collects and How It Is Used
Introduction: Our company collects information in different ways from Visitors and Members who access the various parts of our Services and the network of Web sites accessible through our Services.
Registration: Members may be asked to provide certain personal information when they sign up for our Products or Services, including name, address, telephone number, billing information (such as a credit card number), and the type of personal computer being used to access the Services. The personal information collected from Members during the registration process is used to manage each Member’s account (such as for billing purposes). This information may be shared with third parties, as stated herein, or in special circumstances.
However, in instances where our company and a partner jointly promote our Services, we may provide the partner certain personal information, such as the name, address, and user name of persons who subscribe to the Services as a result of the joint promotion, for the purpose of offering you other products and services.
In this instance, personal information may not be used by the partner for any other purpose. We may also generate non-identifying and aggregate profiles from personal information Members provide during registration (such as the total number, but not the names, of Members). As explained in more detail below, we may use this aggregated and non-identifying information to sell advertisements that appear on the Services.
Also, with purchases, we supply our Member’s contact information to our business partners, who then may contact the Member by telephone after the purchase. Sales proceeds are collected by the business partners company. We also may supply other companies with contact information, for mail offers we believe would be of interest to our Members, with or without compensation from those companies. At times, we may send an advertisement for a third-party product, where we collect the sales proceeds, and forward the purchaser’s information to that third party.
Facebook conversion pixels
We use the “Custom Audience pixel” of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) on our website. With its help, we can keep track of what users do after they see or click on a Facebook advertisement. This enables us to monitor the effectiveness of Facebook ads for purposes of statistics and market research. Data collected in this way is anonymous to us, which means we cannot see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is saved and processed by Facebook. Facebook can connect this data with your Facebook account and use it for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Policy which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. You can allow Facebook and its partners to place ads on and outside of Facebook. A cookie can also be saved on your device for these purposes.
Please click here if you would like to withdraw your consent https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads#_=_
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, www.google.com (“Google Analytics” or “Google”). Google Analytics employs cookies that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there.
In using Google Analytics our website employs the extension “anonymizeIp”. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from EU/EEA member states. Google uses this information to analyze your use of our site, to compile reports for us on internet activity and to provide other services relating to our website.
Google Analytics also uses electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used.
You can find additional information on how to install the browser add-on referenced above at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.
Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
When you use and access our website, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
- To enable certain functions of the Service
- We use both session and persistent cookies on our website
- Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050
For the Internet Explorer web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=en_US
For any other web browser, please visit your web browser’s official web pages.
Consent to Automated Phone Calls
Our Company Partners and Sponsors: Some products and services may be offered to Visitors and Members in conjunction with an affiliate, independent contractor, seller, or non-affiliated partner. To provide Visitors and Members some of these products and services, the partner may need to collect and maintain personal information.
Responses to E-mail Inquiries: When Visitors or Members send e-mail inquiries to our company, the return e-mail address is used to answer the e-mail inquiry we receive.
Responses to E-mail Inquiries: When Visitors or Members send e-mail inquiries to our company, the return e-mail address is used to answer the e-mail inquiry we receive.
Voluntary Customer Surveys: We may periodically conduct both business and individual customer surveys. We encourage our customers to participate in these surveys because they provide us with important information that helps us to improve the types of Products and Services we offer and how we provide them to you.
We may take the information we receive from individuals responding to our customer surveys and combine (or aggregate) it with the responses of other customers we may have to create broader, generic responses to the survey questions (such as gender, age, residence, hobbies, education, employment, industry sector, or other demographic information). We then use the aggregated information to improve the quality of our Services to you, and to develop new services and products. This aggregated, non-personally identifying information may be shared with third parties.
Promotions: Our Company may offer polls, contests, sweepstakes, drawings, games, content, or other promotions that are sponsored by or co-branded with third parties. You may be entered in a sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion simply by making a purchase from us or by providing us with personally identifiable information for some other reason or purpose. Due to these third-party relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that Visitors voluntarily submit to our company. Our company has no control over third parties’ use of this information.
Additionally, personally identifiable information may be collected when you order Products, enter contests, vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our Services such as our online newsletters, or participate in one of our online forums or communities. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include, but may not be limited to, name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, and information about your interests in and use of various Products, programs, and Services. Our sponsors or third parties may send you material that relates to our company’s Services, Products, or activities.
Special Cases: It is our company’s policy to use or share the personal information about Visitors or Members in ways described herein without additional notice or means to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Also, we may disclose personal information about Visitors or Members, or information regarding your use of the Services or Web sites accessible through our Services, for any reason if, in our sole discretion, we believe that it is reasonable to do so, including credit agencies, collection agencies, merchant database agencies, law enforcement, or to satisfy laws such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Child Online Privacy Act, regulations, or governmental or legal requests for such information; to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Acceptable Use Policy or Terms Of Service, or other user policies; to operate the Services properly; or to protect our company and our Members.
Notice of Compliance to California Residents.
Our company does not maintain a process for an individual consumer who uses or visits our commercial Web site or online service to review and request changes to any of his or her personally identifiable information that is collected through our Web site or online service.
For the purposes of this policy and California compliance, the following definitions apply:
Depending on the Visitor’s activity in our commercial Web site or online service, the following “personally identifiable information” may be collected in addition to information set forth in other sections of this document.
The term “personally identifiable information” means individually identifiable information about an individual consumer collected online by our company from an individual and maintained
by our company in an accessible form, and may include any of the following:
(1) A first and last name.
(2) A home or other physical address, including street name and name of a city or town.
(3) An e-mail address.
(4) A telephone number.
(5) Any other identifier that permits the physical or online contacting of a specific individual.
Under California Law SB 27, California residents have the right to receive, once a year, information about third parties with whom we have shared information about you or your family for their marketing purposes during the previous calendar year, and a description of the categories of personal information shared. To make such a request,
please send an e-mail to email@example.com and please include the phrase
“California Privacy Request” in the subject line, the domain name of the Web site you are inquiring about, along with your name, address, and e-mail address. We will respond to you within thirty business days of receiving such a request.
Advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies. We do not control use of these cookies and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them.
Our Company Commitment to Children’s Privacy: Protecting children’s privacy is especially important to us. It is our policy to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and all other applicable laws. Therefore, we restrict our Web site to persons eighteen years or older.
Public Forums: Please remember that any information you may disclose in any Member Directory, or other public areas of our Web sites or the Internet, becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these public areas.
Our Company’s Commitment to Data Security: Services and Web sites we sponsor have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this information.
Revisions to this Policy: Our Company reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this policy, our Terms of Service agreement, and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner by updating this posting. Your use of this Site after such changes are implemented constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of these changes. Please consult this privacy statement prior to every use for any changes.