Privacy Policy

1. INTRODUCTION

Updated May 17, 2018

This is our privacy policy. It tells you how we collect and process data received from you from the buddhify application, buddhify membership and associated products (website, Alexa skill).

You can create an account through the buddhify app. The account you create is a Mindfulness Everywhere account. You can use your account details with other Mindfulness Everywhere products. The following information is relevant to using the buddhify application, buddhify membership and your Mindfulness Everywhere account.

It is Mindfulness Everywhere’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites and applications. At Mindfulness Everywhere, we have a few fundamental principles:

  1. We don’t ask for your personal information unless we truly need it.
  2. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  3. We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

If you have any comments on this privacy policy, please email them to [email protected]

2. WHO WE ARE

We are a ‘data controller’, and these are our details:

Our site address is www.buddhify.com

Our company name is Mindfulness Everywhere Ltd

Our registered address is 145-157 St John Street, London, United Kingdom EC1V 4PW

Our nominated representative is Rohan Gunatillake (Director)

3. WHAT DATA WE COLLECT & HOW WE USE WHAT WE COLLECT

We collect and process the following data about you:

  • Your contact details in order to process and verify your Mindfulness Everywhere account
  • Information you put into forms or surveys in order to recommend particular content within buddhify or other relevant Mindfulness Everywhere services and products that may be of interest to you.
  • Regularity of use of the app, particular tracks played and content viewed in order to in order to a) inform your meditation statistics, and b) enable us to recommend particular content within buddhify or other relevant Mindfulness Everywhere services and products that may be of interest to you.
  • A record of any correspondence between us in order to improve our service
  • Information about your device (e.g. your device type, IP address, browser, operating system, etc.) for system administration
  • Data about how you searched for buddhify, how you respond to communications from buddhify, what buddhify features you use, and the actions you take while using the application of website in order to enable us to recommend particular content within buddhify or other relevant Mindfulness Everywhere services and products that may be of interest to you.

4. CHOICE ABOUT YOUR DATA

Buddhify account You do not have to create an account to use buddhify, although not all functions will be available to you. You can listen to guided meditations, read content and give meditations to others without creating an account.

To use all of the buddhify application functions you must sign up for a Mindfulness Everywhere account. Creating an account enables you to save preferences, including favourited meditation tracks, your personalised wheel and your meditation stats. These preferences and information are available on all the devices you are signed into with your buddhify account.

You can terminate your Mindfulness Everywhere account at anytime within the application. Terminating your account will remove your account and all your details from your buddhify app, and your data will be removed from our database. Account termination cannot be reversed. 

Please note that terminating your account does not mean 1. that you will refunded any payments you have made, and 2. will not remove buddhify from your device, just your account details. To remove buddhify from your device you must follow the instructions for deleting applications from your device provider.

Buddhify mailing list You can opt in to receive marketing emails about buddhify when you sign up for your Mindfulness Everywhere account. You can also choose to opt in or out later by managing your preferences within the setting section of the buddhify application. 

Alternatively you can choose to not create a buddhify account, and still opt-in to joining the mailing list. You can join the mailing list at www.buddhify.com. You can choose to later opt-out of the mailing list through any mailing list email you receive.

The buddhify mailing list is different to your Mindfulness Everywhere account. All users with Mindfulness Everywhere accounts will receive emails relating to their use of the buddhify application.

Anonymous data Anonymous data about how the buddhify community are using the app may be shared with all users and is gathered through a third party analytics service (e.g. Google Analytics). It is currently not possible to opt out of this, but we anticipate adding this functionality in the future. 

5. PROTECTION OF YOUR DATA

Technical protection of your data We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Any data transferred online is done so securely using HTTPS, and your data is stored by a third party provider in the UK, which meets the expectations of data protection in the UK, Europe and internationally. 

The Company will have, at all times, the appropriate technical and organisational measures in place to protect any personal data accessed or processed by us against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss or destruction or damage. We have taken all reasonable steps to ensure the reliability of any of our staff who may have access to the personal data processed as part of the services offered.

Secure networks, password protection, 2 factor authentication and HTTPS controls are used where applicable to protect the transmission of information between the Company and any 3rd parties. Disc encryption, password protection, 2 factor authentication and HTTPS controls, together with server-side encryption with managed keys, where appropriate, are also used to protect the storage and processing of information that is considered at risk, due to its classification and for which other controls do not provide adequate protection.

Processing of your data As Data Controller, we use 3rd party companies to process some data, these are referred to as Data Processors. Mindfulness Everywhere discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Mindfulness Everywhere’s behalf or to provide services available on buddhify, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using buddhify, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The 3rd party companies we use meet the requirements of GDPA processing. 

Mindfulness Everywhere will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.  Mindfulness Everywhere only discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of buddhify, third parties or the public at large. 

In supplying your email address, you agree that buddhify may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with other Mindfulness Everywhere products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to anonymously publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Information will also be published through the buddhify app.

Mindfulness Everywhere takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information. No redress can be provided to users if the privacy policy is not met.

6. DISCLOSING YOUR INFORMATION

We are allowed to disclose your information in the following cases:

  • We can disclose it if we have a legal obligation to do so, or in order to protect other people’s property, safety or rights
  • We can exchange information with others to protect against fraud or credit risks.

7. YOUR RIGHTS

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016 gives you the right to 1. erase your data, 2. access a copy of your data free of charge, and 3. access a copy of your data which is in a portable format. To exercise this right please contact [email protected]ify.com.

8. LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Please note that our terms and conditions and our policies will not apply to other websites that you get to via a link from our applications or associated products.

9. CHANGES AND UPDATES

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Mindfulness Everywhere may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Mindfulness Everywhere’s sole discretion. Mindfulness Everywhere encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.