Privacy Policy

Introduction

When you use our services, you’re trusting us with your information. We understand this is a big responsibility and work hard to protect your information and put you in control.

This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what information we collect, why we collect it, and how you can update, manage, export, and delete your information.

Our Privacy Policy explains how Less Doing collects, uses, protects and discloses information about you. The terms “Less Doing,” “we,” “us,” and “our” include Less Doing, LLC, Ari Meisel. and our affiliates. We use the terms “member,” “you,” and “your” to mean any person using our Platform or attending related events, including any organization or person using the Platform on an organization’s behalf. Less Doing® is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

This Privacy Policy applies to the processing of information about members and other individuals that we collect when you use our “Platform,” which means any website, application, or services we offer or when you communicate with us. For information about choices that we offer under this policy, please see “Your Choices” below. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the information that you may provide to third parties such as members and others with whom you may share information about yourself. For more information about the scope of our Privacy Policy, please see Section 4.

To make this Privacy Policy easier to understand, we have provided summaries at the beginning of each section. These summaries are not part of the official policy. Even though we have provided summaries, it is important for you to read the entire policy carefully.

The Bottom Line: WE DO NOT rent, sell, or otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties, except in the very limited circumstances set out below.

Any modifications to this Privacy Policy will be posted on our website, so please check the “last modified” date of the Privacy Policy periodically. This Privacy Policy was last modified on May 1, 2018.

1. Collection Of Information

1.1 Information You Provide To Us

We collect information that you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information that you provide when you create an account, fill out a form, or communicate with us. The types of information that we may collect include your name, username, password, email address, postal address, phone number, payment method data, photos, occupation, income range, spouse’s name, date of birth, kids’ names (if applicable), choices of interests and groups, and any other information that you choose to provide. Information about your gender and interests is optional. Your choice of groups is optional, but we are required to process this information in order to process your Program Application and place you in the right workshop, and to indicate that you are a member of the groups that you join. Section 2 explores how we will use the information that you provide to personalize our recommendations and other content to you.

On occasion, the information you give us when you download materials or join The Less Doing® Program may imply information about your beliefs, political views, personal and/or professional life; health conditions; or your sexual identity. This, and other kinds of sensitive information, is given special protection. Posting personal or sensitive information about yourself or others is against our commitment to you to ensure your information is kept secured and confidential.

1.2 Information We Collect Automatically When You Use The Platform

When you use our Platform, we automatically collect information about you, including:

1.3 Information We Collect From Other Sources

We may collect information about you from other sources, such as through certain features on the Platform you elect to use, but only where these third parties either have your consent or are otherwise legally permitted or required to disclose your information to us. Examples include:

2. Use Of Information

Summary: We use information about you to:

2.1 Operating Our Platform

We may use information about you for various purposes related to operating our Platform, including to:

2.2 Communicating With You

We may use information about you for various purposes related to communicating with you, including to:

2.3 Legal Basis For Processing

Our legal basis for collecting and using the information described above will depend on the type of information and the specific context in which we collect it.

3. Sharing Of Information

Summary: We do not share information about you in any way other than as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose information about you:

We may also share de-identified or aggregated information.

3.1 Through Your Participation In The Less Doing® Program

We share some of the information that we collect by displaying it on a Client Roster according to your profile and account settings.

Some information, such as name, company, and contact information, will be visible to other members of that Less Doing® group/series. We find it helpful to have access to the email addresses of organizers and other members of groups within their workshop series to easily communicate with. Therefore, we ask that if you do not want to share your contact information your group, please contact [email protected]

3.2 With Our Service Providers

We may use service providers in connection with operating and improving the Platform to assist with certain functions, such as payment processing, email transmission, conducting surveys or contests, data hosting, managing our ads, and some aspects of our technical and customer support. We take measures to ensure that these service providers access, process, and store information about you only for the purposes we authorize, subject to confidentiality obligations.

3.3 Following The Law And Protecting Less Doing®

We may access, preserve, and disclose information about you to third parties, including the content of messages, if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, applicable law, regulation, legal process, or audits. We may also disclose information about you if we believe that your actions are inconsistent with our Terms of Service or related guidelines and policies, or if necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of, or prevent fraud or abuse of, Less Doing® or others.

3.4 Affiliate Sharing And Merger, Sale, Or Other Asset Transfers

If Less Doing® is involved in a merger, acquisition, financing, reorganization, bankruptcy, or sale of our assets, information about you may be shared, sold, or transferred as part of that transaction. We may also share information about you with current or future corporate parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates.

4. Additional Details

Summary:

4.1 Analytics And Advertising Services Provided By Others

With your permission, we may allow others to use cookies, web beacons, device identifiers, and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Less Doing®website and other websites and online services. See our Cookie Policy for details about these technologies and the information that they collect, use, or share, including how you may be able to control or disable these services.

4.2 Transfer Of Information To Canada, The U.S., And Other Countries

Given that the internet is a global environment, using the internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Personal information may be stored in servers hosted in countries outside Canada, including the United States. As such, your personal information may be subject to the laws of other countries, including the United States, where the data protection and other laws may not be as comprehensive as those in Canada. Personal information may be disclosed in response to inquiries or requests from government authorities in the United States or other countries in which we operate. Therefore, by browsing our website and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.

Less Doing® is based in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Information about you will be transferred to, and processed in, Canada, the U.S., and countries other than the country in which you are a resident. These countries may have data protection laws that are different to the laws of your country and, in some cases, may not be as protective. We have taken appropriate safeguards to require that your information will remain protected in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

4.3 Security

We employ technical and organizational measures designed to appropriately protect your information that is under our control and that we process on your behalf from unauthorized access collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, or disposal, both during transmission and once we receive it. We store all information that you provide to us on secure servers. We train employees regarding our data privacy policies and procedures, and permit authorized employees to access information on a need-to-know basis, as required for their role. We use firewalls designed to protect against intruders and test for network vulnerabilities. However, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure.

Where you have a password, which enables you to use our services, you are responsible for keeping this password complex, secure, and confidential. If you would like to update or change your password, you may select the “Forgot your password?” link on the login page. You will be sent an email that allows you to reset your password.

4.4 Safeguarding Data

Less Doing® takes all feasible and reasonable precautions to protect the personal information that we collect from you. Every staff member must sign a Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement wherein he/she agrees not to improperly use and/or disclose any personal information about clients or other individuals who have contacted Less Doing®. Also, your personal information is retained in a secure database, which is only accessible by password and is protected by the use of firewalls.

4.5 Data Retention

We retain certain information that we collect from you while you are a participant in The Less Doing® Program and on our website, and in certain cases where you have deleted your account, for the following reasons:

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your information, we will either delete or anonymize it. We retain personal information collected from you when you request information, register an account, apply for a workshop, and/or order a product online for a period of 15 years thereafter.

4.6 Policy Scope

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that you provide to third parties, such as other participants in The Less Doing® Program. Our website may direct you to a third-party service, such as social media services, or a portion of our website may be controlled by a third party (typically through the use of a frame or pop-up window separate from other content on our Platform). Disclosure of information to these third parties is subject to the relevant third party’s privacy policy. We are not responsible for the third-party privacy policy or content, even if we link to those services from our website or if we share information with these third parties.

Less Doing® is directly responsible for complying with all requirements of applicable EU privacy laws in connection with the information that we obtain and process for the purposes of managing our contacts, or organizing groups, or administering networks.

4.7 Revisions To This Policy

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will provide notice to you by publishing the most current version on our Platform at www.lessdoing.com/privacy and revising the date at the top of this page. If we make any material change to this policy, we will provide additional notice to you, such as by sending you an email or displaying a prominent notice on our Platform.

4.8 Links To Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over those other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

4.9 How Do We Use And Store Personal Information You Provide To Us When You Request Information, Register An Account, And/Or Order Products Online?

We will maintain your personal information in a secure database. We do not use the information in the database for any purposes other than facilitating your future orders, or to permit us to notify you of products, services, workshops, and features offered by Less Doing®. We do not store your credit card numbers or expiry dates in our database. Consequently, each time you choose to purchase an item, your name and shipping address will be pulled from the database, but you will have to re-enter your credit card information to complete the order.

4.10 Our Policy Regarding Sharing and Accessing Your Personal Information

Less Doing® does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer the personal information you provide to us to third parties. We may allow authorized third-party service providers access to your personal information to perform services on our behalf. Our service providers are required to provide privacy protection comparable to ours and to limit their use of such information to providing services on our behalf. These service providers may be in another country, such as the United States, and the personal information may be subject to disclosure in accordance with the applicable laws of that jurisdiction, which may create a different privacy regime from your country of residence.

5. Your Choices

Summary:

5.1 Your Choices: Account Information

You may update, deactivate, or correct your account information by sending a request to [email protected] as described in Section 6. You will also be able to choose what information others see about you and who may contact you by using the Privacy Settings section in your Account.

5.2 Your Choices: Opting Out Of Receiving Communications From Us

If you do not wish to receive communications from Less Doing®, you can opt out of receiving such communications by either following the instructions in each such communication or by contacting the Less Doing® Privacy Office (email address below) at any time. It may take up to ten days to process a request received by email or telephone, and six to eight weeks to process a request received by mail. If you change your mind and would like to start receiving communications from us again, you can do so by emailing us at [email protected]

5.3 Your Choices: Cookies

We may use and allow others to use cookies, web beacons, device identifiers, and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Platform and other websites and online services. See our Cookie Policy for details about these technologies and the information that they collect, use, or share, including how you may be able to control or disable these services.

5.4 Some Information About The Use Of Cookies On Our Website

Our website uses per-session cookies, which are commonly used tools to facilitate the exchange of information between your browser and our server. These cookies allow us to present, and you to view, certain graphic elements on the website. Per-session cookies are stored in memory while you are visiting the website and are set to expire from your cache 120 days after leaving our website.

The per-session cookies do not provide our website with access to anything else on your system, including private information about you. Our website can only retrieve the per-session cookie. You can set your browser to detect and reject cookies by taking the following steps. However, please note that if you choose to reject cookies, you will not be able to view all graphic elements on our site.

For Internet Explorer:

For Firefox, Safari, and other Mozilla-based browsers:

The information we are collecting includes:

The information is collected by the server in an aggregate format so that we can assess those pages that are most frequented by visitors of our site. We do not link this information with the identity of any visitor to our website, to any of the information you voluntarily provide when you visit our site, or when you become a participant in the Program. Accordingly, Less Doing® will treat any information shared between your browser and our server as non-personal information.

5.5 Your Choices: Promotional Communications

You can control messages that you receive from Less Doing®, other members, and third parties by selecting the unsubscribe link in the message that you receive, or by adjusting the communication preferences in your account settings. We will also send you a link to these settings when you first sign up and in subsequent messages. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional messages, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations.

6. Data Rights

Summary:

We respond to all requests that we receive from individuals who wish to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. You can contact us by sending an email to [email protected]

Rights that you may have, depending on the country in which you live, include:

7. Contact Us

Summary:

If you have any questions, you can contact us at [email protected] Under data protection law, the controller of your information is Less Doing, LLC, and Ari Meisel. If you wish to have access to the personal information that we retain on file, or if you wish to correct, update, or delete any information on file, please call 917-924-8651, or email [email protected] If you have any questions or complaints about this Privacy Policy or how we use your information, please contact [email protected]