Privacy

Retreat Network understands that when working with www.RetreatNetwork.com (the “Site”) and any related sites, you are placing a lot of trust in us. This is why we commit ourselves to the ongoing protecting your private information. The Privacy Policy outlined here was designed with that commitment in mind, and with the intention of protecting the privacy of any information that our users have provided. Visitors to the Site are choosing to accept the terms that have been set forth with this privacy policy.
The controller of your information with regard to data protection purposes is PaintYourLife LLC, and their registered address is 412 N Main St Ste 100 Buffalo, WY 82834, USA.

COLLECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

This section provides an overview of what Personally Identifying Information, hereafter referred to as PIN, is being collected and its purposes including how it is shared and/or disclosed.

What is “Personally Identifying Information”?

Personally Identifying Information (PIN) is any and all information that the Site may use for the purposes of identifying, contacting, or locating any individual to whom that information pertains. Examples of PIN include names, addresses, email addresses, telephone or fax numbers, information regarding credit cards and social security numbers, and any financial profile of an individual. Information collected on an anonymous basis (without identifying a specific user) or information regarding demographics that do not identify a single individual are not considered to be PIN.

What types of PIN are collected? And why?

Visitors to the Site are not required to provide us with any personal information. If any user becomes a registered Site user, they will be asked to provide a few pieces of information, including their name, password, and email address. Users can register by using their Facebook account as well, which will allow the Site access to limited information as offered by Facebook.com. Additionally, the Site may do the following at any time: save criteria regarding favorite retreat searches; invite users to review their experiences with other Site Members; or invite users to provide us with information about their experiences by taking a survey designed for this purpose, provided we obtained your consent to do so. Search criteria that has been saved on this Site enables users to repeat searches without re-entering search criteria they have entered before. Reviews of prior experiences are a valuable source of information for other Site users and Members. Completing surveys allows us to continually make improvements to our services, both at Retreat Network and on this Site. We will update the information that we have about our Members (such as email addresses) when that information is provided to us. Those users that wish to participate in buying and selling on this Site will need to provide us with additional personal contact information, including their name, email address, state of residence, and their ZIP code. At the request of users, we will use contact information from the registration form to reply to messages, as well as to notify them about new items that are available. Customers’ contact information might also be used for the purposes of contacting the Visitor when it is necessary; examples include notifications of site changes, prize giveaways, and the identification of unusual activity on an account or inappropriate content in a customer’s advertisement.

The Collection of Other Information

Other information may be automatically collected during Site visits. This information may include: the domain name that the Site was accessed from or your IP address, the time and date on which each page of the Site was accessed, or the browser used and the site pages that you accessed. We collect this information for the purposes of determining the popularity of Site pages and to identify those pages on which users are spending the majority of their visit. This data can help us make improvements to our users’ experiences on this Site. Additionally, accumulated statistical information (but not personal information) may be sent to our service providers and other Members for the purposes of improving their Retreat Network membership.

What organizations will collect information?

Retreat Network will collect information on its members by allowing them to directly input that information, or by collecting data through our web host. As well as directly collecting information through these methods, our third party service vendors (including banks, clearinghouses, and credit card companies) will collect information. Many of the third parties associated with us are intermediaries only, and function as a link in the chain of distribution. We take steps to ensure that the necessary level of protection for these collections and usage occurs in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations. The information that is given to these parties will at no time be stored, retained, or used by them but will be handled in line with a data processing agreement. Note that this policy does not cover the privacy of any information that is provided to third party sites that this Site links to or from, and said information is protected by the third party site’s privacy policy.

How will PIN be used by the Site?

PIN is used for the purpose of Site customization to offer appropriate services to Members, and to the fulfill requests regarding selling and buying on this Site. Members and Visitors may receive emails regarding purchasing and sales opportunities that are available to them on this Site, research, or information that relates to the Site’s subject matter. PIN may also be used for the purpose of contacting Members and Visitors in response to inquiries that they have made, or to offer them information that they have requested.

SHARING AND DISCLOSING OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

This section provides a brief insight into our privacy practices in relation to the sharing and disclosing of PIN.

Who else will receive access to this information?

PIN may be shared with Members to evaluate potential transactions with other Members. Accumulated information about Visitors, including information regarding the demographics of Members and Visitors, may also be shared with agencies affiliated with the Site and any third party sites. The option is available to choose not to receive information or otherwise receive correspondence from us or from agencies acting our behalf.

Information Disclosure

We understand the importance of protecting your information. We will only disclose the information that we have on record regarding you in circumstances where you have agreed to disclose personal information (as this policy sets forth and/or in line with an applicable data processing agreement), or if the law requires or has authorized this disclosure.

MEMBERS AND VISITORS’ RIGHTS

Both Members and Visitors have the right to contact us regarding what PIN we hold about them and the categories of data concerned, the purposes of the processing, how long we retain PIN, and the details or criteria regarding whom PIN will or may be disclosed to or the criteria for the disclosure. Moreover, they can request information about the source in case they believe PIN was not collected directly from them.
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at the address above or by email at: privacy@retreatnetwork.com.
To ensure that you PIN is protected, if we receive your request to exercise any of above written rights, we will ask you to verify your identity prior to acting on that request.

How can Visitors make corrections to inaccurate PIN?

Because we need only accurate, complete and up to date PIN, Members and Visitors have the option to contact us if they wish to update any PIN that we have on file or to make corrections to any inaccurate information in two ways: first, by contacting us (link), and second, by logging into their account on this Site, where they have the ability to update their own information.

Can a Visitor delete or deactivate PIN collected by the Site?

Members and Visitors can request the deletion or deactivation of any PIN from the Site’s database by contacting us directly. PIN will only be deleted if we have no legal basis for retaining it. We will reply to any request within 30 days.

What choices are available to Visitors regarding information and its collection, distribution, and use?

Members and Visitors who do not wish to receive information from us or who otherwise wish to choose not to receive further correspondence from us, our vendors, and/or any other agencies affiliated with the Site may do so by sending an appropriate response to such emails, unsubscribing using the unsubscribe link, or by direct contact with us.

Junk/Unsolicited Email

Retreat Network will only send email to users in the following circumstances:

  • If you have subscribed to the Site’s email service and opted for our newsletter, we will send you messages to inform you of our latest offers, in addition to any current promotions or specials. Users who wish to stop receiving these emails may log on to their account on the Site, where they can update their profile to indicate their wish to unsubscribe, or they may respond to any email that they receive with a request to unsubscribe.
  • If you are nominated by a friend to receive information from us, you will receive an email. Any email that you receive will have been sent on the part of that friend. In these circumstances, you will not receive any more email from the Site, as Retreat Network does not record these email addresses.
  • If you have made an information request regarding our services, you will receive this information via email. However, we will not add you to our email list. We will only email you with material concerning the issue that you have requested information on.
  • We will contact you if you provide us with your information upon completion of a user survey.

Be aware that email functions as a tool in the sales of listings on this Site. We do not use spam or bulk mailings as a sales tool. In the event that you receive email via Retreat Network that has not been solicited, you have received it because you are a provider of retreat or event production services. In the event that you have chosen not to list your services with Retreat Network, or you have opted for removal from our contact database, then you may simply send an email response to inform us that you have no interest in having a listing on the Site.

Links to External Sites

Links to external sites may be found on this Site. Note that clicking on any external links will move you to web sites not under the jurisdiction of this privacy policy. We encourage all users to examine the privacy policies of these sites, as they may be different than those of Retreat Network.

Does this Site use cookies?

The Site uses cookies for statistical purposes and for site functionality; they are not used by any outside persons for any reason. Users can visit the Site without enabling cookies; however, their experience will lack many of the enhancements that these cookies provide. Cookies may also be used for obtaining information about Visitors’ preferences and any services that they choose. Cookies may also be used to aid in security measures that help to protect our Members.

DATA SECURITY, STORAGE AND RETENTION

The security of your PIN is taken seriously; therefore, we have implemented the most appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect it.

If You Need to Send Us Information

We will do everything in our power to secure your data. However, there is no 100% secure option for data transfer when using the Internet. Any information that you choose to share with us should be done so at your own discretion. There are several steps that you can follow that will help you to ensure the privacy of any information that you share: remember to always log out and shut down your browser after every session, and be certain your emails and personal information cannot be accessed by others if you are using a computer that you share with others or that is available to other users in a public setting.

How is PIN Stored and For How Long?

The security of your PIN is taken seriously and the most appropriate technical and organizational measures are employed, including staff training and awareness. Your PIN is kept in a secure database that is under firewall protection in addition to protection by our hosting partner’s security. All passwords and financial information are encrypted using industry-standard encryption tools. No information is accessible to third parties or employees of Retreat Network except for the uses indicated in this privacy policy. We only retain your accurate, complete and up-to-date PIN, and your PIN is retained no longer than is necessary for the purpose(s) for which they are obtained.

Children

The Site will not collect any kind of personal information from any minor under 18 years of age. All site users must give us confirmation that they are age 18 or over before they can provide us with any personal information. If you become aware that an underaged person has submitted PIN to us, please contact us so we can remove it immediately.

Notification of Privacy Statement Changes

The privacy policy outlined here indicates the privacy standards that are in effect at this time. Be aware that this privacy policy may be subject to change over time. You will be notified of changes to this policy by the publication of the most up-to-date policy on this Site. Be aware that, if we change our privacy policy, and if there is a possibility that this change might lead to the disclosure of PIN that Visitors or Members have previously requested to be kept undisclosed, we will make contact with such individuals to allow them to prevent said disclosure from occurring.

Contact Us

If you have reason to believe that: any individual or organization has mistakenly gained access to your personal information, if you have reason to believe we have broken our obligation to your privacy under our policy, or if have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, then please contact us at privacy@retreatnetwork.com and we will help you with any privacy questions or concerns that you may have.