Privacy Policy

Last Updated: December 19, 2019

By using or accessing our website or by providing personal information to us on or through this website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy is part of our general Terms & Conditions.

General respects the privacy of its members, registrants, and others who visit our website(s). This Privacy Policy describes the information about you that we collect through the website, and how that information is used, maintained and, in some cases, shared. In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to review this Privacy Policy. By using or accessing the website, you agree to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, do not use or access the website. We may, from time to time, revise or update this Privacy Policy. This may include making changes to the way we collect, maintain and store information. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post notice of the modifications to the Privacy Policy on

Please check the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Changes will become effective immediately. If you disagree with any of the terms of this Privacy Policy in its current form, or in the future, in any of its modified forms, we kindly advise you to discontinue your use of the website.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

Information You Provide to Us gathers and retains personal information about you when you voluntarily submit it to us. For example, if you choose to complete and submit a form or otherwise provide information through our Website, including but not limited to the “Contact” page, we will use the data you submit to respond to your inquiry and consider your request. We will keep the information you submitted and may use or disclose your information as provided in this Privacy Policy.

URLs and IP Addresses

Like many other websites, we collect information about users’ utilization and navigation of the Website. We use Google Analytics software to do this.

Information about users’ utilization and navigation of the Website helps us to design the Website to better suit our users’ needs. Information collected from Website visitors includes: domain name used to access the internet, browser used, pages visited, referring site URLs and Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. We use this information as provided in this Privacy Policy, including, for example, to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Website, to help identify visitors in a broader anonymous sense, to gather broad demographic information and to provide relevant advertising to visitors. We track the keywords that are entered into our search engine and the terms selected to browse and filter information in order to measure interest in specific topics, and we may monitor which terms a particular user enters.

We may also record information about individual behavior or use of the Website, but mind that we do not use software tools that gathers, collects or saves information that personally identifies users of our website.


Like most websites, we employ cookies on certain pages of the Website. Cookies make using the Website easier by, among other things, saving your preferences for you. We may also use cookies to deliver content tailored to your interests. Our cookies may enable us to relate your use of the Website to personally identifying information that you previously submitted. If your browser is set to reject cookies, or if your browser notifies you that you are about to receive a cookie and you reject it, then your use of the Website may not be as efficient or as enjoyable as it would be if the cookie were enabled. The information that we collect with cookies allows us to improve our information, to statistically analyse usage of the website, and to improve and customize our content and other offerings. We may link cookies to other information about you that we have collected. However, we only disclose information collected with cookies to third parties on an aggregated basis without the use of any information that personally identifies you. We do not use technology to recognizes a “do-not-track” signal from your web browser.

Cookies used by our Website or set through our Website by third-parties are from WordPress (navigation only) and Google Analytics.

Social Media Activities

The Website includes the ability for you and other users to link to social media websites. As a result, we receive information about you when you choose to post or otherwise share information about our website on these social media websites. We may also receive information about you from your social media account depending on your privacy setting for that account; you can control this by adjusting your privacy setting on your social media account. We may use such information about you as provided in this Privacy Policy in a variety of ways, including, for example, to administer the website and enhance your experience with, and to communicate with you about the website and new offerings associated with We may keep all of this information indefinitely.

Financial Transactions

When you engage in any financial transaction through the Website, you will be asked to provide certain of your financial information, such as your debit card, credit card or PayPal account and billing address. We don’t keep this information with us, in fact, this information is handled through our payment providers PayPal and via Gumroad’s Credit Card payment processing.

How Personal Information May Be Used or Shared

We will not share, rent, sell or otherwise disclose any of the personally identifiable information that we collect about you through the website, except in any of the following situations:

  • We may use the information we collect from you to fulfill your requests, to manage the website, to communicate with you about membership, registration, products, services, events and other opportunities related to traditional bodywork, to conduct research and analysis and to expand our services and outreach. We have instituted opt-out capabilities to ensure that you do not receive unwanted promotional email or mail from, as discussed below in the “Opting Out of Communications” section.
  • We may disclose information that we collect about you to our payment processors who perform services for us in connection with the Website, or to complete or confirm a transaction or series of transactions that you conduct with us. We may also disclose information to service providers or suppliers if the disclosure will enable that party to perform technical support for us.
  • We may be legally obligated to disclose information about you to the government or to third parties under certain circumstances, such as in connection with illegal activity on the Website, or to respond to a court order or other legal process. We reserve the right to release information that we collect to law enforcement or other government officials, as we, in our sole and absolute discretion, deem necessary or appropriate.
  • We may share aggregated or anonymous information that cannot identify you with third parties. For example, we may disclose the number of visitors to the Website or the number of people who have downloaded a particular document.

Publicly Displayed Information is an online directory accessible to the public at If you are listed in our directory it allows interested parties – including potential clients and employers – to find you.

We, independently of you and at our sole discretion, collect publicly available information about Schools, Training Centers, and Independent Teachers of traditional bodywork, and register this information in our database. We make this information available and visible on our website for the general public.

When you explicitly register for our Directory Listing you may submit to us images and/or a full description of your activities. We make this information available and visible on our website for the general public. Mind that you are responsible for the accuracy and truthfulness of that content as listed in our Terms & Conditions.

Opting Out of Communications

If you no longer want to receive promotional emails from on a going-forward basis, you may opt out of receiving emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of those emails you receive. If you are having difficulty unsubscribing, please contact us directly.

Please allow ample time for us to process your request. However, please note that even if you opt out from receiving promotional emails, we may continue to send you service-related communications (for instance, if you advertise with us) and we may need to keep information we have collected about you for record-keeping, research and other purposes.


To help protect the privacy of data you transmit through the website, where personally identifiable information is requested, we use technology designed to encrypt the information that you input before it is sent to us (https protocol). In addition, we take steps to protect the user data we collect against unauthorized access. However, you should keep in mind that the website is run on software, hardware and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches of security beyond our control.

Please also be aware that despite our best intentions and the guidelines outlined in this Privacy Policy, no data transmission over the Internet or encryption method can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Links to Other Websites

We do not endorse and are not responsible for the information practices or privacy policies of websites operated by others that may be linked to our website, including the websites of our program partners and sponsors. If you decide to access a third party’s website that may be linked to this website, you should consult that website’s privacy policy. This Privacy Policy governs only information that we directly collect, and not websites, services or applications that do not link to this Privacy Policy or that are maintained or controlled by other companies or organizations, including third party websites linked to from the website. The inclusion of a link or reference on the website does not imply endorsement of the linked site by us.

Our site also contains links to websites or products and services offered by third parties. We do not endorse and are not responsible for the information collection practices of those third party websites. Your use of those third party websites is at your sole and entire risk. We’d like to encourage you to review those third party websites and their privacy policies before using them or providing them any of your personal information.

Children’s Privacy

This website is not intended for persons under the age of 18. If you are under 18 years of age, please do not use or access this website at any time or in any manner, except under the supervision of an adult. By using this website on your own, you affirm that you are over the age of 18. does not seek through this website to gather personal information from or about persons under the age of 18.

Governing Law

By choosing to visit our website or provide information to us, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by international law. You also agree to abide by any limitation on damages contained in our Terms & Conditions or other agreement that we have with you.


If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or about how we use the personal information you may provide us, or for technical questions about the operation of the website, please contact us.

Other Privacy Aspects

You may provide personal information to us other than on or through the Website. Aside from the Website, we may collect personal information via email, telephone, facsimile, postal mail, or in person. If we use any information on or through the Website that we collected other than on or through the Website, the Website Privacy terms, above, will apply in their entirety to the use of such information.