Privacy Policy

YOUR CONSENT TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

By using our web site, you indicate that you agree with the terms of our current Privacy Policy  (“Policy”) as posted on our site as well as the terms of our Terms of Use. If you do not agree with this Policy or our Terms of Use, please do not use our site or provide any Personal Information to us.

PRIVACY POLICY

This (“Policy”) explains how your Personal Information is collected, used, and disclosed by Namchak LLC  (“Namchak”) with respect to the use of our website, located at Namchak.org (the “Site”).  We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time. We will alert you to these changes by indicating the date that the Policy was last updated. We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to make sure that you understand how any Personal Information you provide will be used.

What Is Personal Information?

As used herein, the term “Personal Information” means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, mobile number, e-mail address, or credit card number), or information about that individual that is directly linked to personally identifiable information. Personal Information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about the use of the Site or about a group or category of services or users, from which individual identities or other Personal Information has been removed. This Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

We collect information about you in various ways when you use our Site. We collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us, such as when you register a team, send us an email, provide or request information, or post blog comments or other content on the Site. Such information may include Personal Information, such as your name, email address, and phone number.
When you visit our Site, some information is also automatically collected. For example, we log information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system, browser type, address of a referring website, and your activity on the Site. We treat this information as Personal Information if we combine it with, or link it to, any of the identifying information mentioned above. Otherwise, it is used only in the aggregate.


We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of “cookies” or web beacons. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive at the request of a website. Among other things, cookies help us improve our Site and your experience. If we link cookies to any personally identifying information, we will treat this information as Personal Information. We do not use “cookies” to obtain Personal Information about any of our visitors. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser manufacturer to learn about these functions. Most Internet browsers allow you to set them to warn you before a cookie is stored or block cookies altogether. However, if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or Services on our Site. Web beacons are small, invisible graphic images that may be used on the Site or in emails relating to the Site to collect certain information and monitor user activity on the Site.
 

How Do We Use the Personal Information We Collect?
We use Personal Information collected through our Site for the purposes described in this Policy or elsewhere on the Site. For example, we may use Personal Information we collect:

·       to respond to your requests, comments, and questions;

·       to notify you about your team's progress and recognize challenge winners;

·       to send you confirmations, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;

·       to send you news and other information about the communities and Namchak events and to provide you with other information about ways to stay involved;

·       to inform you about challenges, events, promotions, , services or other news and information about Namchak that we think will be of interest to you;

·       to analyze trends and personalize and improve the Site and the user experience on the Site;

·       to notify you about important changes to our Site; and

·       for any other purpose for which the information was collected.

 

We may also collect Personal Information from you about a third party (e.g., the Site might allow you to send an email or message to a friend, in which case we will need that person's name and email address). Please note that we use such information only for the specified purpose (e.g., to deliver the email message) and we will not contact the third party again by email unless and until the third party contacts us. We may also enhance your Personal Information by linking it to data obtained from third parties, such as non-personally identifiable information (e.g., demographic and geographic characteristics) as well as other publicly available data such as census information. Such enhanced information allows us to provide our users with a more customized experience.

 

We, and third-party service providers employed by us may store and process Personal Information in the United States and other countries.

Google Analytics
Google Analytics Cookies

We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behavior on the Site. The Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting feature allows us to identify trends in the usage of the Site which may be published in reports for internal use and to develop the Site and content around our visitors’ interests. We use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online and make ads more relevant.

 

Demographics and Interests data comes from the third-party DoubleClick cookie for web traffic. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We therefore do not use this tool to collect or store your Personal Information, so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

We have also turned on Remarketing with Google Analytics. Remarketing cookies will be used by third parties (including Google) to show our ads on websites other than our own. We use Google Analytics’ Remarketing cookies to serve more relevant ads on third-party websites based on your past visits to our website or other websites. Google operates the DoubleClick online ad serving product, providing advertisers, web publishers and direct marketers with the tools needed to plan, execute, and analyze marketing programs with greater ease and efficiency. Note: Cookies placed by Google for behavioral advertising, including the opt-out cookie, will appear as DoubleClick cookies.

Opt-out of Google Analytics

Using the Ads Settings (www.google.ca/settings/ads), you can opt-out of both Google Analytics for Demographics and Interest Reporting and Remarketing with Google Analytics. In addition, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to disable tracking by Google Analytics. Google is a Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) member, which is an organization committed to transparency and choice. The NAI opt-out tool was developed in conjunction with the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) for the express purpose of allowing consumers to “opt out” of the Interest-Based Advertising delivered by members on Web pages using cookies.

What Personal Information Do We Share With Third Parties?

We will not share the Personal Information we collect from you through this Site with third parties, except as described in this Policy or on the Site.

You should understand that any content you submit for publication on our Site will be available to our affiliates as set forth in the Terms of Use and may be publicly available. You also understand that when submitting pictures, photos and other content, you grant to us and our affiliates the right to use such content in any manner or media in connection with the Site and Namchak, and therefore such content may be made publicly available. We recommend you avoid using first and last names when posting on the site and that you be cautious about giving out Personal Information to others or sharing Personal Information in public or private online forums.

We may also disclose Personal Information in the good faith belief that such disclosure is legally required or is reasonably necessary or appropriate (i) to comply with laws or to respond to lawful requests and legal process, or (ii) to protect the rights, property, and safety of Namchak, our, employees, agents, members representatives, and the public, including to respond to claims, enforce our agreements, policies, and Terms of Use and to protect Namchak and our users from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate, or unlawful use of the Site. Personal Information may also be disclosed or transferred as part of, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition, or in any other situation where Personal Information may be transferred as one of the business assets of Namchak.

We may also share Personal Information with our vendors, consultants, and other service providers (“Service Providers”) who are engaged by or working with us in connection with the operation of the Site and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us. In some cases, the Service Provider may be directly collecting information from you. We may also share Personal Information with other third parties when you give us your consent to do so.


We are not responsible for the actions of Service Providers or other third parties, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to any third parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their privacy practices before disclosing information directly to any such parties. Nothing herein restricts the sharing of aggregated or anonymized information, which may be shared with third parties without your consent.

In the course of doing business, we may employ other companies to perform a variety of functions on our behalf. For example, at times we may retain third parties to analyze, update and correct data we collect on our web sites, including Personal Information, to help us improve our products, our database and our web site. In addition, we may share Personal Information with agents, suppliers, fulfillment houses and other third parties to allow delivery of awards, information, products or services. These suppliers and other third parties may have access to your Personal Information if it is needed to perform their functions for us but they are not authorized by us to use your Personal Information in any way other than the intended use.

We will not sell or rent your Personal Information to third parties for their marketing purposes and will only disclose your Personal Information in accordance with our Privacy Policy and/or with your explicit consent. Third parties are not permitted to sell the information we provide to them, to market directly to you, or to disclose it in any other way without your explicit consent. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on the Site. We will let you change your Personal Information so that you can keep it up to date. We  use safe, secure technology and other privacy protection programs to keep your Personal Information secure on the Site.

You agree that we may use Personal Information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze site usage, improve our content and product offerings, and customize the Site's content, layout, and services. These uses improve the Site and better tailor it to meet your needs, so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience while using the Site.

You agree that we may use your Personal Information to contact you and deliver information to you that, in some cases, are targeted to your interests, such as targeted banner advertisements, administrative notices, product offerings, and communications relevant to your use of the Site. By accepting the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, you expressly agree to receive this information. If you do not wish to receive these communications, we encourage you to opt out of the receipt of certain communications on the notification preferences page. You may make changes to your notification preferences at any time.

We cooperate with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights. Therefore, in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose your name, city, state, telephone number, email address and User ID history without a subpoena. Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy, we will not otherwise disclose your Personal Information to law enforcement or other government officials without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to: prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss; or report suspected illegal activity. Further, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose your name, street address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, email, and company name to proper authorities under confidentiality agreement, as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity.

Due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other Personal Information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose Personal Information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions, or users may abuse or misuse your Personal Information that they collect from the Site. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your Personal Information will always remain private.

Links to Other Websites

Our Site may contain links to other websites. We or third parties acting on our behalf cannot vouch for the privacy measures of other websites or wireless networks, should you visit them via a link from the Site. Any Personal Information you provide on the linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party's privacy policy. These third-party web sites may send their own cookies to users, or otherwise collect data or solicit Personal Information.  We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any company (which may differ from ours) before submitting your Personal Information. We do not endorse and we make no guarantee or representation as to the sufficiency, accuracy or completeness of the content or privacy policy of any third-party web site to which you may be linked from our Site. Since we do not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy policies of that third party.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to such linked sites, and we are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of these websites or any other sites that are linked to from the Site. We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with Personal Information.

What Steps Do We Take To Protect Your Information Online?

Namchak takes reasonable measures to protect your Personal Information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission that can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. To protect the confidentiality of  Personal Information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of our web site by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.

What Choices Do You Have Regarding the Use of Your Information?

You may “opt out” of receiving marketing or promotional emails from Namchak by following the instructions in those emails. You may also opt out of such marketing emails by emailing us at info@namchak.org. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as emails about your accounts or our ongoing business relations.

Important Note Regarding Cross-Border Data Transfers

The laws and regulations in different countries impose different requirements on the Internet and data protection. We are located in the United States, as are the servers that make our site available worldwide. All matters relating to our sites are governed by the laws of the State of Montana and the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please note that any information you provide will be transferred to the United States, which may not have privacy laws similar to those in your own country, and that by submitting the information you authorize this transfer.

Forums

From time to time, portions of our site may allow you to post information which other visitors to the site will be able to access (such as on a “forum”). In the event that you choose to post information in this context, it becomes generally available to the public, and we have no ability to control or limit its use by visitors to our sites. Therefore, we encourage you not to post any information you consider private or sensitive on our site.

Important Note to Children under the age of 18

Before providing your name, address, email address or any other Personal Information to anyone on the Internet, be sure to ask your parents’ or legal guardian’s permission.

Data Protection and Security

We take commercially reasonable precautions to keep your Personal Information secure. All access to the information we collect is subject to physical, electronic and managerial restrictions to prevent unauthorized access, modification or misuse. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk.

Manage Your Personal Information; Unsubscribe

We offer you the ability to automatically review and change the information you submit to us by logging into the Site and entering in the new information yourself. Generally, we will not modify your Personal Information based on your request because it is very difficult to authenticate your account manually. You can change your User ID, email address, contact information and user preferences by accessing the preferences and setup section of the Site. You must promptly update your Personal Information if it changes or is inaccurate. Once posted, you may not be able to change or remove any public postings made on the Site including our chat rooms or other message areas.

Upon your request, we will deactivate your account and all associated information from our active databases. Such information will be deactivated as soon as reasonably possible based on your account activity and in accordance with our deactivation policy and applicable law.

We will retain in our files some Personal Information you have requested to remove to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and comply with legal requirements as is permitted by law. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your Personal Information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests. However, such Personal Information will be deactivated from public and member viewing and will only be available to select Site personnel.

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

In the event we change our privacy policy, we will post these changes promptly on this page. We encourage you to check this page periodically to ensure that you are aware of our current privacy policy.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at:

 

Namchak LLC

400 W Broadway, Ste 101-233

Missoula, MT  59802

Phone: 406.541.3000

info@namchak.org

Contact Namchak

The Namchak Foundation and Retreat Ranch

Mailing Address:

400 W. Broadway Street
Suite 101-233
Missoula, MT 59802

Office Location:

250 Station Drive
2nd Floor
Missoula, MT 59801

E: info@namchak.org

P: (406) 541-3000

The Namchak Retreat Ranch is located near the town of Hot Springs, Montana in Garcon Gulch. Due to ongoing construction, the ranch is currently closed to the public. We anticipate the ranch opening for retreats in 2018.

For media requests, please contact media@namchak.org.