The Open Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a physical and digital gathering place for the global conscious community to connect, heal, learn, create, dance and grow. As the longest-running urban holistic center in the country, we were founded in NYC in 1984 to address the stresses and anxiety that come from city dwelling — the same problems that are now widespread to everyone, everywhere. Our mission is to address these real life challenges of existence through holistic, spiritual and integrative practices to create a harmonious relationship between ourselves, each other and the planet.
This Policy describes how we collect and use consumer information provided to us online. We want you to understand how we will protect and safeguard your privacy in the interactions you may have with us. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter and/or email mailing list or fill out a form. When ordering or registering on our site, you may be asked, as is appropriate, to enter your name, email address, mailing address or credit card information. You may, however, visit most of our site anonymously. Registration is not required.
What do we use your information for?
Any information we collect from you may be used in one or more of the following ways:
To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
To improve customer service (your information helps us to respond more effectively to your customer service requests and support needs)
To process transactions
To send periodic emails
To process your reservation or order
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, follow the detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or access your personal information. We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and they are required to keep the information confidential.
After a transaction, your private financial information (credit card numbers, social security numbers, financial information, etc.) will not be stored on our servers. We may retain such information as your name, address, email and information relevant to your order or reservation.
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than as necessary for delivering a product or service purchased or requested by you or as described below.
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you permit it) that enables the site or service provider’s system to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information, except that we may share it with trusted third party like-minded companies, see below, and with those who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing your order or request, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.
We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies or protect our rights or the rights of others. We may provide non-personally identifiable visitor information, such as data drawn from the visits of many people to the site, to other parties for research, statistical analysis or marketing purposes.
Sharing with like-minded companies
We may share your name and mailing address information and/or email address with other reputable companies that offer products or services similar or compatible with ours or to promote events that we think may interest you. If you prefer that we do not share this information, please tell us so by calling us at (212) 219-2527 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. We do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age and do not encourage visitors to the website who are under 13 years of age.
International Visitors to the Site
The Open Center is a New York not-for-profit organization headquartered in New York City, New York, USA. We may have site visitors and registrants, as well as subscribers to our newsletters and publications and buyers of our products and services from countries around the world in addition to the United States.
This policy was last modified on September 2, 2020.