April 1, 2018
Effective as of 23 May 2018
This Online Privacy Statement describes how we treat user data collected during your visit to the Peaceful Pill Handbook site. The Peaceful Pill Handbook site is www.peacefulpill.com or peacefulpillhandbook.com, and includes all web pages whose domain name contains peacefulpill.com. This is not the online privacy statement for other Exit International websites that don’t contain these domain names. Neither is it the online privacy statement for other websites (e.g. blogs or social networking sites) where Exit has a presence, such as the Peaceful Pill forums.
Privacy and the Internet
The Internet, generally speaking, is not currently a private place. As you visit websites, use search engines, and conduct business on the Internet, many different companies and organizations are gathering information about your online behavior by tracking your searches, visits, and transactions, and then by matching that data with other information about you. There are some things you can do to prevent your information from being collected. A good need-to-know summary is published by the ACLU. You can read this at: Easy Steps Everyone Can Take to Protect Their Digital Privacy
Exit International USA takes many steps to protect your privacy when you visit the Exit International USA website. In order to provide you with a better experience while you are on the Peaceful Pill Handbook Site, we do allow some tracking to take place. How and when we do so is explained below.
EU General Data Protection Regulation
From 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply. The regulation applies to any company or organisation collecting and / or processing EU citizens personal data. Exit is compliant with this regulation.
When you subscribe to the Peaceful Pill eHandbook or purchase a print book, your data is stored on Exit’s internal encrypted database server hosted in Australia, as well as – where applicable – within the Yudu technology platform in order to provide access to your subscription. A third source of data storage is the online payment gateways used by Exit, namely Cartloom, Stripe, Mollie and Godaddy. A fourth source of data storage and use may be the Peaceful Pill forums (should you join). Each of these services provides built-in security ensuring safe storage and use of data provided by you to Exit, directly or indirectly.
Our Collection and Use of Information About You
Passively Collected Data
Like most websites, we may automatically receive and record information in our server logs from your browser when you visit www.peacefulpill.com. The information that we collect with these automated methods may include your IP address, cookie information, browser type, system type, and the referring URL.
We use this type of information to measure and improve the performance of our site. On occasion we also access this type of information to investigate or maintain the stability and security of our site.
Voluntarily Submitted Data
Certain pages on the Peaceful Pill site may invite you to share personally identifying information, such as your name, address, email address, or telephone number. Sharing that information will allow you to purchase a book or online book subscription or join our email list.
We may use that voluntarily submitted data to:
- Fulfill your orders or transactions.
- Contact you about other Exit activities or news, or about opportunities to support Exit International.
Sharing of Information
Our Email List
If you sign up for our email list, we may collect data by using an embedded image to track whether you open our email and by using a URL that enables us to identify that you have taken an action, such as clicking a link in an email.
This allows us to build more effective communication and to inform you about Exit International USA activities.
We use Google Analytics tools that also places cookies, in order to give us a better understanding of how people engage with our website. That in turn allows us to gauge the current performance of Website features, and to develop better content. Google Analytics stores the data for 26 months. Google Analytics cookies provide us with information like:
- How many individual visitors we have
- How many visitors are new or returning
- How often visitors come to the website
- What content they’ve visited
- How visitors interact with particular pages or content
Storage and Data Security
Exit International maintains a secure, password operated, encrypted database for its subscription and book purchase records. Exit International employs various technologies to prevent, as far as is reasonably possible, any unauthorised access, modification or disclosure of your information.
Your data is stored on the Yudu publishing platform platform, on the Peaceful Pill forums (should you join) and in e-commerce services such as Stripe, Mollie and Godaddy. Each of these services provides built-in security. Google Analytics may also make use of aggregate data provided by you for the purpose of Exit better understanding, managing and planning for website traffic.
How Certain Content Hosts May Place Cookies and Gather Information About You
Our site is connected in a variety of ways to content residing on other platforms. We provide links to content on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
Our site also features embedded media, such as videos, that are hosted on other platforms (such as YouTube) but viewable directly through the buttons we provide. When you click on links or buttons for any of these types of external content, the providers of that content may place their own cookies on your computer, access existing cookies that were set when you previously visited other websites, or otherwise gather information about you as you access their content.
To learn about how those content hosts treat the data they collect through cookies and otherwise, see their respective online privacy policies and other posted guidance.
Security Measures and Data Transmission
We have taken physical, electronic, and managerial measures to safeguard the information we collect. We work to ensure data accuracy and protect against unauthorized access to, and improper use of, information we collect online.
Information that can be readily linked to you personally, such as your name and address, is stored on secure servers and is not publicly accessible.
Additionally, all data transmitted to and from our website, including credit card numbers, are encrypted using industry standard measures to provide an additional level of security.
Procedure When We Update This Statement
Our privacy statement may change from time to time. We will post privacy statement changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice on our website.
Procedure for Updating Your Personal Information or Preferences
If you wish to withdraw or change personal information you shared with us previously or adjust personal preferences — such as your preferences regarding email lists — you may contact us to update our records.
You have the following options to do this:
Send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send mail to our address: Exit International USA, 8105 Birch Bay Square St, Ste 205, Blaine WA 98230, USA