Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 14, 2022

Thank you for visiting our Website and choosing to be part of our community here at https://rachelmass.com.

We may collect, use, and store certain kinds of data, including personally identifiable information (PII) that users provide to us directly or indirectly through visiting and engaging with Our Website and other applicable platforms.

This Privacy Policy explains the guidelines and procedures we follow pertaining to the collection, use, storage, disclosure, safeguarding, deletion, and processing of your information when you use our Website. It also aims to offer you a clear understanding of your privacy rights and how the law protects you. Finally, the agreement outlines your options for contacting us with problems or requests regarding your personal and non-personal data. 



Who We Are


This Website, including all services and products, content, features, and branding is created, owned, and currently solely operated by Rachel Mass, 839 E Market St, Ste 106 #246, Akron, Ohio 44305 (“we,” “us, “our”) . All external sources and/or contributors are credited when applicable. If no credit is indicated, the source an item may reasonably be assumed to be one of the individuals and/or companies.

This Privacy Policy covers all any features, services, products, events, marketing, content, and direct communications accessible through or facilitated by the service.

Please note that this Privacy Policy may extend to other digital platforms and external interactions and applications which are jointly operated or otherwise directly connected to Rachel Mass, Sunlight Scholar, and associated brands. This includes any other media form, media channel, social media page or profile, mobile website, mobile application, e-commerce application, or other forms of direct electronic communications such as e-mail, newsletters, contests, user submissions, etc.

We hope you take some time to read through our Privacy Policy carefully, as it is important.

By continuing to visit the website and use our services, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  If there are any terms in this Privacy Policy that you cannot fully understand and agree to for any reason, please discontinue use of our Services immediately.



INTRODUCTION


Sunlight Scholar (“us”, “we”, “our”) is committed to protecting the safety and right to privacy of our users. We may collect, use, and store certain kinds of data, including personally identifiable information (PII) that users provide to us directly or indirectly through visiting and engaging with Our Website at https://www.sunlightscholar.com. We appreciate that you are trusting us with sensitive, important personal information by continuing to use our service and engage with our digital platforms. We assure you that we take this responsibility seriously. Sunlight Scholar values the safety and right to privacy of our users, and we are dedicated to handling all personally identifiable information ethically, responsibly, and transparently. 

This Privacy Policy explains the guidelines and procedures we follow pertaining to the collection, use, storage, disclosure, safeguarding, deletion, and processing of your information when you use our Website. Furthermore, it aims to offer you a clear understanding of your privacy rights and how the law protects you. The agreement outlines your options for contacting us with problems or requests regarding your personal data. 


We committed to protecting the safety and right to privacy of our users. We may collect, use, and store certain kinds of data from users who visit and engage with our Website at https://rachelmass.com and other applicable pl. including personally identifiable information (PII) that users provide to us directly or indirectly when you use certain features and services engage with certain features engaging with our Website at https://sunlightscholar.com as well as non-personally identifiable information

We appreciate that you are trusting us with sensitive, important personal information by continuing to use our service and engage with our digital platforms. We assure you that we take this responsibility seriously. Our Website values the safety and right to privacy of our users, and we are dedicated to handling all personally identifiable information ethically, responsibly, and transparently. 

This Privacy Policy explains the guidelines and procedures we follow pertaining to the collection, use, storage, disclosure, safeguarding, and deletion of your information when you use our Website. Furthermore, it aims to offer you a clear understanding of your privacy rights and how the law protects you. The Agreement outlines your options for contacting us with problems or requests regarding your personal data. 

We hope you take some time to read through our Privacy Policy carefully, as it is important. By continuing to visit the website and use our services, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  If there are any terms in this Privacy Policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Services immediately.

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This Privacy Policy extends to all any features, services, products, events, marketing, content, and direct communications accessible through or facilitated by the service. Please note that this Privacy Policy may extend to other digital platforms and external interactions and applications which are jointly operated or otherwise directly connected to the Sunlight Scholar brand. This includes any other media form, media channel, social media page or profile, mobile website, mobile application, e-commerce application, or other forms of direct electronic communications such as e-mail, newsletters, contests, user submissions, etc.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

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While using our services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. This personal data is used to improve user experience and facilitate some key functions of the Website.

Personally identifiable information (referred to as “Personal Data” or “PII” in this Policy) is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

While using our services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information (“PPI” or “personal data”) that can be used to contact or identify you. Below are some examples of information we may ask for and collect given the appropriate circumstances:

  • First and last name
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Other direct contact information such as phone number or social media handles (only necessary for situations in which we might need to reach you directly, such as participation in contests, giveaways, or similar activities or purchase of some products and services)
  • Contact preferences
  • Mailing, billing, and/or shipping addresses
  • Demographic information, such as your gender, age, and hometown
  • Your location
  • Your interests and connections
  • Online behavior on our website, including feedback and requests, past submissions or contributions, interactions with content, and participation in communities and activities
  • Job titles, professional affiliations, publications, or work experience when applicable (i.e., testimonials, user submissions, applications for permanent contributor role)
  • Log-in credentials, usernames, and details from personal user profile
  • Account information, details from user profile, participation in activities and communities, engagement with content or other features, and past form submissions
  • Other information, such as interests and preferences, preferred formats and topics, or favorite content, activities, and events
  • Relevant information from social media profiles and other supported third-party platforms used to log in and use community features on the website

Note that disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information is not mandatory to visit our Website or access its publicly accessible features and content. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind. It is still possible to use many features of the Website if you choose to withhold some or all of your PPI from us. However, your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the our Website.

In cases where we are requesting personal data or require disclosure of certain PPI to access a desired feature or service, we will explicitly inform you about what information we aim to collect and why. We will never extract sensitive Personal Data from you without your consent.

Users will never be required to provide information that is not relevant or necessary to use the website as desired. If additional information is voluntarily provided by the user, we reserve the right to collect, use, store, share, and otherwise handle that personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Note that all personal data is subject to the same policies, procedures, and ethical standards established in this document and any other relevant policies posted to our Website.

Your personal data will only be used, collected, or shared for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, regardless of the circumstances through which we gain permission to access it. For more informaFurthermore, you are entitled to the same legal protections and users’ rights to privacy that we explain in detail later on in this Agreement.

Types of Data We Collect

In this section of the Policy, we explain the types of data we may collect from you and the sources and methods through which we access it. In short, our collection of personal data can be broken down into three main categories, each representing different “type” of personal information based on the main sources and methods through which we access and handle that data. We may collect information about you in a variety of ways.

The information we may collect on the Website includes:

 

Personally Identifiable Information (“Personal Data”)


Personally-identifiable information (PII), sometimes referred to as “personal information” or “personal data,” is a broad category which covers any information that can be used to identify, locate, or contact a single person. This encompasses any and all information that can be used for this purpose, whether on its own or in context (i.e. combined with other identifying details another party could reasonably gain access to through legitimate, lawful methods).

While using our services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. This personal data is used to improve user experience and facilitate some key functions of the Website.

In cases where we are requesting personal data or require disclosure of certain PPI to access a desired feature or service, we will explicitly inform you about what information we aim to collect and why. We will never extract sensitive Personal Data from you without your knowledge or full consent.

Users are not required to provide personal information unless it is necessary to use our Services as desired. If additional information is voluntarily provided by the user, that information may also be used for the purposes outlined in this Policy.

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information. Knowingly supplying misleading or false information that disrupts the delivery of products and services or seriously prevents features and capabilities of the website from operating as intended may be grounds from a temporary or permanent suspension of user accounts or serious limitations on the user’s ability to use certain features and services of the website in the future.

Below are some examples of information we may ask for and collect given the appropriate circumstances:

Common examples include names, shipping or billing address, email address, telephone number, demographic information are refers to information that can be used to identify, locate, or contact an individual, alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information. include whether alone or when combined with other identifying details.

Such as your name, shipping address, email address, and telephone number, and demographic information, such as your age, gender, hometown, and interests, that you voluntarily give to us when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Website, such as online chat and message boards. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind. However, your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Website.

(1) Personal Information You Explicitly Provide To Us


We collect personal information that you directly provide to us either through your use and engagement with some features of the Website. For example, we collect personal information you explicitly disclose to us when you:

  • Register on the Website for a personal account or log in to the Website with your social media profiles
  • Express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and Services
  • Participate in some activities on the Website, such as publicly engaging with posts on the Website and participating directly in community discussions, and submitting content
  • Join competitions, sign up for giveaways, or completing surveys/feedback forms
  • Contact us directly through our contact form or some other external method of communication
  • Sign up for our newsletter or agree to be contacted directly via e-mail
  • Purchase products and/or services through the website
Financial Data

Financial information, such as data related to your payment method (e.g. valid credit card number, card brand, expiration date) that we may collect when you purchase, order, return, exchange, or request information about our services from the Site [or our mobile application]. [We store only very limited, if any, financial information that we collect. Otherwise, all financial information is stored by our payment processor, [Amazon Payments,] [Authornize.Net,]  [Braintree Payments,] [Chargify,] [Dwolla,] [Google Checkout,] [Paypal,] [SafeCharge,] [Stripe,] [WePay,[2Checkout,] [other], and you are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions.]


In cases where we are requesting personal data or require disclosure of certain PPI to access a desired feature or service, we will explicitly inform you about what information we aim to collect and why. We will never extract sensitive Personal Data from you without your knowledge or full consent.

Users are not required to provide personal information unless it is necessary to use our services as desired. If additional information is voluntarily provided by the user, that information may also be used for the purposes outlined in this Policy.

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information. Knowingly supplying misleading or false information that disrupts the delivery of products and services or seriously prevents features and capabilities of the website from operating as intended may be grounds from a temporary or permanent suspension of user accounts or serious limitations on the user’s ability to use certain features and services of the website in the future.

(2) Personal Data Shared Via Third Party Accounts, Applications, or Platforms


In addition to information you explicitly provide directly through use of our website, we may also collect information you provide indirectly to use through integration and sharing with third-party platforms and external accounts. We may collect information from third parties, such as personal information or network friends, if you connect your account to the third party and grant the Website permission to access this information.

Sources for this type of information may include any of the following:

  • Social media platforms or other external user profiles you share or grant permissions to, i.e. as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google, Tumblr, Youtube, Vimeo, and LinkedIn
  • Plugins or applications that facilitate account management like WordPress, Gravatar, Disqus, etc.
  • Payment applications, i.e. Apple Pay, Google Pay, Amazon, Paypal, or Stripe
  • Public account or user profile information accessible through your interactions with us on external platforms, such as e-mail or social media

The specific information we access and collect via this method depends on your integrations of third-party accounts, applications, or platforms with our Website and your uses and interactions with both parties .

For example, we provide you with option to register and/or log in to an account on our website, create a profile, comment, and access certain community features through social networks and other external accounts. When you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile information about you from your account provider.

Derivative Data

The information our servers automatically collect when you access the Site, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site

Financial Data

Financial information, such as data related to your payment method (e.g. valid credit card number, card brand, expiration date) that we may collect when you purchase, order, return, exchange, or request information about our services from the Site [or our mobile application]. [We store only very limited, if any, financial information that we collect. Otherwise, all financial information is stored by our payment processor, [Amazon Payments,] [Authornize.Net,]  [Braintree Payments,] [Chargify,] [Dwolla,] [Google Checkout,] [Paypal,] [SafeCharge,] [Stripe,] [WePay,[2Checkout,] [other], and you are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions.]

Facebook Permissions 

The Site may by default access your Facebook basic account information, including your name, email, gender, birthday, current city, and profile picture URL, as well as other information that you choose to make public. We may also request access to other permissions related to your account, such as friends, check-ins, and likes, and you may choose to grant or deny us access to each individual permission. For more information regarding Facebook permissions, refer to the Facebook Permissions Reference page.

Data From Social Networks

User information from social networking sites, such as [Apple’s Game Center, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter], including your name, your social network username, location, gender, birth date, email address, profile picture, and public data for contacts, if you connect your account to such social networks.

Social Media Log-Ins

Sunlight Scholar offers you the ability to register and login using your third party social media account details (like your Facebook or Twitter logins). Where you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile information about you from your social media provider. The profile Information we receive may vary depending on the social media provider concerned, but will often include your name, e-mail address, friends list, profile picture as well as other information you choose to make public. If you login using Facebook, we may also request access to other permissions related to your account, such as friends, check-ins, and likes, and you may choose to grant or deny us access to each individual permission.

  • Your first and last name
  • Your e-mail address, phone number, or other contact information
  • Social media profile URLs
  • Social media usernames
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Location
  • Birthdate
  • Log and usage data
  • Other information such as interests and preferences
  • Social engagement and connections
  • Profile photos and other uploads
  • Other websites and applications you interact with
  • Affiliations with institutions, employers, and other organizations
  • Data profile regarding your online behavior on our website and the content you engage with
  • Associated aliases or usernames
  • Use of linked accounts or other websites in connection with the platform
  • Any information made public on the platform or otherwise shared on the website depending on user policies and settings


This includes both the preferences you indicate to us directly on our Website, and the information you grant us access to indirectly through user permissions and other settings in third-party account, application, or platform.

We will use the information we receive only for the purposes that are described in this Privacy Policy that are otherwise made clear to you on the respective platforms. Please note that we do not control, and are not responsible for, other uses of your personal information by your third party social media provider. We recommend that you review their privacy policy to understand how they collect, use and share your personal information, and how you can set your privacy preferences on their sites and applications

We will use the information we receive only for the purposes that are described in this Privacy Policy or that are otherwise made clear to you on the Sites.

[Apple’s Game Center, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter]

Mobile Device Data

Device information, such as your mobile device ID, model, and manufacturer, and information about the location of your device, if you access the Site from a mobile device.

Third-Party Data

Information from third parties, such as personal information or network friends, if you connect your account to the third party and grant the Website permission to access this information.

Data From Contests, Giveaways, and Surveys

Personal and other information you may provide when entering contests or giveaways and/or responding to surveys.

Mobile Application Information

If you connect using our mobile application:

  • Geo-Location Information. We may request access or permission to and track location-based information from your mobile device, either continuously or while you are using our mobile application, to provide location-based services. If you wish to change our access or permissions, you may do so in your device’s settings.
  • Mobile Device Access. We may request access or permission to certain features from your mobile device, including your mobile device’s [bluetooth, calendar, camera, contacts, microphone, reminders, sensors, SMS messages, social media accounts, storage,] and other features. If you wish to change our access or permissions, you may do so in your device’s settings.
  • Mobile Device Data. We may collect device information (such as your mobile device ID, model and manufacturer), operating system, version information and IP address.
  • Push Notifications. We may request to send you push notifications regarding your account or the Application. If you wish to opt-out from receiving these types of communications, you may turn them off in your device’s settings.

  • Your first and last name
  • Your e-mail address, phone number, or other contact information
  • Social media profile URLs
  • Social media usernames
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Location
  • Birthdate
  • Log and usage data
  • Other information such as interests and preferences
  • Social engagement and connections
  • Profile photos and other uploads
  • Other websites and applications you interact with
  • Affiliations with institutions, employers, and other organizations
  • Data profile regarding your online behavior on our website and the content you engage with
  • Associated aliases or usernames
  • Use of linked accounts or other websites in connection with the platform
  • Any information made public on the platform or otherwise shared on the website depending on user policies and settings


This includes both the preferences you indicate to us directly on our Website, and the information you grant us access to indirectly through user permissions and other settings in third-party account, application, or platform.

Third-Party Data and User Permissions


We may collect information from third parties, such as personal information or network friends, if you connect your account to the third party and grant the Site permission to access this information.

We store only very limited, if any, financial information that we collect. We do not store or share sensitive financial information outside of an approved transaction and promise to limit our access to that which is necessary to fulfill a given order. However, we may store information about marketing preferences, purchase history with us and other merchants, geolocation and transit information, user demographics, professional associations, and social interactions and connections to personalize your communications with us and optimize your experience with our Website. This information may also be stripped of personally identifying information and combined with other metrics to track user activity, demographic information, and reception of certain services the Website offers.

Note that any personal information that we access, collect, or store via these accounts is provided through the third-party app on which it is registered. Thus, our access depends on your social media account’s privacy settings and the permissions you agree to give us when you complete the registration process.

These permissions are subject to the policies of the platforms as outlined in the third party’s settings and policies. Please take note of your personal settings on these apps as well as any changes to their operations, settings, features, and policies, as we follow the most updated guidelines for the service even if it has changed since you first granted us permission to access your account.

Please note that we do not control, and are not responsible for, other uses of your personal information by your third party social media provider. We recommend that you review their Privacy Policy to understand how they collect, use and share your personal information, and how you can set your privacy preferences on their sites and apps.

Revoking Permissions via Third Party Applications, Services, and Platforms

As long as we are granted access to these services, we may collect and store this data to facilitate a more personalized user experience and easier future engagement with our Service. For example, we may store financial information when you make a donation or purchase so that you may use this same information in the future. Likewise, we may store contact details and marketing preferences to increase the relevance of the information you see on our website.

These permissions may be revoked at any time through changing your settings on the app or platform or disconnecting the account from our service. In some cases, you may revoke access to some types of information through the applicable platform and maintain integration with the service. 

When access to these information sources is restricted or revoked, we discontinue the access, use, storage, and all other integrations of the personal information we previously collected. This information is never shared or distributed to outside parties. If there is specific personal information you wish for us to relinquish access to, you may also contact us directly via e-mail at hello@sunlightscholar.com and simply make the request.

Personal Data Collected From Other Public Sources

In order to enhance our ability to provide relevant marketing, offers and services to you and update our records, we may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, affiliate programs, data providers, social media platforms, as well as from other third parties.

This information includes mailing addresses, job titles, email addresses, phone numbers, intent data (or user behavior data), Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, social media profiles, social media URLs and custom profiles, for purposes of targeted advertising and event promotion.

If you interact with us on a social media platform using your social media account (e.g. Facebook or Twitter), we may use information we are granted access through those memes for the same purpose.  

Data Automatically Collected (Non-Personal)

Some information is collected automatically when you visit, use or navigate the Website. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Website and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Website, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

The types of information we collect automatically include all of the following:

Log and Usage Data

Log and usage data is service-related, diagnostic, usage and performance information our servers automatically collect when you access or use our Website and which we record in log files. Depending on how you interact with us, this log data may include your IP address, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Website and other technical information, such as the date/time stamps associated with your usage, pages and files viewed, searches and other actions you take such as which features you use.

Geo-Location Information

We may request access or permission to and track location-based information from your device, either continuously or while you are using our mobile application, to provide location-based services. Device location data may be precise or imprecise . How much information we collect depends on the type and settings of the device you use to access the Website. For example, we may use GPS and other technologies to collect geolocation data that tells us your current location based on your IP address. You can opt out of allowing us to collect this information either by refusing access to the information or by disabling your Location setting on your device. Note however, if you choose to opt out, you may not be able to use certain aspects of the Service.

Device Data

We collect device data such as information about your computer, phone, tablet or other device you use to access the Website. Depending on the device used, this device data may include information such as your IP address (or proxy server), device and application identification numbers, location, browser type, hardware model Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, operating system and system configuration information. We may also collect device event information, such as system activity, error reports (sometimes called ‘crash dumps’) and hardware settings.

Mobile Device Access

If you access the Website via a mobile device or application, we collect information about your mobile device ID, model, and manufacturer, and information about the location of your device.


Mobile Device Access

We may request access or permission to certain features from your mobile device, including your mobile device’s Bluetooth, calendar, camera, contacts, microphone, reminders, sensors, SMS messages, social media accounts, storage, and other features. If you wish to change our access or permissions, you may do so in your device’s settings.

Push Notifications

We may request to send you push notifications regarding your account or the Application. If you wish to opt-out from receiving these types of communications, you may turn them off in your device’s settings.

Why We Collect Your Personal Data

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our website
  • Improve, personalize, and expand our website
  • Understand and analyze how you use our website
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Send you emails
  • Find and prevent fraud

How We Use Your Personal Data

Sunlight Scholar may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service, including to monitor the usage of our Service.
  • To manage your account: to manage your registration as a user of the Service. The Personal Data You provide can give You access to different functionalities of the Service that are available to You as a registered user.
  • To facilitate account creation and logon process. If you choose to link your account with us to a third-party account (such as your Google or Facebook account), we use the information you allowed us to collect from those third parties to facilitate account creation and logon process for the performance of the contract.  
  • To post testimonials. We post testimonials on our Website that may contain personal information. Prior to posting a testimonial, we will obtain your consent to use your name and the content of the testimonial. If you wish to update, or delete your testimonial, please contact us at hello@sunlightscholar.com and be sure to include your name, testimonial location, and contact information.
  • Request feedback. We may use your information to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our Website.
  • To enable user-to-user communications: We may use your information in order to enable user-to-user communications with each user’s consent.
  • To manage user accounts: We may use your information for the purposes of managing our account and keeping it in working order.
  • To send administrative information to you. We may use your personal information to send you product, service and new feature information and/or information about changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
  • To protect our Services. We may use your information as part of our efforts to keep our Website safe and secure (for example, for fraud monitoring and prevention).
  • To enforce our terms, conditions and policies for business purposes, to comply with legal and regulatory requirements or in connection with our contract.
  • To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.
  • Fulfill and manage your orders. We may use your information to fulfill and manage your orders, payments, returns, and exchanges made through the Website.
  • Administer prize draws and competitions. We may use your information to administer prize draws and competitions when you elect to participate in our competitions.
  • To deliver and facilitate delivery of services to the user. We may use your information to provide you with the requested service.
  • To respond to user inquiries/offer support to users. We may use your information to respond to your inquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with the use of our Services.
  • For other business purposes. We may use your information for other business purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Website, products, marketing and your experience. We may use and store this information in aggregated and anonymized form so that it is not associated with individual end users and does not include personal information. We will not use identifiable personal information without your consent.
  • For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services You have purchased or of any other contract with Us through the Service.
  • To contact you: To contact You by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.
  • To manage your requests: to attend and manage your requests to us.
  • For business transfers: We may use Your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Us about our Service users is among the assets transferred.
  • For other purposes: We may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Service, products, services, marketing and your experience.


Retention of Your Personal Data

The Company will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in this notice will require us keeping your personal information for longer than the period of time in which users have an account with us.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at Sunlight Scholar’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer.

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information.

Our Use of Cookies and Similar Technologies

Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies. We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site nd improve your experience. or specific information about our usage of these technologies and your options to control or refuse access to them, please consult our Cookie Notice.

Once you agree to allow our website to use cookies, you also agree to use the data it collects regarding your online behavior. This data allows us analyze web traffic, web pages you spend the most time on, and websites you visit.

The data we collect by using cookies is used to customize our website to your needs. After we use the data for statistical analysis, the data is completely removed from our systems.

Please note that cookies don’t allow us to gain control of your computer in any way. They are strictly used to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not so that we can provide a better experience for you.

Once you agree to allow our website to use cookies, you also agree to use the data it collects regarding your online behavior. This data allows us analyze web traffic, web pages you spend the most time on, and websites you visit.

The data we collect by using cookies is used to customize our website to your needs. After we use the data for statistical analysis, the data is completely removed from our systems.

Please note that cookies don’t allow us to gain control of your computer in any way. They are strictly used to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not so that we can provide a better experience for you.


Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies, but be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Website. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Website. You may not decline web beacons. However, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or by modifying your web browser’s settings to notify you each time a cookie is tendered, permitting you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.

These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

For more general information on cookies and browser-specific instructions for deleting them, please read the How To Delete Cookies section of this page.

Enabling Do-Not-Track Feature

To opt-out of interest-based advertising by advertisers on our Website, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/. Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. At this stage no uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this Privacy Policy.

Google is one of a third-party vendor on our site. It also uses cookies, known as DART cookies, to serve ads to our site visitors based upon their visit to www.website.com and other sites on the internet. However, visitors may choose to decline the use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network Privacy Policy at the following URL – https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

Our Advertising Partners

Some of advertisers on our site may use cookies and web beacons. Our advertising partners are listed below. Each of our advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their policies on user data. For easier access, we hyperlinked to their Privacy Policies below.

  • Google
https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

Third Party Privacy Policies


You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of Sunlight Scholar.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on Sunlight Scholar, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that Sunlight Scholar has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Google Platform APIs

This Website also uses Google Maps Platform APIs for the purpose of providing better service. These services are subject to Google’s policies. You may find the Google Maps Platform Terms of Service here. To find out more about Google’s Privacy Policy, please refer to this link. We obtain and store on your device (“cache”) your location. You may revoke your consent anytime by contacting us at the contact details provided at the end of this document.

may find the Google Maps APIs Terms of Service here. To better understand Google’s Privacy Policy, please refer to this link.

By using our Maps API Implementation, you agree to be bound by Google’s Terms of Service.  By using our implementation of the Google Maps APIs, you agree to allow us to gain access to information about you including personally identifiable information (such as usernames) and non-personally identifiable information (such as location).

For a full list of what we use information for, please see the previous sections titled “Use of Your Information” and “Disclosure of Your Information.” You agree to allow us to obtain or cache your location. You may revoke your consent at anytime.

The Maps APIs that we use store and access cookies and other information on your devices. If you are a user currently in the European Union, please take a look at our EU User Consent Policy, which can be found at this link: https://www.google.com/about/company/user-consent-policy/

E OF YOUR INFORMATION

Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience.  Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Site to:

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows: 

By Law or to Protect Rights

If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation.  This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Third-Party Service Providers

We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance. 

Marketing Communications

With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.

Interactions with Other Users

If you interact with other users of the Website, those users may see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity, including sending invitations to other users, chatting with other users, liking posts, following blogs.

Online Postings

When you post comments, contributions or other content to the Website, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the Site [and our mobile application] in perpetuity.

Third-Party Advertisers

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Website. These companies may use information about your visits to the Site and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Social Media Contacts 

If you connect to the Website through a social network, your contacts on the social network will see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity.

your information with such third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.

Website Analytics

We may also partner with selected third-party vendors[, such as [Adobe Analytics,] [Clicktale,] [Clicky,] [Cloudfare,] [Crazy Egg,] [Flurry Analytics,] [Google Analytics,] [Heap Analytics,] [Inspectlet,] [Kissmetrics,] [Mixpanel,] [Piwik,] and others], to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on the Site [and our mobile application] through the use of first party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of the Site [and our mobile application] , determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. By accessing the Site[,our mobile application,], you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party vendors. You are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, if you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can visit the third-party vendor or the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.

You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.

Options Regarding Your Information

Data Used for Marketing

Based on your preference, our organization would like to send you marketing emails for products, services, and offers that you might like. You have the right at any time to stop our organization from contacting you. You can anytime opt-out of our marketing-related emails at a later date. You can unsubscribe from our marketing email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send or by contacting us using the details provided below. You will then be removed from the marketing email list — however, we may still communicate with you, for example to send you service-related emails that are necessary for the administration and use of your account, to respond to service requests, or for other non-marketing purposes. To otherwise opt-out, you may reach out to us directly via e-mail or contact form.

Account Information

If you would at any time like to review or change the information in your account or terminate your account, you may contact us via e-mail or contact form. Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, we may retain some information in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Service and/or comply with applicable legal requirements. Our organization will never share your personal information with third-party sites without taking prior permission from you. Though, we share your personal information within the organization, business partners, authorized third-party services

Emails and Communications

If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by:

  • Noting your preferences at the time you register your account with the Site [or our mobile application]
  • Logging into your account settings and updating your preferences.
  • Contacting us using the contact information provided below

If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.

Restricting the Collection of Your Personal Data

At some point, you might wish to restrict the use and collection of your personal data. You can achieve this by doing the following:

  • When you are filling the forms on the website, make sure to check if there is a box which you can leave unchecked if you don’t want to disclose your personal information.
  • If you have already agreed to share your information with us, feel free to contact us via email or contact form and we will be more than happy to change this for you.


We will not lease, sell or distribute your personal information to any third parties, unless we have your permission. We might do so if the law forces us. Your personal information will be used when we need to send

Policies On Third-Party Websites and Technology

Sunlight Scholar’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

This website includes links to other websites owned and operated by third parties that are not affiliated with us and which may link to other websites, online services or mobile applications.

We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other websites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Website. We have no control over the contents of third party website and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of data you provide to any third parties. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other websites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Website.

Links from this website not necessarily endorsements or recommendations, though some links may correspond to paid advertisements, sponsored posts, reviews, affiliates, or promotions. For full disclosures, disclaimers, and agreements related to advertisements, sponsorships, affiliates, and other content for which we are directly compensated, please see our Disclaimer. Furthermore, review our Terms of Service for information about risk, liability, and other policies governing our interaction with  third-parties featured on our website.


How We Use of Your Information

Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience.  Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Site to: 

  • Administer sweepstakes, promotions, and contests. 
  • Assist law enforcement and respond to subpoena.
  • Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties. 
  • Create and manage your account.
  • Deliver targeted advertising, coupons, newsletters, and other information regarding promotions and the Site [and our mobile application] to you. 
  • Email you regarding your account or order.
  • Enable user-to-user communications.
  • Fulfill and manage purchases, orders, payments, and other transactions related to the Site [and our mobile application].
  • Generate a personal profile about you to make future visits to the Website more personalized.
  • Increase the efficiency and operation of the Website
  • Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Website
  • Notify you of updates to the Website
  • Offer new products, services, and/or recommendations to you.
  • Perform other business activities as needed.
  • Prevent fraudulent transactions, monitor against theft, and protect against criminal activity.
  • Process payments and refunds.
  • Request feedback and contact you about your use of the Website
  • Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.
  • Respond to product and customer service requests.
  • Send you a newsletter.
  • Solicit support for the Site 


Disclosure of Your Information

We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:  

By Law or to Protect Rights 

If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation.  This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Sunlight Scholar may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of the Company
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • Protect the personal safety of Users of the Service or the public
  • Protect against legal liability

We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose.

Legitimate Interests

We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.

 Performance of a Contract  

 If we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.

 Vital Interests

We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

Functionality and User-Submitted Content

When you share personal information (for example, by posting comments, contributions or other content to the Website) or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the Website. Sunlight Scholar has no control over the distribution of public information to other users.

Third-Party Service Providers 

We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.  

Marketing Communications

With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.

Interactions with Other Users 

If you interact with other users of the Website, those users may see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity, including sending invitations to other users, chatting with other users, liking posts, following blogs. 

Online Postings

When you post comments, contributions or other content to the Website, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the Site [and our mobile application] in perpetuity. 

Third-Party Advertisers 

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Site These companies may use information about your visits to the Site and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. 

Affiliates 

We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.

Business Partners 

We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions. 

Other Third Parties

We may share your information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share your information with such third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law. 

Sale or Bankruptcy 

If we reorganize or sell all or a portion of our assets, undergo a merger, or are acquired by another entity, we may transfer your information to the successor entity.  If we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, your information would be an asset transferred or acquired by a third party.  You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that the transferee may decline honor commitments we made in this Privacy Policy.

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This Service by Rachel Mass (“us”, “we”, or “our”) and the Website at https://rachelmass.com recognizes that you are trusting us with sensitive personal information by using our services. We take this responsibility seriously and we are committed to protecting the safety and right to privacy of our users. We may collect, use, and store certain kinds of data, including personally identifiable information (PII) that users provide to us directly or indirectly through visiting and engaging with Our Website at https://rachelmass.com, including any features, services, products, events, marketing, content, and direct communications accessible through the service.

This Privacy Policy (“Policy,” “Agreement,” “Notice,” or “Statement”) describes our policies and procedures on the collection, use, storage, and disclosure of your information in accordance with the website. It explains the actions we take to protect your data and honor our commitment to handle your personal data ethically, carefully, and transparently.

Furthermore, it aims to offer you a clear understanding of your privacy rights and how the law protects you. The agreement outlines your options for contacting us with problems or requests regarding your personal data.

We hope you take some time to read through our privacy policy carefully, as it is important. By continuing to visit the website and use our services, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this privacy policy.

If there are any terms in this Privacy Policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Services immediately.

What User Data We Collect

While using our services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. It is never mandatory to disclose Personally Identifiable Information or other user data to visit or use the website or any of its publicly accessible features and content. It is still possible to use many features of the website if you choose to withhold some or all PPI from Sunlight Scholar and affiliates. However, disclosure of certain personal information may be necessary to access some features or services offered through the website.

Below are some examples of information we may ask for and collect given the appropriate circumstances:

  • First and last name
  • E-mail address
  • Other direct contact information such as phone number or social media handles (only necessary for situations in which we might need to reach you directly, such as participation in contests, giveaways, or similar activities or purchase of some products and services)
  • Contact preferences
  • Mailing address, billing address, or payment information (if purchasing a product or service, making a donation, or receiving monetary compensation for a submission)
  • Job titles, professional affiliations, publications, or work experience when applicable (i.e., testimonials, user submissions, applications for permanent contributor role)
  • Log-in credentials, usernames, and details from personal user profile
  • Account information, details from user profile, participation in activities and communities, engagement with content or other features, and past form submissions
  • Other information, such as interests and preferences, preferred formats and topics, or favorite content, activities, and events
  • Relevant information from social media profiles and other supported third-party platforms used to log in and use community features on the website
  • Data profile regarding your online behavior on our website, such as log and usage data
  • Log and usage data, device information, or approximate location when accessing the website
  • Data profile regarding your online behavior on our website, including purchase history, feedback and requests, past submissions or contributions, interactions with content, and participation in communities and activities

Note that we collect only what Personal Data/PPI you voluntarily provide to us, either directly or through some forms of engagement with the website. In other words, the personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the website, the choices you make, the products and features you use, and third-party apps or social profiles you link to your activity on the website.

In cases where we are requesting personal data or require disclosure of certain PPI to access a desired feature or service, we will explicitly inform you about what information we aim to collect and why. We will never extract sensitive Personal Data from you without your knowledge or full consent.

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.

Users will never be required to provide information that is not relevant or necessary to use the website as desired. However, if additional information is voluntarily provided by the user, that information may also be used for the purposes outlined in this Agreement.

Knowingly supplying misleading or false information that disrupts the delivery of products and services or seriously prevents features and capabilities of the website from operating as intended may be grounds from a temporary or permanent suspension of user accounts or serious limitations on the user’s ability to use certain features and services of the website in the future.


How We Collect User Data

In this section of the Policy, we explain the types of user data we may collect from you and the sources and methods through which we access it.

Personal information provided by you

In Short:  We collect personal information that you provide to us.

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us either directly or indirectly through your use and engagement with the website. Thus, the personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you make and the products and features you use.

For example, we collect  personal information you explicitly disclose to us when you:

  • Register on the Website for a personal account or log in to the Website with your social media profiles
  • Express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and Services
  • Participate in some activities on the Website, such as publicly engaging with posts on the Website, participating directly in community discussions, joining competitions, completing surveys, etc.
  • Contact us directly through our contact form or some other external method of communication

Depending on the circumstances of your engagement, the information we collect may in collect

  • First and last names
  • Phone numbers
  • E-mail address
  • Mailing or billing addresses
  • Job titles, professional affiliations, publications and accomplishments, or work experience
  • Financial information and affiliations
  • Geolocation
  • Contact preferences and information
  • Usernames, passwords, and other authentication data when registered directly on the website,
  • Marketing and communication preferences
  • Purchase history and product/service preferences
  • Relevant information from social media profiles and other supported third-party platforms used to log in and use community features on the website
  • Online behavior on our website, including feedback and requests, past submissions or contributions, interactions with content, and participation in communities and activities
  • Any personal information included on your user profiles

Information from third-party accounts and applications

Note that in addition to information you explicitly provide directly through use of our website, we may also collect information you provide indirectly to use through integration and sharing with third-party platforms. For example, we provide you with option to register with us or use certain features of the website (i.e. comments, submissions, purchases, profile creation, etc.) through third-party platforms. This includes social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google, Tumblr, Youtube, Vimeo, and LinkedIn, as well as other platforms that facilitate account management like WordPress, Gravatar, Disqus, etc.

Where you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile information about you from your social media provider. We will use the information we receive only for the purposes that are described in this privacy notice or that are otherwise made clear to you on the relevant Website. Please note that we do not control, and are not responsible for, other uses of your personal information by your third-party social media provider. We recommend that you review their privacy notice to understand how they collect, use and share your personal information, and how you can set your privacy preferences on their sites and apps.

The profile Information we receive may vary depending on the social media provider concerned, but may include any of the following:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your e-mail address, phone number, or other contact information
  • Social media profile URLs
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Location
  • Birthdate
  • Log and usage data
  • Other information such as interests and preferences
  • Social engagement and connections
  • Profile photos or other uploads
  • Other websites and applications you interact with
  • Affiliations with institutions, employers, and other organizations
  • Data profile regarding your online behavior on our website and the content you engage with
  • Other associated aliases or usernames
  • Use of linked accounts or other websites in connection with the platform
  • Any information made public on the platform or otherwise shared on the website depending on user policies and settings

This also applies applications used for payment, such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, Amazon, Paypal, or Stripe. Depending on the services and circumstance, these applications can potentially grant us access to the following information

  • Legal first and last names
  • E-mail addresses, phone numbers, and other contact details
  • Age
  • Birthdate
  • Mailing and billing addresses
  • Transaction history and purchase history
  • Social connections and interactions
  • Geolocation and transit details
  • Professional associations
  • Banking information, such as account information and usage
  • Your credit, debit, or prepaid card number and history of adding methods of payment
  • Use of linked accounts or other features through the app
  • Usernames, aliases, and other authentication data
  • Biometric information, such as Face ID or thumbprint authentication
  • Payment to other services or merchants through the application

Where you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile information about you from your social media provider. We will use the information we receive only for the purposes that are described in this privacy notice or that are otherwise made clear to you on the relevant Website. Please note that we do not control, and are not responsible for, other uses of your personal information by your third-party social media provider. We recommend that you review their privacy notice to understand how they collect, use and share your personal information, and how you can set your privacy preferences on their sites and apps.

Note that any personal information that we access, collect, or store via these accounts is provided through the third-party app on which it is registered. Thus, our access depends on your social media account’s privacy settings and the permissions you agree to give us when you complete the registration process. These permissions are subject to the policies of the platforms, often outlined in the Privacy Policy and/or Terms of Service, as well as the settings and requirements that platform offers for integration and sharing information between accounts. Please take note of your personal settings on these apps as well as any changes to their operations, settings, features, and policies, as we follow the most updated guidelines for the service even if it has changed since you first granted us permission to access your account.

As long as we are granted access to these services, we may collect and store this data to facilitate a more personalized user experience and easier future engagement with our Service. For example, we may store financial information when you make a donation or purchase so that you may use this same information in the future. Likewise, we may store contact details and marketing preferences to increase the relevance of the information you see on our website. However, these permissions may be revoked at any time through changing your settings on the app or platform or disconnecting the account from our service. In some cases, you may revoke access to some types of information through the applicable platform and maintain integration with the service.  When access to these information sources is restricted or revoked, we discontinue the access, use, storage, and all other integrations of the personal information we previously collected. This information is never shared or distributed to outside parties.

If there is specific personal information you wish for us to relinquish access to, you may also contact us directly at hello@rachelmass.com and simply make the request. We will answer and comply immediately.


Information automatically collected

Some information — such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and/or browser and device characteristics — is collected automatically when you visit our Website.

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the Website. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Website and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Website, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

The types of information we collect automatically includes the following:

  • Log and Usage DataLog and usage data is service-related, diagnostic, usage and performance information our servers automatically collect when you access or use our Website and which we record in log files. Depending on how you interact with us, this log data may include your IP address, device information, browser type and settings and information about your activity in the Website (such as the date/time stamps associated with your usage, pages and files viewed, searches and other actions you take such as which features you use), device event information (such as system activity, error reports (sometimes called ‘crash dumps’) and hardware settings).
  • Device Data
    We collect device data such as information about your computer, phone, tablet or other device you use to access the Website. Depending on the device used, this device data may include information such as your IP address (or proxy server), device and application identification numbers, location, browser type, hardware model Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, operating system and system configuration information.
  • Location Data
    We collect location data such as information about your device’s location, which can be either precise or imprecise. How much information we collect depends on the type and settings of the device you use to access the Website. For example, we may use GPS and other technologies to collect geolocation data that tells us your current location (based on your IP address). You can opt out of allowing us to collect this information either by refusing access to the information or by disabling your Location setting on your device. Note however, if you choose to opt out, you may not be able to use certain aspects of the Services.

Information collected from other sources

We may collect limited data from public databases, marketing partners, social media platforms, and other outside sources.

In order to enhance our ability to provide relevant marketing, offers and services to you and update our records, we may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, affiliate programs, data providers, social media platforms, as well as from other third parties. This information includes mailing addresses, job titles, email addresses, phone numbers, intent data (or user behavior data), Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, social media profiles, social media URLs and custom profiles, for purposes of targeted advertising and event promotion. If you interact with us on a social media platform using your social media account (e.g. Facebook or Twitter), we may use information we are granted access through those memes for the same purpose.

Policies On Third-Party Websites and Technology

In Short:  We are not responsible for the safety of any information that you share with third-party providers who advertise, but are not affiliated with, our Website.

This website includes links to other websites owned and operated by third parties that are not affiliated with us and which may link to other websites, online services or mobile applications.

Visits to these websites are not governed by this Privacy Policy and any data collected by third-parties does not fall under our jurisdiction. We have no control over the contents of third party website and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of data you provide to any third parties. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other websites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Website. If you click on these links, Rachel Mass is not held responsible for your data and privacy protection. Make sure to review the Privacy Policy and other relevant documentation of such third parties before you visit or use them and should contact them directly to respond to any questions or issues that may arise.

We have no control over the contents of third party website and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of data you provide to any third parties. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other websites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Website.

Links from this website not necessarily endorsements or recommendations, though some links may correspond to paid advertisements, sponsored posts, reviews, affiliates, or promotions. For full disclosures, disclaimers, and agreements related to advertisements, sponsorships, affiliates, and other content for which we are directly compensated, please see our Disclaimer and Disclosure Statement. Furthermore, review our Terms of Service for information about risk, liability, and other policies governing our interaction with  third-parties featured on our website.

Our Use of Cookies And Other Third-Party Technology

Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies. We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information. For specific information about our usage of these technologies and your options to control or refuse access to them, please consult our Cookies and Technology Statement.

Once you agree to allow our website to use cookies, you also agree to use the data it collects regarding your online behavior. This data allows us analyze web traffic, web pages you spend the most time on, and websites you visit.

The data we collect by using cookies is used to customize our website to your needs. After we use the data for statistical analysis, the data is completely removed from our systems.

Please note that cookies don’t allow us to gain control of your computer in any way. They are strictly used to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not so that we can provide a better experience for you.

If you want to disable cookies, you can do it by accessing the settings of your internet browser.

Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Website. To opt-out of interest-based advertising by advertisers on our Website, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. At this stage no uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this privacy notice.

This Website also uses Google Maps Platform APIs for the purpose of providing better service. These services are subject to Google’s policies. You may find the Google Maps Platform Terms of Service here. To find out more about Google’s Privacy Policy, please refer to this link. We obtain and store on your device (“cache”) your location. You may revoke your consent anytime by contacting us at the contact details provided at the end of this document.

How We Use Your Information

We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.

We are collecting your data for several reasons:

  • To better understand your needs
  • To improve our services and products.
  • To send you promotional emails containing the information we think you will find interesting.
  • To contact you to fill out surveys and participate in other types of market research.
  • To customize our website according to your online behavior and personal preferences.
  • For a variety of business purposes or legal reasons as described below.
  • To create and manage your account on our website
  • To process details related to your orders and refunds
  • To identify you once you register on our website
  • To provide you better usability and service
  • To contact you and respond to your queries and feedbacks
  • To understand which sections of the website are visited and how frequently

We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.  We use the information we collect or receive:

  • To facilitate account creation and logon process, manage user accounts, and enable user-to-user communications and other community features
    If you choose to link your account with us to a third-party account (such as your Google or Facebook account), we use the information you allowed us to collect from those third parties to facilitate account creation and logon process for the performance of the contract.  We may use your information for the purposes of managing our account and keeping it in working order. We may use your information in order to enable user-to-user communications with each user’s consent.
  • To post testimonials, results, analytics, and samples when allowed by users
    We post testimonials on our Website that may contain personal information. Prior to posting a testimonial, we will obtain your consent to use your name and the content of the testimonial. If you wish to update, or delete your testimonial, please contact us at hello@rachelmass.com and be sure to include your name, testimonial location, and contact information. We may submit surveys or requests for direct feedback, which you may complete privately if you choose. However, we may also request permission to publish this information as social proof on our platforms or use samples, analytics, and case studies based on the service in portfolios and other professional accounts. The release of this information is at the discretion of the client and may be revoked at any time
  • To send administrative information to you or other electronic communications to you
    We may use your personal information to send you information about product, features, and services, changes to our policies, updates to your account, and other information about the website. This may also include newsletters or other marketing materials depending on your communication preferences.
  • To request feedback, reviews, submissions, and testimonials and respond to user inquiries/offer support to users
    We may use your information to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our Website. We may use your information to respond to your inquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with the use of our Services or update you on processing and handling of submissions, feedback, requests, orders, etc. We may respond directly to your questions and concerns as well as ask you about your satisfaction and experience. We may request that you share these experiences in some cases, though this is always optional on the part of the recipient
  • To protect our Service and its users and enforce Website policies, fulfill contracts, and comply with legal and regulatory requirements
    We may use your information as part of our efforts to keep our Website safe and secure (for example, for fraud monitoring and prevention). We may also use this information to ensure that all legal and regulatory measures are met by the operators, users, and other parties involved with the Website. This information may be consulted in decisions to mediate problems with the Website and interfere with violations of these agreements, including warning users of violations, taking disciplinary action, removing content or access, terminating accounts, and temporarily or permanently restricting permissions to access certain features and services. This also includes cases in which we are obligated to respond to legal requests or otherwise prevent harm. If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.
  • To process, fulfill and manage your orders
    We may use your information to fulfill and manage your orders, payments, returns, and exchanges made through the Website. We may also use this information to facilitate necessary communications, processes, updates, and deliverables to our clients. This includes legal agreements and negotiations and allows us to ensure that we have all the details we need about the client and request to properly fulfill the order. We also use this information ensure the purchase and payment proceed according to our agreement and to deliver or facilitate delivery of requested products, services, and other materials for requested. Likewise, we may refer to the information to discuss changes and client satisfaction as well as request feedback or other future action when necessary.
  • To administer prize draws and competitions and process user-submitted content
    We may use your information to administer prize draws and competitions when you elect to participate in our competitions. Furthermore, if you chose to submit content or otherwise participate in a special event or activity, we may use the information to facilitate our use of the material.
  • For other commercial purposes
    We may use your information for other business purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Website, products, marketing and your experience. We may use and store this information in aggregated and anonymized form so that it is not associated with individual end users and does not include personal information. We will not use identifiable personal information without your consent.


Data Used for Marketing

Based on your preference, our organization would like to send you marketing emails for products, services, and offers that you might like. You have the right at any time to stop our organization from contacting you. You can anytime opt-out of our marketing-related emails at a later date.

You can unsubscribe from our marketing email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send or by contacting us using the details provided below. You will then be removed from the marketing email list — however, we may still communicate with you, for example to send you service-related emails that are necessary for the administration and use of your account, to respond to service requests, or for other non-marketing purposes. To otherwise opt-out, you may reach out to us directly via e-mail or contact form.


Account Information

If you would at any time like to review or change the information in your account or terminate your account, you may contact us via e-mail or contact form. Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, we may retain some information in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Service and/or comply with applicable legal requirements.

Our organization will never share your personal information with third-party sites without taking prior permission from you. Though, we share your personal information within the organization, business partners, authorized third-party services.

How We Share or Distribute Your Information

Our organization will never share your personal information with third-party sites without taking prior permission from you. Though, we share your personal information within the organization, business partners, authorized third-party services.

We only share Personally Identifiable Information that can be traced back to you only with explicit consent from you or under the following special conditions:
to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.

We may process or share your information according to the following conditions or purposes

  • Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose.
  • Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
  • Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.
  • Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
  • Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
  • Business Transfers: We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company. Similarly, information may be shared with a third party if they or platforms or software they manage are necessary to fulfill a contract or business process.
  • Other Users: When you share personal information (for example, by posting comments, contributions or other content to the Website) or otherwise interact with public areas of the Website, such personal information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly made available outside the Website in perpetuity. If you interact with other users of our Website and register for our Website through a social network (such as Facebook), your contacts on the social network will see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of your activity, communicate with you within our Website, and view your profile.

How We Store and Secure Your Data

We are committed to securing your data and keeping it confidential. We have  done all in its power to prevent data theft, unauthorized access, and disclosure by implementing the latest technologies and software, which help us safeguard all the information we collect online. We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Website is at your own risk. You should only access the Website within a secure environment.

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in this notice will require us keeping your personal information for longer than the period of time in which users have an account with us. When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.


Restricting the Collection of Your Personal Data

At some point, you might wish to restrict the use and collection of your personal data. You can achieve this by doing the following:

  • When you are filling the forms on the website, make sure to check if there is a box which you can leave unchecked if you don’t want to disclose your personal information.
  • If you have already agreed to share your information with us, feel free to contact us via email or contact form and we will be more than happy to change this for you.

We will not lease, sell or distribute your personal information to any third parties, unless we have your permission. We might do so if the law forces us. Your personal information will be used when we need to send you promotional materials if you agree to this Privacy Policy

GDPR Privacy Notice

In some regions, such as the European Economic Area, you have rights that allow you greater access to and control over your personal information. You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.

You have certain rights under applicable data protection laws, including:

(i) to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information,
(ii) to request rectification or erasure;
(iii) to restrict the processing of your personal information; and
(iv) if applicable, to data portability.

In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to object to the processing of your personal information. To make such a request or if you have other questions or concerns about your privacy rights, please reach out to us each to us via e-mail or contact form.  We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note however that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal, nor will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

If you are a resident in the European Economic Area and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.

If you are a resident in Switzerland, the contact details for the data protection authorities are available here: https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/en/home.html.

CCPA Privacy Notice

If you are a resident of California, you are granted specific rights regarding access to your personal information.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Website, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Website. To request removal of such data, please reach out to us each to us via e-mail or contact form, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Website, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from all our systems (e.g. backups, etc.).

The California Code of Regulations defines a “resident” as:

  1. every individual who is in the State of California for other than a temporary or transitory purpose and
  2. every individual who is domiciled in the State of California who is outside the State of California for a temporary or transitory purpose

All other individuals are defined as “non-residents.”

If this definition of “resident” applies to you, we must adhere to certain rights and obligations regarding your personal information.

What categories of personal information do we collect?

We have collected the following categories of personal information in the past twelve (12) months:

CategoryExamplesCollected
A. IdentifiersContact details, such as real name, alias, postal address, telephone or mobile contact number, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address and account name  NO  
B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statuteName, contact information, education, employment, employment history and financial information  YES  
C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal lawGender and date of birth  NO  
D. Commercial informationTransaction information, purchase history, financial details and payment information  NO  
E. Biometric informationFingerprints and voiceprints  NO  
F. Internet or other similar network activityBrowsing history, search history, online behavior, interest data, and interactions with our and other websites, applications, systems and advertisements  NO  
G. Geolocation dataDevice location  YES  
H. Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar informationImages and audio, video or call recordings created in connection with our business activities  NO
I. Professional or employment-related informationBusiness contact details in order to provide you our services at a business level, job title as well as work history and professional qualifications if you apply for a job with us  YES
J. Education InformationStudent records and directory information  NO
K. Inferences drawn from other personal informationInferences drawn from any of the collected personal information listed above to create a profile or summary about, for example, an individual’s preferences and characteristics  NO

We may also collect other personal information outside of these categories instances where you interact with us in-person, online, or by phone or mail in the context of:

  • Receiving help through our customer support channels;
  • Participation in customer surveys or contests; and
  • Facilitation in the delivery of our Services and to respond to your inquiries

How do we use and share your personal information?

More information about our data collection and sharing practices can be found in this Privacy Policy.

You may contact us by via e-mail at hello@rachelmass.com or via contact form on our website

If you are using an authorized agent to exercise your right to opt-out we may deny a request if the authorized agent does not submit proof that they have been validly authorized to act on your behalf.

Will your information be shared with anyone else?

We may disclose your personal information with our service providers pursuant to a written contract between us and each service provider. Each service provider is a for-profit entity that processes the information on our behalf.

We may use your personal information for our own business purposes, such as for undertaking internal research for technological development and demonstration. This is not considered to be “selling” of your personal data.

We have not disclosed or sold any personal information to third parties for a business or commercial purpose in the preceding 12 months. We will not sell personal information in the future belonging to website visitors, users and other consumers.

CCPA Privacy Rights

Right to request deletion of the data – Request to delete

You can ask for the deletion of your personal information. If you ask us to delete your personal information, we will respect your request and delete your personal information, subject to certain exceptions provided by law, such as (but not limited to) the exercise by another consumer of his or her right to free speech, our compliance requirements resulting from a legal obligation or any processing that may be required to protect against illegal activities.

Right to be informed – Request to know

Depending on the circumstances, you have a right to know:

  • whether we collect and use your personal information;
  • the categories of personal information that we collect;
  • the purposes for which the collected personal information is used;
  • whether we sell your personal information to third parties;
  • the categories of personal information that we sold or disclosed for a business purpose;
  • the categories of third parties to whom the personal information was sold or disclosed for a business purpose; and
  • the business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal information.

In accordance with applicable law, we are not obligated to provide or delete consumer information that is de-identified in response to a consumer request or to re-identify individual data to verify a consumer request.

Right to Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of a Consumer’s Privacy Rights

We will not discriminate against you if you exercise your privacy rights.

Verification process

Upon receiving your request, we will need to verify your identity to determine you are the same person about whom we have the information in our system. These verification efforts require us to ask you to provide information so that we can match it with information you have previously provided us. For instance, depending on the type of request you submit, we may ask you to provide certain information so that we can match the information you provide with the information we already have on file, or we may contact you through a communication method (e.g. phone or email) that you have previously provided to us. We may also use other verification methods as the circumstances dictate.

We will only use personal information provided in your request to verify your identity or authority to make the request. To the extent possible, we will avoid requesting additional information from you for the purposes of verification. If, however, if we cannot verify your identity from the information already maintained by us, we may request that you provide additional information for the purposes of verifying your identity, and for security or fraud-prevention purposes. We will delete such additionally provided information as soon as we finish verifying you.

Other privacy rights

  • You may object to the processing of your personal data
  • You may request correction of your personal data if it is incorrect or no longer relevant, or ask to restrict the processing of the data
  • You can designate an authorized agent to make a request under the CCPA on your behalf. We may deny a request from an authorized agent that does not submit proof that they have been validly authorized to act on your behalf in accordance with the CCPA.
  • You may request to opt-out from future selling of your personal information to third parties. Upon receiving a request to opt-out, we will act upon the request as soon as feasibly possible, but no later than 15 days from the date of the request submission.

To exercise these rights, you can contact us via e-mail at hello@rachelmass.com or via contact form on our website. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you.

Your Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure that you are fully aware of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following rights:

  • The right to access – You have the right to ask for copies of your personal information provided to us.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to tell us to correct the personal information that you believe needs correction. You also have the right to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erase – You have the right to ask us to erase all your personal data at any time.
  • The right to object – You have the right to object to our organization’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You can anytime ask us to transfer your personal information to any other organization or directly to you, under certain conditions.

Updates to This Privacy Policy

We review and update its Privacy Policy on a regular basis as is necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws and reflect changes to our features and operations. We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to Privacy Policy, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

This Privacy Policy explains the guidelines and procedures we follow pertaining to the collection, use, storage, disclosure, safeguarding, and deletion of your information when you use our Website. Furthermore, it aims to offer you a clear understanding of your privacy rights and how the law protects you. The agreement outlines your options for contacting us with problems or requests regarding your personal data. 

This Privacy Policy covers all any features, services, products, events, marketing, content, and direct communications accessible through or facilitated by the service. Please note that this Privacy Policy may extend to other digital platforms and external interactions and applications which are jointly operated or otherwise directly connected to the Sunlight Scholar brand. This includes any other media form, media channel, social media page or profile, mobile website, mobile application, e-commerce application, or other forms of direct electronic communications such as e-mail, newsletters, contests, user submissions, etc.

We hope you take some time to read through our Privacy Policy carefully, as it is important. By continuing to visit the website and use our services, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  If there are any terms in this Privacy Policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Services immediately.

Collection of Your Information


Information We Collect

Personal Data 


Personally identifiable information (referred to as “Personal Information,” or “PII” in this Agreement) is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. While using our services , we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Examples of personal information we may ask for and collect given the appropriate circumstances.

  • First and last name
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Mailing, billing, and/or shipping addresses
  • Demographic information, such as your gender, age, and hometown
  • Your location
  • Your interests and connections
  • Online behavior on our website, including feedback and requests, past submissions or contributions, interactions with content, and participation in communities and activities
  • Job titles, professional affiliations, publications and accomplishments, or work experience
  • Usernames, passwords, and other authentication data when registered directly on the website
  • Any personal information entered into your user profile on the Website
  • Marketing and communication preferences
  • Purchase history and product/service preferences
  • Relevant information from social media profiles and other supported third-party platforms used to log in and use community features on the website

Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information is not mandatory to visit our Website or access any of its publicly accessible features and content. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, and it is still possible to use many features of the Website if you choose to withhold some or all of your PPI from us. However, your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the our Website.

How We Collect Personal Data

We collect only what Personal Data/PPI you voluntarily provide to us, either directly or indirectly through your use and engagement with the website. Thus, the personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you make and the products and features you use, and the accounts you link with our Website.

In short, our collectionm of personal data can be broken down into three main categories, each representing different “type” of personal information based on the main sources and methods through which we access and handle that data. The three categories include: (1) Personal information provided voluntarily by you, (2) Personal information shared via third-party accounts and applications, (3) Personal information collected from other public sources

Personal Data You Provide To Us


We collect personal information that you directly provide to us either through your use and engagement with some features of the Website. For example, we collect personal information you explicitly disclose to us when you:

  • Register on the Website for a personal account or log in to the Website with your social media profiles
  • Express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and Services
  • Participate in some activities on the Website, such as publicly engaging with posts on the Website and participating directly in community discussions, and submitting content
  • Join competitions, sign up for giveaways, or completing surveys/feedback forms
  • Contact us directly through our contact form or some other external method of communication
  • Sign up for our newsletter or agree to be contacted directly via e-mail
  • Purchase products and/or services through the website

Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information is not mandatory to visit our Website or access any of its publicly accessible features and content. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, and it is still possible to use many features of the Website if you choose to withhold some or all of your PPI from us. However, your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the our Website.

In cases where we are requesting personal data or require disclosure of certain PPI to access a desired feature or service, we will explicitly inform you about what information we aim to collect and why. We will never extract sensitive Personal Data from you without your knowledge or full consent. Users are not required to provide personal information unless it is necessary to use our services as desired. If additional information is voluntarily provided by the user, that information may also be used for the purposes outlined in this agreement.

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information. Knowingly supplying misleading or false information that disrupts the delivery of products and services or seriously prevents features and capabilities of the website from operating as intended may be grounds from a temporary or permanent suspension of user accounts or serious limitations on the user’s ability to use certain features and services of the website in the future.

We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Site includes:

Personal Information Shared Via Third-Party Accounts, Applications, or Platforms

Note that in addition to information you explicitly provide directly through use of our website, we may also collect information you provide indirectly to use through integration and sharing with third-party platforms.We may collect information from third parties, such as personal information or network friends, if you connect your account to the third party and grant the Site permission to access this information.

Note that in addition to information you explicitly provide directly through use of our website, we may also collect information you provide indirectly to use through integration and sharing with third-party platforms. Sources for this type of information may include any of the following:

  • Social media platforms or other external user profiles you share or grant permissions to, i.e. as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google, Tumblr, Youtube, Vimeo, and LinkedIn
  • Plugins or applications that facilitate account management like WordPress, Gravatar, Disqus, etc.
  • Payment applications, i.e. Apple Pay, Google Pay, Amazon, Paypal, or Stripe
  • Public account or user profile information accessible through your interactions with us on external platforms, such as e-mail or social media

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The specific information we access and collect via this method depends on your integrations of third-party accounts, applications, or platforms with our Website and your specific uses and interactions with each party. For example, We provide you with option to register and/or log in to an account on our website, create a profile, comment, and access certain community features through social networks and other external accounts. When you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile information about you from your account provider.

Financial Data 

We may collect financial information, such as data related to your payment method (e.g. valid credit card number, card brand, expiration date) when you purchase, order, return, exchange, or request information about our services from the Site. In some cases, this includes access to banking or payment details as well as billing or location information necessary to facilitate any transactions, donations, or other monetary exchanges you consent to do with us.

When you use certain third-party payment applications, all financial information is stored by our payment processor, [Amazon Payments,] [Authornize.Net,]  [Braintree Payments,] [Chargify,] [Dwolla] [Google Checkout,] [Paypal,] [SafeCharge,] [Stripe,] [WePay,[2Checkout,] and you are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions.. In some cases, this includes access to banking or payment details as well as billing or location information necessary to facilitate any transactions, donations, or other monetary exchanges you consent to do with us.

We store only very limited, if any, financial information that we collect. We do not store or share sensitive financial information outside of an approved transaction and promise to limit our access to that which is necessary to fulfill a given order. However, we may store information about marketing preferences, purchase history with us and other merchants, geolocation and transit information, user demographics, professional associations, and social interactions and connections to personalize your communications with us and optimize your experience with our Website. This information may also be stripped of personally identifying information and combined with other metrics to track user activity, demographic information, and reception of certain services the Website offers.

Data From Social Networks 

We provide you with option to register and/or log in to an account on our website, create a profile, comment, and access certain community features through social networks and other external accounts. When you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile information about you from your account provider. User information we collect from social networking sites. Depending on your settings and default permissions on the external sites or applications, the information may include any of the following:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your e-mail address, phone number, or other contact information
  • Social media profile URLs
  • Social media usernames
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Location
  • Birthdate
  • Log and usage data
  • Other information such as interests and preferences
  • Social engagement and connections
  • Profile photos and other uploads
  • Other websites and applications you interact with
  • Affiliations with institutions, employers, and other organizations
  • Data profile regarding your online behavior on our website and the content you engage with
  • Associated aliases or usernames
  • Use of linked accounts or other websites in connection with the platform
  • Any information made public on the platform or otherwise shared on the website depending on user policies and settings

This includes both the preferences you indicate to us directly on our Website, and the information you grant us access to indirectly through user permissions and other settings in third-party account, application, or platform.

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Facebook Permissions  

The Website may by default access your Facebook basic account information, including your name, email, gender, birthday, current city, and profile picture URL, as well as other information that you choose to make public. We may also request access to other permissions related to your account, such as friends, checkins, and likes, and you may choose to grant or deny us access to each individual permission. For more information regarding Facebook permissions, refer to the Facebook Permissions Reference page.

We may collect limited data from public databases, marketing partners, social media platforms, and other outside sources. In order to enhance our ability to provide relevant marketing, offers and services to you and update our records, we may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, affiliate programs, data providers, social media platforms, as well as from other third parties. This information includes mailing addresses, job titles, email addresses, phone numbers, intent data (or user behavior data), Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, social media profiles, social media URLs and custom profiles, for purposes of targeted advertising and event promotion. If you interact with us on a social media platform using your social media account (e.g. Facebook or Twitter), we may use information we are granted access through those memes for the same purpose.  

Third-Party Data and User Permissions

Information from third parties, such as personal information or network friends, if you connect your account to the third party and grant the Site permission to access this information.

Note that any personal information that we access, collect, or store via these accounts is provided through the third-party app on which it is registered. Thus, our access depends on your social media account’s privacy settings and the permissions you agree to give us when you complete the registration process.

These permissions are subject to the policies of the platforms, often outlined in the Privacy Policy and/or Terms of Service, as well as the settings and requirements that platform offers for integration and sharing information between accounts. Please take note of your personal settings on these apps as well as any changes to their operations, settings, features, and policies, as we follow the most updated guidelines for the service even if it has changed since you first granted us permission to access your account.

As long as we are granted access to these services, we may collect and store this data to facilitate a more personalized user experience and easier future engagement with our Service. For example, we may store financial information when you make a donation or purchase so that you may use this same information in the future. Likewise, we may store contact details and marketing preferences to increase the relevance of the information you see on our website. However, these permissions may be revoked at any time through changing your settings on the app or platform or disconnecting the account from our service. In some cases, you may revoke access to some types of information through the applicable platform and maintain integration with the service.  When access to these information sources is restricted or revoked, we discontinue the access, use, storage, and all other integrations of the personal information we previously collected. This information is never shared or distributed to outside parties. If there is specific personal information you wish for us to relinquish access to, you may also contact us directly via e-mail at info@sunlightscholar.com and simply make the request. We will answer and comply immediately.

Personal Information Collected From Other Public Sources

We may collect limited data from public databases, marketing partners, social media platforms, and other outside sources. In order to enhance our ability to provide relevant marketing, offers and services to you and update our records, we may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, affiliate programs, data providers, social media platforms, as well as from other third parties. This information includes mailing addresses, job titles, email addresses, phone numbers, intent data (or user behavior data), Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, social media profiles, social media URLs and custom profiles, for purposes of targeted advertising and event promotion. If you interact with us on a social media platform using your social media account (e.g. Facebook or Twitter), we may use information we are granted access through those memes for the same purpose.  

Derivative Data 

Some information is collected automatically when you visit, use or navigate the Website. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Website and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Website, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes. The types of information we collect automatically include all of the following:

Geo-Location Information. We may request access or permission to and track location-based information from your device, either continuously or while you are using our mobile application, to provide location-based services. Device location data may be precise or imprecise . How much information we collect depends on the type and settings of the device you use to access the Website. For example, we may use GPS and other technologies to collect geolocation data that tells us your current location based on your IP address. You can opt out of allowing us to collect this information either by refusing access to the information or by disabling your Location setting on your device. Note however, if you choose to opt out, you may not be able to use certain aspects of the Services.

Log and Usage Data. Log and usage data is service-related, diagnostic, usage and performance information our servers automatically collect when you access or use our Website and which we record in log files. Depending on how you interact with us, this log data may include your IP address, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Website and other technical information, such as the date/time stamps associated with your usage, pages and files viewed, searches and other actions you take such as which features you use.

Device Data. We collect device data such as information about your computer, phone, tablet or other device you use to access the Website. Depending on the device used, this device data may include information such as your IP address (or proxy server), device and application identification numbers, location, browser type, hardware model Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, operating system and system configuration information. We may also collect device event information, such as system activity, error reports (sometimes called ‘crash dumps’) and hardware settings.


Mobile Device Access. We may request access or permission to certain features from your mobile device, including your mobile device’s bluetooth, calendar, camera, contacts, microphone, reminders, sensors, SMS messages, social media accounts, storage, and other features. If you wish to change our access or permissions, you may do so in your device’s settings.

Push Notifications. We may request to send you push notifications regarding your account or the Application. If you wish to opt-out from receiving these types of communications, you may turn them off in your device’s settings.

Personal and other information you may provide when entering contests or giveaways and/or responding to surveys.

Below are some examples of information we may ask for and collect given the appropriate circumstances:

  • First and last name
  • E-mail address
  • Other direct contact information such as phone number or social media handles (only necessary for situations in which we might need to reach you directly, such as participation in contests, giveaways, or similar activities or purchase of some products and services)
  • Contact preferences
  • Mailing address, billing address, or payment information (if purchasing a product or service, making a donation, or receiving monetary compensation for a submission)
  • Job titles, professional affiliations, publications, or work experience when applicable (i.e., testimonials, user submissions, applications for permanent contributor role)
  • Log-in credentials, usernames, and details from personal user profile
  • Account information, details from user profile, participation in activities and communities, engagement with content or other features, and past form submissions
  • Other information, such as interests and preferences, preferred formats and topics, or favorite content, activities, and events
  • Relevant information from social media profiles and other supported third-party platforms used to log in and use community features on the website
  • Data profile regarding your online behavior on our website, such as log and usage data
  • Log and usage data, device information, or approximate location when accessing the website
  • Data profile regarding your online behavior on our website, including purchase history, feedback and requests, past submissions or contributions, interactions with content, and participation in communities and activities

Note that we collect only what Personal Data/PPI you voluntarily provide to us, either directly or through some forms of engagement with the website. In other words, the personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the website, the choices you make, the products and features you use, and third-party apps or social profiles you link to your activity on the website.

In cases where we are requesting personal data or require disclosure of certain PPI to access a desired feature or service, we will explicitly inform you about what information we aim to collect and why. We will never extract sensitive Personal Data from you without your knowledge or full consent.

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.


How We Collect User Data

In this section of the Policy, we explain the types of user data we may collect from you and the sources and methods through which we access it.

Personal information provided by you

We collect personal information that you provide to us.

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us either directly or indirectly through your use and engagement with the website. Thus, the personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you make and the products and features you use.

For example, we collect  personal information you explicitly disclose to us when you:

  • Register on the Website for a personal account or log in to the Website with your social media profiles
  • Express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and Services
  • Participate in some activities on the Website, such as publicly engaging with posts on the Website, participating directly in community discussions, joining competitions, completing surveys, etc.
  • Contact us directly through our contact form or some other external method of communication

Depending on the circumstances of your engagement, the information we collect may in collect

  • First and last names
  • Phone numbers
  • E-mail address
  • Mailing or billing addresses
  • Job titles, professional affiliations, publications and accomplishments, or work experience
  • Financial information and affiliations
  • Geolocation
  • Contact preferences and information
  • Usernames, passwords, and other authentication data when registered directly on the website,
  • Marketing and communication preferences
  • Purchase history and product/service preferences
  • Relevant information from social media profiles and other supported third-party platforms used to log in and use community features on the website
  • Online behavior on our website, including feedback and requests, past submissions or contributions, interactions with content, and participation in communities and activities
  • Any personal information included on your user profiles

Information from third-party accounts and applications

Note that in addition to information you explicitly provide directly through use of our website, we may also collect information you provide indirectly to use through integration and sharing with third-party platforms. For example, we provide you with option to register with us or use certain features of the website (i.e. comments, submissions, purchases, profile creation, etc.) through third-party platforms. This includes social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google, Tumblr, Youtube, Vimeo, and LinkedIn, as well as other platforms that facilitate account management like WordPress, Gravatar, Disqus, etc.

Where you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile information about you from your social media provider. We will use the information we receive only for the purposes that are described in this privacy notice or that are otherwise made clear to you on the relevant Website. Please note that we do not control, and are not responsible for, other uses of your personal information by your third-party social media provider. We recommend that you review their privacy notice to understand how they collect, use and share your personal information, and how you can set your privacy preferences on their sites and apps.

The profile Information we receive may vary depending on the social media provider concerned, but may include any of the following:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your e-mail address, phone number, or other contact information
  • Social media profile URLs
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Location
  • Birthdate
  • Log and usage data
  • Other information such as interests and preferences
  • Social engagement and connections
  • Profile photos or other uploads
  • Other websites and applications you interact with
  • Affiliations with institutions, employers, and other organizations
  • Data profile regarding your online behavior on our website and the content you engage with
  • Other associated aliases or usernames
  • Use of linked accounts or other websites in connection with the platform
  • Any information made public on the platform or otherwise shared on the website depending on user policies and settings

This also applies applications used for payment, such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, Amazon, Paypal, or Stripe. Depending on the services and circumstance, these applications can potentially grant us access to the following information

  • Legal first and last names
  • E-mail addresses, phone numbers, and other contact details
  • Age
  • Birthdate
  • Mailing and billing addresses
  • Transaction history and purchase history
  • Social connections and interactions
  • Geolocation and transit details
  • Professional associations
  • Banking information, such as account information and usage
  • Your credit, debit, or prepaid card number and history of adding methods of payment
  • Use of linked accounts or other features through the app
  • Usernames, aliases, and other authentication data
  • Biometric information, such as Face ID or thumbprint authentication
  • Payment to other services or merchants through the application

Where you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile information about you from your social media provider. We will use the information we receive only for the purposes that are described in this privacy notice or that are otherwise made clear to you on the relevant Website. Please note that we do not control, and are not responsible for, other uses of your personal information by your third-party social media provider. We recommend that you review their privacy notice to understand how they collect, use and share your personal information, and how you can set your privacy preferences on their sites and apps.

Note that any personal information that we access, collect, or store via these accounts is provided through the third-party app on which it is registered. Thus, our access depends on your social media account’s privacy settings and the permissions you agree to give us when you complete the registration process. These permissions are subject to the policies of the platforms, often outlined in the Privacy Policy and/or Terms of Service, as well as the settings and requirements that platform offers for integration and sharing information between accounts. Please take note of your personal settings on these apps as well as any changes to their operations, settings, features, and policies, as we follow the most updated guidelines for the service even if it has changed since you first granted us permission to access your account.

As long as we are granted access to these services, we may collect and store this data to facilitate a more personalized user experience and easier future engagement with our Service. For example, we may store financial information when you make a donation or purchase so that you may use this same information in the future. Likewise, we may store contact details and marketing preferences to increase the relevance of the information you see on our website. However, these permissions may be revoked at any time through changing your settings on the app or platform or disconnecting the account from our service. In some cases, you may revoke access to some types of information through the applicable platform and maintain integration with the service.  When access to these information sources is restricted or revoked, we discontinue the access, use, storage, and all other integrations of the personal information we previously collected. This information is never shared or distributed to outside parties.

If there is specific personal information you wish for us to relinquish access to, you may also contact us directly at hello@rachelmass.com and simply make the request. We will answer and comply immediately.

Information automatically collected

Some information — such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and/or browser and device characteristics — is collected automatically when you visit our Website.

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the Website. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Website and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Website, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

The types of information we collect automatically includes the following:

  • Log and Usage Data

    Log and usage data is service-related, diagnostic, usage and performance information our servers automatically collect when you access or use our Website and which we record in log files. Depending on how you interact with us, this log data may include your IP address, device information, browser type and settings and information about your activity in the Website (such as the date/time stamps associated with your usage, pages and files viewed, searches and other actions you take such as which features you use), device event information (such as system activity, error reports (sometimes called ‘crash dumps’) and hardware settings).
  • Device Data

    We collect device data such as information about your computer, phone, tablet or other device you use to access the Website. Depending on the device used, this device data may include information such as your IP address (or proxy server), device and application identification numbers, location, browser type, hardware model Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, operating system and system configuration information.
  • Location Data

    We collect location data such as information about your device’s location, which can be either precise or imprecise. How much information we collect depends on the type and settings of the device you use to access the Website. For example, we may use GPS and other technologies to collect geolocation data that tells us your current location (based on your IP address). You can opt out of allowing us to collect this information either by refusing access to the information or by disabling your Location setting on your device. Note however, if you choose to opt out, you may not be able to use certain aspects of the Services.

Information collected from other sources

We may collect limited data from public databases, marketing partners, social media platforms, and other outside sources.

In order to enhance our ability to provide relevant marketing, offers and services to you and update our records, we may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, affiliate programs, data providers, social media platforms, as well as from other third parties. This information includes mailing addresses, job titles, email addresses, phone numbers, intent data (or user behavior data), Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, social media profiles, social media URLs and custom profiles, for purposes of targeted advertising and event promotion. If you interact with us on a social media platform using your social media account (e.g. Facebook or Twitter), we may use information we are granted access through those memes for the same purpose.

Policies On Third-Party Websites and Technology

We are not responsible for the safety of any information that you share with third-party providers who advertise, but are not affiliated with, our Website.

This website includes links to other websites owned and operated by third parties that are not affiliated with us and which may link to other websites, online services or mobile applications.

Visits to these websites are not governed by this Privacy Policy and any data collected by third-parties does not fall under our jurisdiction. We have no control over the contents of third party website and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of data you provide to any third parties. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other websites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Website. If you click on these links, Rachel Mass is not held responsible for your data and privacy protection. Make sure to review the Privacy Policy and other relevant documentation of such third parties before you visit or use them and should contact them directly to respond to any questions or issues that may arise.

We have no control over the contents of third party website and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of data you provide to any third parties. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other websites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Website.

Links from this website not necessarily endorsements or recommendations, though some links may correspond to paid advertisements, sponsored posts, reviews, affiliates, or promotions. For full disclosures, disclaimers, and agreements related to advertisements, sponsorships, affiliates, and other content for which we are directly compensated, please see our Disclaimer. Furthermore, review our Terms of Service for information about risk, liability, and other policies governing our interaction with  third-parties featured on our website.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Policies On Use of Cookies Other Third-Party Technology

Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies. We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information. For specific information about our usage of these technologies and your options to control or refuse access to them, please consult our Cookies and Technology Statement.

Once you agree to allow our website to use cookies, you also agree to use the data it collects regarding your online behavior. This data allows us analyze web traffic, web pages you spend the most time on, and websites you visit.

The data we collect by using cookies is used to customize our website to your needs. After we use the data for statistical analysis, the data is completely removed from our systems.

Please note that cookies don’t allow us to gain control of your computer in any way. They are strictly used to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not so that we can provide a better experience for you.

If you want to disable cookies, you can do it by accessing the settings of your internet browser.

Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Website. To opt-out of interest-based advertising by advertisers on our Website, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. At this stage no uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this privacy notice.

This Website also uses Google Maps Platform APIs for the purpose of providing better service. These services are subject to Google’s policies. You may find the Google Maps Platform Terms of Service here. To find out more about Google’s Privacy Policy, please refer to this link. We obtain and store on your device (“cache”) your location. You may revoke your consent anytime by contacting us at the contact details provided at the end of this document.

How We Use Your Information

We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.

We are collecting your data for several reasons:

  • To better understand your needs
  • To improve our services and products.
  • To send you promotional emails containing the information we think you will find interesting.
  • To contact you to fill out surveys and participate in other types of market research.
  • To customize our website according to your online behavior and personal preferences.
  • For a variety of business purposes or legal reasons as described below.
  • To create and manage your account on our website
  • To process details related to your orders and refunds
  • To identify you once you register on our website
  • To provide you better usability and service
  • To contact you and respond to your queries and feedbacks
  • To understand which sections of the website are visited and how frequently

We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.  We use the information we collect or receive:

  • To facilitate account creation and logon process, manage user accounts, and enable user-to-user communications and other community featuresIf you choose to link your account with us to a third-party account (such as your Google or Facebook account), we use the information you allowed us to collect from those third parties to facilitate account creation and logon process for the performance of the contract.  We may use your information for the purposes of managing our account and keeping it in working order. We may use your information in order to enable user-to-user communications with each user’s consent.
  • To post testimonials, results, analytics, and samples when allowed by usersWe post testimonials on our Website that may contain personal information. Prior to posting a testimonial, we will obtain your consent to use your name and the content of the testimonial. If you wish to update, or delete your testimonial, please contact us at info@sunlightscholar.com and be sure to include your name, testimonial location, and contact information. We may submit surveys or requests for direct feedback, which you may complete privately if you choose. However, we may also request permission to publish this information as social proof on our platforms or use samples, analytics, and case studies based on the service in portfolios and other professional accounts. The release of this information is at the discretion of the client and may be revoked at any time.
  • To send administrative information to you or other electronic communications to youWe may use your personal information to send you information about product, features, and services, changes to our policies, updates to your account, and other information about the website. This may also include newsletters or other marketing materials depending on your communication preferences.
  • To request feedback, reviews, submissions, and testimonials and respond to user inquiries/offer support to users We may use your information to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our Website. We may use your information to respond to your inquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with the use of our Services or update you on processing and handling of submissions, feedback, requests, orders, etc. We may respond directly to your questions and concerns as well as ask you about your satisfaction and experience. We may request that you share these experiences in some cases, though this is always optional on the part of the recipient
  • To protect our Service and its users and enforce Website policies, fulfill contracts, and comply with legal and regulatory requirements We may use your information as part of our efforts to keep our Website safe and secure (for example, for fraud monitoring and prevention). We may also use this information to ensure that all legal and regulatory measures are met by the operators, users, and other parties involved with the Website. This information may be consulted in decisions to mediate problems with the Website and interfere with violations of these agreements, including warning users of violations, taking disciplinary action, removing content or access, terminating accounts, and temporarily or permanently restricting permissions to access certain features and services. This also includes cases in which we are obligated to respond to legal requests or otherwise prevent harm. If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.
  • To process, fulfill and manage your ordersWe may use your information to fulfill and manage your orders, payments, returns, and exchanges made through the Website. We may also use this information to facilitate necessary communications, processes, updates, and deliverables to our clients. This includes legal agreements and negotiations and allows us to ensure that we have all the details we need about the client and request to properly fulfill the order. We also use this information ensure the purchase and payment proceed according to our agreement and to deliver or facilitate delivery of requested products, services, and other materials for requested. Likewise, we may refer to the information to discuss changes and client satisfaction as well as request feedback or other future action when necessary.
  • To administer prize draws and competitions and process user-submitted contentWe may use your information to administer prize draws and competitions when you elect to participate in our competitions. Furthermore, if you chose to submit content or otherwise participate in a special event or activity, we may use the information to facilitate our use of the material.
  • For other commercial purposes
    We may use your information for other business purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Website, products, marketing and your experience. We may use and store this information in aggregated and anonymized form so that it is not associated with individual end users and does not include personal information. We will not use identifiable personal information without your consent.


Data Used for Marketing

Based on your preference, our organization would like to send you marketing emails for products, services, and offers that you might like. You have the right at any time to stop our organization from contacting you. You can anytime opt-out of our marketing-related emails at a later date.

You can unsubscribe from our marketing email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send or by contacting us using the details provided below. You will then be removed from the marketing email list — however, we may still communicate with you, for example to send you service-related emails that are necessary for the administration and use of your account, to respond to service requests, or for other non-marketing purposes. To otherwise opt-out, you may reach out to us directly via e-mail or contact form.

Account Information

If you would at any time like to review or change the information in your account or terminate your account, you may contact us via e-mail or Contact Us. Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, we may retain some information in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Service and/or comply with applicable legal requirements.

Our organization will never share your personal information with third-party sites without taking prior permission from you. Though, we share your personal information within the organization, business partners, authorized third-party services.

How We Share or Distribute Your Information

Our organization will never share your personal information with third-party sites without taking prior permission from you. Though, we share your personal information within the organization, business partners, authorized third-party services.

We only share Personally Identifiable Information that can be traced back to you only with explicit consent from you or under the following special conditions:
to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.

We may process or share your information according to the following conditions or purposes

  • Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose.
  • Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
  • Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.
  • Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
  • Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
  • Business Transfers: We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company. Similarly, information may be shared with a third party if they or platforms or software they manage are necessary to fulfill a contract or business process.
  • Other Users: When you share personal information (for example, by posting comments, contributions or other content to the Website) or otherwise interact with public areas of the Website, such personal information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly made available outside the Website in perpetuity. If you interact with other users of our Website and register for our Website through a social network (such as Facebook), your contacts on the social network will see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of your activity, communicate with you within our Website, and view your profile.

How We Store and Secure Your Data

We are committed to securing your data and keeping it confidential. We have  done all in its power to prevent data theft, unauthorized access, and disclosure by implementing the latest technologies and software, which help us safeguard all the information we collect online. We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Website is at your own risk. You should only access the Website within a secure environment.

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in this notice will require us keeping your personal information for longer than the period of time in which users have an account with us. When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


Restricting the Collection of Your Personal Data

At some point, you might wish to restrict the use and collection of your personal data. You can achieve this by doing the following:

  • When you are filling the forms on the website, make sure to check if there is a box which you can leave unchecked if you don’t want to disclose your personal information.
  • If you have already agreed to share your information with us, feel free to contact us via email or contact form and we will be more than happy to change this for you.

We will not lease, sell or distribute your personal information to any third parties, unless we have your permission. We might do so if the law forces us. Your personal information will be used when we need to send you promotional materials if you agree to this Privacy Policy

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Effective Date: January 14, 2022

This Business by Rachel Mass (“us”, “we”, or “our”) and the Website at https://rachelmass.com recognizes that you are trusting us with sensitive personal information by using our services. We take this responsibility seriously and we are committed to protecting the safety and right to privacy of our users. We may collect, use, and store certain kinds of data, including personally identifiable information (PII) that users provide to us directly or indirectly through visiting and engaging with Our Website at https://rachelmass.com, including any features, services, products, events, marketing, content, and direct communications accessible through the service.

This Privacy Policy (“Policy,” “Agreement,” “Notice,” or “Statement”) describes our policies and procedures on the collection, use, storage, and disclosure of your information in accordance with the website. It explains the actions we take to protect your data and honor our commitment to handle your personal data ethically, carefully, and transparently.

Furthermore, it aims to offer you a clear understanding of your privacy rights and how the law protects you. The agreement outlines your options for contacting us with problems or requests regarding your personal data.

We hope you take some time to read through our privacy policy carefully, as it is important. By continuing to visit the website and use our services, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this privacy policy.

If there are any terms in this Privacy Policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Services immediately.

What User Data We Collect

While using our services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. It is never mandatory to disclose Personally Identifiable Information or other user data to visit or use the website or any of its publicly accessible features and content. It is still possible to use many features of the website if you choose to withhold some or all PPI from Sunlight Scholar and affiliates. However, disclosure of certain personal information may be necessary to access some features or services offered through the website.

Below are some examples of information we may ask for and collect given the appropriate circumstances:

  • First and last name
  • E-mail address
  • Other direct contact information such as phone number or social media handles (only necessary for situations in which we might need to reach you directly, such as participation in contests, giveaways, or similar activities or purchase of some products and services)
  • Contact preferences
  • Mailing address, billing address, or payment information (if purchasing a product or service, making a donation, or receiving monetary compensation for a submission)
  • Job titles, professional affiliations, publications, or work experience when applicable (i.e., testimonials, user submissions, applications for permanent contributor role)
  • Log-in credentials, usernames, and details from personal user profile
  • Account information, details from user profile, participation in activities and communities, engagement with content or other features, and past form submissions
  • Other information, such as interests and preferences, preferred formats and topics, or favorite content, activities, and events
  • Relevant information from social media profiles and other supported third-party platforms used to log in and use community features on the website
  • Data profile regarding your online behavior on our website, such as log and usage data
  • Log and usage data, device information, or approximate location when accessing the website
  • Data profile regarding your online behavior on our website, including purchase history, feedback and requests, past submissions or contributions, interactions with content, and participation in communities and activities

Note that we collect only what Personal Data/PPI you voluntarily provide to us, either directly or through some forms of engagement with the website. In other words, the personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the website, the choices you make, the products and features you use, and third-party apps or social profiles you link to your activity on the website.

In cases where we are requesting personal data or require disclosure of certain PPI to access a desired feature or service, we will explicitly inform you about what information we aim to collect and why. We will never extract sensitive Personal Data from you without your knowledge or full consent.

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.

Users will never be required to provide information that is not relevant or necessary to use the website as desired. However, if additional information is voluntarily provided by the user, that information may also be used for the purposes outlined in this Agreement.

Knowingly supplying misleading or false information that disrupts the delivery of products and services or seriously prevents features and capabilities of the website from operating as intended may be grounds from a temporary or permanent suspension of user accounts or serious limitations on the user’s ability to use certain features and services of the website in the future.


How We Collect User Data

In this section of the Policy, we explain the types of user data we may collect from you and the sources and methods through which we access it.

Personal information provided by you

In Short:  We collect personal information that you provide to us.

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us either directly or indirectly through your use and engagement with the website. Thus, the personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you make and the products and features you use.

For example, we collect  personal information you explicitly disclose to us when you:

  • Register on the Website for a personal account or log in to the Website with your social media profiles
  • Express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and Services
  • Participate in some activities on the Website, such as publicly engaging with posts on the Website, participating directly in community discussions, joining competitions, completing surveys, etc.
  • Contact us directly through our contact form or some other external method of communication

Depending on the circumstances of your engagement, the information we collect may in collect

  • First and last names
  • Phone numbers
  • E-mail address
  • Mailing or billing addresses
  • Job titles, professional affiliations, publications and accomplishments, or work experience
  • Financial information and affiliations
  • Geolocation
  • Contact preferences and information
  • Usernames, passwords, and other authentication data when registered directly on the website,
  • Marketing and communication preferences
  • Purchase history and product/service preferences
  • Relevant information from social media profiles and other supported third-party platforms used to log in and use community features on the website
  • Online behavior on our website, including feedback and requests, past submissions or contributions, interactions with content, and participation in communities and activities
  • Any personal information included on your user profiles

Information from third-party accounts and applications

Note that in addition to information you explicitly provide directly through use of our website, we may also collect information you provide indirectly to use through integration and sharing with third-party platforms. For example, we provide you with option to register with us or use certain features of the website (i.e. comments, submissions, purchases, profile creation, etc.) through third-party platforms. This includes social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google, Tumblr, Youtube, Vimeo, and LinkedIn, as well as other platforms that facilitate account management like WordPress, Gravatar, Disqus, etc.

Where you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile information about you from your social media provider. We will use the information we receive only for the purposes that are described in this privacy notice or that are otherwise made clear to you on the relevant Website. Please note that we do not control, and are not responsible for, other uses of your personal information by your third-party social media provider. We recommend that you review their privacy notice to understand how they collect, use and share your personal information, and how you can set your privacy preferences on their sites and apps.

The profile Information we receive may vary depending on the social media provider concerned, but may include any of the following:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your e-mail address, phone number, or other contact information
  • Social media profile URLs
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Location
  • Birthdate
  • Log and usage data
  • Other information such as interests and preferences
  • Social engagement and connections
  • Profile photos or other uploads
  • Other websites and applications you interact with
  • Affiliations with institutions, employers, and other organizations
  • Data profile regarding your online behavior on our website and the content you engage with
  • Other associated aliases or usernames
  • Use of linked accounts or other websites in connection with the platform
  • Any information made public on the platform or otherwise shared on the website depending on user policies and settings

This also applies applications used for payment, such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, Amazon, Paypal, or Stripe. Depending on the services and circumstance, these applications can potentially grant us access to the following information

  • Legal first and last names
  • E-mail addresses, phone numbers, and other contact details
  • Age
  • Birthdate
  • Mailing and billing addresses
  • Transaction history and purchase history
  • Social connections and interactions
  • Geolocation and transit details
  • Professional associations
  • Banking information, such as account information and usage
  • Your credit, debit, or prepaid card number and history of adding methods of payment
  • Use of linked accounts or other features through the app
  • Usernames, aliases, and other authentication data
  • Biometric information, such as Face ID or thumbprint authentication
  • Payment to other services or merchants through the application

Where you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile information about you from your social media provider. We will use the information we receive only for the purposes that are described in this privacy notice or that are otherwise made clear to you on the relevant Website. Please note that we do not control, and are not responsible for, other uses of your personal information by your third-party social media provider. We recommend that you review their privacy notice to understand how they collect, use and share your personal information, and how you can set your privacy preferences on their sites and apps.

Note that any personal information that we access, collect, or store via these accounts is provided through the third-party app on which it is registered. Thus, our access depends on your social media account’s privacy settings and the permissions you agree to give us when you complete the registration process. These permissions are subject to the policies of the platforms, often outlined in the Privacy Policy and/or Terms of Service, as well as the settings and requirements that platform offers for integration and sharing information between accounts. Please take note of your personal settings on these apps as well as any changes to their operations, settings, features, and policies, as we follow the most updated guidelines for the service even if it has changed since you first granted us permission to access your account.

As long as we are granted access to these services, we may collect and store this data to facilitate a more personalized user experience and easier future engagement with our Service. For example, we may store financial information when you make a donation or purchase so that you may use this same information in the future. Likewise, we may store contact details and marketing preferences to increase the relevance of the information you see on our website. However, these permissions may be revoked at any time through changing your settings on the app or platform or disconnecting the account from our service. In some cases, you may revoke access to some types of information through the applicable platform and maintain integration with the service.  When access to these information sources is restricted or revoked, we discontinue the access, use, storage, and all other integrations of the personal information we previously collected. This information is never shared or distributed to outside parties.

If there is specific personal information you wish for us to relinquish access to, you may also contact us directly at hello@rachelmass.com and simply make the request. We will answer and comply immediately.


Information automatically collected

Some information — such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and/or browser and device characteristics — is collected automatically when you visit our Website.

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the Website. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Website and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Website, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

The types of information we collect automatically includes the following:

  • Log and Usage DataLog and usage data is service-related, diagnostic, usage and performance information our servers automatically collect when you access or use our Website and which we record in log files. Depending on how you interact with us, this log data may include your IP address, device information, browser type and settings and information about your activity in the Website (such as the date/time stamps associated with your usage, pages and files viewed, searches and other actions you take such as which features you use), device event information (such as system activity, error reports (sometimes called ‘crash dumps’) and hardware settings).
  • Device Data
    We collect device data such as information about your computer, phone, tablet or other device you use to access the Website. Depending on the device used, this device data may include information such as your IP address (or proxy server), device and application identification numbers, location, browser type, hardware model Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, operating system and system configuration information.
  • Location Data
    We collect location data such as information about your device’s location, which can be either precise or imprecise. How much information we collect depends on the type and settings of the device you use to access the Website. For example, we may use GPS and other technologies to collect geolocation data that tells us your current location (based on your IP address). You can opt out of allowing us to collect this information either by refusing access to the information or by disabling your Location setting on your device. Note however, if you choose to opt out, you may not be able to use certain aspects of the Services.

Information collected from other sources

We may collect limited data from public databases, marketing partners, social media platforms, and other outside sources.

In order to enhance our ability to provide relevant marketing, offers and services to you and update our records, we may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, affiliate programs, data providers, social media platforms, as well as from other third parties. This information includes mailing addresses, job titles, email addresses, phone numbers, intent data (or user behavior data), Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, social media profiles, social media URLs and custom profiles, for purposes of targeted advertising and event promotion. If you interact with us on a social media platform using your social media account (e.g. Facebook or Twitter), we may use information we are granted access through those memes for the same purpose.

Policies On Third-Party Websites and Technology

In Short:  We are not responsible for the safety of any information that you share with third-party providers who advertise, but are not affiliated with, our Website.

This website includes links to other websites owned and operated by third parties that are not affiliated with us and which may link to other websites, online services or mobile applications.

Visits to these websites are not governed by this Privacy Policy and any data collected by third-parties does not fall under our jurisdiction. We have no control over the contents of third party website and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of data you provide to any third parties. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other websites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Website. If you click on these links, Rachel Mass is not held responsible for your data and privacy protection. Make sure to review the Privacy Policy and other relevant documentation of such third parties before you visit or use them and should contact them directly to respond to any questions or issues that may arise.

We have no control over the contents of third party website and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of data you provide to any third parties. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other websites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Website.

Links from this website not necessarily endorsements or recommendations, though some links may correspond to paid advertisements, sponsored posts, reviews, affiliates, or promotions. For full disclosures, disclaimers, and agreements related to advertisements, sponsorships, affiliates, and other content for which we are directly compensated, please see our Disclaimer and Disclosure Statement. Furthermore, review our Terms of Service for information about risk, liability, and other policies governing our interaction with  third-parties featured on our website.

Our Use of Cookies And Other Third-Party Technology

Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies. We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information. For specific information about our usage of these technologies and your options to control or refuse access to them, please consult our Cookies and Technology Statement.

Once you agree to allow our website to use cookies, you also agree to use the data it collects regarding your online behavior. This data allows us analyze web traffic, web pages you spend the most time on, and websites you visit.

The data we collect by using cookies is used to customize our website to your needs. After we use the data for statistical analysis, the data is completely removed from our systems.

Please note that cookies don’t allow us to gain control of your computer in any way. They are strictly used to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not so that we can provide a better experience for you.

If you want to disable cookies, you can do it by accessing the settings of your internet browser.

Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Website. To opt-out of interest-based advertising by advertisers on our Website, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. At this stage no uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this privacy notice.

This Website also uses Google Maps Platform APIs for the purpose of providing better service. These services are subject to Google’s policies. You may find the Google Maps Platform Terms of Service here. To find out more about Google’s Privacy Policy, please refer to this link. We obtain and store on your device (“cache”) your location. You may revoke your consent anytime by contacting us at the contact details provided at the end of this document.

How We Use Your Information

We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.

We are collecting your data for several reasons:

  • To better understand your needs
  • To improve our services and products.
  • To send you promotional emails containing the information we think you will find interesting.
  • To contact you to fill out surveys and participate in other types of market research.
  • To customize our website according to your online behavior and personal preferences.
  • For a variety of business purposes or legal reasons as described below.
  • To create and manage your account on our website
  • To process details related to your orders and refunds
  • To identify you once you register on our website
  • To provide you better usability and service
  • To contact you and respond to your queries and feedbacks
  • To understand which sections of the website are visited and how frequently

We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.  We use the information we collect or receive:

  • To facilitate account creation and logon process, manage user accounts, and enable user-to-user communications and other community features
    If you choose to link your account with us to a third-party account (such as your Google or Facebook account), we use the information you allowed us to collect from those third parties to facilitate account creation and logon process for the performance of the contract.  We may use your information for the purposes of managing our account and keeping it in working order. We may use your information in order to enable user-to-user communications with each user’s consent.
  • To post testimonials, results, analytics, and samples when allowed by users
    We post testimonials on our Website that may contain personal information. Prior to posting a testimonial, we will obtain your consent to use your name and the content of the testimonial. If you wish to update, or delete your testimonial, please contact us at hello@rachelmass.com and be sure to include your name, testimonial location, and contact information. We may submit surveys or requests for direct feedback, which you may complete privately if you choose. However, we may also request permission to publish this information as social proof on our platforms or use samples, analytics, and case studies based on the service in portfolios and other professional accounts. The release of this information is at the discretion of the client and may be revoked at any time
  • To send administrative information to you or other electronic communications to you
    We may use your personal information to send you information about product, features, and services, changes to our policies, updates to your account, and other information about the website. This may also include newsletters or other marketing materials depending on your communication preferences.
  • To request feedback, reviews, submissions, and testimonials and respond to user inquiries/offer support to users
    We may use your information to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our Website. We may use your information to respond to your inquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with the use of our Services or update you on processing and handling of submissions, feedback, requests, orders, etc. We may respond directly to your questions and concerns as well as ask you about your satisfaction and experience. We may request that you share these experiences in some cases, though this is always optional on the part of the recipient
  • To protect our Service and its users and enforce Website policies, fulfill contracts, and comply with legal and regulatory requirements
    We may use your information as part of our efforts to keep our Website safe and secure (for example, for fraud monitoring and prevention). We may also use this information to ensure that all legal and regulatory measures are met by the operators, users, and other parties involved with the Website. This information may be consulted in decisions to mediate problems with the Website and interfere with violations of these agreements, including warning users of violations, taking disciplinary action, removing content or access, terminating accounts, and temporarily or permanently restricting permissions to access certain features and services. This also includes cases in which we are obligated to respond to legal requests or otherwise prevent harm. If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.
  • To process, fulfill and manage your orders
    We may use your information to fulfill and manage your orders, payments, returns, and exchanges made through the Website. We may also use this information to facilitate necessary communications, processes, updates, and deliverables to our clients. This includes legal agreements and negotiations and allows us to ensure that we have all the details we need about the client and request to properly fulfill the order. We also use this information ensure the purchase and payment proceed according to our agreement and to deliver or facilitate delivery of requested products, services, and other materials for requested. Likewise, we may refer to the information to discuss changes and client satisfaction as well as request feedback or other future action when necessary.
  • To administer prize draws and competitions and process user-submitted content
    We may use your information to administer prize draws and competitions when you elect to participate in our competitions. Furthermore, if you chose to submit content or otherwise participate in a special event or activity, we may use the information to facilitate our use of the material.
  • For other commercial purposes
    We may use your information for other business purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Website, products, marketing and your experience. We may use and store this information in aggregated and anonymized form so that it is not associated with individual end users and does not include personal information. We will not use identifiable personal information without your consent.


Data Used for Marketing

Based on your preference, our organization would like to send you marketing emails for products, services, and offers that you might like. You have the right at any time to stop our organization from contacting you. You can anytime opt-out of our marketing-related emails at a later date.

You can unsubscribe from our marketing email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send or by contacting us using the details provided below. You will then be removed from the marketing email list — however, we may still communicate with you, for example to send you service-related emails that are necessary for the administration and use of your account, to respond to service requests, or for other non-marketing purposes. To otherwise opt-out, you may reach out to us directly via e-mail or contact form.


Account Information

If you would at any time like to review or change the information in your account or terminate your account, you may contact us via e-mail or contact form. Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, we may retain some information in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Service and/or comply with applicable legal requirements.

Our organization will never share your personal information with third-party sites without taking prior permission from you. Though, we share your personal information within the organization, business partners, authorized third-party services.

How We Share or Distribute Your Information

Our organization will never share your personal information with third-party sites without taking prior permission from you. Though, we share your personal information within the organization, business partners, authorized third-party services.

We only share Personally Identifiable Information that can be traced back to you only with explicit consent from you or under the following special conditions:
to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.

We may process or share your information according to the following conditions or purposes

  • Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose.
  • Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
  • Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.
  • Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
  • Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
  • Business Transfers: We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company. Similarly, information may be shared with a third party if they or platforms or software they manage are necessary to fulfill a contract or business process.
  • Other Users: When you share personal information (for example, by posting comments, contributions or other content to the Website) or otherwise interact with public areas of the Website, such personal information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly made available outside the Website in perpetuity. If you interact with other users of our Website and register for our Website through a social network (such as Facebook), your contacts on the social network will see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of your activity, communicate with you within our Website, and view your profile.

How We Store and Secure Your Data

We are committed to securing your data and keeping it confidential. We have  done all in its power to prevent data theft, unauthorized access, and disclosure by implementing the latest technologies and software, which help us safeguard all the information we collect online. We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Website is at your own risk. You should only access the Website within a secure environment.

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in this notice will require us keeping your personal information for longer than the period of time in which users have an account with us. When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.


Restricting the Collection of Your Personal Data

At some point, you might wish to restrict the use and collection of your personal data. You can achieve this by doing the following:

  • When you are filling the forms on the website, make sure to check if there is a box which you can leave unchecked if you don’t want to disclose your personal information.
  • If you have already agreed to share your information with us, feel free to contact us via email or contact form and we will be more than happy to change this for you.

We will not lease, sell or distribute your personal information to any third parties, unless we have your permission. We might do so if the law forces us. Your personal information will be used when we need to send you promotional materials if you agree to this Privacy Policy

GDPR Privacy Notice

In some regions, such as the European Economic Area, you have rights that allow you greater access to and control over your personal information. You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.

You have certain rights under applicable data protection laws, including:

(i) to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information,
(ii) to request rectification or erasure;
(iii) to restrict the processing of your personal information; and
(iv) if applicable, to data portability.

In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to object to the processing of your personal information. To make such a request or if you have other questions or concerns about your privacy rights, please reach out to us each to us via e-mail or contact form.  We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note however that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal, nor will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

If you are a resident in the European Economic Area and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.

If you are a resident in Switzerland, the contact details for the data protection authorities are available here: https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/en/home.html.

CCPA Privacy Notice

If you are a resident of California, you are granted specific rights regarding access to your personal information.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Website, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Website. To request removal of such data, please reach out to us each to us via e-mail or contact form, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Website, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from all our systems (e.g. backups, etc.).

The California Code of Regulations defines a “resident” as:

  1. every individual who is in the State of California for other than a temporary or transitory purpose and
  2. every individual who is domiciled in the State of California who is outside the State of California for a temporary or transitory purpose

All other individuals are defined as “non-residents.”

If this definition of “resident” applies to you, we must adhere to certain rights and obligations regarding your personal information.

What categories of personal information do we collect?

We have collected the following categories of personal information in the past twelve (12) months:

CategoryExamplesCollected
A. IdentifiersContact details, such as real name, alias, postal address, telephone or mobile contact number, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address and account name  NO  
B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statuteName, contact information, education, employment, employment history and financial information  YES  
C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal lawGender and date of birth  NO  
D. Commercial informationTransaction information, purchase history, financial details and payment information  NO  
E. Biometric informationFingerprints and voiceprints  NO  
F. Internet or other similar network activityBrowsing history, search history, online behavior, interest data, and interactions with our and other websites, applications, systems and advertisements  NO  
G. Geolocation dataDevice location  YES  
H. Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar informationImages and audio, video or call recordings created in connection with our business activities  NO
I. Professional or employment-related informationBusiness contact details in order to provide you our services at a business level, job title as well as work history and professional qualifications if you apply for a job with us  YES
J. Education InformationStudent records and directory information  NO
K. Inferences drawn from other personal informationInferences drawn from any of the collected personal information listed above to create a profile or summary about, for example, an individual’s preferences and characteristics  NO

We may also collect other personal information outside of these categories instances where you interact with us in-person, online, or by phone or mail in the context of:

  • Receiving help through our customer support channels;
  • Participation in customer surveys or contests; and
  • Facilitation in the delivery of our Services and to respond to your inquiries

How do we use and share your personal information?

More information about our data collection and sharing practices can be found in this Privacy Policy.

You may contact us by via e-mail at hello@rachelmass.com or via contact form on our website

If you are using an authorized agent to exercise your right to opt-out we may deny a request if the authorized agent does not submit proof that they have been validly authorized to act on your behalf.

Will your information be shared with anyone else?

We may disclose your personal information with our service providers pursuant to a written contract between us and each service provider. Each service provider is a for-profit entity that processes the information on our behalf.

We may use your personal information for our own business purposes, such as for undertaking internal research for technological development and demonstration. This is not considered to be “selling” of your personal data.

We have not disclosed or sold any personal information to third parties for a business or commercial purpose in the preceding 12 months. We will not sell personal information in the future belonging to website visitors, users and other consumers.

CCPA Privacy Rights

Right to request deletion of the data – Request to delete

You can ask for the deletion of your personal information. If you ask us to delete your personal information, we will respect your request and delete your personal information, subject to certain exceptions provided by law, such as (but not limited to) the exercise by another consumer of his or her right to free speech, our compliance requirements resulting from a legal obligation or any processing that may be required to protect against illegal activities.

Right to be informed – Request to know

Depending on the circumstances, you have a right to know:

  • whether we collect and use your personal information;
  • the categories of personal information that we collect;
  • the purposes for which the collected personal information is used;
  • whether we sell your personal information to third parties;
  • the categories of personal information that we sold or disclosed for a business purpose;
  • the categories of third parties to whom the personal information was sold or disclosed for a business purpose; and
  • the business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal information.

In accordance with applicable law, we are not obligated to provide or delete consumer information that is de-identified in response to a consumer request or to re-identify individual data to verify a consumer request.

Right to Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of a Consumer’s Privacy Rights

We will not discriminate against you if you exercise your privacy rights.

Verification process

Upon receiving your request, we will need to verify your identity to determine you are the same person about whom we have the information in our system. These verification efforts require us to ask you to provide information so that we can match it with information you have previously provided us. For instance, depending on the type of request you submit, we may ask you to provide certain information so that we can match the information you provide with the information we already have on file, or we may contact you through a communication method (e.g. phone or email) that you have previously provided to us. We may also use other verification methods as the circumstances dictate.

We will only use personal information provided in your request to verify your identity or authority to make the request. To the extent possible, we will avoid requesting additional information from you for the purposes of verification. If, however, if we cannot verify your identity from the information already maintained by us, we may request that you provide additional information for the purposes of verifying your identity, and for security or fraud-prevention purposes. We will delete such additionally provided information as soon as we finish verifying you.

Other privacy rights

  • You may object to the processing of your personal data
  • You may request correction of your personal data if it is incorrect or no longer relevant, or ask to restrict the processing of the data
  • You can designate an authorized agent to make a request under the CCPA on your behalf. We may deny a request from an authorized agent that does not submit proof that they have been validly authorized to act on your behalf in accordance with the CCPA.
  • You may request to opt-out from future selling of your personal information to third parties. Upon receiving a request to opt-out, we will act upon the request as soon as feasibly possible, but no later than 15 days from the date of the request submission.

To exercise these rights, you can contact us via e-mail at hello@rachelmass.com or via contact form on our website. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you.

Your Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure that you are fully aware of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following rights:

  • The right to access – You have the right to ask for copies of your personal information provided to us.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to tell us to correct the personal information that you believe needs correction. You also have the right to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erase – You have the right to ask us to erase all your personal data at any time.
  • The right to object – You have the right to object to our organization’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You can anytime ask us to transfer your personal information to any other organization or directly to you, under certain conditions.

Updates to This Privacy Policy

We review and update its Privacy Policy on a regular basis as is necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws and reflect changes to our features and operations. We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to Privacy Policy, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

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