which discloses the privacy practices of our ("we") websites.
Specifically, the policy outlines the types of information that may be gathered
when you register for or use the Services, and the ways in which that
information may be used.
Information we collect
To enable you to enjoy certain features of our Services, we collect certain types
of information, including personally identifiable information. For example, we
collect information when you:
- Sign up to receive the printmandala.com newsletter. Your email address will be added
to our MailChimp account. To unsubscribe,
click the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of that email
- Register at colormandala.com or worldofmandalas.com. When you register to use specific ('closed')
parts of our Services, we ask you to provide your email address and a password. On colormandala.com you may
also choose to login with your Facebook account instead. In that case we store your Facebook ID and the name
you set for your Facebook account (if available) in our database.
- Update your profile at worldofmandalas.com. When you update your profile we will store the
information your provide to us in our database. Some of this information, such as your screenname,
is treated as public information (see the section 'Public information' below).
- Create designs and colorings. All designs and colorings you make and save under your account
are stored in our database. Other activities, even when not logged in, may result in cached versions of
your work ending up at our server. Both these cached versions and and the versions stored under your account
are not available to others, unless you explicitly shared your work. We may evaluate all stored ourselves with
the purpose of improving the Service.
- Engage in public activities on worldofmandalas.com. We offer you opportunities to engage in public
activities on the Services that are designed to be visible to other users and the public at large, including
comments, forums, recommendations, reader reviews, translations, ratings or any other items such as mandala
designs or colorings that you explicitly share or submit as public.
- Use our Services in any way. When you use our service, we may collect device information (such as model,
brand, OS and browser), your IP address (and derived from that a coarse Geolocation), usage statistics (such as
pages visted) and language. This data may end up in our server logs, which we can inspect or analyze to improve
our service or solve an issue. This data may also end up in our Google Analytics account, which
provides us reports about the usage of the Services. These reports contain aggregated or anonymous data only,
and do not identify individual users. We may share these reports with the public.
Parts of the data you provide to us is regarded as 'public' information. This means this
information (be it text, images of photos), along with your screen name / avatar,
becomes public and may be used by us for online and offline promotional or commercial uses in
any and all media. Information you submit is not private or confidential, nor is it protected
by attorney-client, doctor-patient, or any other privilege and (regardless of restrictions we impose
in our User Agreement or other policies) it might be read, collected and used by others, including
through third party search engines which may index the information you post. You therefore should be aware
that any personally identifiable information you submit there might be read, collected, or used by other
users of these areas, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages, mine your data, communicate with or
market to you in other ways. We are not responsible for safeguarding the personally identifiable information
you choose to submit while engaging in public activities of the Services and we have no responsibility to
publish, take down, remove or edit any of your public activities or any of your submissions that are a result of
your public activities.
use to store information on the users' own computers. And like many websites, our websites contain third party
website(s) to visits your made to other websites (it is good to point out that we can not).
We ourselves may store the following cookies. These so called first party cookies can not be read by other websites:
cc_ineu - Stores whether we identified you as 'EU' citizen (based on IP address) and thus need to give
explicit consent before enabling third parties to store cookies.
cc_necessary - Stores whether you have given explicit consent for cookie storage (EU only)
ci_session - This is a so called 'session' cookie that we use to make a 'coherent' experience of your current
(and future) visit(s) to our website. The cookie itself contains a unique (random) session ID, your IP address,
the 120 characters of the browser data string and the time of your last acitivity.
On our server we may store extra data in relation to this session, such as whether you are logged in (and as who)
and the language you selected. Without cookies you would have had to provide your username and password
every time you click a link.
Furthermore, we have third party components on our website that store their own cookies. These are so called third party
cookies. Note that we do not have access to these cookies. The following components we use may result in third party cookies:
Facebook like button. We use this button to give you the opportunity to tell us and your friends how
much you like our website. See here for more information
about third party cookies and the like button.
Facebook login (colormandala.com only). We allow you to log in using Facebook's authentication system. If you
are already logged in to Facebook, and you previously authorized our website, Facebook tells us who you are and
we can log you in automatically. This is facilitated by cookies. See here
for more information.
Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to get more insight into how our websites are used. We only see
aggregated or anonymized data. Google Analytics tries link all activity of each vistor together (within a session and between sessions),
so we get (again, aggregated or anoynimzed) insight into how many pages the average user vists and how often people
re-visit our site. This is facilitated by cookies. See here for more information.
Google AdSense. We use Google AdSense to serve you advertisements, this enables us, for instance, to pay for our servers, maintenance,
and ongoing development. These ads can be personalized to you. This is facilitated by cookies. See
here for more information. Note that we do not
have acces to these cookies, nor do we know what actual ad Google serves you.
We may transfer your information to a third party if we or any of our affiliates
are involved in a transfer or all or part of our business or assets (e.g., a
sale, merger, dissolution, liquidation or reorganization) or are taking steps
in anticipation of such a transaction (e.g., participating in due diligence).
Updates to this policy
please visit us at: worldofmandalas.com