Because we want to understand how Mind in Motion Sites are used so we can make them better for you, we collect some information when you:
Pay for membership, multimedia materials, apps, classes, coaching, or consulting.
Make a contribution.
Register an account or update your user information.
Access MIMO (www.mindinmotion-online.com) to search the site or the Lesson Locator, stream or download files, or participate in a forum, class, meeting, teleconference, interview, or project
Send us emails or messages, participate in a survey, submit homework assignments, interact with MIMO, or give feedback.
We are committed to:
Using reasonable measures to keep your information secure.
Never selling your information or sharing it with third parties for marketing purposes.
Only sharing your information in limited circumstances, such as to improve the Mind in Motion Sites and services, to comply with the law, or to protect you and others.
Retaining your data only as is consistent with maintaining, understanding, and improving Mind in Motion (including, but not limited to websites, digital products, educational products, associate networks, development projects, learning communities) and with our obligations under law.
Any content you add or any change that you make to a Mind in Motion site becomes the permanent intellectual property of Mind in Motion and may be made publicly available.
Our community of Mind in Motion team members, faculty, students, associates, and partners share the value of identifying ourselves, representing ourselves honestly, and acting respectfully and honorably in our interactions online and in the physical world.
Certain administrators of the Mind in Motion Sites and members of the MIM faculty use tools that grant them limited access to nonpublic information about you so they may support students enrolled in our courses, protect Mind in Motion Sites, and enforce policies.
As part of our commitment to education and research around the world, we reserve the right to occasionally release public information and aggregated or non-personal information to the general public through data dumps and data sets.
This Policy explains how we collect, use, and share your personal information.
We collect personal information about you that we need in order to offer and provide services and products.
We do not rent or sell your information to third parties.
By using Mind in Motion [hereafter MIMO] and all associated Sites, you consent to this Policy.
Mind in Motion is part of a movement devoted to developing human potential worldwide. We are committed to acting in such a way as to increase the number of viable choices. We recognize that when we act alone we are limited by our habits and biases, and know that it is only when we act jointly that we build on each others’ skills and abilities.
We believe that transparency goes both ways. We require that you participate in MIMO and any associated Mind in Motion Sites using your actual identity and do so legally and responsibly. We collect your personal information, such as your real name, address, or date of birth, when you sign up for an account, enroll in a course, purchase one of our products, or contribute content to the Mind in Motion Sites.
We do not sell or rent your nonpublic information, nor do we give it to others so they can sell you anything. We use it to figure out how to make the Mind in Motion Sites more engaging and accessible, to see which ideas work, to offer services and products, and to make learning and contributing more fun. Put simply: we use this information to make the Mind in Motion Sites better for you.
After all, it's people like you, the champions of human potential, who make it possible for the Mind in Motion Sites to not only exist, but also grow and thrive.
Because everyone (not just lawyers) should be able to easily understand how and why their information is collected and used, we use common language instead of more formal terms throughout this Policy. To help ensure your understanding of some particular key terms, here is a table of translations:
When we say...
... we mean:
"MIM" / "we" / "us" / "our"
Mind in Motion, Inc., the California Corporation that operates www.mindinmotion-online.com and all other associated Mind in Motion Sites.
“MIMO”/ “Mind in Motion online”/ “Lesson Locator”/ "Mind in Motion Sites" / "our services"
"you" / "your" / "me"
You, regardless of whether you are an individual, group, or organization, and regardless of whether you are using the Mind in Motion Sites or our services on behalf of yourself or someone else.
Content you add or changes you make to any Mind in Motion Sites.
Information you provide us or information we collect from you that could be used to personally identify you. To be clear, while we do not necessarily collect all of the following types of information, we consider at least the following to be “personal information” if it is otherwise nonpublic and can be used to identify you:
(a) your real name, address, phone number, email address, password, identification number on government-issued ID, IP address, user-agent information, credit card number;
(b) when associated with one of the items in subsection (a), any sensitive data such as date of birth, gender, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic origins, marital or familial status, medical conditions or disabilities, political affiliation, and religion; and
(c) any of the items in subsections (a) or (b) when associated with your user account, except where you share this information in a public forum, homework assignment, or posting of any kind in a public forum on any Mind In Motion Site.
"third party" / "third parties"
Individuals, entities, webSites, services, products, and applications that are not controlled, managed, or operated by Mind in Motion. This includes other Mind in Motion users and independent organizations or groups who help develop, improve, or promote the Mind in Motion movement such as Mind in Motion study groups, associates, faculty members, allied professionals and professional organizations, chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups as well as volunteers, employees, directors, officers, grant recipients, and contractors of those organizations or groups.
All of our major Sites, including but not limited to MIMO, including user pages, homework assignments, forum contributions, discussion pages, and notice boards, and the Lesson Locator, including data about lessons, participation in educational programs about contributing to and using the search engine, and all associated communications.
Our blogs and APIs (unless we have provided a separate policy for those services).
Our current and future mobile Sites and applications.
Emails, SMSs, newsletters, homework assignments, appointment and enrollment confirmations, and notifications from us or sent to us from you.
Where community policies govern information, such as the Lesson Locator project, the relevant community may add to the rules and obligations set out in this Policy. However, they are not permitted to create new exceptions or in any way otherwise reduce the protections offered by this Policy.
Access to Nonpublic Information Policy
Explain the minimum requirements that must be met by any MIM community member who has access to nonpublic information;
Explain the rights and responsibilities of MIM community members with access to nonpublic information;
Ensure that MIM community members with access to nonpublic information understand and commit to maintaining the confidentiality of nonpublic information; and;
Provide guidelines to MIM community members with access to nonpublic information as to when they may access nonpublic information, how they may use such information, and when and to whom they may disclose such information.
Use of info
Types of Information We Receive From You, How We Get It, & How We Use It
Your Public Contributions
Whatever you post on Mind in Motion Sites can potentially be seen and used by anyone using the Sites.
The Mind in Motion Sites are designed to help you share your experience and knowledge with the world, and we share your contributions because they are part of building a community of learners.
When you make a contribution to any MIMO or any Mind in Motion site, including on user or discussion pages, you are creating a permanent, public record of every piece of content added, removed, or altered by you. We may use your public contributions, either aggregated with the public contributions of others or individually, to create new features or educational services and products for you and other users or to learn more about how the Mind in Motion Sites are used.
Unless this Policy says otherwise, you should assume that information that you actively contribute to the Mind in Motion Sites, including personal information, is publicly visible and can be found by search engines. Like most things on the Internet, anything you share may be copied and redistributed throughout the Internet by other people. Please do not contribute any information, including any personal details, that you are uncomfortable making permanently public.
You should be aware that specific data made public by you or aggregated data that is made public by us can be used by anyone for analysis and to infer information about users, such as which country a user is from or the user’s physical health or gender.
Account Information & Registration
You need to create an account to use any Mind in Motion Site.
Want to participate in MIMO or any other Mind in Motion Site? Great!
You are required to create an account to contribute to a Mind in Motion site, participate in a class or project, access membership (non-public) areas or sections.
If you want to create a membership, faculty, project or other account, we require your real name, your email address, your country of residence, a username, and a password. Your username will be publicly visible, so please be careful about using your real name as your username. Your email address and password are used to verify that the account is yours. Your IP address is also automatically submitted to us, and we reserve the right to record it to help prevent abuse. No financial information, such as a bank account or a credit card number, is required to set up any free MIMO account.
Once created, user accounts cannot be removed entirely (although you can usually hide the information on your user page if you choose to). This is because your public contributions will be associated with their author (you!). So make sure you pick a name that you will be comfortable with for years to come.
To gain a better understanding of the demographics of our users, to localize our services, to learn how we can improve our services, and to foster the development of human potential, we may ask you for more demographic information about yourself, such as gender or age, as well as information about your experience with Mind in Motion services, productions, team members, faculty, and associates, as well as other somatic, personal development, and learning approaches. We will tell you if such information is intended to be public or private, so that you can make an informed decision about whether you want to provide us with that information. Providing such information is always completely optional. If you don't want to, you don't have to—it's as simple as that.
Information Related to Your Use of the Mind in Motion Sites
We may use common technologies to collect information about how you use Mind in Motion Sites.
We use this information to enhance your user experience and to develop new features.
We want to make the Mind in Motion Sites better for you by learning more about how you use them. Examples of this might include how often you visit the Mind in Motion Sites, what you like, what you find helpful, how you get to the Mind in Motion Sites, and whether you would use a helpful feature more if we explained it differently. We also want this Policy and our practices to reflect our community's values. For this reason, we keep information related to your use of the Mind in Motion Sites confidential, except as provided in this Policy.
Information We Receive Automatically
Like other websites, we receive some information about you automatically when you visit the Mind in Motion Sites. This information helps us administer the Mind in Motion Sites and enhance your user experience.
Because of how browsers work and similar to other major websites, we receive some information automatically when you visit the Mind in Motion Sites. This information includes the type of device you are using (possibly including unique device identification numbers), the type and version of your browser, your browser's language preference, the type and version of your device's operating system, in some cases the name of your Internet service provider or mobile carrier, the website that referred you to the Mind in Motion Sites, which pages you request and visit, and the date, time, and type of request or query you make to any Mind in Motion Sites.
Put simply, we use this information to enhance your experience with Mind in Motion Sites. For example, we use this information to administer the Sites, provide greater security, and fight vandalism; optimize mobile applications, customize content and set language preferences, test features to see what works, and improve performance; understand how users interact with the Mind in Motion Sites, track and study use of various features, gain understanding about the demographics of the different Mind in Motion Sites, and analyze trends.
Information We Collect
We use a variety of commonly-used technologies, like cookies, to understand how you use the Mind in Motion Sites, make our services safer and easier to use, and to help create a better and more personalized experience for you.
Depending on which technology we use, locally stored data can be anything from text, pictures, and whole articles (as we explain further below) to personal information (like your IP address) and information about your use of the Mind in Motion Sites (like your username or the time of your visit).
We use this information to make your experience with the Mind in Motion Sites safer and better, to gain a greater understanding of user preferences and their interaction with the Mind in Motion Sites, and to generally improve our services. We will never use third-party cookies, unless we get your permission to do so. If you ever come across a third-party data collection tool that has not been authorized by you (such as one that may have been mistakenly placed by another user or administrator), please report it to us at [email protected].
Provide you with a personalized experience, such as using cookies to know which class or classes you are enrolled in, to remember the user preferences you set so we can provide you with the customized look and feel that you want, and to tell you about interesting Mind in Motion issues and events in your area.
Understand how you use the Mind in Motion Sites across different devices, so that we can make our varied Mind in Motion Sites more efficient and effective for you.
Make the Mind in Motion Sites more convenient to use, such as by using cookies to maintain your session when you log in or to remember your username in the login field.
We believe this data collection helps improve your user experience, but you may remove or disable some or all locally stored data through your browser settings, depending on your browser. While locally stored data may not be necessary to use our Sites, some features may not function properly if you disable locally stored data.
While the examples above concerning information about you collected through the use of data collection tools are kept confidential in accordance with this Policy, please note that some information about the actions taken by your username is made publicly available through public logs alongside actions taken by other users. For example, a public log may include the date your account was created on a Mind in Motion site along with the dates that other accounts were created on a Mind in Motion site. Information available through public logs will not include personal information about you.
When you provide your email address, we will keep it confidential, except as provided in this Policy.
We may occasionally send you emails about important information.
You may choose to opt out of certain kinds of notifications.
You are required to provide an email address at the time of registration and may need to do so in other interactions with the Mind in Motion Sites. Your email address is kept confidential, except as provided in this Policy. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your email address to a third-party to sell products or services to you.
We use your email address to let you know about things that are happening with Mind in Motion, such as telling you important information about your account, letting you know if something is changing about the Mind in Motion Sites or policies, keeping you informed in a project you’re participating in, and alerting you when there is a new assignment for a class in which you are enrolled. Please note that whenever you email us, we may keep your message, email address, and any other information you provide us, so that we can process and respond to your request.
You can choose to limit some of these kinds of notifications, like those alerting you about what is happening with a particular project. Others, such as those containing critical information that all users need to know to participate successfully in the Mind in Motion Sites, you may not be able to opt out of. You can manage what kinds of notifications you receive and how often you receive them by going to your Notifications Preferences.
We will never ask for your password by email (but may send you a temporary password via email if you have requested a password reset). If you ever receive an email requesting your password, please let us know by sending it to [email protected], so we can investigate the source of the email.
Direct communications between users (such as messages sent through the "Email this user" feature), to the extent such communications are nonpublic and stored in or in transit through Mind in Motion systems, are kept confidential by us, except as provided in this Policy. However, we have no control over how other users you communicate with, such as members of a class in which you are enrolled or a forum on which you post, use what you have communicated to them.
Surveys & Feedback
We may ask you to provide us with information through a survey or provide feedback, but you will never be obligated to participate.
Participating in optional surveys or providing feedback helps us make the Mind in Motion Sites better. Because every survey and request for feedback may be used for various purposes, we will tell you, at the time we give you the survey or request for feedback, how we plan on using your answers and any personal information you provide. If you don't feel comfortable with how we plan on using the survey or feedback results, you are not obligated to take the survey or give feedback.
GPS & Other Location Technologies
If you consent, we can use commonly-used location technologies to show you more relevant content.
Some features we may offer now, or choose to offer at any later time, could work better if we know what area you are in. But it's completely up to you whether or not you want us to use geolocation tools to make some features available to you. If you consent, we can use GPS (and other technologies commonly used to determine location) to show you more relevant content. We keep information obtained by these technologies confidential, except as provided in this Policy.
We may automatically receive location data from your device. For example, if you upload a photo using a MIMO class interface or a digital file using a MIMO Multimedia File upload interface, please be aware that the default setting on your mobile device typically results in the metadata associated with your photo being included in the upload.
Sometimes, we may automatically receive location data from your device. For example, if you want to upload a photo for a class assignment, we may receive metadata, such as the place and time you took the photo, automatically from your device. Please be aware that, unlike location information collected using GPS signals described above, the default setting on your mobile device typically includes the metadata in your photo or video upload to any and all Mind in Motion Sites. If you do not want metadata sent to us and made public at the time of your upload, please change your settings on your device.
When you visit any Mind in Motion site, we automatically receive the IP address of the device you are using to access the Internet, which can be used to infer your geographical location.
Finally, when you visit any Mind in Motion site, we automatically receive the IP address of the device (or your proxy server) you are using to access the Internet, which could be used to infer your geographical location. We keep IP addresses confidential, except as provided in this Policy. For example, if you purchase a digital product or enroll in a class, your IP address used at the time will be permanently recorded. If you are visiting Mind in Motion Sites with your mobile device, we may use your IP address to provide anonymized or aggregated information to service providers regarding the volume of usage in certain areas. We use IP addresses for research and analytics; to better personalize content, notices, and settings for you; to fight spam, identity theft, malware, and other kinds of abuse; and to provide better mobile and other applications.
When May We Share Your Information?
We may share your information when you give us specific permission to do so.
With Your Permission
We may share your information for a particular purpose, if and only if you agree.
For Legal Reasons
We will disclose your information in response to an official legal process only if we believe it to be legally valid. We will notify you of such requests when possible.
We may access, preserve, or disclose your personal information if we reasonably believe it necessary to satisfy a valid and legally enforceable warrant, subpoena, court order, law or regulation, or other judicial or administrative order. However, if we believe that a particular request for disclosure of a user's information is legally invalid or an abuse of the legal system and the affected user does not intend to oppose the disclosure themself, we will try our best, given our resources and abilities, to fight it. We are committed to notifying you via email at least ten (10) calendar days, when possible, before we disclose your personal information in response to a legal demand. However, we may only provide notice if we are not legally restrained from contacting you, there is no credible threat to life or limb that is created or increased by disclosing the request, and you have provided us with a current and valid email address.
If the Organization is Transferred or Sold
To Protect You, Ourselves & Others
We, or users with certain administrative rights, may disclose information that is reasonably necessary to:
enforce or investigate potential violations of Mind in Motion or community-based policies;
protect our organization, infrastructure, employees, contractors, or the public; or
prevent imminent or serious bodily harm or death to a person.
Mind in Motion Sites are collaborative, with team members and users writing the policies and determining who is to hold certain administrative rights. These rights may include access to limited amounts of otherwise nonpublic information about recent contributions and activity by other users. They use this access to help protect against vandalism and abuse, fight harassment of other users, and generally try to minimize disruptive behavior on the Mind in Motion Sites. These various user-selected administrative groups have their own privacy and confidentiality guidelines, but all such groups are supposed to agree to follow our Access to Nonpublic Information Policy. These user-selected administrative groups are accountable to other users through checks and balances: users are selected through a community-driven process and overseen by their peers through a history of their actions. However, even though it is contrary to our policies and approach, it should be noted that the legal names of these users may not be known to Mind in Motion.
We hope that this never comes up, but we may disclose your personal information if we believe that it's reasonably necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm or death to a person, or to protect our organization, employees, team members, volunteers, contractors, users, or the public. We may also disclose your personal information if we reasonably believe it necessary to detect, prevent, or otherwise assess and address potential spam, malware, fraud, abuse, unlawful activity, and security or technical concerns.
To Our Service Providers
We may disclose personal information to our third-party service providers or contractors to help run or improve the Mind in Motion Sites and provide services in support of our mission.
As much as we may like to and as hard as we may try, we can't do it all. So sometimes we use third-party service providers or contractors who help run or improve the Mind in Motion Sites for you and other users. We may give access to your personal information to these providers or contractors as needed so they can perform their services for us or use their tools and services. We put requirements, such as confidentiality agreements, in place to help ensure that these service providers treat your information consistent with, and no less protective of your privacy than, the principles of this Policy.
To Understand & Experiment
We may give volunteer developers and researchers access to systems that contain your information to allow them to protect, develop, and contribute to the Mind in Motion Sites.
We may also share non-personal or aggregated information with third parties interested in studying the Mind in Motion Sites.
When we share information with third parties for these purposes, we put reasonable technical and contractual protections in place to protect your information consistent with this Policy.
The open-source and commercial software that powers the Mind in Motion Sites depends on the contributions of paid and volunteer software developers, who spend time writing and testing code to help it improve and evolve with our users' needs. To facilitate their work, we may give some developers limited access to systems that contain your personal information, but only as reasonably necessary for them to develop and contribute to the Mind in Motion Sites.
Similarly, we may share non-personal or aggregated information with associates, researchers, scholars, academics, and other interested third parties who wish to study the Mind in Motion Sites. Sharing this information helps them understand usage, viewing, and demographic statistics and patterns. They then can share their findings with us and our users so that we can all better understand and improve the Mind in Motion Sites.
When we give access to personal information to third-party developers or researchers, we put requirements, such as reasonable technical and contractual protections, in place to help ensure that these service providers treat your information consistently with the principles of this Policy and in accordance with our instructions. If these developers or researchers later publish their work or findings, we ask that they not disclose your personal information or anyone else’s. Please note that, despite the obligations we impose on developers and researchers, we cannot guarantee that they will abide by our agreement, nor do we guarantee that we will regularly screen or audit their projects, or even if we do so, that we will uncover and prevent any use that may be incongruent and noncompliant with this policy.
Because You Made It Public
Information that you post is public and can been seen and used by everyone.
Any information you post publicly on the Mind in Motion Sites is just that – public. For example, if you include your mailing address or phone number in a forum posting, that information is public, and not protected by this Policy. Please think carefully about your desired level of personal privacy and anonymity before you disclose personal information on your user page or elsewhere.
How Do We Protect Your Data?
We use a variety of physical and technical measures, policies, and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
We strive to protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We use a variety of physical and technical measures, policies, and procedures (such as access control procedures, network firewalls, and physical security) designed to protect our systems and your personal information. Unfortunately, there's no such thing as completely secure data transmission or storage, so we can't guarantee that our security will not be breached (by technical measures or through violation of our policies and procedures).
How Long Do We Keep Your Data?
We only keep your personal information as long as necessary to provide you with the services and content you request; to maintain, understand, and improve the Mind in Motion Sites; or to comply with U.S. law.
Once we receive personal information from you, we keep it for the shortest possible time that is consistent with providing you with the services and content your request or purchase; with the maintenance, understanding, and improvement of the Mind in Motion Sites; and with our obligations under applicable U.S. law. Non-personal information may be retained indefinitely.
Please remember that certain information is retained and displayed indefinitely, such as your IP address and homework assignments, uploaded files, or public contributions to the Mind in Motion Sites.
Where is Mind in Motion & What Does That Mean for Me?
You are consenting to the use of your information in the U.S. and to the transfer of that information to other countries in connection to providing our services to you and others.
Our Response to Do Not Track (DNT) signals
We do not allow tracking by third-party wesites you have not visited.
We do not share your data with third parties for marketing purposes.
Because we protect all users in this manner, we do not change our behavior in response to a web browser's "do not track" signal.
Substantial changes to this Policy will not be made without notification..
In the event of substantial changes, we will inform our users of the proposed changes at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to their implementation. Prior to the start of any comment period, we will provide notice of such changes and the opportunity to comment via the Mind in Motion Sites.
For minor changes, such as grammatical fixes, administrative or legal changes, or corrections of inaccurate statements, whenever possible and reasonable, we will post the changes on any Mind in Motion Site that is effected by them at least three (3) calendar days prior to their implementation.