and "Terms and Conditions"
Updated on : 13 July 2018
All the information on my website is published in good faith and for general information purposes only. I do not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information on this website is strictly at your own risk. I will not be liable for any losses and damages in connection with the use of this website.
From my website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to these sites. While I strive to provide only links to useful and ethical websites, I have no control over the content and nature of these sites and the links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all content found on these sites.
Please also be aware that when you leave my website, other sites may have different privacy policies and terms which are beyond my control.
This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our site www.thecosynook.ie and www.thecosynookfengshui.com including any information you may provide through our site when you purchase a product or service, sign up to our newsletter or take part in a prize draw or competition.
This is a notice to inform you of The Cosy Nook policy about all information that we record about you. It sets out the conditions under which we may process any information that we collect from you, or that you provide to us. It covers information that could identify you (“personal information”) and information that could not. In the context of the law and this notice, “process” means collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information.
- We regret that if there are one or more points below with which you are not happy, your only recourse is to leave our website immediately.
- We take seriously the protection of your privacy and confidentiality. We understand that all visitors to our website are entitled to know that their personal data will not be used for any purpose unintended by them, and will not accidentally fall into the hands of a third party.
- We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of all information you provide to us, and hope that you reciprocate.
- Our policy complies with the Switzerland laws accordingly implemented, including that required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The law requires us to tell you about your rights and our obligations to you in regards to the processing and control of your personal data.
Except as set out below, we do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any information collected through our website.
The Cosy Nook website is a source of support, inspiration and guidance to help you find your own joy, invite change and live your greatest self.
Our mission is to support you to live your most fulfilled life. We show you content we think you’ll be interested in based on information we collect from you. We only use that information where we have a proper legal basis for doing so.
We wrote this policy to help you understand what information we collect, how we use it and what choices you have about it.
Why Do We Process Personal Data?
When we offer our service, our customers are data controllers so they are responsible for any personal data processing involved in the provision of this service. We only process personal data on their behalf and upon their instructions.
Also, we continuously improve the functionality of our website and service, and in this regard, we are the personal data controller for the processing of personal data in relation to the improvement of our services.
Our purpose for processing the personal data is that it enables us to improve user experience on our website and makes our service to you convenient, by adding data to our database.
The data that is collected and used to achieve this purpose is information about the IP-address from which you visited our customer’s website and technical information that enables us to tell different visitors apart that are originating from the same IP-address (cookies). If you provide information yourself on our customer’s website, we may collect and store personal information and domain information about your employer therein, to correlate the IP-address with your us.
The legal ground for this is your consent to the processing, which you expressed at our customer’s website. You may at any time withdraw this consent, either at our customer’s website or by letting us know directly that you wish to do so.
How Do We Process The Personal Data?
We store personal data regarding cookies for twenty-four (24) months. When information regarding IP-address is collected by the tracking pixel it is read by our system and instantly deleted after it has been matched with our database of companies if a match is not found. Only IP-addresses belonging to registered companies are therefore stored by The Cosy Nook. If you are a user/clients on the website, the IP-address is personal data and will be stored for a period of twelve (12) months.
Your rights according to the GDPR Regulation are the right to information about the processing (provided to you here, in this privacy statement); the right to access personal data relating to you; the right to have such data rectified, erased or restricted from processing; the right to object to our processing of personal data; as well as the right to not be subject to automatic decisions and the right to data portability. To exercise your rights please contact us via email@example.com and provide us with your IP-address and Personal information. If you want to know more about this or have concerns about your rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you consider that our processing of personal data infringes the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR), you always have a right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority or the supervisory authority closest to us.
How We Collect Your Information On Our Websites
Collection Of Information
When you visit our Sites, we gather personal and non-personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, your browser version, your operating system version, your IP address, cookie information, time stamps (time page accessed as well as time spent per web page), and clickstream information (for example, which pages you viewed and for how long). The Cosy Nook automatically receives and records such information on our server logs from your browser.
In certain sections of our Sites, we may invite you to contact us to pose questions, request information, or complete a registration form. We may ask you to supply Personally Identifiable Information in order to register before allowing you to access certain parts of our Sites. We may also collect Personally Identifiable Information when you use certain The Cosy Nook services, through the use of our Sites, or when you enter promotions or contests offered by us.
“Personally Identifiable Information” means any information that identifies you personally, including your name, e-mail address, password, login ID, and other contact information that you voluntarily submit to us.
Further reasons for collection of information:
Purpose/Activity : To register you as a new customer
Type of Data : (a) Identity (b) Contact
Lawful basis for processing: Performance of a contract with you
Purpose/Activity : To process and deliver your order including: (a) Manage payments, fees and charges (b) Collect and recover money owed to us
Type of Data : (a) Identity (b) Contact (c) Financial (d) Transaction (e) Marketing and Communications
Lawful basis for processing : (a) Performance of a contract with you (b) Necessary for our legitimate interests to recover debts owed to us
Type of Data : (a) Identity (b) Contact (c) Profile (d) Marketing and Communications
Lawful basis for processing : (a) Performance of a contract with you (b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation (c) Necessary for our legitimate interests to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products/services
Purpose/Activity : To enable you to partake in a prize draw, competition or complete a survey
Type of Data : (a) Identity (b) Contact (c) Profile (d) Usage (e) Marketing and Communications
Lawful basis for processing : (a) Performance of a contract with you (b) Necessary for our legitimate interests to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them and grow our business
Purpose/Activity : To administer and protect our business and our site (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)
Type of Data : (a) Identity (b) Contact (c) Technical
Lawful basis for processing : (a) Necessary for our legitimate interests for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise (b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
Purpose/Activity : To deliver relevant content and advertisements to you and measure and understand the effectiveness of our advertising
Type of Data : (a) Identity (b) Contact (c) Profile (d) Usage (e) Marketing and Communications (f) Technical
Lawful basis for processing : Necessary for our legitimate interests to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy
Purpose/Activity : To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences
Type of Data : (a) Technical (b) Usage
Lawful basis for processing : Necessary for our legitimate interests to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our site updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy
Purpose/Activity : To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you
Type of Data : (a) Identity (b) Contact (c) Technical (d) Usage (e) Profile
Lawful basis for processing : Necessary for our legitimate interests to develop our products/services and grow our business
We collect the data shown in the comments form, when visitors leave comments on the site, 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 us to see if you are using it.
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 And Web Beacons
- If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
We also use the The Cosy Nook Platform on our Site, which utilizes cookies and web beacons, such as invisible tracking pixels, to help us better serve you and to provide targeted advertising we place on third-party websites.
Pages of our Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs. pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit The Cosy Nook, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an e-mail and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
We do not sell or rent the personal information we collect from your use of our Sites to third parties for their marketing purposes. We may combine your information with information we collect from other companies (such as demographic data) to improve and personalize the services provided to you.
Your password is the key to your account. We recommend the use of unique numbers, letters, and special characters in combination and that you not disclose your The Cosy Nook password to anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify us and change your password.
In order to protect yourself from third parties unlawfully seeking your personal information through email that appears to be from The Cosy Nook, you should never provide any personal information directly in response to an email you believe you have received from us. Rather, you should always close any such email, open your browser, log directly into the The Cosy Nook Site and change, update, or modify any such personal information only using our Sites. In the event that you believe that you have received a request for personal information in an email message that is made to appear that it was sent by us, please inform us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org
How We Share Information
We may share your information, including personal information, as follows:
- We may disclose the information we collect to our affiliates or subsidiaries; however, if we do so, their use and disclosure of such information will be subject to this Policy.
- Service Providers. We may disclose the information we collect to third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform functions on our behalf.
- Business Transfers. If we are acquired by or merged with another company, if substantially all of our assets are transferred to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have collected to the other company.
- In Response to Legal Process. We also may disclose the information we collect from in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal processes, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena.
- To Protect Us and Others. We also may disclose the information we collect where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service or this Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which The Cosy Nook is involved.
- Aggregate and De-Identified Information. We may share aggregate or de-identified information collected through the AdBeacon technology about images captured and associated data with our customers for marketing, advertising, research or similar purposes.
Opting Out Of Cookie-Based Advertising
We try hard to make our advertising more relevant to you, but if you would rather opt out of seeing personalized ads from The Cosy Nook and The Cosy Nook clients utilizing The Cosy Nook cookies, please contact email@example.com If you opt out, you will still see ads from us and our clients, but they will not be tailored based on information that may have otherwise been associated with a The Cosy Nook cookie stored on your computer.
Please note that our opt-out requires that we be able to set an opt-out cookie in your browser.
Browser-based “Do Not Track”
Some browsers have incorporated “Do Not Track” (DNT) features. Because there is not yet a common understanding of how to interpret the DNT signal, we do not currently respond to browser DNT signals on our Sites or on third party sites that use the The Cosy Nook Platform.
Third Party Cookies
The Cosy Nook, like other sites, incorporates functionality provided by third-party cookies. Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.
- a) Analytical cookies
- b) Google cookies
Account Related Cookies
Login Related Cookies
Email Newsletters Related Cookies
This site offers a newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribe/unsubscribed users.
Orders Processing Related Cookies
This site offers payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.
Surveys Related Cookies
Forms Related Cookies
When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Site Preferences Cookies
In order to provide you with a great experience on this site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.
Most browsers allow you to block cookies. In Internet Explorer, you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools > Internet Options > Privacy and selecting Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools > Options >Privacy”.
However, cookies are perfectly safe to be stored on your computer and almost all web browsers have cookie storing enabled as default. However, all browsers have the option of disabling cookies being stored on your computer if you wish to do this. Please be aware that disabling cookies on your browser will reduce your ability to use our website features
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.
Terms Applicable To Both Our Websites And The Cosy Nook Services
Use of information
Our primary purposes for collecting your information are to provide you with an efficient and customized experience and to deliver smarter advertising. You agree that we may use your information to:
- provide the services and customer support you request;
- resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
- prevent prohibited or illegal activities;
- customize, measure, and improve our services and our Sites’ content and layout;
- share service updates, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences;
- make inferences about your interests for advertising or service-related purposes;
- provide you with offers or promotions that may interest you, or otherwise deliver you advertising, including on other websites.
Our disclosure of your information
We may disclose your information:
- as required to respond to legal matters, enforce our policies, or protect individual rights, property, or safety;
- to employees and agents of The Cosy Nook in order to help detect and prevent prohibited or illegal acts;
- to service providers under contract who help with our business operations;
- to other third parties to whom you explicitly ask us to send your information;
- to those serving apparently valid subpoenas;
- to other business entities, should we plan to merge with, or be acquired by that business entity
Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy we will not otherwise disclose your personal information except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity.
We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
Intellectual Property Rights
All copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights in and on our website and all content and software located on the site shall remain the sole property of or its licensors. The use of our trademarks, content and intellectual property is forbidden without the express written consent form.
You must not:
- Republish material from our website without prior written consent.
- Sell or rent material from our website.
- Reproduce, duplicate, create derivative, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for any purpose.
Redistribute any content from our website, including onto another website.
Mobile Application Terms
Whenever you use any website, mobile application or another internet service, certain information gets created and logged automatically. The same is true when you use our websites. Here are some of the types of information we collect:
- Log data. When you use our websites, our servers record information (“log data”), including information that your browser automatically sends whenever you visit a website, or that your mobile app automatically sends when you’re using it. This log data includes your Internet Protocol address, the address of and activity on websites you visit that incorporate the features of our website (like the “Save” button—more details below), searches, browser type and settings, the date and time of your request, how you used our websites, cookie data and device data. If you’d like, you can get more details on the types of information we collect in our logs.
- Device information. In addition to log data, we collect information about the device you’re using our websites on, including the type of device, operating system, settings, unique device identifiers and crash data that helps us understand when something breaks. Whether we collect some or all of this information often depends on what type of device you’re using and its settings. For example, different types of information are available depending on whether you’re using a Mac or a PC, or an iPhone or Android phone. To learn more about what information your device makes available to us, please also check the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us but remembers that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
However, please note that Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information and other sensitive information are never transmitted via email.
Your information is stored on servers located in the United State of America. We treat data as an asset that must be protected and use certain tools (including but not limited to encryption, passwords, and physical security) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Therefore, although we take reasonable steps to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.
Transferring your information
Our websites are a worldwide service. By using our products or services, you authorize us to transfer and store your information outside your home country, including in the United States, for the purposes described in this policy. The privacy protections and the rights of authorities to access your personal information in such countries may not be equivalent to those of your home country.
For all transfers of your information from the EEA to the US, our websites are certified under Privacy Shield and follow its principles. Learn more about Privacy Shield and the principles.
Where we share information we receive under Privacy Shield with third parties, we’re responsible for making sure those third parties also comply with Privacy Shield, unless we can prove we’re not responsible for the damaging event.
If you are a user of the EEA and have a question or a complaint about our websites and Privacy Shield, please contact us. If we’re not able to resolve the issue, our websites will cooperate with the JAMS Arbitration and Mediation Service. This provides an independent dispute resolution service for Privacy Shield complaints in the US. In certain circumstances, and if the dispute resolution process still doesn’t resolve the problem, users in the EEA may pursue binding arbitration. our websites are also subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission.
Where we transfer information from the EEA to a country that doesn’t provide an adequate level of protection, we’ll only do so under appropriate safeguards to protect your information, like standard contractual clauses, or Privacy Shield certification.
Facebook remarketing service is provided by Facebook Inc. You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page: https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950. To opt-out from Facebook’s interest-based ads follow these instructions from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217
Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada http://youradchoices.ca/ or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ or opt-out using your mobile device settings. For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook’s Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
You have options in relation to the information that we have about you described below. To exercise these options, please contact us. If you’re an EEA user, you can:
- Access the information we hold about you. We’ll usually share this with you within 30 days of you asking us for it.
- Have your information corrected or deleted? You can update your information in your settings. If you have problems updating the information or if you would like us to delete it, contact us.
- Object to us processing your information. You can ask us to stop using your information, including when we use your information to send you marketing emails or push notifications. If you opt out of receiving marketing messages from us, we may still send you newsletters and updates about your account, such as when another user comments on one of your posts. We only send you marketing material if you’ve agreed to it, but if you’d rather we don’t, you can easily unsubscribe at any time.
- Complain to a regulator. If you’re based in the EEA and think that we haven’t complied with data protection laws, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission in Ireland or with your local supervisory authority.
How do you get my consent?
When you provide us with personal information, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
How Do I Withdraw My Consent?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from children under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
Third Party Links To Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
If you suspect a client of abusing our services, please contact us at email@example.com All complaints are investigated, and you will receive a response on the action we will take to resolve the issue.
How and where I collect personal information:
- electronic newsletters
- client registration
- website contact form
- online checkout
How I use your personal information:
The information you provide is safe with me. I will never rent, sell, share or otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties. I might contact you from time to time regarding the services you have subscribed to.
I may also send you promotional announcements from time to time about new services that you might find useful.
You may also opt out from receiving information from me at any time and ask me to remove your contact information from my database.
TERMS OF SERVICE
The Cosy Nook reserves the right to modify these terms of service at its discretion or against any client We believe is abusing this policy. Any such revision or change will be binding and effective immediately following the posting of the revised terms of service on the www.thecosynookfengshui.com or www.thecosynook.ie website.
All The Cosy Nook packages must be paid in full at least 5 full working days prior to the consultation.
There is a 24-hour cancellation policy whereby The Cosy Nook can offer a 50% refund, or you can reschedule once with no fee. There are no refunds for group coaching packages. This is due to the unique nature of the coaching and the time of preparation before the consultation being accounted for. Contracts for one-to-one services can not be cancelled for a full refund.
If a client’s structure is outside the Dublin City limits (dictated by the M50) and the client requests an In-Person consultation, the client must contact The Cosy Nook to schedule for an agreed upon travel charge. This travel charge must be paid at least 5 working days prior to the consultation date.
If a structure is more than 2500 square feet, the client must contact The Cosy Nook directly for a quote.
When payment for a consultation is processed, the consultation must be booked within 6 months of the date of payment. There are no refunds for consultations bookings that are neglected outside of the 6 month period.
For gift certificates, consultations must be booked within a year of the purchase of the gift voucher. Refunds are not possible after the year from which the voucher was purchased.