Policies

THE ARICA SCHOOL®
PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from the Arica Store.

Personal information we collect

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”.

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

  • “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
  • “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
  • “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information”.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

How do we use your personal information?

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:

  • Communicate with you.
  • Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud.
  • When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
  • Unless you specifically decline to be contacted (opt out), your Name and Email Address may be made available to licensed Arica Sponsors and/or Organizers, in order to let you know about upcoming trainings, group practices, and other events.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

Sharing your personal Information

We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Shopify to power our online store—you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site—you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Behavioral advertising

We do not use behavioral advertising algorithms or systems.

Do not track

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

Your rights

You have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please write to contact@arica.org.  

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada the United States, and other countries where Arica Sponsors reside or present trainings.

Data retention

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

Changes

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

Sustainability

The Arica School is committed to responsible environmental stewardship.

  • We are transitioning to using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified paper
  • We use a post-consumer high recycled paper content or 100% recycled paper and materials whenever possible.
  • We use soy- or vegetable-based ink with no or low VOC’s.
  • We use recycled cardstock for yantras
  • Printed yantras are laminated with a very thin lamination material.
  • Training binders are made from organic recyclable chipboard.
  • We recycle or reuse as much as possible in our offices.
  • We will continue to improve as better products and ideas become available.

Contact us

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by clicking Contact at the bottom of this page, or by mail using the details provided below:

The Oscar Ichazo Foundation
27 North Main Street, Suite #6,
Kent CT 06757
United States

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Arica Institute
ARICA® CODE OF CONDUCT

The Arica School (“Arica”), including its organizations, Arica Institute, Inc. (“AI”) and The Oscar Ichazo Foundation (“OIF”), is committed to the Arica Ethos which states implicitly and explicitly that the Arica Work is available to every person who can benefit. Given this basic condition, all conduct, activities and deliberations of Arica and its organizations’ employees, Sponsors, Organizers, Profactors, training team members, support staff, and volunteers, and the conduct of members of the public participating in Arica programs, will be guided by the Arica Ethos and this Code of Conduct.

Anti-Discrimination Principles

Arica does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected category, in any of its activities, operations, or programs. Arica is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of its staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients, and for its membership and all those who participate in Arica programs.  All Arica officers and directors, employees, Sponsors, trainers, apprentices and volunteers, team members, and all participants in Arica programs are expected to abide by these principles.

For Arica Group Trainings, AI and licensed Sponsors are expected to make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabilities, provided accommodations do not significantly interfere with the learning process and training environment.

Anti-Harassment Principles

Arica is committed in all areas to providing a work, membership and program environment that is free from unlawful harassment based upon an individual’s gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, national origin, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, age, religion or any other legally protected category.  Such harassment will not be tolerated.  All AI officers and directors, employees, Sponsors, trainers, apprentices and volunteers, team members, and all participants in Arica programs are expected to abide by these principles.

Sexual harassment may include behavior of a sexual nature that is unwelcome and offensive to the person or persons targeted. Examples of sexually harassing behavior may include unwanted physical contact, foul language of an offensive sexual nature, sexual propositions, sexual jokes or remarks, obscene gestures or noises, sexual innuendo, graphic comments on a person's body, displays of pornographic or sexually explicit pictures, drawings, or caricatures, and sexual references including use of emojis with sexual connotations.

Failure to abide by the Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Principles

Failure to abide by the principles outlined above may be grounds for disciplinary action, including termination of any relationship or association with Arica, AI, and/or OIF.

All Arica Sponsors and Organizers are required to investigate promptly any complaints of discriminatory or harassing conduct or suspected conduct on the part of training team members, support staff, volunteers and/or participants in Arica Programs.  If any complaining person believes that a Sponsor or Organizer is not properly investigating their complaint, the person may ask AI to investigate and should contact Confidential@arica.org.


Arica Institute
Board of Directors
The Oscar Ichazo Foundation
Board of Directors

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