Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Wholesome LLC is committed to protecting personal privacy and the personal information collected via its web pages.  To accomplish that, we follow guidelines. 

When you give us your email or any personal information with or without purchase, you agree to all the terms of the Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and Cookie Policy on this web page. 

Those terms are subject to change at any time and at the discretion of Wholesome LLC. Please visit this web page site regularly for updates.

If you have any questions about these terms of use or our data policies, which are listed below, you may contact us via our contact form.

Links to other sites

You may encounter links to websites of individuals and organizations not directly affiliated with Wholesome LLC. Please be aware that Wholesome LLC is not responsible for the information practices of external organizations. We recommend you review the privacy statements of each web page that collects personal information.


Privacy policy Details

These terms of use apply to your use of all of the sites and services owned, hosted, or operated by Wholesome LLC (collectively “we,” “us,” or “our”), or that we may own or operate in the future including social media sites (collectively, the “sites”). Unless we say otherwise, all references to the sites in these terms of use include all such sites. You can lodge any complaints with us via email, or request to be removed from our email lists or advertising targeting at any time.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and have explained in detail the steps we take to do so. We control this site from offices in the United States of America. We do not represent that materials on the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

When you submit information to us or visit any of our sites, we use it in an ongoing nature to ensure you receive the information or purchases you have made with us, to deliver relevant future content via our emails, to track how much you use our sties or services, and to make future offers. By giving us your contact information at any time, you are granting us the right to contact you in the future in any manner necessary at our discretion for ongoing education purposes. You can unsubscribe from our email newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of all of our emails.

If you want us to no longer contact you or store your information, please contact us anytime with your request and we will begin removing you from our services or content as appropriate and as soon as we can.

How and why we collect information

We collect your email address when you voluntarily submit it to us, along with some limited website information and behavior, in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select or in order to contact you or advertise to you later. If you register for a subscription to our blog, for example, the information you give us –your name and email – is used to track your preferences, and to keep you informed about the related educational content, offers, and events until you unsubscribe or ask for your data to be removed. If you visit our websites, we may use Facebook, Google or other tracking tools to understand your behavior on our websites and to deliver advertising to you in the future.

As a visitor to our sites, you can engage in many activities without providing any personal information. In connection with other activities, such as registering for a seminar or participating in a sweepstakes, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, we may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, e-mail address, and other personal information. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity. In all cases, we will collect personal identification information like your email or name only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. We will also tell you how we use your information.

If you wish to be removed from any postal, email, phone, or other lists, please contact us. Please provide us with your exact name and email address. We will be sure your name is removed from the appropriate lists immediately.

When you use our sites, we or our authorized technology service providers may also collect certain technical and routing information from you to facilitate your use of the site and its services, or to contact you or advertise in the future.

We use this information to administer the site and to understand and measure traffic patterns on the site so that we know which areas of our sites are favorites of our users, which areas need improvement, and what technologies are being used so that we may continually improve our sites for mobile and future technical platforms. This information is collected mostly in aggregate form, without identifying you or any user individually, however in some cases we use tools like cookies, web beacons, analytics services, and advertising providers to gather data about you or your computer location. We may use this data for statistical analysis, marketing, advertising, or similar promotional purposes.

This data is often tracked by us or our technology service providers by using “cookies” or “pixels” during your visit. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card and enables us to record your passwords, purchases, and preferences and to deliver targeted messages or advertising to you in the future. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. For some web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will likely not be able to access those pages. 

We also use Facebook “pixels” on many of our pages so that we can understand your digital behavior and potentially later target you with related advertising. We also use Google Analytics to understand how long you might spend on our sites or how you interact with our sites.

If you ever choose to opt-out of targeted advertising with us, then please contact us so that we can remove your email from any advertising we may use.

As always, you can unsubscribe from any of our emails at any time via the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email you received from us.

We do not store any information about you on our servers other than that which you submit into one of our forms. We hold your sensitive information like your credit card information by using software that keeps it encrypted.  Any other information stored happens via cookies or pixels as described above, and as facilitated via third party tools (like Facebook or Google). Below are example of how we may use any information to better communicate with you:

  • Provide and administer services, including to display customized content and facilitate communication with other users;
  • Process your requests and orders for courses, products, specific services, information, or features;
  • Communicate with you about your account by:
  • Responding to your questions and concerns;
  • Sending you administrative messages and information, including messages from instructors, notifications about changes to our service, and updates to our agreements;
  • Sending you information about your progress in courses, rewards programs, new services, new features, promotions, newsletters, and other available courses (which you can opt out of at any time);
  • Manage your account preferences;
  • Facilitate the sites’ technical functioning, including troubleshooting and resolving issues, securing the services, and preventing fraud and abuse;
  • Solicit feedback from users;
  • Market and administer surveys and promotions;
  • Learn more about you by linking your data with additional data through third-party data providers or analyzing the data with the help of analytics service providers;
  • Identify unique users across devices;
  • Tailor advertisements across devices;
  • Improve our sites and develop new products, services, and features;
  • Analyze trends and traffic, track purchases, and track usage data;
  • Advertise the services on third-party websites and applications;
  • As required or permitted by law; or
  • As we, in our sole discretion, otherwise determine to be necessary to ensure the safety or integrity of our users, employees, third parties, the public, or our services.

As most of our programs are for ongoing educational purposes in the field of lifestyle medicine and, more specifically, whole food, plant-based nutrition, you should assume we will continue to contact you in perpetuity via email or via social media in order to deliver our services, serve you related content, make recommendations, learn about your preferences, grant you products, deliver programs to you with or from other platforms or companies, advertise to you or look alike audiences, send you surveys, and other fulfillment or marketing purposes.

By using our site(s) and submitting any information with us, you agree to these terms without exception and agree to waive liability and not hold us liable for any use of your information, in perpetuity, under any circumstances, including waiving your right to participate or initiate any class action complaints.

Again, if you want us to no longer contact you, just contact us anytime with your request and we will remove you from our services or content as appropriate and as soon as we can.

Exceptions to Privacy Policy

While we are committed to keeping your information secure and private, we have the following exceptions to our privacy policy: We will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal inquiry or process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order. We will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of the security of the sites, or a physical or property threat to you or others.

Further, the information you enter when making a purchase or an online donation will be shared with payment processors, financial gateways, and your credit card company to authorize credit card payments. Such information may also be shared with necessary third parties solely for the purpose or carrying out the transactions. Please note that if you give out personal information online through a discussion board or posting site, that information can be collected and used by third parties. Although we strive to protect our users’ privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of information you post in these forums. You disclose such information at your own risk.


TERMS OF USE

Please read the following terms of use relating to your use of this site. By using this site, you agree to these terms of use. We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time, so please check this page periodically for changes. By using this site after we post any changes to these terms, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them or been notified about them. If at any time you choose not to accept these terms of use, please do not use this site or any of our sites.

Restriction

Unless otherwise noted, you may access and use the information and materials within the sites for your personal use. You may not change, modify, delete, display, transmit, adapt, exploit, or copy for distribution or sale any information, material, trademark, or copyright on the sites. You must obtain written permission from us or any other entity that owns intellectual property on the sites before you may publish, distribute, display, or commercially exploit any material from the sites. By using the sites, you agree to abide by all copyright notices or other posted restrictions.

Links

These terms of use apply only to our sites, and not to the sites of any other individuals, companies or organizations, including those we link to. We do not maintain, create, endorse, or take any responsibility for the contents, advertising, products or other materials made available through any other site, including those we link to. Under no circumstances will we be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of any content, goods or services available on any other site. Other sites may link to our sites by permission only. To seek our permission, you may contact us at our website. We reserve the right to rescind any permission granted to you or any organization in which we approve linking to our sites, and to require termination of any such link to any of the sites, at our discretion at any time.

Events and Information Change

The events and information listed on our sites are subject to change without notification.

Submission

We welcome your comments about any of the sites. However, we will not review or consider any unsolicited creative submissions or suggestions for topics for our products. We hope you will understand that this policy is intended to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings in the event that ideas developed by our staff might seem to be similar to the ideas submitted to us. Accordingly, we must ask that you not send us any original creative ideas, suggestions or materials. If, despite our request, you send us any idea, suggestion or material (“submission”), it shall become our property.

We will not be subject to any obligation of confidence for any submission, and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any submission. In the case that you submit something to us and it is unsolicited, we will exclusively own all rights to the submission worldwide, and we will be entitled to the unrestricted use of the submission for any purpose, without compensation or notification to the provider of the submission. Given this fact, we ask that you refrain from submitting creative projects to us, particularly those that are confidential or personal to you.

Disclaimers

The information, services, products, claims, seminar topics, and materials on our sites are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. We disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied, including but not limited to implied effectiveness of the ideas or success strategies listed on this site as well as those that are provided in our products or to our participants at our events.

The only exception is the guarantees of satisfaction that are clearly labeled guarantees within our sites. Neither we nor any of our respective suppliers warrant that any functions contained in the sites will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the sites or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Neither we nor any of our respective licensors or suppliers warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the services, products, information or materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.

You (and not we or any of our respective licensors or suppliers) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction to your system. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. We do not endorse, warrant or guarantee any speakers, products or services offered on the sites or those we link to. We are not a party to, and do not monitor, any transaction between users and third party providers of products or services.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, will we or any of our licensors or suppliers be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials or information on the sites, or any products or services provided pursuant to the sites, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages (including but not limited to lost data), so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall the total liability to you by us or any of our licensors or suppliers for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you to us, if any, for accessing the sites.

Under no circumstances will we be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of any advice, goods or services you receive from a guest speaker on our sites or at one of our events.

We are also not responsible or liable for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to our guest speakers in connection with the display of their photo, name, or biography posted on our sites or in our marketing materials.

No Professional Advice

The information contained in or made available through the sites (including but not limited to information contained on message boards, in text files, or in chats) cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including, but not limited to, financial, medical, psychological, therapeutic, or legal matters. Neither we nor our partners, or any of their affiliates, will be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary or other damages that may result, including but not limited to economic loss, injury, illness or death. You alone are responsible and accountable for your decisions, actions and results in life, and by your use of the sites, you agree not to attempt to hold us liable for any such decisions, actions or results, at any time, under any circumstance.

Medical Disclaimer

The information included on this website is not intended to provide specific medical advice, and is not a substitute for medical or professional care. We urge you to always seek the advice of your physician or medical professional with respect to your medical conditions or questions.

Confidentiality and Non-Compete

Users of our sites hereby understand that the tools, processes, strategies, materials and information presented on our sites are copyrighted and proprietary, so users agree not to record, duplicate, distribute, teach or train from our information in any manner whatsoever without our express written permission. Any unauthorized use or distribution of our sites proprietary concepts, materials, and intellectual property by you or your representatives is prohibited and legal action and full damages will be pursued if these terms are violated in order to protect its rights.


COOKIE POLIC

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymous tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser.