This Policy applies to personal information that we obtain about our customers and the other individuals with whom we do business and to the use of that personal information in any form – whether oral, electronic or written, all in accordance with applicable global data privacy laws. The term “personal information” in this Policy refers to information that does identify or is capable of identifying you as an individual. This Policy applies to all the products, services and websites offered by Why Not Me.
This Policy describes the information we collect from you, how we use that information and our legal basis for doing so. It also covers whether and how that information may be shared and your rights and choices regarding the information you provide to us. Your choices include how you can object to certain uses of information about you and how you can access and update certain information about you.
If you do not agree with this Policy, do not access or use our services or interact with any other aspect of our business.
Who We Are
“Why Not Me” is a name expressing a “Way of Being”! A “Way of Being” what?
Being responsible! It represents most concisely a shift in focus of each and every human being on this planet, a shift from “I cannot” to ”I choose to get off the fence and do everything I can”. Why? For no reason! It is each and every one of us constituting the 7 billion on the planet we inhabit, if we choose to. One is this way of being BY CHOICE!
Aron Cotrus 53, Main Floor, Ap. B2, District 1
Postal Code: 014131, Bucharest
Tax Number 14341024
How We Collect Your Personal Information
Your personal information may be collected by us in a number of ways, including:
- when you provide us with information in relation to your attendance at any of our courses or other services;
- when you provide information to us by filling in forms on any of our websites;
- when you contact us, for example, to inquire about our services.
Types of Personal Information We Collect
In order for you to use our Services, we collect and process certain information, including personal information.
Depending on your use of the Services, the types of personal information that we collect and process (which may vary by jurisdiction based on applicable law) include:
Registration or Application data. When you sign up for our Services you are asked to provide us with information about yourself and to give us more detailed insights into who you are. For example: your name, email, telephone number, country of residence. Such personal information will not be posted in areas of the Site viewable by the public or Authorized Users of the Site.
Payment Information. We collect certain payment and billing information when you register for certain paid Services in order to facilitate payment of those Services. We do not store payment details nor do we share your payment information with third parties for any purpose other than the provision of the requested Service.
Communications. We collect information from you if you contact us for any purpose. The scope of the information that we collect will be based on your particular inquiry.
Surveys. We may collect demographic data or other personal information in customer surveys, the results are anonymized or aggregated for analysis.
Analytics. We collect information about the ways people visit and interact with our websites, in the form of cookies and traffic analytics.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use the information we collect from you to provide you the extraordinary level of service you request and expect from us. Our primary goal in collecting your information, including your personal information, is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. As part of that undertaking, we are committed to safeguarding the privacy of the personal information that we gather and never selling your data.
We may use your information as set forth below:
Service Administration. We use your personal information to contact you, complete a purchase or provide the services you have requested, customize your experience, to carry out services we have agreed to provide you and to protect our Services (including to verify the identities of creators and prevent fraud and abuse), to improve the content and methods of delivery of our website and provide, manage and improve our services.
Communication. We use your information to send communications about the Services, including confirming your purchases, sending invoices, responding to your comments, questions and requests, providing customer support, and sending you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and administrative messages. We will contact you through email, phone calls, notices posted on our websites, and other ways, including text messages.
Marketing. Information you submit, such as your name, email, other contact information, may be collected by us for internal marketing and development purposes as well as to respond to your inquiries. With your permission we may use your personal information to provide or offer you promotions and featured specials, as well as other marketing messages in accordance with any communication preferences you have expressed, to send you marketing messages; and to conduct surveys. We may provide these communications via email, postal mail, online advertising, social media, telephone, text message (including SMS and MMS), and other means.
Other. In addition, Why Not Me may disclose personal information in order to: (i) comply with applicable laws, (ii) respond to governmental inquiries or requests from public authorities, (iii) comply with valid legal process, (iv) protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Why Not Me, site visitors, guests, employees or the public, (v) permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain, (vi) enforce our websites’ terms and conditions, and (vii) respond to an emergency.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information to Third-Parties
Why Not Me does not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their own marketing purposes. We may disclose the information that we collect about you, including your personal information, as follows:
Affiliates. We also may share your personal information with our affiliates to assist us in providing services to you, and, where applicable, to notify you about products and services that may be relevant to you.
Credit Card Information. We use a third-party service provider to manage credit card processing. This service provider is not permitted to store, retain, or use billing information except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on Why Not Me’s behalf.
Retaining Personal Information
Cookies & Tracking Notice
If you do not want to accept cookies, you can block them by adjusting the settings on your Internet browser. However, if you block them, you will not be able to use all of the features of our websites, including the customization features associated with creating a user profile.
Further information about cookies and other similar technology and how they work is available at allaboutcookies.org.
Lawful Basis For Processing:
Lawful basis for processing. We collect and process information about you only where we have a lawful basis for doing so under applicable EU laws, including, but not limited to, The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The lawful basis depends on the Services you use and how you use them. Our lawful basis includes:
Consent. Under certain circumstances, personal information may be processed on the basis that you have consented to such processing. If you have consented to our use of information about you for a specific purpose, you have the right to change your mind and withdraw your consent at any time, but this will not affect any processing that has already taken place.
Contractual Necessity. Personal information may be processed on the basis that such processing is necessary in order to enter into or perform a contract with you. In certain circumstances, we need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligation to deliver the Services we provide to you.
Compliance With Legal Obligations. Personal information may be processed on the basis that we have a legal obligation to perform such processing. For example, tax laws may require us to retain records of payments you made through our Services.
Legitimate Interests. This is a technical term in data protection law which essentially means we have a good and fair reason to use your personal information and we do so in ways which do not interfere with your interests, freedoms and fundamental rights. We sometimes require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way that might reasonably be expected as part of running our business.
Device and Connection Information
We may collect information about your computer, phone, tablet, or other devices you use to access our website. This device information includes your connection type and settings when you install, access, update, or use our website. We may also collect information through your device about your operating system, browser type, IP address, URLs of referring/exit pages, device identifiers, and crash data. We may use your IP address and/or country preference in order to approximate your location to provide you with a better Service experience. How much of this information we collect depends on the type and settings of the device you use to access the website. You are able to prevent this information from being shared with us by blocking transmission at the local network level.
Web Beacons, Pixel Tags and Other Technologies
We use web beacons, such as clear GIFs, web bugs or pixel tags, which are tiny graphics with a unique identifier similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs in connection with our Site to, among other things, track the activities of Site visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Site usage. We and our third-party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our customers to help us track e-mail response rates, measure the success of our marketing campaigns, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.
We work with third party service providers who use the technologies described in this section and other tracking means to conduct analytics to help us track and understand how visitors use our Site. For example, we use a variety of third-party web analytics, including Google Analytics, to help us improve our Site’s performance and user experiences. We analyze how users interact with our websites so we can understand better what elements of the design are working well and which are not working so well. This allows us to improve and develop the quality of the online experience we offer all our customers.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We use Secured Socket Layer (“SSL”) software in order to encrypt the personal information that you provide to us. If your browser is SSL enabled (which most are), your transmission of personal information to us online will be encrypted. You can verify whether your personal information is transmitted using SSL encryption by confirming the symbol of a closed lock or solid key on the bottom bar of your browser window. You can also verify that your personal information will be encrypted using SSL encryption by making sure that the prefix for the web address listed for that page has changed from “http” to “https”. If you do not see the appropriate symbol and the “https” prefix, you should not assume that the personal information that you are being asked to provide will be encrypted prior to transmission.
The personal information we collect from you online is stored by us and/or our service providers on databases protected through a combination of physical and electronic access controls, firewall technology and other reasonable security measures. Nevertheless, such security measures cannot prevent all loss, misuse or alteration of personal information and we are not responsible for any damages or liabilities relating to any such incidents to the fullest extent permitted by law. Where required under law, we will notify you of any such loss, misuse or alteration of personal information that may affect you so that you can take the appropriate actions for the due protection of your rights.
Our websites may also contain plug-ins and other features that integrate third party social media platforms into our websites. You are able to click on such links. If you do so, the third parties who operate these platforms may be able to identify you, they may be able to determine how you use this website and they may link and store this information with your social media profile. Please consult the data protection policies of these social media platforms to understand what they will be doing with your personal data. If you activate these plug-ins and other features, you will be doing so at your own risk.
Cookies and their use
This page contains information on what ‘cookies’ are, the cookies on this website, how to switch cookies off in your browser, how to specifically disable third party advertising cookies, and some useful links for further reading on the subject.
What are ‘cookies’?
‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari etc.) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a “memory” for the website, enabling it to recognize a user and respond appropriately.
Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies.
Essential and unessential cookies:
The essential cookies presents one of the following characteristics:
- are exclusively used for doing or facilitating the communication in a network; or
- are strictly necessary for delivering an online service (for example, our website or one of our services on our website) requested by you.
The unessential cookies don’t fit in the essential cookies definition because they are not necessary for the functionality of the website or the services.
Session and persistent cookies:
Session cookies – these are temporary and are erased when you close your browser at the end of your surfing session. The next time you visit that particular site it will not recognise you and will treat you as a completely new visitor as there is nothing in your browser to let the site know that you have visited before.
Persistent cookies – Persistent cookies help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future. This result in faster and more convenient access since, for example, you don’t have to log in again. Persistent cookies may also include cookies placed by a different website than the one that the user is currently visiting (also known as ‘third party cookies’) – which can be anonymously used to remember the user’s preferences.
The cookies we use are:
- session cookies, these are store in a temporary memory until the internet browser is closed; all the information are erased when the browser is closed.
- Persistent cookies, these remain in your computer until they are erased or expire.
A visit to a page on this site may generate the following types of cookie:
- Essential cookies
- Performance cookies
- Social Media and Advertising cookies
- Some of these cookies can be placed by third-party services.
These enable you to set your cookie preferences and also allow you to access the main functionality of this website.
These cookies store certain user preferences with regards to this website, so that the user doesn’t need to set them up each time they visit the website.
The registration cookies are generated when a user registers on this website, with the purpose of letting us know if the user is signed in or not. Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with and to allow you to easier interact with the website.
We also place some other cookies in order to allow you to use the website in the way it was intended to be used: shopping cart and Favorites list cookies (in order to show you the products that you have added to your cart or to your Favorites list), localization cookies (used to determine your location based on your IP, with the purpose of pre-populating certain fields required for sign up or checkout), session cookies generated when accessing the site and automatically deleted upon closing the browser (required by the HTTP protocol or necessary for filling out forms or interaction with specific site elements etc.), cookies placed by customer service chat applications that allow you to get in touch with our support staff.
Without essential cookies, we would not be able to store your cookie preferences and accessing certain fundamental website features such order placement, would not be performed under normal conditions.
These cookies include performance cookies and traffic analytics cookies.
They allow us to measure in an aggregated manner our website traffic, to identify traffic sources, to obtain information about the most and least visited pages and about how users interact with the site.
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies are placed by third-party Web Analytics services (e.g.: Google Analytics).
If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Social Media and Advertising cookies
These cookies may be set through our site by the advertising services that we use or by social media services.
They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.
If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to see certain relevant adverts.
These cookies may come from third parties, such as advertising services (e.g.: AdSense, AdWords), social media platforms (e.g.: Facebook, Twitter), etc.
This website cannot access cookies placed by third parties and third parties cannot access cookies placed by this website. For example, when you share content using a social media button, your activity will only be tracked by that service.
How do I turn cookies off?
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. You should also use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:
Why Not Me recognizes the privacy interests of minor children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s activities and interests. Minor children are not permitted to provide any personal identifiable information on or through our websites.
How to Access and Control your Personal Information
You have certain choices available to you when it comes to your information. Below is a summary of those choices, how to exercise them and any limitations.
In some cases, you may request a copy of your information, to object to our use of your information (including for marketing purposes), to ask us to stop accessing, using, and storing your information where you believe we don’t have the appropriate rights to do so, to request the deletion of your information, to request the restriction of processing of your personal information, or to request your information in a structured, electronic format. You can contact us as provided in the Contact Us section below to request assistance.
Your request and choices may be limited in certain cases: for example, if fulfilling your request would reveal information about another person, or if you ask to delete information which we are permitted by law or have compelling legitimate interests to keep.
We will comply with any request from you not to send you direct marketing materials. When such a request is received, your contact details will be “suppressed” rather than deleted. This will ensure that your request is recorded and retained unless you provide a later consent that overrides it. If you opt out of receiving marketing communications from us, we will continue to send administrative notices and communications relevant to your use of the Services to you via email.
If you are dissatisfied with the way we process your information, you may lodge a complaint with the data protection authority (“DPA”) also referred to as the Supervisory Authority, in your jurisdiction.
Questions regarding this Policy or the information practices of our websites and Services should be directed to:
Aron Cotruș 53, Main Floor, Ap. B2, District 1
Postal Code: 014131, Bucharest
Tax Number 14341024