Data & Privacy

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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: December 1, 2021

We are committed to protecting Your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how We collect, use, store, share and protect the information collected through https://templecodex.link/ (the “Website”).
In this Privacy Policy, "We", "Us", and "Our" refer to Temple Codex. For more information about Us, see “Our Details” at the end of this Policy.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to Our Terms and Conditions. Capitalized words used but not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meaning given to them in the Terms and Conditions.

Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy apply only to information gathered online through the Website. This Privacy Policy applies where We are acting as a data controller with respect to the Personal Data of visitors, users, clients and customers (“You,” or “Your”); in other words, where We determine the purposes and means of the processing of that Personal Data.

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY because it affects Your rights under the law. You confirm that You have read and agreed to be bound by this Privacy Policy. If You do not agree with this Privacy Policy, You cannot use, access, create or publish in the Website. This Privacy Policy may change as We continuously improve the Website, so please check it periodically.

We reserve the right to modify or amend the Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean You accept those changes. If We intend to apply the modifications or amendments to this Privacy Policy retroactively or to Personal Data already in Our possession, We will provide You with notice of the modifications or amendments.

1 Your Data

Temple Codex strives to provide you with the best possible service. In order to provide this service we may need to collect information from you from time to time. At all times we try to only collect the information we need for the particular function or activity we are carrying out and use it in accordance with this privacy policy.

We collect two basic types of information from You from Your use of the Website: Personal Data and Non-Personal Data.

2 Personal Data

"Personal Data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

As a general matter, You can browse the Website without submitting Your Personal Data to Us. However, there are a number of circumstances in which You may supply Us with Your Personal Data.

3 Use of Personal Data

We do NOT sell or license Your Personal Data to any third party.

We may process any of Your Personal Data identified in this Privacy Policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is Our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of Our legal rights, Your legal rights and the legal rights of others.

In addition to the specific purposes for which We may process Your Personal Data set out in this clause, We may also process any of Your Personal Data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which We are subject, or in order to protect Your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

Specifically, We use Your Personal Data for the following:

  • as otherwise required or authorized by law or government agency.

4 Data Security

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to Us, both during transmission and once We receive it. We maintain appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect Personal Data against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, unauthorized alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, misuse, and any other unlawful form of processing of the Personal Data in Our possession. This includes, for example, firewalls, password protection and other access and authentication controls.

We use HTTPS

HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is an internet communication protocol that protects the integrity and confidentiality of data between your computer and templecodex.link/. The use of HTTPS makes sure your communication with us is:

Encrypted — The data you exchange with us is secure from eavesdroppers. That means that when you are browsing templecodex.link/, nobody can track your activities across multiple pages, or steal the data exchange between your computer and templecodex.link/.

Integral — The use of HTTPS preserves the integrity of data. Your data cannot be modified or corrupted during transfer.

Authenticated — HTTPS protocol authenticates your communication with us. This ensures that you are always communicating with our servers.

However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information You transmit to Us or store on the Website, and You do so at Your own risk. We also cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of Our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If You believe Your Personal Data has been compromised, please contact Us at docpeppercorn@protonmail.com.

If We learn of a security systems breach, then We attempt to notify You electronically so that You can take appropriate protective steps. We may post a notice through the Website if a security breach occurs.

5 Non-Personal Data

Non-Personal Data includes information that does not personally identify You, but may include tracking and usage information about Your location, demographics, use of the Website and the internet.

When You interact with the Website, We may collect Non-Personal Data and Our servers may automatically keep an activity log of Your use of the Website.

5.1 Generally, We collect and store the following Non-Personal Data:

  • Device information about Your computer, mobile device, or other device that You use to access the Website. This information may include IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information;
  • Additional “traffic information” such as time of access, date of access, software crash reports, application errors, session identification number, access times, and referring site addresses.

6 Use of Non-Personal Data

We may disclose or share Non-Personal Data (or other information, other than Personal Data) in any other manner that We deem appropriate or necessary.

Among other things, We will disclose Non-Personal Data to third parties to help Us determine how users use parts of the Website and who Our users are so We can improve the Website.

We will also disclose Non-Personal Data to Our partners and other third parties about how Our users collectively use the Website.

7 Your Data Privacy Rights

If You are a citizen of the EU, We have summarized the rights that You have under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in this Section. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in Our summaries. Accordingly, You should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

Right to Access. You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not We process Your Personal Data and, where We do, access to the Personal Data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of Personal Data concerned and the recipients of the Personal Data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, We will supply to You a copy of Your Personal Data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.

Right to Rectification. You have the right to have any inaccurate Personal Data about You rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete Personal Data about You completed.

Right to Erasure. In some circumstances You have the right to the erasure of Your Personal Data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the Personal Data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; You withdraw consent to consent-based processing; You object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the Personal Data have been unlawfully processed.

However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Right to Restrict Processing. In some circumstances You have the right to restrict the processing of Your Personal Data. Those circumstances are: You contest the accuracy of the Personal Data; processing is unlawful but You oppose erasure; We no longer need the Personal Data for the purposes of Our processing, but You require Personal Data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; and You have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, We may continue to store Your Personal Data. However, We will only otherwise process it: with Your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

Right to Object to Processing. You have the right to object to Our processing of Your Personal Data on grounds relating to Your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in Us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Us or by a third party. If You make such an objection, We will cease to process the Personal Data unless We can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override Your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

You have the right to object to Our processing of Your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If You make such an objection, We will cease to process Your Personal Data for this purpose.

You have the right to object to Our processing of Your Personal Data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to Your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

Right to Data Portability. To the extent that the legal basis for Our processing of Your Personal Data is consent, or that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which You are party or in order to take steps at Your request prior to entering into a contract, and such processing is carried out by automated means, You have the right to receive Your Personal Data from Us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

Right to Complain to a Supervisory Authority. If You consider that Our processing of Your Personal Data infringes data protection laws, You have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of Your habitual residence, Your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

Right to Withdraw Consent. To the extent that the legal basis for Our processing of Your Personal Data is consent, You have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

You may exercise any of Your rights in relation to Your Personal Data through written notice to Us. See Our Contact Details at the end of this Policy.

8 California Privacy Rights

If You are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits You to request and obtain from We, information regarding the disclosure of Your Personal Data to the third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year, free of charge, once a year.

We do not share Your Personal Data with third parties for those parties' direct marketing use. For more information about Our privacy and data collection policies, You may wish to review Our Privacy Policy.

California residents, who are under 18 and are registered users of We, are allowed to request and have removed, any content or information that they have posted publicly. However, in cases where the law does not require or allow the removal of information, this may not be applicable. This is under California Business and Professions Code Section 22581.

California Do Not Track Disclosure: We do not track the personally identifying information of Our users and visitors over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising. We respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some other third-party websites do keep track of Your browsing activities so that they can tailor the information or advertising they present to You. If You wish to opt out of this tracking, You can enable privacy settings in Your browser.

9 No Personal Data From Children

We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under 13 years of age in the USA or 16 years of age in the European Union. The Website is not directed to children under the age of 13 in the USA or 16 in the European Union. We will not knowingly allow children under 13 in the USA or 16 in the European Union to register for or become users of the Website.

If You are under 13 in the USA or 16 in the European Union years of age, You should not provide Personal Data to Us.

If We discover that a child under the age of 13 in the USA or 16 in the European Union has provided Us with Personal Data and We do not have parental consent, We will immediately delete that child’s information.

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but Personal Data that We store about You may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Session Cookies

These are temporary cookies that contain no expiration date and  are deleted after the users browser is closed. You will be required to log in again at the next session, where you will be treated as a new user

Session cookies examples: Shopping cart, remembering previous actions, managing and passing security tokens, multimedia content player session cookies, load balancing session cookies and third party social content plug in sharing cookies

The Website may contain links to other sites operated by Our affiliates or third parties. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy do not apply to information gathered through these other sites. We are not responsible for the actions and privacy policies of third parties and other sites.