Privacy Policy

The Open Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a physical and digital gathering place for the global conscious community to connect, heal, learn, create, dance and grow. As the longest-running urban holistic center in the country, we were founded in NYC in 1984 to address the stresses and anxiety that come from city dwelling — the same problems that are now widespread to everyone, everywhere. Our mission is to address these real life challenges of existence through holistic, spiritual and integrative practices to create a harmonious relationship between ourselves, each other and the planet.

Our Privacy Policy continues our commitment to serving these goals and explains how we protect your privacy.

This Policy describes how we collect and use consumer information provided to us online. We want you to understand how we will protect and safeguard your privacy in the interactions you may have with us. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter and/or email mailing list or fill out a form. When ordering or registering on our site, you may be asked, as is appropriate, to enter your name, email address, mailing address or credit card information. You may, however, visit most of our site anonymously. Registration is not required.

What do we use your information for?

Any information we collect from you may be used in one or more of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
  • To improve customer service (your information helps us to respond more effectively to your customer service requests and support needs)
  • To process transactions
  • To send periodic emails
  • To process your reservation or order

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, follow the detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or access your personal information. We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and they are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private financial information (credit card numbers, social security numbers, financial information, etc.) will not be stored on our servers. We may retain such information as your name, address, email and information relevant to your order or reservation.

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than as necessary for delivering a product or service purchased or requested by you or as described below.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you permit it) that enables the site or service provider’s system to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart, understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information, except that we may share it with trusted third party like-minded companies, see below, and with those who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing your order or request, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies or protect our rights or the rights of others. We may provide non-personally identifiable visitor information, such as data drawn from the visits of many people to the site, to other parties for research, statistical analysis or marketing purposes.

Sharing with like-minded companies

We may share your name and mailing address information and/or email address with other reputable companies that offer products or services similar or compatible with ours or to promote events that we think may interest you. If you prefer that we do not share this information, please tell us so by calling us at (212) 219-2527 or emailing us at info@opencenter.org.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. We do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age and do not encourage visitors to the website who are under 13 years of age.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our online Privacy Policy.

International Visitors to the Site

The Open Center is a New York not-for-profit organization headquartered in New York City, New York, USA. We may have site visitors and registrants, as well as subscribers to our newsletters and publications and buyers of our products and services from countries around the world in addition to the United States.

If you are located outside of the United States, the personal information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States and governed by applicable U.S. laws and regulations and this Privacy Policy. Some of this information may be transferred to, processed and stored temporarily by our service providers in other countries.

By submitting your personal information, you consent to its transfer to and storage in the United States and other countries designated by us, its exclusive governance by the law and regulations of the State of New York and of the United States, and its use in accordance with the purposes for which it was originally collected and as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Change to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. Any modifications will be reflected online, so check back often. If we make a significant or material change in the way we use your personal information, we will make you aware by prominently posting a notice on our Web sites.

This policy was last modified on September 2, 2020.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy you may contact us using the information below.
(212) 219-2527

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