Privacy Policy


I take your privacy seriously and am committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Because I do gather certain types of information from visitors to http://www.TanjaBarnes.com, I have developed a privacy statement to help you understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of that information. This statement discloses the types of information I gather, how it is used, and how you can gain access to and edit any data that I’ve collected about you at any time.

Guiding Principles

I respect the privacy of individuals who visit my web site, send me an e-mail, or participate in features/services I offer online. Accordingly, my policy regarding online privacy has been developed using the following guiding principles:

  • I maintain a strict “no-spam” policy. Subscribers to my e-mail services or any other feature/service found on my site will not receive unsolicited e-mail messages from me.
  • I collect information online primarily to provide my visitors with a more relevant experience on my site. When doing so, I will make every reasonable effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data.
  • I will take reasonable physical, electronic and managerial measures to safeguard and secure any information you provide to me (e.g., data will be stored in protected databases on secured servers with restricted access).

I will not share any information you’ve provided to me with anyone without your consent other than to provide the service you’ve requested. At the time you register for any such service, you will be notified of, and asked to consent to, the sharing of your information with any particular third party necessary to the provision of the requested service.

Information Collected

Non-Personally Identifiable Data

Any time you visit my web site, I may gather certain non-personally identifiable information regarding the means you use to access this site. This information may include the type and version of your browser, your service provider, your IP address, and any search engine you may have used to locate the site. I use this information to help diagnose problems with my server, administer the web site, and compile broad statistical data. In addition, I gather certain navigational information about where you go on my web site. This information enables me to determine which areas of the site are most frequently visited and helps me to tailor the site to the needs and interests of my online visitors. In addition, this tracking data may be used to tailor information presented to you on my site based on your previous use of the site and your interests in particular topics.

Information Voluntarily Provided

Any information you provide to me (i.e., name, e-mail address, telephone numbers, credit cards etc.) when you enroll in one of my E-Mail Reminder Services, Blog Subscription Services request information, register on my site, enter one of my contests, or use any of the other interactive portions of my web site, is securely maintained on my web server and within my internal systems. This information may be used to provide you with information you’ve requested about my business, my products and my services, or to provide you with special notices. When I request information on my site, some requests are marked as “Required”; this information is necessary to allow you to participate in the program or service you’ve requested. You may opt out of receiving future communications at any time (see Opt-Out Procedures below). This data may also be used to tailor your experience on my site by providing content that is relevant to your interests, geographic region, etc. Finally, I may create aggregated information from information you provide me (such as demographic data) for use in updating and maintaining my site. This aggregated information will not be shared with others except as noted below (see the “Disclosure of Personal Information” and “Use of Cookies” sections).

Order Forms

I require information from you to use my order form in purchasing products or services directly from me. A user must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and typically financial information (such as a credit card number, expiration date). If I have trouble processing an order, I use this information to contact the user. This information is used for shipping and billing purposes, and to fulfill my customer’s orders. When I transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information such as financial information my site redirects visitors to a secure server.

Information Collected from Other Sources

To help me better understand and respond to your needs and interests, I may in the future receive information about you from other services. I will ask any provider of such information to represent and warrant that the information has been gathered and maintained in accordance with all state and federal laws. Any such information will be maintained by me in accordance with the standards set forth in this privacy policy along with other personal information you’ve provided.

How I Communicate with You

I may send authorized communications to you on the information you provide to me through e-mail or regular mail. I will not contact you by telephone, fax, or other means unless you have explicitly requested me to contact you in that manner. However, in the instance of implied timeliness I may seek to contact you by these means if I believe it is in your best interest. You may also opt-out of e-mail and regular mail communications from me at any time (see “Opt-Out Procedures” below).

Disclosure of Personal Information

I understand the importance of your privacy. I collect and maintain the personal information of my customers for to better provide customer service, I do not sell, rent, or trade consumer information to third parties, other than as described below, and never without your consent.

Business Partners

I may partner with select retailers and other companies at various times to provide expanded services to my site visitors. As part of such a relationship, I may share with these companies the use of certain interactive web site functions (e.g., the Blog Subscription). Information provided by site visitors through the use of such interactive functions may be available to both my partners and me.

Healthcare Providers

Under the HIPPA guidelines it is illegal for me to disclose any information about you without your permission in writing. However I am permitted to use your health information in the provision and coordination of your health care with a physician or other health care provider providing treatment to you. I may disclose information contained in your medical record to your primary health care provider, consulting providers, and to other health care personnel who have a need for such information for your care and treatment. For example, as your massage therapist I may disclose your health information when consulting with a physician who is overseeing your health care regarding your medical condition.

Compliance with Law/Safety

I may disclose specific personal information based on a good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to comply with or conform to the law or that such disclosure is necessary to protect the users of my web site, the site itself, or the public.

With Consent

Other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy, you will be notified when any personally identifiable information about you may be shared with third parties, and you will be given the opportunity to decline to share that information.

Policies on Children

Minors are welcome to use my web site. However, minors should always ask their parents or guardians for permission before providing any personal information to anyone online. I urge parents and guardians to participate in their children’s online activities and to use parental control or other web filtering technology to supervise children’s access to the web.

Use of Cookies

I may use a browser feature known as a "cookie.” Cookies are small files placed on your hard drive that assist me in providing you with a customized browsing experience.

I use cookies to provide you with the convenience of not having to reenter information, such as user IDs and passwords, multiple times during your visits to the my web site. Cookies can also be utilized to help me provide you with information targeted to your interests, based upon your prior browsing on my web site.

The “help” section of the toolbar on most browsers will inform you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you upon the receipt of a new cookie, or how to disable the use of cookies completely.

As my web site has been designed to take advantage of the use of cookies, should you configure your browser to decline their use, certain features of my web site may not function correctly and you may be required to reenter any user IDs and passwords more frequently.

Accessing my Web Site from Outside of the United States

If you are visiting my web site from a location outside of the United States, your connection will be through and to servers located in the United States. Any information you provide during your visit will be processed and maintained on my web server and other internal systems located within the United States.

External Links

My web site may contain links to other site to assist you in your quest for further information or to help you with a further transaction. I am not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web site. To help ensure the protection of your privacy, I recommend that you review the privacy policy of any site you visit via a link from my web site.

Passwords

Some services created for you on my web site can only be accessed with a unique password. To protect the integrity of the information, you should not disclose or otherwise reveal your password to third parties.

Opt-Out Procedures

You may always opt-out of receiving future communications from me. My site allows users to opt-out of receiving such communications at the point where personal information is requested, or through other means as identified.

Correcting, Updating and Removing Information

I support the individual’s right to protect their privacy. Accordingly, personal information you provide me will be made available for your review at such time that I provide customer account access. Additionally, you may update, modify or remove this information at any time by contacting me.

Notification of Changes

This privacy policy may be revised over time as new features are added to my web site and as Internet privacy standards evolve. To ensure that you are fully informed about how your personal information is used, my privacy policy will always be available for review on my web site. If I make any substantial changes in the way I use your personal information, I will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on my pages or blog.