Privacy Policy

Modification Date: June 29, 2020
Effective Date: June 29, 2020

Hey there! Rie and Steven here. We're the humans behind TeaCurious.com and like you, we care about how our personal information and data are used online, so we want to make sure that you know that (1) we totally respect your privacy, and (2) you know exactly how your data is used here at TeaCurious.com.

Here you'll find the privacy practices we use on the website and any affiliated mediums (email list, Instagram, Discord). Please read the entire Privacy Policy to make sure you understand exactly how your personal data is used.

A. What Personal Data Do We Collect From You?

Personal data is any information that can be used to identify you, including your name, IP address, and email address. We collect, process, and maintain personal data from you in the following ways:

(1) Opt-In to Email List: Your name and email address.

(2.) Discord: Your username and country of residence (if disclosed), shipping information and telephone number if required to ship physical prizes.

(3.) Transaction: Your name, email address, billing information, telephone number, shipping information, and payment source.

(4.) Submitting Questions: Your name, email address, country of residence (if disclosed), and questions.

(5.) Coaching Form: Your name, email address, country of residence (if disclosed), and questions.

B. What Is The Purpose of Processing Your Personal Data?

We collect the information above for the following purposes.

(1.) Opt-In to Email List: To provide you with information on tea and TeaCurious.com educational products and events.

(2.) Discord: To assign your Geographic role and connect you to other nearby members through discussions.

(3.) Transaction: To process a purchase you make with us.

(4.) Submitting Questions: To answer questions you might have for us and to use it as a case study to help others who may have the same question.

(5.) Coaching Form: To answer questions you might have for us and to use it as a case study to help others who may have the same question. To schedule future coaching events or calls.

C. What Legal Basis Do We Have For Collecting and Processing Your Information?

Our legal basis for each of the ways we process your data is as follows.

(1.) Opt-In To Email Course: We will ask for your consent first.

(2.) Discord:  We have an allowed legitimate interest in connecting you with other geographically-close community members and need to use your data to do so. We will not use the data for other purposes.

(3.) Transaction: We will collect your information as part of a legal contractual transaction.

(4.) Submitting Questions: We have an allowed legitimate interest in providing a response to your questions and need to use your data to do so. We will not use the data for other purposes.

(5.) Coaching Form: We have an allowed legitimate interest in providing a response to your questions and need to use your data to do so. We will not use the data for other purposes.

Note that you may have submitted your data into one or more of these various mediums. Unless explicitly stated, we do not use data that you submit through one medium for another medium with a different purpose: for example, we do not export Discord geographic data into our Opt-In For Email List data. Any data we have for our Opt-In For Email List subscribers is collected through those specific opt-in forms only.

D. Who Has Access To The Data We Collect?

We process and access your data as described above through the help of third parties that have the digital infrastructure that we do not have on our own. These include payment processors, social media management tools, and other products that we use and are absolutely required to run our business. These include:

  • Financial transaction processors (processing your payments): PayPal.com & Teachable.com
  • Customer service communication platforms
  • Contest and survey platforms
  • Email communication manager: ConvertKit.com
  • Marketing funnel providers: ConvertKit.com
  • Website management services: WordPress.com
  • Website design and programming services

These third parties have made contractual promises to not use your personal data in any manner we do not authorize.

E. Cookies and Similar Technologies

We use cookies to track you and your activity on the side. This tracking is done to provide you with ease of use such as preventing multiple pop-ups that you have already seen before, as well as provide us with information on how people move about the site, what is of interest to them and what is not, and incidental items shown on Google Analytics such as what percentage of users access the site from a personal computer versus a mobile phone. You may block most cookies by adjusting your browser settings as well. To learn more about this technology, please visit our Cookie Policy.

F. How Long Do We Keep Your Data?

We keep your personal data for different periods of time depending on the reason it was gathered in the first place.

(1.) Opt-In To Email Course: 48 months

(2.) Discord: 48 months

(3.) Transaction: Four years for tax audit purposes.

(4.) Submitting Questions: Five years

(5.) Coaching Form: Five years

G. Your Right To Ask For Corrections, Erasure, And Other Actions

We want you to have control over your data. You have the right to see all the data we have for you, ask for the corrections to the data, ask us to erase the data, object to how we use your data, ask that the data be exported, and ask that we stop automatically processing the data in particular manners. Although we have certain rights to limit your control of data, we believe it is YOUR data so we will liberally comply with your requests whenever possible. We are not a data mining company trying to monetize your personal information, and we never, ever sell your data to outside companies. To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at hello@teacurious.com

H. Your Right To Withdraw Consent

We want to emphasize that wherever we’ve asked for your consent to collect or process your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent. You can contact us at hello@teacurious.com.

I. Do We Transfer Your Data Outside the United States?

No. Our business and our third-party programs disclosed above are located in the United States. Your data is collected and held here.

J. Privacy Concerns, Contacting Us, Complaints

You can contact us with any questions or requests you have about these policies or your personal data by contacting us at hello@teacurious.com. If, after contacting us, you feel a privacy issue has not be resolved, you have the right to file a complaint with a Supervisory Authority.

Tea Curious LLC / Rie Tulali / 6067 Amazing Grace Ct. / Las Vegas, NV 89148 / United States / hello@teacurious.com / +1 702 (273-7713)

K. California Eraser Law

If you are an individual under 18, a resident of California, and have provided personal information or content to us in some manner, you have the right to request the deletion of that information pursuant to the “California Eraser Law.” Contact us at hello@teacurious.com to make such a request.

L. Privacy Policy Modifications and Updates

We may update and modify this Privacy Policy at any time. In doing so, we will post a notice on the site 30 days before the change goes into effect and forward an email message to you should we have an email address for you. However, you may exercise any rights noted in the new policy before the 30 day period runs and we agree to abide by our obligations as noted in the new policy.

M. Legal Disclosures of Personal Information

We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us, (2) protect and defend our rights or property or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the site.

N. DMCA Disclosures

We comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. As part of the compliance process, we may be required to disclose whatever information we have for you to a copyright holder who has submitted a complaint to us as a matter of law.

O. Security Measures

We have security measures in place such as Secure Sockets Layer protocols to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we or our vendors obtain from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration. If we suffer a data breach, we will provide you with the appropriate breach notification given jurisdiction and FBI requirements.

P. Third Party Websites

We link to other sites, but please keep in mind that we do not control the privacy policies of those sites. Make sure to review the policies of any such sites before providing your personal information.

Q. Sale of Business

Should we sell this site or our business, your personal information will be an asset transferred to the new owner.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at hello@teacurious.com.

Again, your personal data and privacy is VERY important to us and we do all we can to respect and protect your rights as a user of the site. If you haven't already, please read the entire policy to make sure you have understood what we have outlined above.

Thank you!

Rie + Steven, Tea Curious LLC