Oracles of Truth Academy
Last Updated: April 2023
PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY. Dr. Tammé Shinshuri, Oracles of Truth dba Oracles of Truth Academy, Nienté, Pedageo Media, and affiliate corporate entities hereafter referred to as (“SHINSHURI,” “we,” or “us”) provides direct access to Flexible Learning experiences which contains, digital media services, courseware products, and Experiential Ecology educational programs, mobile applications, desktop applications, online radio and television programs, and instructional content (collectively, the Education Services”) distributed via its online websites and social learning platforms including shinshuri.com, oraclesoftruth.org, olc.oraclesoftruth.org, civicrm.oraclesoftruth.org, pedageomedia.com, niente.net, drshinshuri.com, and businessphilanthropist.com (the “SITES”).
In all instances herein, this Terms of Service Agreement applies to all End Users hereafter referred to and collectively includes all such titles and references as “members”, “program participants”, “students”, “you”, “users”, “clients”, “customers”, “instructors”, “faculty”, “mentors”, “mentees”, and “partners”.
Education Services Defined
The Education Services means and includes all online platforms (e.g., Oracle Learning Community, Business Philanthropist Community, Pedageonline, RITMO Fellowship Community, etc.) including all digital media content, eCourses, eModules, eClasses, webinars, workshops, 1×1 mentoring or coaching sessions, training materials, processes, procedures, methodologies, toolkits, technical documentation, content in any format (e.g., video, audio, graphics, text, etc.) proprietary information, and trade secrets that may be disclosed or shared while conducting business with members who access, engage, interact, participate, and use such services.
A. Information We Collect About You
In General, we may collect personal information that can identify you, such as your name and email address, and other information that does not identify you. When you provide personal information through our website, the information may be sent to servers located in the United States and other countries around the world.
- Information you provide. We may collect and store any personal information you enter on our website or provide to us in some other manner, including personal information that may be contained in any video, appointments, comments or other submission you upload or post to the website. This includes identifying information, such as your name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number; your likeness; and, if you transact business with us, financial information such as your payment method (valid credit card number, type, expiration date or other financial information). We also may request information about your interests and activities, your gender and age, and other demographic information.
- Information from other sources. We may also periodically obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from other affiliates, business partners, contractors and other third parties. Examples of information that we may receive include updated delivery and address information, purchase history, and additional demographic information.
- Information about others. We may also collect and store personal information about other people that you provide to us. If you use our website to send others (friends, relatives, colleagues, etc.) a product as a gift, information that may interest them or messages (such as invitations) through our system, we may store your personal information, and the personal information of each such recipient. Similarly, if you use our website to upload, share and/or distribute content (including videos, comments, or other submissions), and such content contains personal information about others, such information may be stored in order to allow for such uploading, sharing and/or distribution.
- Length and type of information stored. We store information about you for as long as your account exists. We store eCourse progress, including completion status, quiz scores, assignments and/or essay submissions (if applicable). We will also store comments on eCourses, lessons, topics, assignments, and essays if you choose to leave them. Any documents, attachments, or uploads you make to any of the SHINSHURI SITES. Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, Administrators, MENTOR Facilitators, Faculty, Group Leaders, Customer Service Representatives, Technical Support Technicians, and other staff.
- Information collected automatically. We automatically collect information from your browser when you visit our website. This information includes your IP address, your browser type and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us (see “Cookies” below), and the referring website address.
- Cookies. When you visit our website, we may assign your computer one or more cookies, to facilitate access to our site and to personalize your online experience. Using a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our site, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in or use some of the interactive features offered on our website.
- Other Technologies. We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our site. We also may include web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer our website visitors to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming or other activities.
- Information collected by third parties. We may allow third parties, including our authorized service providers, SHINSHURI affiliates, advertising companies, and ad networks, to display advertisements on our site. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. Unless expressly stated otherwise, our website does not provide any personal information to these third parties. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness. Some of these third-party advertising companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies (www.networkadvertising.org).
B. How We Use the Information We Collect
In General. We may use information that we collect about you to:
- deliver the programs, products and services that you have requested.
- manage your account and provide you with customer support.
- perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services, or content, or products, services or content offered by others.
- communicate with you by e-mail, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about programs, products, or services that may be of interest to you either from us, our affiliate partners, or other third parties.
- develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our site and other sites.
- verify your eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with contests, raffles, sweepstakes, and financial awards.
- enforce our terms and conditions.
- manage our business.
- perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
We may use financial information or payment methods to process payment for any purchases, subscriptions or sales made on our website, to protect against or identify possible fraudulent transactions, and otherwise as needed to manage our business.
Please review the section “Your Choices About Collection and Use of Your Information” below.
With Whom We Share Your Information
We want you to understand when and with whom we may share personal or other information we have collected about you or your activities on our website or while using our services. We may share information about you with one or more of the following affiliate partners, which can include:
- Dr. Tammé Shinshuri
- Pedageo Media
- Nienté Corporation
- Oracles of Truth Academy
- Any CHI Consortium partners or government agencies who provide services through an established partnership with us.
- Any funder who provides additional financial support to offset operational costs of our programs, products, and services.
We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated in this section or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared. We may share personal information with:
- Authorized service providers: We may share your personal information with our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include fulfilling orders, processing credit card payments, delivering packages, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting our website functionality, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys, and other features offered through our website. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.
- Business partners: To the extent any personal information is contained in any video, comment or other user submission, such information When you make purchases, reservations or engage in promotions offered through our website or our services, we may share personal information with the businesses with which we partner to offer you those products, services, promotions, contests and/or sweepstakes. When you elect to engage in a merchant’s offer or program, you authorize us to provide your email address and other information to that merchant.
- Direct mail partners: From time to time, we may share our postal mailing list with selected providers of goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive mailings from these providers, you can notify us at any time by clicking here.
- SHINSHURI Affiliate Partners: We may share information we collect, including personal information, with other SHINSHURI affiliate partners. Visit www.shinshuri.com for a listing of these businesses. Sharing information with other SHINSHURI companies enables us to provide you with information about a variety of programs, products, and services that might interest you.
- In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us, in our sole discretion.
- When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, report or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our website terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.
- In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
- Other Situations.
- We may share aggregated and non-personal information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with third parties and other SHINSHURI companies to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our websites and on websites of third parties. We may combine non-personal information we collect with additional non-personal information collected from other sources. We may share aggregated information with third parties, including mentors, advisors, coordinators, advertisers, corporate sponsors, grant makers, and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors to our website and the most popular features or services accessed. This information does not contain any personal information and may be used to develop website content and services that we hope you and other users will find of interest, beneficial, and to target content and advertising.
C. How You Can Access Your Information
If you have an online account with us, you have the ability to review and update your personal information online by logging into your account. You can also review and update your personal information by contacting us. More information about how to contact us is provided below.
You may choose to cancel a service, product, or program at any time by clicking the cancel button for the subscribed service, product, or program. You may also delete your account at any time by submitting the Delete My Account form on your My Dashboard. After you submit your request to delete your account, you will not be able to sign into our website or access any of your personal information. However, you can open a new account at any time.
D. Your Choices About the Collection and Use of Your Information
You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of our websites because such information may be required in order for you to register as a member; purchase products or services; participate in a contest, promotion, survey, or sweepstakes; ask a question; or initiate other transactions on our websites.
When you register on our websites you may be given a choice as to whether you want to receive email messages and/or newsletters about product updates, improvements, special offers, or special distributions of content by us. At any time, you can choose to no longer receive commercial or promotional emails or newsletters from us by clicking on the relevant link and entering the email address associated with your account when you receive specific notices, announcements, newsletters, or surveys that you do not want to receive. You also will be given the opportunity, in any commercial e-mail that we send to you, to opt out of receiving such messages in the future. It may take up to 10 days for us to process an opt-out request. We may send you other types of transactional and relationship e-mail communications, such as service announcements, administrative notices, and surveys, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. Please note that, changing information in your account, or otherwise opting out of receipt of promotional email communications will only affect future activities or communications from us. If we have already provided your information to a third party (such as a credit card processing partner or an event provider) before you have changed your preferences or updated your information, you may have to change you preferences directly with that third party.
You may tell us not to share your personal information with third parties or partners or other SHINSHURI companies for direct marketing purposes only by clicking on the relevant link and entering the email address associated with your account when you receive specific notices, announcements, newsletters, or surveys that you do not want to receive.
E. How We Protect Your Personal Information
We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they may do so only for permitted business functions. In addition, we use encryption in the transmission of your sensitive personal information between your system and ours, and we use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your personal information.
We want you to feel confident using our website to transact business. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid sending personal information through insecure email. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.
We may provide areas on our websites where you can post information about yourself and others and communicate with others; upload content (e.g. pictures, videos, audio files, etc.); and post comments or reviews of content found on the Website. Such postings are governed by our Terms and Conditions of Use. In addition, such postings may appear on other websites or when searches are executed about your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly viewable web pages, that information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information. Once you have posted information, you may not be able to edit or delete such information.
Our websites are for general purposes and use by multiple audiences, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18 without parental consent.
Visiting Our Websites from Outside the United States
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F. Linked Information
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A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record keeping purposes. Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when you close your browser and is used to make it easier for you to navigate our websites. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period.
For example, when you sign in to our websites, we will record your user or member ID and the name on your user or member account in the cookie file on your computer. We also may record your password in this cookie file, if you indicated that you would like your password saved for automatic sign-in. For security purposes, we will encrypt any usernames, passwords, and other user or member account-related data that we store in such cookies. In the case of sites and services that do not use a user or member ID, the cookie will contain a unique identifier. We may allow our authorized service providers to serve cookies from our website to allow them to assist us in various activities, such as doing analysis and research on the effectiveness of our site, content and advertising.
You may delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings. (Click “Help” in the toolbar of most browsers for instructions.) If you do so, some of the features and services of our website may not function properly.
We may allow third-parties, including other SHINSHURI companies, advertising companies, and ad networks, to display advertisements on our site. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. Our websites do not provide any personal information to these third parties, but they may collect information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw and/or clicked on the advertisements they deliver, and possibly associate this information with your subsequent visits to the advertised websites.
G. Web Beacons
Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. Unlike cookies which are stored on the user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on the web pages (or in email) and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited certain pages and to understand usage patterns. We also may receive an anonymous identification number if you come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website.
H. How to Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Service Agreement or our information-handling practices, or if you would like to make a suggestion or inform us of any matter related to the Education Services described herein, please contact us by completing our contact us form or via postal mail by sending a letter to:
Oracles of Truth Academy
110 N. San Joaquin Street, Suite 416
Stockton, CA 95202
Dr. Tammé Shinshuri
P.O. Box 292721
Sacramento, CA 95829