Terms & Conditions

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to The Tarot Way. At The Tarot Way, we have a few fundamental principles:
We are thoughtful about the personal information we ask you to provide and the personal information that we collect about you through the operation of our services.
We store personal information for only as long as we have a reason to keep it.
We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what information on our website is shared publicly (or kept private), indexed by search engines, and permanently deleted.
We aim for full transparency on how we gather, use, and share your personal information.

Below is our Privacy Policy, which incorporates and clarifies these principles

Your privacy is important to The Tarot Way. Please read this privacy notice carefully as it contains important information on who we are, how and why we collect, store, use, and share personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and on how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint.

Who We Are and What This Policy Covers

Heather Johnson (doing business as The Tarot Way, http://www.thetarotway.com or “the Site”) collects, uses and is responsible for certain personal information about you.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

This website and any products and services offered herein are not intended for persons under the age of 18. The Tarot Way does not knowingly collect information from anyone under 18 years of age. The Tarot Way prohibits children under the age of 18 from using all interactive portions of this website, including leaving any comments, filling out forms, or otherwise submitting information. The Tarot Way will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If The Tarot Way learns it has any information or content from anyone under the age of 18, it will delete that information.

This Privacy Policy applies to information that we collect about you when you use:

  • Our website;
  • Our mobile applications (including the WordPress mobile app for Android and iOS);
  • Services, products and features that are available on or through our websites (for example, the Payments feature, the Pay with PayPal block.
  • Other users’ websites that use our Services, while you are logged in with us.

Below we explain how we collect, use, and share information about you, along with the choices that you have with respect to that information.

Information We Collect

The Tarot Way only collects information about you if we have a reason to do so — for example, to provide our Services, to communicate with you, or to make our Services better.
We collect this information from three sources: if and when you provide information to us, automatically through operating our Services, and from outside sources. Let’s go over the information that we collect.

The Tarot Way may collect, use, and is responsible for certain personal information that you provide when you voluntarily do any of the following:

(1) provide details to join special mailing lists or databases if you’d like to receive information about, for example, certain products, we may collect your name, contact details, date of birth and information about your shopping or product preferences.

(2) Payment and contact information: If you buy something from us through the Payments feature or the Pay with PayPal block, you’ll provide additional personal and payment information like your name, credit card information, and contact information.

The information collected may include your name, e-mail, address, date of birth, billing information, information about your shopping or product preferences. You are not required to provide any personally identifiable information to merely access or visit this website.

(3) Content information: You might provide us with information via social media pages such as providing your name or contact details via the The Tarot Way Facebook page, or our Twitter or Instagram accounts or other social media sites or Apps, or a blog post or comment that includes biographic informaton about you or any media or files you upload.

(4) Enter a contest, in online or printed format, we may collect your name and contact details along with your merchandise, service preferences, and answers. Participation is voluntary, and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose information to the Site. Your personally identifiable information may be used to contact you for winner notification, prize delivery confirmation or other related purposes (see the rules of each contest for details about how your personal information will be used, including postings to the Site);

(5) Communications with us: send us an enquiry or provide us with feedback through our online form or via email, we will collect your name, contact details, details of your enquiry or feedback and information about our response.

(6) Engage with or purchase products from third parties who deal with us, such as our Affiliates, or through third parties.

Information We Collect Automatically

We also collect some information automatically:

  • Log information: Like most online service providers, we collect information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, including the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information. The information collected may include your name, e-mail, address, date of birth, billing information, information about your shopping or product preferences. You are not required to provide any personally identifiable information to merely access or visit this website.
  • Usage information: We collect information about what happens when you use our Services (e.g., page views, document searches to carry out assessment and analysis (for example market, customer and product analysis) to enable us to review, develop and improve the products or services which we offer.
  • Stored information: We may access information stored on your mobile device via our mobile apps. We access this stored information through your device operating system’s permissions. For example, if you give us permission to access the photographs on your mobile device’s camera roll, our Services may access the photos stored on your device when you upload a really amazing photograph of the sunrise to your website.
  • Information from cookies & other technologies: A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code placed on websites and emails.

How and Why We Use Information

Purposes for Using Information

The Tarot Way uses information about you for the purposes listed below:

  • To protect our Services, our users, and the public: To protect our Services, our users, and the public. For example, by detecting security incidents; detecting and protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; fighting spam; complying with our legal obligations; and protecting the rights and property of Automattic and others, which may result in us, for example, declining a transaction or terminating Services.
  • To fix problems with our Services. For example, by monitoring, debugging, repairing and preventing issues.
  • To communicate with you. For example, by emailing you to ask for your feedback, share tips fore getting the most out of our products; texting you to verify your payment. If you don’t want to hear from us, you can opt out of marketing communications at any time. 

Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information

A note here for those in the European Union about our legal grounds for processing information about you under EU data protection laws, which is that our use of your information is based on the grounds that:

(1) The use is necessary in order to fulfill our commitments to you under the applicable terms of service or other agreements with you or is necessary to administer your account — for example, in order to enable access to our website on your device or charge you for a paid plan; or

(2) The use is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; or

(3) The use is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or those of another person; or

(4) We have a legitimate interest in using your information — for example, to provide and update our Services; to improve our Services so that we can offer you an even better user experience; to safeguard our Services; to communicate with you; to measure, gauge, and improve the effectiveness of our advertising; and to understand our user retention and attrition; to monitor and prevent any problems with our Services; and to personalize your experience.

Sharing Information

How We Share Information

The Tarot Way respects your privacy and will never sell, trade or transfer your personally identifiable information to third parties (beyond what is necessary for fulfilling a customer transaction or for the basic functionality of an online service) without your consent.

We may release personal information to enforce its Website Terms and Conditions of Use, other Terms and Conditions, manage its business, protect users or the general public, or to otherwise comply with legal obligations.

We share information about you in limited circumstances, and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy.

Third-party vendors: We may share information about you with third-party vendors who need the information in order to provide their services to us.

This includes vendors that help us provide our Services to you (like payment providers that process your credit and debit card information, fraud prevention services that allow us to analyze fraudulent payment transactions, cloud storage services, email delivery services that help us stay in touch with you, those that assist us with our marketing efforts (e.g., by providing tools for identifying a specific marketing target group or improving our marketing campaigns, and by placing ads to market our services); those that help us understand and enhance our Services (like analytics providers); those that make tools to help us run our operations.

We require vendors to agree to privacy commitments in order to share information with them.
Legal and regulatory requirements: We may disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request.

To protect rights, property, and others: We may disclose information about you when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of third parties, or the public at large. For example, if we have a good faith belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury, we may disclose information related to the emergency without delay.

Legal and regulatory requirements: We may disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request.

To protect rights, property, and others: We may disclose information about you when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of third parties, or the public at large. For example, if we have a good faith belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury, we may disclose information related to the emergency without delay.

Published support requests: We have a long-standing policy that we do not sell our users’ data. We aren’t a data broker, we don’t sell your personal information to data brokers, and we don’t sell your information to other companies that want to spam you with marketing emails.

We show ads on some of our users’ sites as well as some of our own, and the revenue they generate lets us offer free access to some of our Services so that money doesn’t become an obstacle to having a voice.

Under a new California law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), some personalized advertising you see online and on our services might be considered a “sale” even though we don’t share information that identifies you personally, like your name or email address, as part of our advertising program.

Information Shared Publicly

Information that you choose to make public is — you guessed it — disclosed publicly.

That means information like your public profile, posts, other content that you make public, and your “Likes” and comments on our website are all available to others — and we hope they get a lot of views!
Please keep all of this in mind when deciding what you would like to share publicly.

How Long We Keep Information

The Tarot Way generally discards information about you when it’s no longer needed for the purposes for which we collect and use it — described in the section above on How and Why We Use Information — and we’re not legally required to keep it. When stored this is for a maximum of 12 months.

Security

While no online service is 100% secure, The Tarot Way work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so. We monitor our Services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.

Choices

Limit access to information on your mobile device: Your mobile device operating system should provide you with the option to discontinue our ability to collect stored information or location information via our mobile apps. If you choose to limit this, you may not be able to use certain features, like geotagging for photographs.

Opt out of marketing communications: You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us. Just follow the instructions in those communications or let us know. If you opt out of promotional communications, we may still send you other communications, like those about your account and legal notices.

Set your browser to reject cookies: you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies before using websites, with the drawback that certain features of websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Your Rights

If you are located in certain parts of the world, including California and countries that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (aka the “GDPR”), you may have certain rights regarding your personal information, like the right to request access to or deletion of your data.

European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are located in a country that falls under the scope of the GDPR, data protection laws give you certain rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:

  • Request access to your personal data;
  • Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
  • Object to our use and processing of your personal data;
  • Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
  • Request portability of your personal data.

You also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) requires us to provide California residents with some additional information about the categories of personal information we collect and share, where we get that personal information, and how and why we use it.

The CCPA also requires us to provide a list of the “categories” of personal information we collect, as that term is defined in the law, so, here it is. In the last 12 months, we collected the following categories of personal information from California residents, depending on the Services used:

  • Identifiers (like your name, contact information, and device and online identifiers);
  • Commercial information (your billing information and purchase history, for example);
  • Characteristics protected by law (for example, you might provide your gender as part of a research survey for us);
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information (such as your usage of our Services, like the actions you take as an administrator of a WordPress.com site);
  • Geolocation data (such as your location based on your IP address);
  • Audio, electronic, visual or similar information (such as your profile picture, if you uploaded one);
  • Professional or employment-related information (for example, your company and team information if you are a Happy Tools user, or information you provide in a job application); and
  • Inferences we make (such as likelihood of retention or attrition).

If you are a California resident, you have additional rights under the CCPA, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the right to:

  • Request to know the categories of personal information we collect, the categories of business or commercial purpose for collecting and using it, the categories of sources from which the information came, the categories of third parties we share it with, and the specific pieces of information we collect about you;
  • Request deletion of personal information we collect or maintain;
  • Opt out of any sale of personal information; and
  • Not receive discriminatory treatment for exercising your rights under the CCPA.

How to Reach Us

If you have a question about this Privacy Policy, please contact us through via email.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Tarot Way may change its Privacy Policy from time to time. The Tarot Way encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the change log below, and, in some cases, we may provide additional notice (like adding a statement to our homepage or the The Tarot Way, The Tarot Cafe Blog. Your further use of the Services after a change to our Privacy Policy will be subject to the updated policy.

Other Things You Should Know

Tarot Reading Disclaimer

The Tarot Way herein referred to as the ‘Company’.

1) The Tarot Way provides tarot readings for entertainment and information purposes only. You must be at least 18 years old to receive a reading.

2) A tarot reading is provided for entertainment and information purposes only and you should not rely on it to make important decisions. Information on the website or which is delivered in a tarot reading is not a substitute for hiring an appropriate professional advisor or seeking the advice or counsel of a qualified health care professional.

3) The Company is not responsible for actions taken by clients after tarot readings.

4) Neither the Company nor tarot readers provides any financial, legal, tax, investment, health, relationship, counseling or other professional services. A tarot reading should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional advice on any matter or professional care for the diagnosis and/or treatment of physical, mental or psychiatric illness or disorder. You should never avoid or delay seeking professional medical advice or other professional advice because of Information you read on our website or received during a reading. You should not rely solely on any Information you read on our website or received during a reading when making important decisions. You should consult with an appropriate professional advisor or health care professional before taking action based on any Information you read on our website or received during a reading. Your reliance on Information on the website or provided during a tarot reading is your responsibility and is solely your choice. The Company does not recommend or endorse any specific courses of action, products, procedures, treatments, medications, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned, discussed, or described on the Site or discussed in a tarot reading.

The Tarot Way does not offer crisis or other counselling or professional advice of any nature.

IF YOU ARE AT RISK FOR SUICIDE, HOMICIDE OR OTHER HARM OR INJURY, PLEASE CALL 000 (OR ITS EQUIVALENT WHERE YOU ARE LOCATED INCLUDING 911 IN THE UNITED STATES, 999 OR 112 IN ENGLAND AND 111 IN NEW ZEALAND) OR SEEK OTHER HELP (SUCH AS A CRISIS HOTLINE, HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM OR DOCTOR’S CARE) IMMEDIATELY.

5) Tarot readers may refuse a request for a tarot reading if the Company considers it cannot be impartial or the question is inappropriate or breaks the Company’s Code of Ethics. Please accept the refusal graciously. It is the responsibility of the individual to make themselves aware of the Company’s Code of Ethics.

6) The Company has the right to terminate a reading at any time if a customer’s comments and/or behaviour are deemed by the tarot reader to be inappropriate, abusive, or threatening. The customer may be denied future access to the website and/or future tarot readings. Such a report made by a tarot reader will not violate The Tarot Way’s Privacy Policy.

7) Payment
All goods and services are charged in US dollars. In the event of non-payment the tarot reading request will not be carried out and the Company has the right to refuse or block further access to tarot readings should the client be considered a nuisance through non-payment.

8) The Company is not responsible for how you use our website or information gained on, or through, it.

9) In no event will the Company or any tarot reader be liable for any direct or indirect damages however caused to you or any other person, even if the Company or a tarot reader is advised of the possibility of such damage.

10) The Company does not, have any obligation to monitor posts, comments, or material submitted by third parties. The Company neither endorses nor makes any representations as to the truthfulness or validity of any third-party posts, comments, or material on the Company website. The Company shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage caused by third-party posts, comments, or materials on the Company website and any third-party forums operated by the Company.

Anyone under the age of 18 is not permitted to participate in any of the readings, workshops or have access to any of the materials provided in our website, or permitted to join in the discussions or posts on the website.

11) We have used reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and completeness of all Website on the website.

12) You automatically agree to all of the above terms when taking out a tarot reading and when using The Tarot Way website.

13) From time to time, the Company may promote, affiliate with, collaborate or partner with other individuals or businesses whose Workshop or downloadable materials, products and services align with ours. In exchange we may receive financial compensation or other rewards for these promotions. These will never be at any additional cost to you.

14) Any links to third-party products, services, or sites are subject to separate terms and conditions. The Company is not responsible for or liable for any Website on or actions taken by such third-party company or website. Although the Company may recommend third-party sites, products or services, it is your responsibility to fully research such third parties before entering into any transaction or relationship with them.

Security: Security for all personally identifiable information is extremely important to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, the Company cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit via the internet. By transmitting any such information to the Company, you accept that you do so at your own risk.

Refunds, Suspensions And Extensions: Refunds and exchanges are provided only as set forth below or as required by law. All refunds will be paid in the currency in which it was received by us and could take up to 10 business days for processing. If you paid in a currency other than US dollars, you are liable for the costs of exchange.

For 14 days after purchase, the Company offers a “No Questions Asked” Refund for the following Workshop or downloadable materials and products, if they are purchased directly from the Company:
Moon Tarot Readings
Spiritual Readings
Self Development Readings
Single Tarot Readings
All Workshops
Ebooks: Workbook
The Tarot Way Diary
If you receive a refund for any product purchased, you must delete every copy of the product that you have downloaded as well as all copies you have placed on other devices or media.

Ownership Of The Website: The words, videos, voice and sound recordings, workshop materials, design, layout, graphics, photos, images, information, materials, documents, data, databases and all other information and intellectual property accessible on or through the Company website, is property of the Company and/or our affiliates or licensors, unless otherwise noted, and it is protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.

The Intellectual Property: may only be used for yourself and in no event shall you, or any person or entity that you authorize or control, use the Intellectual Property, for any other purpose, including, but not limited to, the sale of online courses, books, articles, publications, audio recordings, videos or other media, without the prior written consent of the Company.

Unauthorized Use: Your use of any materials found in a Workshop or Website is for your sole use.
You may not transfer, sublicense or assign the License and/or your rights to use the Intellectual Property. The Company may require you to stop using the Intellectual Property and may terminate all access to any Workshop or downloadable material or Website at any time, in its sole discretion.

In the event of your Unauthorized Use, the Company reserves the right to take Legal action for compensation in addition to any legal or equitable remedies the Company may be entitled to pursue.

You are strictly forbidden from the following:
Causing damage to any Company website or third-party forums operated by the Company.
Using any Company website for any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
Using any Company website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any spyware, virus, worm, Trojan horse, keystroke logger or other malicious software.
Using any Company website to transmit, send or deliver unsolicited communications or for other marketing or advertising purposes.
Systematically or automatically collecting data from any Company website.

The Company is not responsible for the repair of the goods or the cost of having goods repaired or replaced from any malicious activities.

Personal Responsibility, Assumption Of Risk, Disclaimers, And Indemnification:

  • You acknowledge that, by using a Workshop or downloadable material or Website, you voluntarily assume an element of inherent risk, and knowingly and freely assume all risk and responsibility for injuries to any persons or damages to any property, and release, covenant not to sue, and hold Releasees harmless for any and all liability to you, your personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin, for any and all claims, causes of action, obligations, lawsuits, charges, complaints, controversies, damages, costs or expenses of whatsoever kind, nature, or description, whether direct or indirect, in law or in equity, in contract or in tort, or otherwise, whether known or unknown, arising out of or connected with your (or your minor child’s/ward’s) participation in a Workshop or downloadable material, whether or not caused by the active or passive negligence of the Releasees.

In the event that the release and hold harmless provision is held unenforceable for any reason, you agree to limit any damages claimed to the total amount you paid the Company for a Workshop or downloadable material.

  • The Workshop or downloadable material and Website provide information and education only, and do not provide any financial, legal, medical or psychological services or advice. None of the Workshop or downloadable material(s) or Website prevents, cures or treats any mental or medical condition. The Workshop or downloadable material and Website are not intended to be a substitute for professional advice that can be provided by your own accountant, lawyer, financial advisor, or medical professional. You are responsible for your own financial, legal, physical, mental and emotional well-being, decisions, choices, actions and results. You should consult with a professional if you have specific questions about your own unique situation. The Company disclaims any liability for your reliance on any opinions or advice contained in a Workshop or downloadable material.

The Company may change, modify or update these T&C at any time without notice. Any access or use of a Workshop or downloadable material or website by you after the Company publicly posts or distributes such changes shall constitute consent of such modifications. If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms, contact admin@thetarotway.com