Privacy Policy

COMPANY NUMBER 13396132

Last updated on June 21, 2021.

Zenmind (“ZENMIND,” “AKANISTA LTD,” “us,” “we,” or “our”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy in connection with your use of our websites,  https://zenmind.co.uk and https://akanista.com (the “Website(s)”), applications (“Apps”) and other products, services and features thereof (the Website, the Apps and such other products, services and features are collectively referred to herein as the “Product” or “Products”, which may be updated from time-to-time at the sole discretion of Zenmind). This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) and any other documents referred to herein set forth the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, in connection with the Products will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will collect, use and disclose your personal data.

DATA WE MAY COLLECT 

We may collect and process the following data about you: 

Personal data including, for example, your name, e-mail address, password, and in certain instances, telephone number, data about your usage of the Products and data collected by tracking technologies as further described below that may identify you as an individual or allow online contact with you as an individual. 

Zenmind does not collect or process credit or debit card (“Payment Card”) data. Apple and Google collect Payment Card data with respect to in-app purchases made through the Apps, and our payment processor collects Payment Card data with respect to purchases made through the Websites. Such payment processors generally provide us with some limited data related to you, such as a unique, anonymous token that enables you to make additional purchases using the data they’ve stored, and your card’s type, expiration date, billing address, and the last four digits of your card number. 

Facebook profile information, such as name, email address, and Facebook ID, if you choose to log in to the Products through Facebook. 

CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY 

The security of your personal data is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal data submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received. If you have any questions about the security of your personal data, you can contact us at hello@zenmind.co.uk. We do not provide your personal data to any third party without your specific consent, as defined by applicable law. 

NEWSLETTERS OR OTHER ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS 

If you sign up to receive promotional materials from us via email and/or (push notifications) we will use the data you give us to provide the communications you have requested. If you inform us that you wish to cancel email promotional materials by selecting “unsubscribe” at the bottom of such communication or by emailing us at hello@zenmind.co.uk, we will remove you from our mailing list. If you no longer wish to receive push notifications, you may turn them off at the device level. If you provide your phone number to us directly or through a third-party for the specific purpose of receiving an SMS message with a link to our Apps, you may receive such SMS message (the “SMS Service”). Standard text message rates will apply. 

TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES 

Zenmind and our analytics partners use technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts to enable a service to recognize your device so you don’t have to provide the same data several times during one task, to recognize that you may have already given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested, and to measure how people are using the Products. 

We use local storage, such as HTML5, to store content data and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on the Products also use HTML5 to collect and store data. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5. 

We partner with third parties, such as Facebook and Google, to manage our advertising of the Products on other sites or platforms as well as across your other devices based on your past visits to our Website. Our third party partners may use technologies such as cookies to gather data about your activities within the Products to deliver such advertising to you, such as retargeting ads. We are not always able to respond to do-not-track signals. For more data about interest-based ads, including how to opt-out of having your web-browsing data used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices. Please note that this does not opt you out of being served ads. You may continue to receive generic ads on these third party platforms. You may also opt out of receiving ads across devices by adjusting your ad preference in your Google account. 

We use third party trackers to let us know when users have visited the Products by “clicking-through” our sponsored advertising or content hosted on third party platforms. The Products use Google Analytics code to gather statistical data. Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the Products and the volumes of usage of the Products. This is done to ensure that the Products are available when you want them and are fast. For more data on how Google Analytics processes this data, visit www.google.com/analytics

MOBILE ANALYTICS 

We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our mobile software on your phone. This software may record data such as how often you engage with the Products, the events that occur within the Products, aggregated usage and performance data, and where the Applications were downloaded from. We may link the data we store within the analytics software to any personal data you submit within the mobile application. 

LOG FILES 

As true of most websites, we gather certain data and automatically and store it in log files. This data may include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. 

If you receive the HTML-formatted version of our email newsletter, your opening of the newsletter is notified to us and saved. Your clicks on links in the newsletter are also saved. These and the open statistics are used in aggregate form to give us an indication of the popularity of the content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting. 

WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA 

All data you provide to us through the Products is stored on our secure servers located in the US. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology; all payment data is stored with our payment processor and is never stored on Zenmind’s servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Products, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone, and suggest that you change your password frequently. 

Unfortunately, the transmission of data via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Products; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your data, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access. 

PARTNERSHIPS

Zenmind is also offered through partnerships with organizations. Sometimes corporations, governments, hospitals, universities and other organizations and groups (“Partner(s)”) wish to make Zenmind available to their members, employees and their families, patients, customers, residents or others. For example, employers may offer their employees and their families access to Zenmind and brands that promote wellness may wish to and do offer Zenmind through their loyalty programs. When an entity provides access to Zenmind to others, we call those “Partnerships.” If you have registered to use the Products through a code, credential, or other means of registration furnished by a Partner (a “Partnership Subscription”), the Partner may have access to your name, email address, the date you registered to use the Products, and the date on which you last used the Products. The Partner may also have access to your Partnership’s aggregated and anonymized general usage data. 

SINGLE SIGN-ON 

You may be able to log-in to our Products using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity, provide you the option to share certain personal data (such as your name and email address) with us, and to pre-populate our sign-up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post data about your activities on our Products or to your profile page to share with others within your network. 

YOUR DATA RIGHTS 

As you may know, a recent European Union law called the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) gives certain rights to applicable individuals in relation to their personal data. Accordingly, we have implemented transparency and access controls to help such users, including residents of the EU, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom exercise those rights. As required under applicable law, the rights afforded to you are: A right of access: you have the right to obtain (i) confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you are processed or not and, if processed, to obtain (ii) access to such data and a copy thereof. 

A right to rectification: you have the right to obtain the rectification of any inaccurate personal data concerning you. You also have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement. 

A right to erasure: in some cases, you have the right to obtain the erasure of personal data concerning you. Upon request, Zenmind will permanently and irrevocably anonymize your data such that it can never be reconstructed to identify you as an individual. However, this is not an absolute right and Zenmind may have legal or legitimate grounds for keeping such data. 

A right to restriction of processing: in some cases, you have the right to obtain restriction of the processing of your personal data. 

A right to data portability: you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you which you have provided to Zenmind, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from Zenmind. This right only applies when the processing of your personal data is based on your consent or on a contract and such processing is carried out by automated means. 

A right to object to processing: you have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to processing of personal data concerning you when such processing is based on the legitimate interest of Zenmind. Zenmind may, however, invoke compelling legitimate grounds for continued processing. When your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of such data. You may, in particular, exercise that right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link provided at the bottom of any messages received, or by managing your privacy preferences by logging in to your Zenmind account.

A right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority: you have the right to contact the supervisory authority to complain about Zenmind’s personal data protection practices. 

A right to give instructions concerning the use of your data after your death: as required by applicable law, you may have the right to give Zenmind instructions concerning the use of your personal data after your death. To exercise one or more of these rights, you can email hello@zenmind.co.uk. You may access your personal data to modify or update at any time via an online account, or by emailing hello@zenmind.co.uk

We will respond to your request in a reasonable timeframe in accordance with applicable law. 

USES MADE OF THE DATA 

We use information held about you in the following ways: 

To provide you with the Products. 

To answer your questions or requests for information or handle your complaints. 

To ensure that content provided by the Products is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer or other device. 

To provide you with promotional communications, such as email, to the extent that you have provided consent to receive such communications under applicable law. 

To carry out our obligations arising from any agreements entered into between you and us. 

To allow you to participate in interactive features of the Products, when you choose to do so. 

To notify you about updates or changes to Product features and content. 

To understand your broad, non-specific geographic location to help us identify groups of users by general geographic market (such as post code, county or country). 

To inform Partners about your registration and use of the Products as described under Corporate and Other Community Sharing in section 6 above. 

To serve our advertisements to you through third party platforms, such as Facebook or Google, on other sites and apps or across your devices, to the extent that you have provided consent for such uses under applicable law. 

To provide you with the SMS Service to the extent that you have provided consent for such practices under applicable law. 

We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them. 

To manage your payments and orders. 

If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or in-Product communication) with information about products and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you, except if you opt-out to such communications. 

LEGAL BASES OF PERSONAL DATA PROCESSING 

In accordance with GDPR, Zenmind provides the following information regarding its Article 6 legal bases for personal data processing: 

The performance of the contract (the Zenmind Terms & Conditions) between you and Zenmind for the data processing relating to your use of Zenmind’s Products (including your orders and payments); 

Zenmind’s legitimate interest, more specifically: 

Our business interest in providing you with emails and push notifications for timely introductory materials and information about your Zenmind account, our Product features and updates, and offers to upgrade your free account to a subscription account. 

Our financial interest in providing you with promotional offers and/or discounts with respect to paid subscriptions and special offerings. 

Our business interest in offering you particularized or adapted content based on your usage of the Products. 

Our business interest in collecting data regarding your general usage activities for the purpose of improving our Zenmind user experience. 

Our business interest in requesting that you partake in Product surveys in order to better understand your needs and expectations. 

Our business interest in providing you with customer service communications regarding your account, questions about our content offerings or your mindfulness and meditation practice, or any other matters directed to customer service staff, in order to have clear and easy communication with you and to respond to all your requests. 

Our business interest in collecting data related to unplanned downtime or errors in the Products. 

Our business interest in complying with our legal obligations, such as maintaining accurate financial records. 

Our business interest in verifying your eligibility in a Partnership and providing limited reporting to Partners associated with such Partnership. 

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR DATA 

We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries. 

We may also disclose your personal data to third parties as follows: 

In some circumstances, based on your specific requests, we may need to disclose your personal data to a third party so that it can provide a service you have requested from such party, or fulfill a request for data from such party. An example of this is the SMS Service. 

In some circumstances, we may disclose the personal data that you have provided to Zenmind to a third party that offers and/or provides goods or services complementary to our own for the purpose of enhancing our users’ experiences by offering you integrated or complementary functionality, complementary services or bundled pricing options. 

If Zenmind’s service providers (like hosting, IT maintenance, market analytics, and payment service providers) require this data to provide services to Zenmind. Zenmind requires each of its service providers to agree to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal data. 

In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets. 

If Zenmind or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our customers will be one of the transferred assets. 

If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation such as to comply with a subpoena, bankruptcy proceedings, similar legal process, or in order to enforce or apply our agreements with you; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Zenmind, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging data with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction. With third parties, such as Facebook, in order to serve Zenmind advertisements on such third party platforms, to the extent that you have consented to such practices under applicable law. 

DATA RETENTION 

The retention periods applied by Zenmind comply with applicable legislation in effect on the date hereof, namely: 

For transactional data relating to your purchases: such data is kept for the entire period of the contractual relationship, then in accordance with legal obligations and applicable statute of limitation periods. Please note that this data does not include Payment Card information, which is processed by our third-party payment processors, and not Zenmind. 

For data collected based on your consent to receive our marketing communications: we will use such data until you withdraw consent or applicable law requires that such data is no longer used. 

When your data is collected in the context of requests/queries: such data are kept for the period necessary to process and reply to such requests or queries. 

When cookies or other trackers are placed on your terminal, they are kept for a period of 12 months. Other data will be kept as long as necessary for the purposes pursued and in compliance with our legal obligations, including the applicable statute of limitations. 

WITHDRAWAL OF CONSENT FOR PROCESSING ACTIVITIES 

To the extent that you have provided appropriate consent under applicable law to certain processing activities, such consent can be withdrawn at any time by emailing hello@zenmind.co.uk

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES 

The Products may, from time to time, contain links to and from the Products of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these external websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these websites or their policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these external websites. 

SOCIAL MEDIA WIDGETS 

Our Products include social media widgets, such as the “Share” or “Instagram Story” button. These features may collect your Internet protocol address, which page you are visiting on or Products, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Products. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy statement of the company providing it. 

USE OF ZENMIND BY MINORS 

Our products and services are planned for persons who are 18 years old or older. Persons below that age may use our products and services provided that they are under the guidance, supervision and consent of primary caregiver, parents/ guardian.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY 

We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to our data practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by in-Product message, email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice in the Products prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest data on our privacy practices. 

TRANSMISSION TO OTHER COUNTRIES 

The subsidiaries, service providers or other third parties listed above to whom Zenmind may disclose your personal data may be domiciled abroad, and in particular outside the European Union, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. 

In such cases, Zenmind will require them to take, in accordance with applicable legislation, contractual, organizational and technical measures designed to ensure an adequate level of protection of your personal data, such as the use of Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission. 

For personal data collected from individuals located in the European Union, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, you have the ability to opt-out of whether such personal data is disclosed to a third-party (apart from service providers) or is to be used for a purpose that is materially different for the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized. You can contact Zenmind at hello@zenmind.co.uk in order to make such choices. 

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU 

Our Products collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or identifier (first and last name, email address, Internet Protocol address, online identifiers).

YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES 

You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you: 

The categories of personal information we collected about you. 

The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you. 

Our business or commercial purpose for collecting that personal information. 

The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information. 

The categories of personal information we share with third parties. 

The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (also called a data portability request). 

DELETION REQUEST RIGHTS 

You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will permanently and irrevocably anonymize your personal information, unless an exception applies. 

We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to: 

Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you. 

Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities. 

Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality. 

Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law. 

Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us. 

Comply with a legal obligation. 

COOKIE-BASED MARKETING OPT-OUT 

Like most companies, we partner with third parties, such as Facebook and Google, to manage our marketing of Zenmind on other platforms, where such advertising is based on your past visits to our Products. These third party partners may use technologies, such as cookies, to gather information about your activities on the Products to deliver such advertising to you when you visit their platforms. For instance, if you visit https://zenmind.co.uk or https://akanista.com, a cookie may be attached to your browser in the form of the Facebook Pixel that allows Zenmind to deliver advertising to you on the Facebook platform. 

We do NOT use cookies so that third parties can serve ads to you about their own products or services. 

We do NOT sell or rent your personal information to any third parties for their own advertising or marketing purposes. 

CONTACT INFORMATION 

If you have any questions, the ways in which we collect and use your information described above and in the Privacy Policy, your choices and rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights under UK law, please do not hesitate to contact us at: 

Email: hello@zenmind.co.uk