Last Revised: Oct. 10, 2013

This Privacy Policy discloses what information Urban Zen (“we,” “us”, “UZ”) gathers on or through its website, www.urbanzen.org/ (the “Site”), and how Urban Zen may use and disclose such information. By using the Site, you accept and agree to this Privacy Policy.

1. Children

The Site is not directed to or intended for children under the age of thirteen. Children under thirteen years of age may not register to use the Site nor purchase products or services or donate money through the Site. Urban Zen does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen. You hereby agree that all information you provide to UZ regarding age verification shall be truthful, accurate, and complete.

2. Information Gathered

Urban Zen gathers personal information about visitors to the Site (the “Site Visitors”) from personal information that individual Site Visitors provide when using the Site (including purchasing products or services or donating money through the Site) or registering for full access to the Site or to use one or more of our services, including without limitation our forums, blogs or message boards, or when contacting UZ through the site or UZ’s e-mail addresses. In addition, user information may be aggregated for tracking data derived by tallying and identifying users’ page views throughout our Site, by depositing and tracking cookies, by logging IP addresses, identifying browser type, and through other technologies. Such information enables us to better tailor our content to our Site Visitors’ needs and to help advertisers and partners better understand the demographics of our audience. More specifically, UZ may gather user information through the following processes:

General Data Collection

Urban Zen collects personal information about you (such as your name, email address, telephone number, zip code, and interests) when you volunteer such information, for example when you complete a registration form to use one or more of our services or provide information in connection with the purchase of products or services or donation of money through the Site. UZ may also collect information about your transactions with us, our affiliates, or others, and your Site usage patterns, such as the pages on the Site you have visited and the amount of time you have spent on our Site. If you contact us, Urban Zen may keep a record of your correspondence and collect your contact information included in such correspondence (such as your name and e-mail address). Wherever UZ collects personal information from you through the Site, UZ will make an effort to include a link to this Privacy Policy on that page. UZ may retain personal information you provide us for internal use, such as to provide you with an enhanced or customized experience, to evaluate and improve the Site, or to pre-populate a shipping form in the event that you later purchase something or donate through our Site.


To enhance your experience with our Site, some of our webpages may use “cookies.” Cookies are small text files containing information such as your preferences and other information, which UZ uses to make using the Site more enjoyable. Cookies may be used to store user information such as your user ID and login where available, and/or other information including the number and nature of pages visited by Site Visitors.


UZ may provide message boards, blogs and other forums on our Site for discussing various topics (collectively, the “Forums”). Although any Site Visitor may read postings in a Forum, only registered Site Visitors can make posts. Please note that information you post to a Forum will be available for any user of that service to read, and is therefore no longer private.


If you purchase products or services or donate money on our Site, UZ may collect additional information from you, such as your address, phone number, payment information, or shipping information. UZ will not release payment information to third parties except as necessary to complete a transaction between you and such third party, or to otherwise fulfill your order. Credit card transactions are handled by a third-party service provider, which receives the credit card number and other personal information to verify the credit card number and process transactions.

We use Authorize.Net for credit card processing services in relation to the Site. The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through the credit card and electronic check processing networks (see an online payments diagram). The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:

· 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.

· Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.

· Compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.

For additional information regarding the privacy of your sensitive cardholder data, please read the Authorize.Net Privacy Policy.

Do Not Track

You may have activated your Web browser’s “do not track” signal or another mechanism through which you exercised your preference regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third-party Web sites or online services. We will honor your preferences indicated by such mechanisms by using our reasonable efforts to prevent such sites and services from collecting your information while you are on our site.

3. Use And Disclosure Of Information

UZ may use and disclose information obtained from Site Visitors as stated in this Privacy Policy and as permitted by law. The personally identifying information gathered on the Site may be shared with certain third parties. For example:

Your information may be shared with external third party shippers. These shippers will use such information to fulfill a potential transaction you may have requested.

Your information may be shared with UZ’s joint venturers, sponsors, including for-profit and non-profit sponsors, partners, donors, and licensees (collectively, “UZ’s Partners”) in order to provide you additional products or services. The information UZ collects may be combined with information collected by UZ’s Partners. Additionally, UZ may use your information for other non-profit or for-profit ventures launched either by UZ itself or in conjunction with one of UZ’s Partners.

UZ also reserves the right to disclose personal information to third parties when UZ believes in good faith that the law requires it, to enforce our Terms of Use, to protect the rights, property, safety, or security of UZ, UZ’s Partners and affiliates, Site Visitors, or the public, to respond to an emergency, or as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy. UZ may also disclose information that you have voluntarily provided us, when, for example, making a purchase or donation on our Site. UZ may use tracking data to create aggregate reports on Site Visitor demographics, Site traffic patterns, and consumer behavior. UZ may provide these reports to UZ Partners and potential advertisers, enabling them to better target their advertisements or messages to Site Visitors.

UZ may work with third parties who provide services which may include website hosting, order processing and fulfillment, credit card clearance, e-commerce affiliation, security, data analysis, emailing, and other services of an administrative nature. Personal information, including financial information, may be shared with such third parties for the purpose of providing such services. UZ will seek to impose confidentiality obligations on such service providers.

4. Site Notices

From time to time, in our sole discretion, UZ may email Site Visitors important notices, such as notices regarding their use of the Site (including regarding purchases or donations made through the Site) or changes to this Privacy Policy, our Terms of Use or the Site. You may not opt out of receiving such e-mails.

5. Linking To Other Sites

Please note that third parties may collect information about you, through cookies or other technologies, when you visit their websites through links to their websites on our Site. You acknowledge that UZ does not monitor or control the information collection or privacy practices of these or any other third parties, and is not responsible for their practices or the content of their websites. UZ encourages you to review the privacy policies of such third parties to understand how they collect and use information prior to visiting any such websites.

6. Security

UZ uses security methods intended to protect the data that resides on our servers. We note that no security system is impenetrable, and that UZ cannot guarantee the security of our servers. It is also possible that information you supply to us will be intercepted during transmission.

7. Sale Or Transfer of Substantially All Assets

This Privacy Policy does not restrict or prohibit our use or disclosure of public information. Furthermore, UZ reserves the right to transfer or otherwise disclose any and all information that UZ collects from Site Visitors to third parties in connection with a sale or transfer of all or substantially all of our assets related to the Site to such third party.


If You want UZ to correct Your information that is stored on UZ’s systems, please submit Your request in writing to:

Urban Zen

705 Greenwich Street, 3nd floor

New York, NY 10014

Attn: UZ Webmaster

Subject to our ability to verify Your request, UZ will use reasonable efforts to correct Your information within a reasonable time period following Your request.

9. Revisions To Privacy Policy

Please note that by using the Site, you signify your agreement to this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site. UZ reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy, which UZ may provide to you by any reasonable means (including posting the amended policy on the Site or by email). Your continued use of the Site subsequent to changes to this Privacy Policy will mean that you accept and agree to the changes. If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the Site, please email us at [support@urbanzen.org]. Alternatively, you may contact us via postal mail at [705 Greenwich Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10014]. Please note that you will always be able to determine if this Privacy Policy has been updated since your last visit to the Site by observing the “Last Revised” legend at the top of this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy, including all revisions and amendments thereto, is governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its principles of conflicts of law, and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York, New York.