Privacy Policy

The OPA! Way® Privacy Policy

Basically, you can rest assured that whatever is said in the OPA! Village, stays in the OPA! Village. In other words, it is the policy of The OPA! Way® to respect your privacy regarding any information that may be collected while operating our website. In adopting this privacy policy, our intent is to balance our legitimate business interests in collecting and using your personal information with your reasonable expectations of privacy.

OPA! Village Website Visitors

The OPA! Way® does not disclose any collected information that may be used to identify its visitors. From time to time, The OPA! Way® may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. Visitors who use the features, products, and services available through our website do so voluntarily. Any information you disclose voluntarily on our comments pages or in any forums we may develop in the future becomes public information. We cannot control the actions of our site users and advise you to use your discretion in sharing information about yourself on the Internet. All information sharing is optional and done so at your own risk. Privacy is a very personal matter and we encourage you to be careful and responsible when disclosing personal information online.

Gathering Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the OPA! Village choose to interact in ways that require The OPA! Way® to gather personally-identifying information. Those who join the OPA! Village are asked to provide additional information for purposes of authenticating and authorizing their participation on our website. Those who engage in transactions with The OPA! Way®—by by purchasing products and/or by registering for workshops for example—are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case,The OPA! Way® collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's/villager's interaction with The OPA! Way®. The security of your personal Information is very important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card information) on our registration forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). The OPA! Way® does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors/villagers can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The OPA! Way® may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, The OPA! Way® may monitor the most popular parts of the The OPA! Way® site.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The OPA! Way® discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The OPA! Way®'s behalf or to provide services available at The OPA! Way® website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The OPA! Way® website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The OPA! Way® will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, The OPA! Way® discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when The OPA! Way® believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The OPA! Way®, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user, i.e., OPA! Villager, of The OPA! Way® website and have supplied your email address, The OPA! Way® may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up-to-date with what with what's going on with The OPA! Way®. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users or to help us advance the mission of The OPA! Way®. The OPA! Way® takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information. The OPA! Way® follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information collected by us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Cookies

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. The OPA! Way® uses cookies (unfortunately, we do not use real Greek cookies!) to help it identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. The OPA! Way®, however, does not collect or store any Personal Information via cookies. The OPA! Way® visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The OPA! Way® website with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The OPA! Way® may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The OPA! Way®'s sole discretion. The OPA! Way® encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. We encourage you to read this Policy carefully. If you have any questions about this Policy, our use of your Personal Information, or your dealings with this website, please feel free to contact us by submitting a support request to us. Your continued use of this site after any change(s) in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change(s).