Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This site may use Google Analytics, Yoast, and similar services to note from where our web traffic is coming.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone outside of our organization, unless you make a written request for us to do so. Technicians working on our site might view your name, username, and email address. Credit/Debit Card numbers and bank routing numbers are never stored on this site – they are processed exclusively and directly via processors like Square, Paypal, etc., using technologies they deem secure.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Name, username, and email address are stored on our servers.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This is an SSL secured site, with further security scans running several times daily.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If there were a known data breach, we will notify all users. Since no card, banking, or medical information is housed on the servers, the only compromised data would be your name, email, password to this site, and the courses to which you are subscribed. Please use a password unique to this site so that a security breach here could never compromise your access to other sites.

What third parties we receive data from

We use MailChimp for our email newsletters, Facebook Groups to stay in touch with practitioners, and Facebook Ads. If you subscribe to our e-newsletter, MailChimp stores your name and email on their site until you choose to remove it. Any use of FB is subject to FB’s privacy policies.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We segment mailing list based on country for local events and workshops, and segment whether someone is an existing student or client for more introductory vs. detailed information

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Essential Oil and Herbal purity is not fully regulated in the United States, so buyers should request independent verification from producers when ordering…