Privacy Policy

This Policy may change from time to time. Please check back frequently for updates.

ZEN THE MIND does our best to respect and protect the privacy of consumers. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes what information we collect, how we use that information and some of your privacy rights regarding that information.

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Collection of Data From Third Parties

ZEN THE MIND may collect data about you through cookies and other technologies. This helps ZEN THE MIND understand how you use the Services and to understand any patterns that may be associated with your use of the Services. This aids ZEN THE MIND in developing or improving its Services in response to your needs or wants.

ZEN THE MIND may use session or persistent cookies. Session cookies are only stored on your computer or mobile device during your use of the Services and are automatically deleted when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies are stored as a file on your computer or mobile device that remain on your computer or mobile device even after you close your web browser. Persistent cookies can be read by the website that created the cookie when you revisit it again.ZEN THE MIND may use persistent cookies when it utilizes Google Analytics or other analytics providers, which is intended to track the origin and behavior of traffic to the Services.

ZEN THE MIND may also receive data from third parties including email vendors, analytics providers or advertising networks. These third parties may be based outside of the European Union.


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.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Third-Party Links and Websites

Advertisements delivered using ZEN THE MIND (or 3rd party) advertising technology may contain links to or redirect individuals to other websites, including those of its Business Partners. These websites may use cookies, pixels and/or other data collection tools. ZEN THE MIND encourages everyone to read the posted privacy policies whenever interacting with any website to learn more about the privacy practices of that website. However, ZEN THE MIND is not responsible for the privacy practices, policies, or the content of these websites and ZEN THE MIND does not exercise control over the use of any information by third party websites.

Similarly, while ZEN THE MIND requires its Business Partners to adhere to applicable law and industry self-regulatory codes such as those offered by the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”), Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”), IAB Europe and Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada (“DAAC”), ZEN THE MIND does not have access to, or control of, the cookies, web pixels and/or other data collection tools that may be placed on any advertisement by a third party. These privacy guidelines do not cover the use of cookies and/or other data collection tools by any third party.


Who we share your data with

ZEN THE MIND may share your PII with the following parties:

  • Other companies within the ZEN THE MIND group of companies that provide services to ZEN THE MIND;
  • Service providers that provide ZEN THE MIND with information technology or other administrative services;
  • ZEN THE MIND’s accountants, auditors, insurers, or attorneys; and
  • Government bodies that require ZEN THE MIND to report its processing activities.

ZEN THE MIND may also transfer PII to third parties when it sells, transfers, or merges any part of its business or assets.

ZEN THE MIND requires all third parties that receive a transfer of PII from ZEN THE MIND to maintain the same level of respect for the protection of PII as ZEN THE MIND and ZEN THE MIND only allows third parties to process your personal data for the specific purposes listed in this privacy policy

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.

Email Marketing

As part of ZEN THE MIND’s multichannel service to advertisers, ZEN THE MIND offers the ability to reach consumers through targeted e-mail advertisements.

Information Collected

ZEN THE MIND may collect PII and non-PII about consumers from third parties. This information may include name, postal address, e-mail address, IP address, categorical attributes and demographic information.

How ZEN THE MIND Uses E-mail Information

ZEN THE MIND uses e-mail information to deliver advertisements to consumers, either directly or indirectly through third-party publishing partners. These publishing partners are contractually obligated to comply with ZEN THE MIND’s data use and opt-out policy as well as applicable law.

ZEN THE MIND processes PII related to its e-mail business on servers in the United States and Canada.