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This Privacy Policy and the User Agreement together govern your use of this website (the “Website”). By using the Website, you signify your acceptance to this Privacy Policy and to us processing your personal data in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Website.

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, “we,” “us,” and “our” means Maria Hedian/Into the Fashion Industry™.

This Privacy Policy governs the URL: 
www.mariahedian.com

We respect and value your privacy. This Privacy Policy is designed to explain how we collect, use, share and protect the personal information you provide to us when you access our site, purchase our goods or services, or engage with us on social media, as well as your rights to the information we collect.

We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy carefully and check back periodically as changes can be made at any time. By your continued use of our website, you are deemed to have accepted these terms. 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect various types of information from you when you visit our website, make purchases or interact with us on social media. By accepting this Privacy Policy, you are specifically consenting our collection of the data described below, to our use of the data, to the processing of this data and to our sharing of the date with third party processors as needed for our legitimate business interests. The information we collect may include:

PERSONAL DATA:
Personal Data is information that can be used to identify you specifically, including your name, email address, telephone number, or demographic information including your age, gender or hometown. You consent to giving us this information by providing it to us voluntarily on our website or any mobile application. You provide some of this information when you register with or make purchases from our website. Your decision to provide this information is entirely voluntary. You are under no obligation to provide this information, however your refusal may prevent you accessing certain benefits from our website or from making purchases.

FINANCIAL DATA:
Financial Data is data that is related to your payment method, such as credit card or bank transfer details. We collect financial data in order to allow you to purchase or order products or services from our website. We store limited financial data. Most financial data is transferred to our payment processors, PayPal or Stripe. You should review these processors’ Privacy Policy to determine how they use, disclose and protect your financial data. PayPal’s Privacy Policy can be found here and Stripe’s can be found here. We accept no responsibility for the validity or stated privacy policy of either PayPal or Stripe and merely provide them as a courtesy to you.

MOBILE DEVICE DATA:
If you use our website via a mobile device or app, we may collect information about your mobile device, including device ID, model and manufacturer, as well as location information.

DERIVATIVE DATA:
Derivative Data is information that our servers automatically collect about you when you access our website and specifically, the pages that you view. If you are using mobile, our servers may collect information about your device, including name, model, manufacturer, phone number and country of origin. 

SOCIAL DATA:
We may access personal information from social networking apps and sites, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites or apps not specifically named here, which may include your name, your social network username, email address, age, gender, profile picture and any other public information. If you do not want us to access this information, please go to the specific social networking site and change your privacy settings accordingly. 

OTHER DATA:
On occasion, you may provide additional data in order to enter a contest or giveaway or to participate in a survey. You will be prompted to provide this information and it will be clear that you are offering this information for an entry into such a giveaway or contest.

HOW WE USE YOUR DATA

Your information allows us to offer you certain products and services, including the use of our website, in order to fulfill our obligations to you, to customize your interactions with our company and our website, and to allow us to suggest other products and services we think may be of interest to you.

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

TO PERSONALIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs, such as social media sharing.

TO IMPROVE OUR WEBSITE
We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information, analytics, and feedback we receive from you.

TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU
The email address you provide may be used to send you information, email newsletters, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

To enforce legal terms that govern your use of the laws applicable to the website.

For any other purposes for which the information is collected and maintained.

why we disclose your information

We may share your information with third parties in specific situations. These include: administration of your account, administration of our website, communications with you, taking orders for goods or services, delivering said goods or services and for protecting the security of our company and website. 

The following are specific reasons why we may share your information: 

THIRD PARTY PROCESSING
We may disclose your information to third parties who assist us with various services, including payment processing, hosting services, email delivery and customer service. We may not always disclose these third party processors if not required by law.

TO PROTECT OUR COMPANY
We may use your information to protect our company, including to investigate and remedy any violations of our rights and policies. 

THIRD PARTY PARTNERS
With your permission, third party applications or services may access your personal information (excluding financial information). We use standard Open Authorization (OAuth) to enable you to give permission to share your personal information with other websites and services, such as Facebook and Instagram. We also use OAuth to allow us to share information about you that is stored by us without sharing your personal security credentials. 

INTERACTION WITH OTHERS
If/when you interact with others on our website, such as participating in a group chat, others may have access to some of your data – including, your name, profile picture and history of interaction with our website, such as prior posts or comments.

TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

We use cookies (small text files which are transferred to your browser by our website to identify data traffic patterns, personalize contents and support security. These log files do not provide any information which might disclose the identity of a specific person, but they may potentially identify your computer, your browser and your internet settings. 

You may change the storing of cookies in your browser settings at any time by selecting the function “accept no cookies”. However, disabling essential cookies may result in you no longer be able to use the entire functionality of our Website.

If you leave a comment on our Website, 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 the Website, 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.

In addition, we may use third-party software to post advertisements on our website in order to oversee marketing or email campaigns or manage other company initiatives. We have no control over these third-parties or their use of cookies. 

To control your ad settings on Google visit the Ad Settings Page.
To opt out of online ad networks, visit the NAI opt out page.

WEBSITE ANALYTICS

We may partner with third-party analytics companies, including Google Analytics and WooCommerce Analytics. These companies may also use cookies or other tracking technologies to analyze visitors’ use of our website to determine the popularity of the content and better understand online activity. We do not transfer information personal information to these third-party vendors.  

PROCESSING YOUR INFORMATION

From time to time, we may process your information internally. Our purposes in processing this information, if we do, is to administer, maintain and improve our website and offerings, to enter into contracts with you, to fulfill the terms of said contracts, to keep records of our transactions, to be able to provide you with goods and services, to comply with our legal obligations and to protect the rights and interests of our company, our customers (including you) and any third parties. 

COMMENTS

When visitors leave comments on our website, we collect the data shown in the comments form, 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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, 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.

DATA RETENTION

We retain your personal data as long as is needed in order to conduct our legitimate business purposes or to comply with our legal obligations or until you request the deletion of your information. 

You may request that we delete your data at any time. However, please note that we cannot control the retention policies of third parties. If you wish to have any third parties delete that data, you will need to contact those parties directly. 

SECURITY OF YOUR DATA

As a company, we take all reasonable measures to protect your personal data and keep your information secure. However, no security measure is foolproof and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against misuse. 

By consent of the Privacy Policy, you acknowledge that your personal data may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot control or prevent the use or misuse of your data by other parties.

We will notify you promptly of any known breach of our security systems or your data, which may expose you to risk.

GDPR COMPLIANCE FOR EU CITIZENS

We value the privacy of the personal data of all website visitors and although Maria Hedian / Into the Fashion Industry™ is based in the United States, we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with Eu GDPR regulations. In short, GDPR states that if a website collects or stores data related to an EU citizen, the website must comply with the following:

– Tell the user who your, why you collect the data and how long it will be stored.
– Obtain clear consent before collecting any data.
– Let users access/delete their data at any time.
– Let users know if data breaches occur.

You can find the official PDF of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) as a neatly arranged website here. 

CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT POLICY

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). Therefore, we do not collect any information from anyone under 16 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are 18 years of age or older. 

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

The state of California has established its own regulations that apply to California residents. If you reside in California, you have the right to obtain from us, once per year and free of charge, information regarding what data we disclose to third party marketers, as well as the names and address of each third party to whom we disclose your data. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please use the contact information listed below. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

For Use of Maria Hedian / ITFI Online Services and Courses

NOTICE: These terms and conditions are legally binding. It is your responsibility to read these Terms and Conditions of Use carefully prior to purchase, use or access to any of our products. These Terms and Conditions apply to all Maria Hedian/ Into The Fashion Industry™ courses and services. 

Maria Hedian / Into the Fashion Industry™ and its original content and photos are owned by Maria Hedian and are protected by international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

YOU MAY:
– Print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only
– Access the Course for individual use only

YOU MAY NOT:
– Distribute, re-post, or commercially exploit our content, including both written content and media
– Transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system. This includes partial re-posting with a “link back”
– Resell or trade your access to the Course
– Share the Course with anyone who has not yet purchased it or opted to receive it
– Reproduce or alter any part or whole of the Course for distribution as your own work
– Use our Course or any related materials and/or communications in an unlawful way or for any illegal or unlawful purpose(s)

The reading of all information on this website (the “Website”) is of your own free will and if you do not accept the terms contained in this disclaimer, you should cease the use of the Website immediately. We reserve the right to change any of these terms at any given time.

All views expressed here represent only those made by us and not those of any other person or entity in their favor. However, whatever opinion we may put across does not intend to harm, slander or defame any company, individual, or thing.

We will not be held liable for libel nor will we be held to compensate anyone in any way if loss/inconvenience/damage is suffered because of what we may display or state in the Website.

We will not be held responsible for what people might do with our advice, critique and/or wisdom.

We will always try to provide up-to-date information, however we cannot make representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. 

Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with the use of the Website.

other content matters

We cannot be held responsible for any offense taken due to  interpretation or mistakes in grammar and/or punctuation of the Website’s content. 

We will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or at any period of time. This may happen without notice and at our own discretion, intended or not.

Comments on the Website are the sole responsibility of their writers and they will take full responsibility, liability, and blame for any libel or proceedings that will result from their statement.

We do not guarantee the accuracy, honesty and politeness of their comments. However, we reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the Website without notice as they may deem to be spam or include profanity, contain language or concepts that are offensive, attack a group or person individually, etc.

Should the Website be unintentionally linked to obscene, pornographic, hostile or offensive web pages, we, in no way condone, endorse or take responsibility for such.

TERMS OF COURSE PURCHASER AGREEMENT

All programs, products, services or courses are owned and provided by Maria Hedian / Into The Fashion Industry™ (“Company” or “we” or “us” or “our”). The term “you” or “your” refers to any user or purchaser of said program(s), product(s), course(s), or service(s) (the “Course”). These Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms”) govern and define how you are allowed to use and access Company’s Course. We reserve the right to update and change these Terms at any time and will update them accordingly with the ‘date last updated’ at the top of this page. 

You are legally bound to these Terms whether or not you have read them. If you do not agree with any of these Terms, please email us at support@mariahedian.com and we will make reasonable efforts to remove your information and access to our Course(s) and website.

YOUR COURSE USE AND CONSENT

When you purchased a Course from us, you were given a reasonable notice that these Terms existed. By continuing with the purchase of the Course, you agreed and continue to agree to abide by these Terms as well as disclaimers and privacy disclosures within these terms. You agree that you are at least 18 years old or of legal age. Access to our Course(s) and all related material by a minor is a violation of use and we reserve the right to terminate your access if such an issue is discovered.

LICENSE(S)

Limited License. The License is for individual use only. You may not transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Section or these Terms to any person or entity and any attempt to do so is void. We reserve the right to terminate your access to the Course at any time if we find that you have violated these terms. We will make every attempt to notify you of any violation of these Terms and give you an opportunity to remedy the violation. However, if you fail to remedy the violation or continue to violate the Terms, we will terminate your access to the Course with no refunds of fees. 

FEES AND REFUNDS

FEES
Fees for courses and services are set forth on the Website. We reserve the right to change Course Fees at any time. 

REFUNDS
All service fees are a one-time payment and are final. 

intellectual and copyright policy

All photos and content used in this Website, including but not limited to text, designs, graphics, page layouts, icons, videos and logos, are intellectual property of Maria Hedian unless otherwise stated.

It is a violation of federal law to use any of our intellectual property in whole or in part. Modification of any materials provided in our Courses is illegal and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law should we choose to do so.    

If you wish to repost or share any material from this Website, please make sure to credit us by including our link(s). We absolutely do not allow the re-posting of any articles in their entirety. If you would like to share an article, please include the link with appropriate credits.

We credit all information that is not ours. However, if we fail to properly credit you or any of your materials, please let us know immediately at the contact information listed below so that actions can be taken to rectify this as soon as possible.

EARNINGS DISCLAIMER

While we may reference certain results, outcomes or situations on this website or its related communications, you understand and acknowledge that we make no guarantee as to the accuracy of third party statements contained herein or the likelihood of success for you as a result of these statements.

You agree that you understand that individual outcomes will vary. We cannot guarantee your success merely upon access, purchase or completion of of our Course(s). Any results you see on are not guaranteed or typical.

WARRANTies disclaimer

We make no warranties as to our programs, products, services, courses or program materials. You agree with programs, products, services, courses or program materials are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either expressed or implied.

disclosure

In 2015, the Federal Trade Commissions released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media know if the content creator is sponsored, endorsed or partnered with a different company than their own.

Essentially, readers need to know if content creators are making money by sharing a link or product. 

amazon affiliate links

Maria Hedian is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.

Amazon offers a very small commission on products sold through their affiliate links. Each of your purchases via our Amazon affiliate links supports our site at no additional cost to you.

Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

sponsorships and other ads

MariaHedian.com abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation we receive may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. However, that content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. 

We may occasionally be compensated to provide our honest opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. 

Even though we may receive compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. 

The views and opinions expressed on MariaHedian.com and its social media channels are purely our own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation related to a product, brand or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This Website does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest. 

Please note, we are not responsible for the actions of our advertisers or sponsors. If you purchase a product or service based upon a link from our website, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues. Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

legal and agreements

The information contained herein constitutes the entire agreement between site users and our company relating to the use of this website. These Terms, Conditions, Disclosures and Privacy Policy are governed by and construed in accordance with the United States law. 

contact

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©2019. All rights reserved.

Please direct all inquiries to: 
support [at] mariahedian [dot] c o m