Privacy Policy

Who are we?

We are a community of Light Workers founded by Sheila Morgan and Maureen Mallet and our website addresses are http://www.lightworkersway.com, http://www.thelightworkersway.online, and http://www.psychicandspiritualfestival.com. These are our official websites and we use these to provide information about our activities, articles about Spirituality, Psychic awareness and Reiki as well as share dates about our courses and festivals. We are based in Melbourne, Australia and our websites are hosted by Namecheap.com on US Data servers. By visiting or using these websites, you agree to the terms, policies and conditions set forth below. These terms and policies can be changed or updated at anytime so if you visit often please review them periodically to ensure you are still happy to use our website services.

Privacy Policy:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Security

To comply with the requirements of Google and add a level of security for our websites, each site has a SSL Certificate to verify its authenticity and confirm you are viewing a verified website. You will know that the website has an active certificate by looking at the URL address bar at the top of your browser and notice a green padlock symbol before the web address. We have set the website to automatically load as a secure site even if you do not enter the https address correctly.

Newsletter Subscriptions

If you sign up for our free Light Workers Way Newsletter and Updates you will be asked for your email address. This is only used for my newsletter subscription and email updates. We will not share or sell this information to anyone. We have used a double opt-in subscription since we started our Newsletter. This means you get an email to get you to confirm that you did subscribe to it yourself. You will need to click the link to authenticate this and confirm that you want to subscribe to our Newsletter and receive emails from us. As of May 21st 2018 we are using a new GDPR friendly sign-up form from MailChimp for greater clarity.

Once on our mailing list you will get regular Newsletters, email updates containing news, blog posts, tips, special offers, free gifts, book or course related promotions which includes or may be classified as marketing. By subscribing, you are agreeing that you are happy for us to send these emails.

You are free to unsubscribe at any time from our Newsletters and emails as every email contains a link to unsubscribe at the bottom.

We use MailChimp to collect and store the contact details and send the Newsletters and email updates ourselves. Please read Mailchimps Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. If you unsubscribe and wish to delete all records of your previous subscription contact Mailchimp or send me an email so we can remove them.

If you sign up for the Newsletter you will also be asked for a first name. You do not have to use your real name but it will be used in the ‘To’ field of any emails sent to you. This information like your email address is private and will not be sold or shared. You can update your contact name and email address at any time through the update link at the bottom of all our emails.

Comments

We have plans to introduce the ability to make comments on various posts on our website.
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 anonymised 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.
The Light Workers Way will never add your email address to our Newsletter subscription without your permission. Nor will we sell or share your email address.

Contact forms

If you use the Contact form to send us an email, we will not use your email address for anything other than responding to you. Your email address is private and we will not sell or share it with anyone.

Cookies

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.

Analytics

Joomla and third-party widgets/plugins and software used to operate this website may use information about visitors for analytics purposes. This could include your location, pages viewed, links clicked, downloaded files, pages or posts shared, how you came to this site and search terms for example. These are just website stats and are used anonymously. This is used to better understand our visitors, see what articles are popular and improve the content we create for you.

We also use Google Analytics to further demographic and behavioural data (how long you are on our site, what pages you viewed, what links you clicked, what browser you are using, whether you are using a mobile device or desktop, location if available), again this information is for analytics purposes to help us better understand what you prefer and want to see.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

Please see the Newsletter Subscription policies at the top of this page for further details.

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. Data removal can only be done if it complies with AU law

Compliance With Laws

We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce our agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our visitors, newsletter subscribers or others.

Other Website Links

Any links to other websites on our website have separate and independent privacy policies and terms of service. We are not responsible for the content and activities of these linked sites. Please see their terms of use and privacy policies.

Contact information

The Light Workers Way is the Data Controller of this website. Privacy questions should be directed at Admin using the contact form here.

Terms Of Use:

Copyright

The entire contents of this website are protected by international copyright laws. The writing, photos, graphics and logos used on this website are all our copyrighted material and should not be used, altered or reproduced in any way without the permission of The Light Workers Way. We take our own photos, purchase licensed images or use copyright-free images from unsplash.com, all photos and graphics are copyright unless stated otherwise. Content should not be used either unless we have given you permission.

Some graphics used in our blog posts are clearly designed to be shared on social media and forums to link back to our original articles or pages (share images and infographics) but the entire article should remain on this website. You can quote small parts of the articles as long as you state our name as the author of them and give a link to the original article. If you are unsure please contact us. Also, if you wish to use something from our website you must ask our permission.

Commenting Rules:

All first-time comments need to be approved and all future comments are always read and carefully moderated.
If you do not have an account you must use a valid email address on the comment form so you can receive a notification of any replies. If you make up an email address then your comment may not be posted to avoid spam, trolling or time wasting.
There is a strong spam filter on all comments, so please be careful posting a website link within your public comment as these may be mistaken for spam.

No spam. Please do not post on our blog articles to promote your own business, products or services.

Please do not post sensitive personal details in your public comments such as your email address or date of birth. These will not be posted for your safety.

Comments that are rude, aggressive, trolling, bullying, insulting, disrespectful, inappropriate, accusatory, demanding or hate-filled will not be posted. Just be nice. If you don’t like our content or beliefs then please go elsewhere, it’s clearly not for you.
Please do not impose your religious, non-religious or spiritual beliefs on to our readers.

If we feel your post is deliberately fictitious (to troll for example) it may be removed or never posted.

Full Disclaimer:

The information on this website is in no way to be considered a substitute for consultation with a Licensed Medical Practitioner or the use of medicine or any medical treatment. The information on this website is purely spiritual and metaphysical in nature and not medical. Reiki and crystal healing are considered a complementary therapy in the Australia and should only be used as part of a holistic approach.

Always use common sense with spiritual information and crystals. Any use of the information or downloadable content on this website is at the reader’s own discretion and risk.

We do not sell anything directly on our website, any products such as our publications or courses are sold on other sites. This website is only for information, news or promotion purposes.

Some of the Amazon and affiliate links on this website reward us with income at no extra cost to you. This helps support us as independent authors and keeps this website and our newsletter running.

We cannot guarantee that this website or any content on this website will be available all the time or that it is error free.
We do not guarantee that any content including downloadable files will work on all computers or devices or at all times. We do not provide technical support for files or website access.

By using this website you agree that it may contain content or ideas that may be offensive to you or could go against your beliefs. If anything on this site is against your country’s laws then you must not use it.

We do the best we can but we cannot guarantee that files available for downloading through the site will be free of infection or viruses, worms, trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing proper virus protection when visiting this website and scanning any downloads you make.

Any links to other websites on our website have separate and independent terms of service. We are not responsible for the content and activities of these linked sites. If you click links left by visitors to the website in the comments section, you do so at your own risk.

If you wish to discuss these terms or ask a question, then please use the contact form. Thank you.