Privacy Policy

Pleasure Evolution Privacy Policy

Effective Date: May 25, 2018

This policy explains what information we collect when you use Pleasure Evolution’s sites, services, products, and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law. It’s to earn your trust.

Information We Collect & How We Use It

Pleasure Evolution doesn’t make money from ads. So we don’t collect data in order to advertise to you. The tracking we do at Pleasure Evolution is to make sure you receive information about the products that interest you, and that we develop new material that is of service to our clients and subscribers.

In order to give you the best possible experience using Pleasure Evolution, we collect information from your interactions with our network. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you). Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using Pleasure Evolution, such as what pages you access. This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information.

We use this information to:

  • provide, test, improve, promote and personalize Pleasure Evolution Services
  • fight spam and other forms of abuse
  • generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use Pleasure Evolution Services

When you subscribe to Pleasure Evolution by downloading a product you are required to confirm your subscription. If you purchase a product or register for an event, you are given the opportunity to easily unsubscribe.

Information Disclosure

Pleasure Evolution won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you.

We may share your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (5) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.

If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others. We will object to requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.

Data Storage

Pleasure Evolution uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Pleasure Evolution. We maintain two types of logs: server logs and event logs. By using Pleasure Evolution Services, you authorize Pleasure Evolution to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate.

Third-Party Embeds

Some of the content that you see displayed on Pleasure Evolution is not hosted by Pleasure Evolution. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in Pleasure Evolution. For example: YouTube or Vimeo videos, Imgur or Giphy gifs, SoundCloud audio files, Twitter tweets, GitHub code, or Scribd documents that appear within a Pleasure Evolution post. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a Pleasure Evolution post page with a YouTube video embedded in it, YouTube receives data about your activity). Pleasure Evolution does not control what data third parties collect in cases like this, or what they will do with it. So, third-party embeds on Pleasure Evolution are not covered by this privacy policy. They are covered by the privacy policy of the third-party service.

Some embeds may ask you for personal information, such as your email address, through a form. We do our best to keep bad actors off of Pleasure Evolution. However, if you choose to submit your information to a third party this way, we don’t know what they may do with it. As explained above, their actions are not covered by this Privacy Policy. So, please be careful when you see embedded forms on Pleasure Evolution asking for your email address or any other personal information. Make sure you understand who you are submitting your information to and what they say they plan to do with it. We suggest that you do not submit personal information to any third-party through an embedded form.

Tracking & Cookies

We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, allow our paywall and meter to function, and personalize content and other information.

Pleasure Evolution doesn’t track you across the Internet. We track only your interactions within the Pleasure Evolution network (which encompasses Pleasure Evolution.com and custom domains hosted by Pleasure Evolution).

Some third-party services that we use to provide the Pleasure Evolution Service, such as Google Analytics, may place their own cookies in your browser. This Privacy Policy covers use of cookies by Pleasure Evolution only and not the use of cookies by third parties.

Modifying or Deleting Your Personal Information

If you have a Pleasure Evolution account, you can access, modify or export your personal information, or delete your account by following the link in e-mails.

To protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, we may maintain residual copies for a brief time period. Pleasure Evolution may preserve and maintain copies of your information when required to do so by law.

Data Security

We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.

Business Transfers

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, reorganization or sale of assets such that your information would be transferred or become subject to a different privacy policy, we’ll notify you in advance so you can opt out of any such new policy by deleting your account before transfer.

Email from Pleasure Evolution

Sometimes we’ll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email (unless you delete your account). When your interact with an email sent from Pleasure Evolution (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction. We won’t email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, please send it to us so we can investigate.

Changes to this Policy

Pleasure Evolution may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it. The most current version of the policy will always be here and we will archive former versions of the policy here.

Data Protection Statement for European Union Users

Description of Processing Activity

Pleasure Evolution collects and stores personal information about its users to customize their reading experience and enable personalized distribution of content. It shares minimal data with its service providers.

Purposes of Processing

  • Provide, test, promote, and improve the services
  • Gather usage statistics of services
  • Provide customized reading experience
  • Publish and distribute user-generated content
  • Provide access to paid content
  • Pay authors in Partnership Program for certain content
  • Fight spam, fraud, and other abuse of services

Legal Bases

In order to provide the services, Pleasure Evolution collects and stores personal data about its users on the legal basis of consent given when you create an account and agree to the Privacy Policy.

Pleasure Evolution also pursues its legitimate interests by collecting minimal data of logged out users to provide the services, as outlined above.

Where Pleasure Evolution collects and stores personal data about non-users, it does so under performance of contract obligations with users who use the services to publish content on web sites hosted by Pleasure Evolution. In such cases, users authoring such content containing personal data of third parties are responsible for that content. Pleasure Evolution will consider related complaints in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation’s rights of the data subject, as well as rights of expression and access to information.

Public Nature of Personal Data

Logged-in users may choose to interact publicly with the Pleasure Evolution Services in the form of commenting on a post, or sharing links on connected social media accounts. Where such personal data may reveal special category protected data, it is processed on the basis that it is manifestly made public by the user. Additional information on potential consequences of such processing can be found below. If you do not agree to this public usage, do not create an account or use these features of Pleasure Evolution Services.

Categories of Personal Data Collected

Visitors

  • Reading history
  • IP address
  • Browser information
  • DNT status

Customers:

  • Billing information and history

Affiliates:

  • Bank account for payments
  • Business information, if applicable

Categories of Recipients

Pleasure Evolution shares minimal personal data with third-party processors in order to provide the Services. These processors offer at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement. This includes the following categories of recipients:

  • Hosting, Storage, & Other Infrastructure
  • Security
  • Analytics
  • Communication & Support
  • Payment Processors

Search engines will index user profiles, public interactions, and any user-generated content. Users may also share links to your content on social media.

Payment Processors

Pleasure Evolution provides Services in conjunction with several Paypal, through which users may pay for Pleasure Evolution classes and servicess or receive payment based on participation in our Partner program. Those companies acting as payment processors may collect and store personal data related to your billing information and history in order to provide their services, and may collect and store personal data and business data to prevent fraud and other abuse.

When you delete your Pleasure Evolution account, Pleasure Evolution deletes your personal data as outlined in this document. However, to delete your payment or billing information, you will need to do so with your payment provider, as Pleasure Evolution only has minimal secure access to those records as needed to provide the services.

Embedded Content

Pleasure Evolution posts may contain third-party embeds, which may in some cases collect and store personal data. The use of personal data by embedded content providers is not covered by this statement, but by the privacy policies of those sites or services.

Existence of Automated Decision-making

Pleasure Evolution collects and stores personal data about its users to customize reading. This includes automated decision-making to promote content tailored to the preferences and interests indicated by the user, and to their browsing history and network interactions.

Pleasure Evolution also filters content for the purposes of fighting and preventing spam, fraud, and other forms of abuse.

Potential Consequences of Processing

By creating an account on Pleasure Evolution, users may make certain personal data about themselves public and accessible to others on their profile and through network interactions. This may in some cases constitute special category protected data which is considered manifestly made public by the user.

Due to the public nature of information posted to Pleasure Evolution, it may be possible for third parties to derive identifying personal data from posts, whether by reading, inference, supplemental research, or automated extraction and analysis.

Cross-border Transfers

Pleasure Evolution is hosted in the United States. By using Pleasure Evolution Services, you authorize Pleasure Evolution to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate. Where your data is disclosed to our processors, it is subject by contract to at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement.

Rights of Data Subjects

  1. If you sign up for a Pleasure Evolution account, you may at any time request an export of your personal information by contacting support@pleasureevolution.com.
  2. You may correct information associated with your account from You may withdraw consent by deleting your account at any time through the email link, which will erase your personal information completely within 14 days (except to the extent Pleasure Evolution is prevented by law from deleting your information).
  3. You may object at any time to the use of your personal data by contacting support@Pleasure Evolution.com. If your complaint relates to alleged misuse of your personal data by a third party, it may result in suspension of that post or account in keeping with relevant law, public interest, our contractual obligations, and the rights of expression and access to information of others.
  4. You may at any time lodge a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data by Pleasure Evolution with the Supervisory Authority of your EU member state.

Contact Information

Pleasure Evolution

PO Box 19495

Asheville, NC 28815

United States of America