Privacy Policy and EU Regulation Compliance

When May We Share Your Information?



With Your Permission

We may share your information when you give us specific permission to do so, for legal reasons, and in the other circumstances described below.


We share your information for a particular purpose, if you agree. 


For Legal Reasons

The Archive of Healing™ (AH) will disclose your information in response to an official legal process only if we believe it to be legally valid. We will notify you of such requests when possible.


We will access, use, preserve, and/or disclose your Personal Information if we reasonably believe it necessary to satisfy a valid and legally enforceable warrant, subpoena, court order, law or regulation, or other judicial or administrative order. However, if we believe that a particular request for disclosure of a user's information is legally invalid or an abuse of the legal system and the affected user does not intend to oppose the disclosure themselves, we will try our best to fight it. We are committed to notifying you via email at least ten (10) calendar days, when possible, before we disclose your Personal Information in response to a legal demand. 


However, we may only provide notice if we are not legally restrained from contacting you, there is no credible threat to life or limb that is created or increased by disclosing the request, and you have provided us with an email address.


Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal objections or defenses you may have to a third party's request (whether it be civil, criminal, or governmental) to disclose your information. We recommend seeking the advice of legal counsel immediately if such a request is made involving you.


If the Organization is Transferred 

In the unlikely event that the ownership of the Archive of Healing™ changes, we will provide you 30 days’ notice before any personal information is transferred to the new owners or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.


In the extremely unlikely event that ownership of all or substantially all of the Foundation changes, or we go through a reorganization (such as a merger, consolidation, or acquisition), we will continue to keep your Personal Information confidential, except as provided in this Policy, and provide notice to you via the AH Notices page. We will notify all users at least thirty (30) calendar days before any Personal Information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.


To Protect You, Ourselves & Others

We, or users with certain administrative rights, may disclose information that is reasonably necessary to enforce or investigate potential violations of the AH Terms of Use; protect our organization, infrastructure, employees, contractors, or the public; or prevent imminent or serious bodily harm or death to a person. 


We, or particular users with certain administrative rights as described below, may need to share your Personal Information if it is reasonably believed to be necessary to enforce or investigate potential violations of our Terms of Use, or this Privacy Policy. We may also need to access and share information to investigate and defend ourselves against legal threats or actions.


AH pages are collaborative, with users writing commentary and offering new data to our database. The user’s rights may include access to limited amounts of otherwise nonpublic information about recent contributions and activity by other users. They use this access to help protect against vandalism and abuse, fight harassment of other users, and generally try to minimize disruptive behavior on the AH site. 


We hope that this never comes up, but we may disclose your Personal Information if we believe that it's reasonably necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm or death to a person, or to protect our organization, employees, contractors, users, or the public. We may also disclose your Personal Information if we reasonably believe it necessary to detect, prevent, or otherwise assess and address potential spam, malware, fraud, abuse, unlawful activity, and security or technical concerns. 


To Our Service Providers

We may disclose personal information to our third party service providers or contractors to help run or improve the AH and provide services in support of our mission.


As hard as we may try, we can't do it all. So sometimes we use third-party service providers or contractors who help run or improve the AH for you and other users. We give access to your Personal Information to these providers or contractors as needed to perform their services for us or to use their tools and services. We put requirements, such as confidentiality agreements, in place to help ensure that these service providers treat your information consistently with, and no less protective of your privacy than, the principles of this Policy. 


If you are visiting the AH with your mobile device, we use your IP address to provide anonymized or aggregated information to service providers regarding the volume of usage in certain areas.


To Understand & Experiment

  • We give volunteer developers and researchers access to systems that contain your information to allow them to protect, develop, and contribute to the AH.
  • We may also share non-Personal Information or aggregated information with third parties interested in studying the AH.
  • When we share information with third parties for these purposes, we put reasonable technical and contractual protections in place to protect your information consistent with this Policy.


The CMS that powers the AH depends on the contributions of volunteer software developers, who spend time writing and testing code to help it improve and evolve with our users' needs. To facilitate their work, we give some developers limited access to systems that contain your Personal Information, but only as reasonably necessary for them to develop and contribute to the AH.


Similarly, we share non-Personal Information or aggregated information with researchers, scholars, academics, and other interested third parties who wish to study the AH data. Sharing this information helps them understand usage, viewing, and demographics statistics and patterns. They then can share their findings with us and our users so that we can all better understand and improve the AH.


When we give access to personal information to third-party developers or researchers, we put requirements, such as reasonable technical and contractual protections, in place to help ensure that these service providers treat your information consistently with the principles of this Policy and in accordance with our instructions. If these developers or researchers later publish their work or findings, we ask that they not disclose your personal information. Please note that, despite the obligations we impose on developers and researchers, we cannot guarantee that they will abide by our agreement, nor do we guarantee that we will regularly screen or audit their projects. 


Because You Made It Public

Information that you submit may become public and may be seen and used by other visitors.

Any information you post publicly on the AH is just that – public. For example, if you put your mailing address on a publicly visible page, that is public, and not protected by this Policy. And if you comment on data without registering or logging into your account, your IP address will be seen publicly. Please think carefully about your desired level of anonymity before you disclose Personal Information on your user page or elsewhere.


How Do We Protect Your Data?

We use a variety of physical and technical measures, policies, and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.


We strive to protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We use a variety of physical and technical measures, policies, and procedures (such as access control procedures, network firewalls, and physical security) designed to protect our systems and your Personal Information. Unfortunately, there's no such thing as completely secure data transmission or storage, so we can't guarantee that our security will not be breached (by technical measures or through violation of our policies and procedures).


We will never ask for your password by email (but may send you a temporary password via email if you have requested a password reset). If you ever receive an email that requests your password, please let us know by sending it to so we can investigate the source of the email.


How Long Do We Keep Your Data?

Except as otherwise stated in this policy, we only keep your Personal Information as long as necessary to maintain, understand and improve the AH site or to comply with U.S. law.


Once we receive Personal Information from you, we keep it for the shortest possible time that is consistent with the maintenance, understanding, and improvement of the AH, and our obligations under applicable U.S. law. Non-personal information may be retained indefinitely. 


Please remember that certain information, such as your IP address, is archived and displayed indefinitely by design. 


For the protection of the AH and other users, if you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you may not use the Archive of Healing.


Where is the AH & What Does That Mean for Me?

The Archive of Healing™ is a C-Corporation based in Los Angeles County, California, with servers and data centers located inside and outside of U.S. territory. If you decide to use the AH, either from inside or outside of the U.S., you understand that your personal information will be collected, transferred, stored, processed, disclosed and otherwise used in the U.S. as described in this Privacy Policy. You also understand that your information may be transferred by us from the U.S. to other countries, which may have different or less stringent data protection laws than your country, in connection with providing services to you.


Our Response to Do Not Track (DNT) signals

We do not allow tracking by third-party websites you have not visited.

We do not share your data with third parties for marketing purposes.

We are strongly committed to not sharing nonpublic information and Personal Information with third parties. In particular, we do not allow tracking by third-party websites you have not visited (including analytics services, advertising networks, and social platforms), nor do we share your Personal Information with any third parties for marketing purposes. 


Because we protect all users in this manner, we do not change our behavior in response to a web browser's "do not track" signal.


Changes to This Privacy Policy

Substantial changes to this Policy will not be made until after a public comment period of at least 30 days.


Because things naturally change over time and we want to ensure our Privacy Policy accurately reflects our practices and the law, it may be necessary to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. We reserve the right to do so in the following manner:

  • In the event of substantial changes, we will provide the proposed changes to our users for open comment period lasting at least thirty (30) calendar days. Prior to the start of any comment period, we will provide notice of such changes and the opportunity to comment via the AH, and via our Notices page or a user mailing.
  • For minor changes, such as grammatical fixes, administrative or legal changes, or corrections of inaccurate statements, we will post the changes and, when possible, provide at least three (3) calendar days' prior notice via the Notices page or a user mailing.

We ask that you please review the most up-to-date version of our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Archive of Healing™ after this Privacy Policy becomes effective constitutes acceptance of this Privacy Policy on your part. Your continued use of the AH after any subsequent version of this Privacy Policy becomes effective, following notice as outlined above, constitutes acceptance of that version of the Privacy Policy on your part.


Contact Us

If you have questions or suggestions about this Privacy Policy, or the information collected under this Privacy Policy, please email us at


Depending on your jurisdiction, you also may have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority competent for your country or region.


Thank You!

Thank you for reading our Privacy Policy. We hope you enjoy using the Archive of Healing™ and appreciate your participation in creating, maintaining, and constantly working to improve our repository of healing modalities.

Please note that in the event of any differences in meaning or interpretation between the original English version of this Privacy Policy and a translation, the original English version takes precedence.