This is a notice to inform you of our policy about all information that we record about you. It sets out the conditions under which we may process any information that we collect from you, or that you provide to us. It covers information that could identify you (“personal information”) and information that could not. In the context of the law and this notice, “process” means collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information.
We take the protection of your privacy and confidentiality seriously. We understand that all visitors to our Website are entitled to know that their personal data will not be used for any purpose unintended by them, and will not accidentally fall into the hands of a third party.
Except as set out below, we do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any information collected through our Website.
Modern Ancient Inc. (henceforth, “Owner”) is a provider of retreat experiences involving the use of sacred plant and other medicine, in Iquitos, Peru. We care about protecting the personal information of our clients and visitors who use our website, products or services (collectively, our “Users”).
Data Protection Officer
Modern Ancient Inc. has appointed a data protection officer that you may contact with any questions or concerns about our personal data practices or policies. The data protection officer’s name and contact information are: Neshani Luchmee (Director of Operations). Please use the Contact Form on this website to direct any questions to our Data Protection Officer.
Definitions and Interpretation
(i) Data: collectively all information that you submit to Modern Ancient Inc. via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;
(ii) Cookies: a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the Cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below (Cookies);
(iii) Data Protection Laws: any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 96/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as the GDPR is effective in the UK and for the US as long as we process or are a controller of personal data of data subjects in the European Union
(iv) GDPR: the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679;
(v) Modern Ancient Inc. Registered in CA, United States. You may contact Modern Ancient Corp. via the Contact Form on this website.
(vi) UK and EU Cookie Law: the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;
(vii) User or you: any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Modern Ancient Inc. and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Modern Ancient Inc. and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and
(vii) Website: the Website that you are currently using, www.modernancient.com, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
(i) the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
(iii) a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
(iv) "including" is understood to mean "including without limitation";
(v) reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
4. For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Modern Ancient Inc. is the "Data controller". This means that Modern Ancient Inc. determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.
5. We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.
(ii) date of birth;
(iv) job title;
(vi) contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
(vii) demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests;
(viii) financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;
(ix) IP address (automatically collected);
(x) web browser type and version (automatically collected);
(xi) operating system (automatically collected);
(xii) a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected); and
(xiii) medical history lifestyle and nutrition recreational activities and interests.
How We Collect Data
7. We collect Data in the following ways:
(i) Data is given to us by you; and
(ii) Data is collected automatically.
Data Given to Us by You
(i) when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means;
(ii) when you register with us and set up an account to receive our services;
(iii) when you enter a competition or promotion through a social media channel;
(iv) when you elect to receive marketing communications from us; and
(v) when you use our services.
Data that is Collected Automatically
9. To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:
(i) We automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.
(ii) We will collect your Data automatically via Cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about Cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed "Cookies".
Our Use of Data
10. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
(i) To provide and maintain our Services
(ii) To notify you about changes to our Services
(ii) To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
(iv) To provide customer support
(v) To improve our Services
(vi) To monitor the usage of our Services
(vii) To detect, prevent and address technical issues
11. We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed "Your rights" below).
12. When you register with us to receive our services, the legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.
Who We Share Data With
13. We may share your Data with the following groups of people for the following reasons:
(i) our employees, agents and/or professional advisors - to make an assessment on suitability and provide additional arrangements where needed; and
(ii) if required by law or any government authority
Keeping Data Secure
14. We take reasonable measures to protect personal information from unauthorised access, disclosure, or misuse. However, no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of personal information.
15. Technical and organizational measures include measures to deal with any suspected Data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorized access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address: email@example.com.
16. If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.
18. Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.
19. You have the following rights in relation to your Data:
(i) Right to access - the right to request (a) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (b) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is "manifestly unfounded or excessive." Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
(ii) Right to correct - the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
(iii) Right to erase - the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.
(iv) Right to restrict our use of your Data - the right to "block" us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.
(v) Right to Data portability - the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.
(vi) Right to object - the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.
20. To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via the Contact Form on this Website.
21. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant Data Protection Authority in your jurisdiction.
22. It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.
Transfers Outside the European Economic Area
23. Data which we collect from you may be stored and processed in and transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). For example, this could occur if our servers are located in a country outside the EEA or one of our service providers is situated in a country outside the EEA.
24. We will only transfer Data outside the EEA where it is compliant with Data Protection legislation and the means of transfer provides adequate safeguards in relation to your Data, e.g. including but not limited to by way of Data transfer agreement, incorporating the current standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission, or by signing up to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, in the event that the organization in receipt of the Data is based in the United States of America.
25. We do not share your Data with third parties however, if we share your Data we will confirm that your Data receives an adequate level of protection, e.g. appropriate safeguards and procedures with the third parties so your Data is treated by those third parties in a way that is consistent with the Data Protection Laws.
Links to Other Websites
Changes of Business Ownership and Control
29. We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.
30. In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.
Disclosure Of Data
31. We may use Google to re-market to Website Visitors. For example, if you previously visited our website and expressed interest,, we may serve you advertisements containing a discount when you visit Google or other websites in the Google Audience Network.
33. We may use Facebook Custom Audiences to deliver advertisements to Website Visitors on Facebook based on email addresses that you have shared with us, providing you have granted us permission to do so. We also may use information associated with Visitor social media accounts, such as demographic and other information about an individual's title, industry or organization, to improve our marketing efforts.
34. We may use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements. As an example, we may purchase advertisements which are presented selectively to users who have expressed an interest in participating on live workshops.
35. We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
36. The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.
Google Analytics (Google Inc.)
37. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
38. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
39. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
40. Place of processing: US.
42. All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current US, UK and EU Cookie Law.
43. Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling Modern Ancient Corp. to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.
44. This Website may place the following Cookies:
(i) Strictly necessary Cookies: These are Cookies that are required for the operation of our Website. They include, for example, Cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
(ii) Analytical/performance Cookies: They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that Users are finding what they are looking for easily.
(iii) Functionality Cookies: These are used to recognize you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
45. You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.
46. You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalization settings.
47. It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
48. For more information generally on Cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to aboutcookies.org. You will also find details on how to delete Cookies from your computer.
Tracking & Cookies Data
50. Cookies are files with a small amount of data. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
51. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
54. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
55. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of California. All disputes arising under the Agreement (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States of America and the laws of the State of California.
56. We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use 57. third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
58. Our website is not intended for children under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18. if we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 18, we will delete it immediately.