Privacy Policy

Effective as of March 19, 2021

Introduction

Sunlighten, Inc. (“Sunlighten,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) respects the privacy of your information. This Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the information you provide to us in using our website (the “Site”) and the services provided through our Site (the “Services”).

From time to time, we may change this Privacy Policy. If we do, we will post an amended version on this webpage. If we make material changes to our Privacy Policy, we may also notify you by other means, such as sending an email or posting a notice on our home page. If required by applicable data protection laws, we will obtain your consent to any material changes. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically.

Please also refer to our Terms of Use regarding the proper usage of the Sites and Services.

This Privacy Policy covers the following topics:

  1. What is Sunlighten?
  2. Collecting and Using Information
  3. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
  4. Third Party Processors
  5. International Data Transfers
  6. “Do Not Track” Signals
  7. Advertising and Marketing Choices
  8. Third Party Links
  9. Security
  10. Children’s Privacy
  11. Your Choices and Rights
  12. Your Personal Data and Your Rights –Europe and the United Kingdom Only
  13. Your Personal Data and Your Rights –United States Only (Including California)
  14. Accessibility
  15. How to Contact Us 

1.What is Sunlighten?

Sunlighten was founded as a result of a personal healing experience with infrared therapy. For more than a decade, founder Jason Lincoln Jeffers suffered from chronic illness and relied on traditional medicine to manage his condition. It was only when he discovered infrared saunas that he truly began to heal. Jason founded Sunlight Saunas (now Sunlighten) in 1999 to make more people aware of the remarkable healing power of infrared that he personally experienced. Today the company continues to innovate even greater technologies with the goal of bringing products that empower wellness into homes and businesses around the world.

Sunlighten’s UK office is located at 1 Courtnell Street London W2 5BU United Kingdom. Sunlighten is the data controller of all personal data collected from residents of the European Economic Area or the United Kingdom.

2.Collecting and Using Information

Personal Data We Collect

Through your use of the Site and Services, we collect personal data from you. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Personal Data” refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person that we maintain in an accessible form.

Information You Provide

When you use the Site or Services, you may voluntarily provide us with the following types of Personal Data:

  • Get Pricing. When you request pricing on a Sunlighten product, you will provide us with your first and last name, phone number, email address, country of residence, and intended use of the product.
  • Get the Infrared Sauna Buyer’s Guide. When you request an Infrared Sauna Buyer’s Guide, you will provide us with your first and last name, and email address.
  • Get a Custom Sauna Quote. When you request a quote for a custom sauna through our webform or by telephone, you will provide us with your first and last name, phone number, email address, intended use of the product, and interior room dimensions, including room depth, height, and width, ceiling height, and door width. You may also provide us with the location of the project, including the state/province/region, city, and zip/postal code.
  • Contact Commercial Team. When you contact a member of the commercial team, you will provide us with your first and last name, phone number, email address, facility type, purchase timeline, whether you are a United States resident, and how you heard about us.
  • Purchase a Product Online. When you purchase a product on the Site with us, you will provide us with your first and last name, country/region, street address, town/city, state, zip code, phone number, email address, and credit card information.
  • Live Chat. To start a live chat with a customer representative, you will provide us with your first and last name, and email address.
  • Apply for Financing. use Wells Fargo to approve and issue credit cards with a line of credit to our customers for sauna purchases in the United States. We use Duologi to approve and issue credit cards with a line of credit to our customers for sauna purchases in the United Kingdom. To apply for financing, you will provide Wells Fargo or Duologi with your first and last name, Social Security number, email address, birthdate, physical address, phone number, and net annual income. Wells Fargo’s privacy policy is available here and Duologi’s privacy policy is available here. If we assist you in completing the application over the phone we will maintain a recording of the conversation.
  • Financing for Online Products. We use Klarma to offer monthly financing to our customers that purchase products directly from the Site. To apply for financing, you may provide Klarma with your name and email address, among other things. Klarma’s privacy policy is available here.
  • Request Product Support. When you contact us for product support by webform, you will provide us with your first and last name, sauna model, description of the issue, phone number, email address, and you may provide a photograph of the sauna issue. When you contact us by telephone, you may need to provide us with your first and last name, email address, phone number, and sauna model.
  • Contact Us. When you contact us by telephone or email, you may need to provide us with your first and last name, email address, and/or phone number.
  • Schedule a Call. When you schedule a call with us, you will provide us with your first and last name, and email address.
  • Join Our Partner Program. To join our partner program, you must provide us with your first and last name, company name, email address, phone number, email list size, social media follower size, promotional methods, how you would like to work with us, and whether you own a Sunlighten sauna.
  • Interact with our Site or Services. When you send us any feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, or interact with us in any way, you may need to provide us with your first and last name, and email address.

Information as You Navigate Our Site and Services

We automatically collect certain Personal Data through your use of the Site and Services. We will automatically collect certain Personal Data, such as the following:

  • Usage Information. We collect information such as which of the pages on the Site you access, the frequency of access, and what you click on while on the Site.
  • Device Information. We collect information about the device you are using, such as hardware model, operating system, application version number, and browser.
  • Mobile Device Information. In addition to the Device Information listed above, when you access our Site via a browser on your mobile device, we collect and aggregate information about whether you are accessing the Site via a mobile device or tablet, device type, and carrier.
  • Location Information. We collect location information from Site visitors on a city-regional basis.

Third Party Information

In some cases, we may receive certain Personal Data from you about a third party. For example, when you purchase a Sunlighten product, you may provide the name and physical address of a third party who is receiving the product. If you submit any Personal Data about another individual to us, you are responsible for making sure that you have the authority to do so and to allow us to use their Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

How We Use Your Personal Data

We use the Personal Data we collect to provide the Services to you, to improve our Services and Site, and to protect our legal rights. In addition, we may use the Personal Data we collect to:

  • Provide information to you about product pricing and instant sale pricing
  • Administer drawings to win a sauna;
  • Email you our Infrared Sauna Buyer’s Guide;
  • Provide you with a custom sauna quote;
  • Provide you with a Sunlighten product;
  • Provide information to you about joining our partner program;
  • Contact you regarding our products and services that we feel may be of interest to you;
  • Communicate with you about our Site or Services or to inform you of any changes to our Site or Services;
  • Provide support;
  • Maintain and improve our Site and Services;
  • Defend our legal rights and the rights of others;
  • Efficiently maintain our business; and
  • Comply with applicable law.

How We Share Your Personal Data

We may share the information that we collect about you in the following ways:

  • With service providers who perform data services on our behalf (e.g., email, hosting, maintenance, backup, analysis, etc.). Any such service providers will be under an obligation to us to maintain the confidentiality of your Personal Data;
  • To service providers to prepare, deploy and analyze advertising content;
  • To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  • To establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights, including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention;
  • To any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that Personal Data where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that Personal Data;
  • To any other person or entity as part of any business or asset sale; and
  • To any other person or entity where you consent to the disclosure.

3. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Like many other companies, we use cookies and other tracking technologies (such as pixels and web beacons). To learn more about how we use cookies and to change your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses Cookies or other tracking technologies to help us analyze how users interact with the Site and Services, compile reports on their activity, and provide other services related to their activity and usage. The technologies used by Google may collect information such as your IP address, time of visit, whether you are a returning visitor, and any referring website. The technologies used by Google Analytics do not gather information that personally identifies you. The information generated by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google and will be subject to Google’s privacy policies. To learn more about Google’s partner services and to learn how to opt-out of tracking of analytics by Google, click here.

4. Third Party Processors

To ensure that your Personal Data receives an adequate level of protection, we have put in place appropriate procedures with the service providers we share your Personal Data with to ensure that your Personal Data is treated by those service providers in a way that is consistent with and which respects the applicable laws on data security and privacy. For example, we use Google Analytics, and Hotjar for web analytics services, WooCommerce for eCommerce, PayFlowPro for payment processing, and Office 365 for data backup and recovery.

5. International Data Tranfers

We operate internationally and transfer information to the United States for the purposes described in this policy. The United States may have privacy and data protection laws that differ from, and are potentially less protective than, the laws of your country. Your Personal Data can be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in the United States according to the laws of the United States.

By using our Services, you explicitly consent to this risk and to the transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States, irrespective of which country you live in. This includes when you request pricing, request the Infrared Sauna Buyer’s Guide, request a custom sauna quote, purchase a product, request instant sale pricing, request product support, join our partner program, and contact us through webform, live chat, telephone, or email. We also may transfer your Personal Data to the United States if necessary to perform a contract between you and us.

For any transfers of Personal Data from the European Economic Area, Switzerland or the United Kingdom that we make to other entities as described in this Privacy Policy, we use appropriate safeguards to ensure for the law processing and transfer of the Personal Data, including, when appropriate, the use of standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission. To obtain a copy of the safeguards, contact us at privacy@sunlighten.com.

6. “Do Not Track” Signals

Some internet browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” feature that signals to websites you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Given that there is not a uniform way that browsers communicate the “Do Not Track” signal, the Site does not currently interpret, respond to or alter its practices when it receives “Do Not Track” signals.

7. Advertising and Marketing Choices

Depending on your location (and reflecting applicable law), you may have been asked to indicate your preferences, provide us with your consent regarding the receipt of such information from us, and indicate how you would like to receive it.

Wherever you are located, we will send you marketing communications based on any preferences you may have expressed.

We only want to send you information in which you are interested. If you do not want to receive these communications or would like to understand more about other unsubscribe options, please contact us as set out in the “How to Contact Us” section below.

For email communications, you can opt out and/or manage your preferences by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the bottom of any email you receive from us. You also may submit a request to us at unsubscribe@sunlighten.com. If we call you with information you do not want to receive, you can advise us of this during the telephone call.

8. Third Party Links

The Site and Services may contain links that will let you leave the Site and Services and access another website. Linked websites are not under our control. Except as stated below, this Privacy Policy applies solely to Personal Data that is acquired on this Site and Services. We accept no responsibility or liability for these other websites.

9. Security

We maintain commercially reasonable security measures to protect the Personal Data we collect and store from loss, misuse, destruction, or unauthorized access. However, no security measure or modality of data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Although we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee absolute security.

10. Children’s Privacy

The Site and Services are not intended for children under 16 years of age. We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under 16.

11. Your Choices and Rights

Depending on the jurisdiction in which you are located, you may have additional rights with respect to your Personal Data. We discuss some of those jurisdictions and rights below. For example, you may have the rights to access, delete, update, or correct your information. You also may have the right to object to or opt out of direct marketing from us. If you would like to exercise your legal rights, please contact us at privacy@sunlighten.com. We will process your request in accordance with any applicable legal requirements.

12. Your Personal Data and Your Rights – Europe and the United Kingdom Only

If you are in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA) or in the United Kingdom, you are entitled to the following explanation of the legal bases we rely on to process your Personal Data and a description of your privacy rights.

Legal Bases for Processing Your Personal Data

The legal basis for collecting and using the Personal Data described above will depend on the Personal Data concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.

Consent

We may process your Personal Data based on your consent such as when you create an account or when you ask us to send certain kinds of marketing communications. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Our Legitimate Interests

We may process your Personal Data if doing so is necessary for our legitimate interests and your rights as an individual do not override those legitimate interests. For example, when we process your Personal Data to carry out fraud prevention activities and activities to increase network and information security, to market directly to you, to expand our business activities, and to improve our services and the content and functionality of our Site.

To Perform a Contract

We may process your Personal Data to administer and fulfill contractual obligations to you.

To Enable Us to Comply with a Legal Obligation

We may process your Personal Data to comply with legal obligations to which we are subject. This may include any requirement to produce audited accounts and to comply with legal process.

Necessary for the Exercise or Defense of Legal Claims

If you bring a claim against us or we bring a claim against you, we may process your Personal Data in relation to that claim.

If you have any questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your Personal Data for any specific processing activity, please contact us using the “How to Contact Us” section below.

Your Rights

Access Your Personal Data

You have the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not we are processing Personal Data about you and, if so, the right to be provided with the information contained in this Privacy Policy. You also have the right to receive a copy of the Personal Data undergoing processing.

Rectify Your Personal Data

You have the right to ask us to rectify any inaccurate Personal Data about you and to have incomplete Personal Data completed.

Restrict Our Use of Your Personal Data

You have the right to ask us to place a restriction on our use of your Personal Data if one of the following applies to you:

  • You contest the accuracy of the information that we hold about you, while we verify its accuracy;
  • We have used your information unlawfully, but you request us to restrict its use instead of erasing it;
  • We no longer need the information for the purpose for which we collected it, but you need it to deal with a legal claim; or
  • You have objected to us using your information, while we check whether our legitimate grounds override your right to object.

Object to Our Use of Your Personal Data

You have the right to object to our use of your Personal Data where our reason for using it is based on our legitimate interests or your consent (rather than when the reason for using it is to perform an obligation due to you under a contract with us).

Delete Your Personal Data

You can ask us to delete your Personal Data if:

  • We no longer need it for the purposes for which we collected it;
  • We have been using it with no valid legal basis;
  • We are obligated to erase it to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject;
  • We need your consent to use the information and you withdraw consent;
  • You object to us processing your Personal Data where our legal basis for doing so is our legitimate interests and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing.

However, this right is not absolute. Even if you make a request for deletion, we may need to retain certain information for legal or administrative purposes, such as record keeping, maintenance of opt-out requirements, defending or making legal claims, or detecting fraudulent activities. We will retain information in accordance with the “How Long Is Your Personal Data Kept” section below.

If you do exercise a valid right to have your Personal Data deleted, please keep in mind that deletion by third parties to whom the information has been provided might not be immediate and that the deleted information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period (but will not be available to others).

Transfer Your Personal Data to Another Service Provider

You may request that we transfer some of the Personal Data you have provided to you or another service provider in electronic copy. This applies to Personal Data we are processing to service a contract with you and to Personal Data we are processing based on your consent.

To exercise any of these rights, please contact us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section below.

Make a Complaint

If you have any concerns or complaints regarding our processing of your Personal Data, please contact us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section below and we will do our best to answer any question and resolve any complaint to your satisfaction.

If, for whatever reason, you feel we do not meet the standards you expect of us, you are also entitled to make a complaint to your local supervisory authority:

EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs)

Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC)

Information Commissioner’s Office (United Kingdom)

How Long Is Your Personal Data Kept?

We will retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collect it and as set out in this Privacy Policy and for the purpose of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements that apply to us.

13.  Your Personal Data and Your Rights – United States Only (Including California)

Notice to Nevada Residents

Nevada law allows Nevada residents to opt out of the sale of certain types of personal information. Subject to a number of exceptions, Nevada law defines “sale” to mean the exchange of certain types of personal information for monetary consideration to a person for the person to license or sell the information to additional persons. We do not currently sell personal information as defined in the Nevada law. However, if you are a Nevada resident, you still may submit a verified request to opt-out of sales and we will record your instructions and incorporate them in the future if our policy changes. Opt-out requests may be sent to privacy@sunlighten.com.

Notice to California Residents

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires that we provide California residents with a privacy policy that contains a comprehensive description of our online and offline practices regarding the collection, use, disclosure, and sale of personal information and of the rights of California residents regarding their personal information. This section of the Privacy Policy is intended solely for, and is applicable only as to, California residents. If you are not a California resident, this does not apply to you and you should not rely on it.

The CCPA defines “personal information” to mean information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular California resident or household. Personal information does not include publicly available, deidentified or aggregated information. For purposes of this “Notice to California Residents” section we will refer to this information as “Personal Information.”

The CCPA contains an exception that is relevant to us. Some of the CCPA’s privacy rights explained below do not apply to personal information collected in a business-to-business context. That is information reflecting a written or verbal communication or a transaction between us and a consumer, where the consumer is acting as an employee, owner, director, officer, or contractor of another entity and when the communication or transaction occur solely within the context of us conducting due diligence regarding, or providing or receiving a product or service to or from such entity.

Right to Know About Personal Information Collected, Disclosed, or Sold

Your Right

If you are a California resident, you have the right to request that we disclose what Personal Information we have collected about you in the 12-month period preceding your request. This right includes the right to request any or all of the following:

  • Specific pieces of Personal Information that we have collected about you;
  • Categories of Personal Information that we have collected about you;
  • Categories of sources from which the Personal Information was collected;
  • Categories of Personal Information that we sold (if applicable) or disclosed for a business purpose about you;
  • Categories of third parties to whom the Personal Information was sold (if applicable) or disclosed for a business purpose; and
  • The business or commercial purpose for collecting or, if applicable, selling Personal Information.

The CCPA defines “sell” to mean selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a California resident’s Personal Information to another business or a third party for monetary or other valuable consideration.

Collection of Personal Information

We currently collect and, in the 12 months prior to the Effective Date of this Privacy Policy, have collected the following categories of Personal Information about California residents directly from them and from data analytics providers and social networks:

  • Identifiers (name, postal address, internet protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number)
  • Unique personal identifiers (device identifier; cookies, pixel tags, mobile ad identifiers, or other similar technology; telephone numbers, or other forms of persistent or probabilistic identifiers that can be used to identify a particular consumer or device)
  • Telephone number
  • Credit and debit card number
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information (browsing history; search history; and information regarding consumer’s interaction with the Site)
  • Geolocation data
  • Commercial information (records of products or services purchased, obtained or considered; other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies)

In addition to the purposes stated above in the section “Collecting and Using Information” we currently collect and have collected the above categories of Personal Information for the following business or commercial purposes:

  • Detecting security incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecuting those responsible for that activity
  • Debugging to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality
  • Short-term, transient use, provided that the personal information is not disclosed to another third party and is not used to build a profile about a consumer or otherwise alter an individual consumer’s experience outside the current interaction, including, but not limited to, the contextual customization of ads shown as part of the same interaction
  • Performing services on behalf of the business, providing customer service, processing or fulfilling orders and transactions, verifying customer information, or providing similar services on behalf of the business
  • Undertaking internal research for technological development and demonstration.
  • Undertaking activities to verify or maintain the quality or safety of a service or device that is owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by the business, and to improve, upgrade, or enhance the service or device that is owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by the business
  • Advancing our commercial or economic interests

Disclosure or Sale of Personal Information

The following table identifies the categories of Personal Information that we disclosed for a business purpose to service providers or sold to third parties in the 12 months preceding the Effective Date of this Privacy Policy and, for each category, the category of service providers or third parties to whom the Personal Information was sold or :

Category of Personal InformationCategory of Service Providers Category of Third Parties
Name, email address, postal address, Social Security number, telephone number, credit/debit card number Financial institutions (Wells Fargo, Duologi, Klarna)
Name, credit/debit card numberPayment processors 
Name, postal address, email addressCloud storageDealers
Name and postal address Shipping providers
Unique personal identifiers (device identifier; cookies, pixel tags, mobile ad identifiers, or other similar technology; telephone numbers, or other forms of persistent or probabilistic identifiers that can be used to identify a particular consumer or device)Data analytics providersAdvertising partners

We do not knowingly collect or sell the Personal Information of minors under 16 years of age.

Right to Request Deletion of Personal Information

If you are a California resident, you have the right to request that we delete the Personal Information about you that we have collected. However, per the CCPA, we are not required to comply with a request to delete if it is necessary for us to maintain the Personal Information in order to, for example, complete a transaction, detect security incidents, comply with a legal obligation, or otherwise use the Personal Information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

How to Submit a Request to Know or Delete

You may submit a request to know or delete by completing the online form, emailing us at privacy@sunlighten.com or by calling us at 1-888-200-4154.

Our Process for Verifying a Request to Know or Delete

If we determine that your request is subject to an exemption or exception, we will notify you of our determination. If we determine that your request is not subject to an exemption or exception,  we will comply with your request upon verification of your identity and, to the extent applicable, the identity of the California resident on whose behalf you are making such request.

We will verify your identity either to a “reasonable degree of certainty” or a “reasonably high degree of certainty” depending on the sensitivity of the Personal Information and the risk of harm to you by unauthorized disclosure or deletion as applicable.

For requests to access categories of Personal Information and for requests to delete Personal Information that is not sensitive and does not pose a risk of harm by unauthorized deletion, we will verify your identity to a “reasonable degree of certainty” by verifying at least two data points that you previously provided to us and which we have determined to be reliable for the purpose of verifying identities.

For requests to access specific pieces of Personal Information or for requests to delete Personal Information that is sensitive and poses a risk of harm by unauthorized deletion, we will verify your identity to a “reasonably high degree of certainty” by verifying at least three pieces of Personal Information previously provided to us and which we have determined to be reliable for the purpose of verifying identities. In addition, you will be required to submit a signed declaration under penalty of perjury stating that you are the individual whose Personal Information is being requested.

Right to Opt-Out of Sale of Personal Information

If you are a California resident, you have the right to direct businesses to stop selling your Personal Information. We do not currently sell Personal Information as it is defined in the CCPA.

Right to Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of a California Resident’s Privacy Rights

We will not discriminate against California residents if they exercise any of the rights provided in the CCPA as described in this section “Notice to California Residents.” As such, we will not deny goods or services to that California resident; charge different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties; provide a different level or quality of goods or services to the California resident; or suggest that the California resident will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services. However, we are permitted to charge a California resident a different price or rate, or provide a different level or quality of goods or services, if that difference is reasonably related to the value provided to us by the individual’s data.

Authorized Agents

If you are submitting a request on behalf of a California resident, please submit the request through one of the designated methods discussed above. After submitting the request, and if the request is not subject to an exemption or exception, we will require additional information to verify your authority to act on behalf of the California resident.

Shine the Light Law

We do not disclose personal information obtained through our Site or Services to third-parties for their direct marketing purposes. Accordingly, we have no obligations under California Civil Code § 1798.83.

14.  Accessibility

We are committed to ensuring this Privacy Policy is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you wish to access this Privacy Policy in an alternative format, please contact us as described below.

15.  How to Contact Us

For questions or concerns about our privacy policies or practices, please contact us by email at privacy@sunlighten.com or by mail at:

Sunlighten, Inc. Global Headquarters
7373 W. 107th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
877-292-0020 / 913-754-0831

Sunlighten UK Headquarters
1 Courtnell Street
London W2 5BU
United Kingdom

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