Last Updated: December 5, 2022
What information do we collect?
We collect information you provide to us through various means while using our Websites. The information we may collect includes personally identifiable information, such as your name, home address, billing address, other payment information, membership information, date of birth, email address, telephone number, and other information. We also may collect non-personally identifiable information you provide. We collect information from you when you sign up with us and/or use any of our service providers’ sites to, for example, sign up for a class or otherwise give us information. We also collect information when you fill out a franchise information form or when you submit a success story.
We may use electronic tags. When you visit or use our Websites, we may send one or more “cookies” or other tags that are sent to your computer to enable us to recognize your browser on future visits and/or monitor the use of our Websites.
We may also collect log information as you use our Websites, including your IP (Internet Protocol) address, browser type, computer type, type of mobile device (as applicable), the service provider for your mobile device, your navigation on our Websites, the time and date of your use of the Websites, and other similar information. We do not link any such information to your personally identifiable information.
You may opt out of certain collections of cookies or other web- or mobile device-based enhancements by changing your browser settings or going into your preferences on your mobile device and restricting the transmission of certain information. Your limitation of the collection of this information, however, may disable our ability to provide you with the most relevant products or information regarding the Website.
What do we use your information for?
We use your information to provide products, services and information and improve our services. We may use your information to provide communications to you concerning us and/or our services, and/or for business purposes such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, to develop new products and services, and to enhance, improve, and/or modify our Websites. Additionally, if you make a Franchise Inquiry, we use your information to better understand your questions/inquiry about becoming a Bar Method Franchisee. If you provide a success story, we will contact you and possibly use your submitted information on our Website as a success story. We may use non-personally identifiable information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise by applicable law. To the extent we do combine any non-personally identifiable information with personally identifiable information, we will treat the combined information as personally identifiable information so long as it remains combined.
We may disclose also your personal information to appropriate third parties if we are required to do so by law, including (i) to comply with legal process, (ii) to protect our rights, (iii) to investigate breaches of the Terms and Conditions (as defined below), or (iv) in the event of an emergency.
How do we protect this information?
Any information you submit is used for only the purpose you identified. We use a variety of industry standard physical, technical, and administrative security measures to ensure the safety of your information. If you have any reason to believe your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel the security of any account you might have with us or our service providers has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem at https://barmethod.com/contact/.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
In addition to sharing the information between ourselves (i.e., with and from The Bar Method franchisees and affiliates), we may share your information with third-party service providers and/or vendors for purposes of, including without limitation, initiating marketing programs on our behalf, maintenance or development of our Websites, development of online products and services, customer service or new product development, or other contracted promotional opportunities provided to our users.
Your studio visit data and personal information may be made available to studio instructors, franchisees, management and employees, or other contracted service providers whom you have engaged to provide services to you. Each of those parties is obligated to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information, and is permitted to access and use your personal information solely for the purpose of providing or enhancing services you use through the Websites. Additionally, you may choose to share personal information from the Websites with instructors or other studio members to assist you in evaluating your activities and goals.
Further, when you submit a success story, you are agreeing to allow your story to be posted on our Websites. Similarly, if you post comments, information, or other materials on any messages boards, blogs, social media pages, or other services offered by us or third parties, please note that any such information will become public information and may be available to users of our Websites, the websites on which you post, and/or the general public. We may also share information you post to our website to your friends associated with your social media accounts, your social media service, or other members in connection with your social sharing. We urge you to be careful about the information you share in a public manner.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance:
We do not intentionally collect personally identifiable information about children under the age of 13 and assume all user accounts are opened by adults. If you are under the age of 18 (but at least 13 years of age) you may use this Website only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by Terms and Conditions posted on this Website (“Terms and Conditions”). Children under the age of 13 may not use this Website, and parents or legal guardians may not agree to the Terms and Conditions on their behalf. If you do not agree to (or cannot comply with) any of the Terms and Conditions, do not use this Website.
Opting Out or Unsubscribing:
If you receive emails from us you do not wish to receive, you will be able to opt-out of such communications by using the unsubscribe feature contained in the emails.
Methods for Submitting Privacy Requests to Us:
You have the right to submit a verifiable privacy request to us using the following methods:
Online Request Form. You may submit a data privacy request by completing the online Data Privacy Request form located here: https://barmethod.com/dataprivacyrequest/
Studio locations. If you are at any of our studio locations, you will be asked to submit the data privacy request using the option referenced above (online form)
Once we receive a privacy request, we must verify your identity before we can respond. You may be required to provide the following information for verification purposes and efficiency when applicable:
Your first and last name
Your e-mail address
Your telephone number
Your studio location
For further information or enquiries regarding your personal information, please contact us at:
The Bar Method Franchisor LLC
111 Weir Drive, Woodbury
Minnesota 55125 U.S.A.
Or, via our online form at: https://barmethod.com/contact/
If you have a complaint about how we have collected or handled your personal information, please contact us at the mail address set forth above.
Your California Privacy Rights:
Residents of the State of California, under the California Civil Code, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California, a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. Except with respect to the limited exceptions described above, we do not share your personal information with any third parties for direct marketing purposes.
If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices, you must send a request to us with a preference on how our response to your request should be sent (email or postal mail).
California Do Not Track Notice Disclosures:
We do not track our users and visitors over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising. Consequently, we do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. Other third party websites may keep track of your browsing activities when they provide you with content, which enables them to customize what they present to you on their websites.
Your Nevada Privacy Rights:
Nevada law allows consumers to direct certain businesses not to sell their personally identifiable information to third parties to license or sell that information to additional third parties. We do not sell your information to such data resellers and have no plans to do so. However, if you are a Nevada resident, you may submit such opt-out requests to [email protected]. To be effective, your request must include your full name, address, phone number, and email address. The Bar Method will endeavor to respond to your verified request within 60 days of receiving the request. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, The Bar Method may need to extend this period by up to 30 days. If an extension is reasonably necessary, The Bar Method will notify you of this during the initial 60-day period.
Your Virginia Privacy Rights:
If you are a Virginia resident, please refer to the information below. This section describes how we, as the “controller”, process your personal data under Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”), effective as of January 1, 2023. For purposes of this section, “controller”, “personal data” and other terms used herein have the meanings provided for in the VCDPA.
The law offers Virginia residents various rights to access and control their personal data, and sets certain notice obligations, outlined below.
Consumer Privacy Rights. The Virginia law grants consumers the right to:
- Know whether we are processing your personal data
- Access personal data we process
- Correct inaccuracies in your personal data
- Delete your personal data
- Obtain a copy of your personal data
- Opt-out of processing your personal data for: targeted advertising, personal data sales, or automated decision-making, including profiling, which has legal or other significant effects on you
To submit a verifiable request to us, please complete the online Data Privacy Request form located here: https://barmethod.com/dataprivacyrequest/
- Categories of personal data. The following categories of personal data we collect includes:
- Contact information, transaction history relating to the use of our studios, information regarding training classes and utilization of services, identifiers, geolocation data, information related to the owners of the studios (franchisees), information related to employment.
- Personal data we collect. The personal data we collect includes but is not limited to:
- Contact information to create an account (e.g., full name, phone number, home address, email address, birth date); fitness-related information; account information related to your classes and/or membership to allow you to update credit card, bank account, other payment information; computer data or files which may be sent by your web browser to allow our server to “recognize” you through the navigation of the site; your IP address to measure our website traffic and to help provide a more personalized experience; contact information for marketing purposes where you have consented to receive such communications; information collected where you use our application.
- Categories of sources of data. We receive your personal data from the following sources:
- Yourself by providing the data to us, as a result of certain interactions with third parties, and public sources.
- Purposes for processing your data. We process your personal data for the following purposes:
- Creating and managing your membership and/or class information, improving our services, sending marketing communications with your consent, processing your payments (using a third-party payment provider), helping you achieve your fitness goals and related purposes.
- Categories of third parties with whom we “sell” and share your data. Studio management software providers, marketing providers, payment processors, cloud-hosting services, our affiliates.