Online Privacy Policy – last updated August 30, 2018

Evo2.org (aka CosmicFingerprints.com) has established this Privacy Policy to explain how it protects and manages the personal information that it collects from you (the participant) online.

1. Consent for Collection, Use and Disclosure

By visiting and browsing Evo2.org and/or by registering for bonus materials relating to the book Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design or for other products and services offered through Evo2.org, you consent to the terms of and the practices disclosed within this Privacy P­olicy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Evo2.org site.

Evo2.org may occasionally update this Privacy Policy and will post the changes at this or another location specified here. Any inquiries regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to evolution@evo2.org. At any time, a participant may object to the processing of or may withdraw his or her consent for collection, use and disclosure of the “Data” (personal information and personally identifiable related website-visit data) collected from that participant. Please note that if you do, Evo2.org may suspend its provision of products and services to you.

To object to collection or processing of your Data, you need to contact the administrator of Evo2.org in writing, either at the address disclosed near the end of this Policy document or via email to

 
2. Accountability

Evo2.org collects, at the time of your registration and your sign-on to its website and through third parties, certain Data (information that personally identifies you) that may include but is not limited to your name, email address, home or work address, telephone number, and information about your computer hardware and software (e.g., IP address, operating system, browser type, your login information, URLs you access on our site, access times, and referring website addresses).

Unless otherwise specified, all Data requested by or collected by Evo2.org is necessary for the provision of services to participants and users of Evo2.org’s website. Any use of Cookies (see “Cookies Policy”- https://evo2.org/cookies) by the Evo2.org’s website is connected with the provision of services required by users.

Evo2.org has implemented this Privacy Policy to protect Data received from its participants and to respond to any inquiries. The Privacy Policy also provides that Evo2.org will use appropriate contractual means to establish a comparable level of protection for Data which is sent for processing by third parties on Evo2.org’s behalf.

 
3. Third-party Vendors

We use Google tracking and advertising products to provide and improve our advertising, including: Remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, and Google Analytics Demographics & Interest Reporting.

Google uses Cookies to display Evo2.org ads based on our visitors’ past visits to the Evo2.org website, other websites and their activity on google.com.

You may opt out of Google’s use of Cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page.

We also use a variety of other third-party service providers for administration, marketing, legal service, technical services, mail carriers, web hosting, communications with users, and social media. Tasks performed by these third-party providers include:

  • tracking the performance of our website and products;
  • displaying new information to website visitors after their visits;
  • tracking to make sure advertising and emails are reaching people who want that information;
  • saving and managing email opt-ins and user information;
  • surveying user opinions;
  • conducting and managing live webinars;
  • sending text message reminders to participants;
  • providing helpdesk and user service FAQ documentation; and
  • hosting videos on our website.

The name of any such third-party provider which we are using for any of these tasks at any given time may be obtained by requesting it through the contact information provided at the end of this Privacy Policy document.

 
4. Purposes for Collecting Personal Data

Evo2.org collects and uses Data for the following Identified Purposes:

  1. to understand site visitors’ needs regarding Evo2.org’s services;
  2. to fulfill requests for products, services or information;
  3. to communicate with site visitors, when necessary, and to inform them of upgrades, as well as of other products, services and information available from Evo2.org, its affiliates and third parties;
  4. to allow participants to access limited-entry areas of Evo2.org’s site;
  5. to personalize some of our services and products for site visitors and to deliver targeted advertisements and offers from Evo2.org and third parties;
  6. to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or government request;
  7. to respond to a legitimate claim, or to address our reasonable belief, that a site visitor is violating the rights of any third party or any of the agreements or policies that govern the visitor’s use of the Evo2.org site or any Evo2.org product or service;
  8. to protect the services, products or rights of Evo2.org, including but not limited to the security or integrity of the Evo2.org site;
  9. to identify and resolve technical problems concerning Evo2.org’s site, products and services;
  10. to manage feedback, and to respond to and process complaints about products or services;
  11. to advise site visitors of changes to our products and services;
  12. to enable us to ensure our website’s content is delivered in the most effective and efficient way for participants and their devices;
  13. to troubleshoot our website, analyze data, do user profiling, testing, research, page and message optimization, and process for statistical and internal survey purposes;
  14. to improve the interactive features of our website;
  15. to help keep our website secure and safe; and
  16. to measure and analyze the effectiveness and relevance of our advertising.

If we hire other companies to provide some products or services on our behalf, then we will provide those companies only the Data they need for the Identified Purposes, and we will limit their rights to use and further disclose your Data as appropriate in the course of their work for us.

 
5. Limiting the Collection of Personal Data

Evo2.org limits its collection of Data to only that information which is necessary for the Identified Purposes. Evo2.org does not direct its site to, nor does it knowingly collect any Data from children under the age of thirteen.

When you visit the Evo2.org website, a Cookie may be placed on your computer or the Cookie may be read if you have visited the Evo2.org site previously. Evo2.org uses Cookies to allow Evo2.org to determine which products and services you have already purchased so that Evo2.org does not provide redundant information to you.

If you choose not to have your browser accept Cookies from the Evo2.org website, you may not be able to view all the text on the screens, or to experience a personalized visit, or to subscribe to certain service and product offerings on the Evo2.org site.

 
6. Disclosure, Processing and Retention

Evo2.org does not sell, rent or disclose your Data to anyone else, except:

  1. to someone you have designated to act as your agent, for one or more of the Identified Purposes (listed in Section 4, above);
  2. a very limited amount, and in very few cases, to Evo2.org’s employees, independent contractors, subsidiaries, affiliates, consultants, business associates, service providers, suppliers and agents, acting on Evo2.org’s behalf for any of the Identified Purposes;
  3. as necessary if Evo2.org has reason to believe that disclosure is required in order to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with Evo2.org’s rights or property, other users of Evo2.org’s website, products or services, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities; and
  4. to respond to judicial process and provide information to law enforcement agencies or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law.

In addition, as we continue to develop our business, we or our affiliates may sell or buy other businesses or entities, or we may merge with another company. In such transactions, Data may be one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event that Evo2.org itself is acquired as an asset, your Data may be part of the transferred assets.

Your information may be stored and processed in the United States, or in any other country in which Evo2.org or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities. By using this website, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. The information we collect from you is processed by staff who may engage in the processing of your payment details. By submitting your Data to Evo2.org, you agree to the transfer, storing and processing of your information.

After your account becomes inactive (that is, if you request to be removed from our database), Evo2.org will keep your personally identifiable Data in its archives, unless you request that Evo2.org delete all data in your account. Evo2.org will comply with this request, except to retain whatever personally identifiable Data is legally necessary for compliance with applicable law in the United States. Whatever information remains in our archives will then be used only as necessary for tax reasons or to prove Evo2.org’s compliance with any applicable law.

 
7. Accuracy of Personal Data

Evo2.org will use reasonable efforts to keep participants’ Data accurate for the Identified Purposes, and for minimizing the possibility of making inappropriate participant decisions based on such information. Participants are responsible for informing Evo2.org about changes to their Data. Evo2.org will use new or updated Data it receives from participants to update its own records.

 
8. Security Safeguards

Evo2.org takes all reasonably necessary steps to ensure that your Data is treated securely and in accordance with applicable law and this Privacy Policy. All Data which you provide to Evo2.org is stored on secure servers.

However, the transfer of information via the internet is not completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of your Data as it is transmitted to our website. Therefore any transaction is made at your own risk.

We ask that you keep confidential any passwords that admit you to certain parts of our website, not sharing those passwords with anyone.

 
9. Access to Personal Data

Participants may check their Data to verify, update or correct it, and to have any obsolete information removed. You can also ask to review any of your personally identifiable Data that we have retained, how we have used it, and to whom we have disclosed it at any time by contacting Evo2.org as indicated below.

Subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, and provided we can authenticate your identity, you will be given reasonable access to your personally identifiable Data and will be entitled to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and to have it amended as appropriate.

You may also ask Evo2.org to change your preferences regarding how we use or disclose your information, or let Evo2.org know that you do not wish to receive any further communication from us.

Evo2.org will afford you a reasonable opportunity to review the Data in your file, if you so request by writing to:

805 Lake Street #295
Oak Park, Illinois 60301 USA

Or

If Evo2.org is not able to provide access to some aspect of a participant’s personally identifiable Data, it will provide reasons for denying access, such as that by doing so would likely reveal personal information about a third party, or that it is confidential commercial information or attorney/client privileged communications, or that the information relates to a breach of an agreement or a contravention of law, or that its disclosure could reasonably be expected to threaten the life or security of another individual.

Participants have the right to request that their personally identifiable Data be removed from Evo2.org’s database or that inaccurate or incomplete information be amended as appropriate, by contacting Evo2.org at the end of the Privacy Policy document. Evo2.org will promptly take action on participant’s request.

Participants may also use the same means of contact to report to Evo2.org any violation of statute or regulation governing the operation of this website which has affected participants.

 
10. Policies of Partners and Affiliates

Evo2.org’s websites may contain links to and from partner or affiliate websites. Please note that these websites have their own privacy and cookies policies. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these websites or their policies.

Evo2.org reserves the right to make changes to this Policy at any time by giving notice on this page (or at another location specified here) of any such changes or revisions. Evo2.org strongly recommends checking this page often, referring to the date of the last update listed at the top.

For any additional information about this Privacy Policy or to make any requests about your personally identifiable Data, please contact Evo2.org by writing us at 805 Lake Street #295, Oak Park, Illinois, 60301 USA, or by emailing us at