Legal & Privacy

Legalese

No information found on this web site should be taken as legal advice.

Ability To Practice

The International Hypnosis Association is not a government body and, like other independent hypnosis organizations, can not guarantee you the legal right to practice hypnosis, or NLP in your area. You must check with local government agencies or legal professionals to determine the requirements for practicing hypnosis and running a business in your area.

Refunds & Returns

Once certificates have been shipped, there are no refunds. By sending us payment, you agree to accept our shipping records as proof of shipment. Should should you claim certificates were not received, we will mail them again, at our expense, one time. After that, we will mail again, at your expense, one additional attempt.

Privacy Policy

Your e-mail address is never rented, traded or sold… period.

We will only collect personal information with your permission.

Newsletter: When signing up for the International Hypnosis Association, we ask for contact information such as first name and email address. All newsletter or promotional materials will include clear instructions for “opting out”. All such requests will be honored.

Order Forms: We request information from the user on our certification order forms. Here a user must provide contact information (such as name and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer’s orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user. We may use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

We may, from time to time, offer informational articles and tips as well as products or services to help people in the field. Clear instructions for removal from any future offers will be provided and all removal requests will be honored.

Chargebacks: Fraud is a big problem for Internet merchants. Many times fraud takes the form of a chargeback. A chargeback is when a credit card holder contests a charge that appears on their credit card statement. A chargeback is not a refund.

Should you initiate chargeback proceedings after we've shipped a certificate, we may do the following...

1) Suspend membership to the International Hypnosis Association, for ethics violations.
2) Change a listing on our site to "Suspended for ethics violations", until we receive funds due us.
3) We may report your name, address and credit card number as having been used in a fraudulent transaction to our local law enforcement agency as well as law enforcement agencies in the area to which the certificate(s) were shipped.

Our actions with regard to chargebacks may result in your not being able to use your credit card, a lower credit score, being unable to purchase items from other Internet or brick and mortar merchants, and criminal charges.

If you have had your credit card (or credit card numbers) stolen and they have been used without your permission, these actions will help protect you. If you have simply decided you don’t want to pay for something you’ve ordered, you will create a tremendous amount of trouble for yourself by starting chargeback proceedings.

Cookies: A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We use cookies for aggregate purposes – not for the collection of personal data.

We use Log Files and IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Links: This web site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Security: This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, the information is protected both online and off-line. Currently, all payments are being handled by an outside credit card processing companies. A link providing detailed security information is provided on each order/registration form. We will only use third party credit card processors who use SSL – the best encryption software in the industry. You will know you’re on an SSL protected page when the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just ‘surfing’.

While our credit card processor uses SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure office, with no public access.

Fulfillment: We may use a fulfillment house/shipping service to ship out orders of our tangible goods. In this case, we will forward your contact information to the fulfillment house so they can ship to you. We only use services that keep your information confidential. No credit card data will be sent to them.

If you have any questions about our security, you can use the contact link at the bottom of any page.

Privacy Policy Changes: Any changes to this policy will be posted on this page. All information collected before the changes will be subject to the original privacy policy.

If a person wishes to correct contact or other information collected by the International Hypnosis Association, they may simply send an email via any contact form.

Terms & Conditions

By using this website, you agree to abide by the return policy on this site. By using this website, you acknowledge the privacy policy and all other information on this page.