Starting Now Privacy Policy. Last Updated May 24, 2018.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to explain how we use and protect any information you provide when using (“Website”).


Here are some key points that we take seriously to protect your data:

  • We respect your privacy and we are committed to protecting it.

  • We don’t sell or share data.

  • We will try and only contact you about things that are relevant to Starting Now and that we hope are of interest to you.

  • You have control over how long we keep your data, and if and when you want us to delete it from our system.


If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy, we will update the “last updated” date above. You should check out this page from time to time to confirm you are comfortable with the changes.



Information You Voluntarily Share

You may provide to us your name, email address, or other information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.  


Information We Collect from Others

We may receive information about you from other sources. If you use third-party software through the site, they may transfer limited information to us. For example, we use Acuity for scheduling and payments, and they transfer your name, email address, and phone number to us so that we can contact you for services you schedule.


Automatically-Collected Information

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device you use to access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we log your IP address (not your name), operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked. We only use this information internally to determine where we should focus our efforts. For example, are folks who visit my site more interested in blog posts about body image or sleep?



Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.


Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. 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 the Website. 



We may use the information collected in the following ways:


  • To operate and maintain the Website.

  • To send you newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings.

  • To respond to your comments.

  • To provide you with direct email support in response to your inquiries.

  • To process service requests you make through the Website.



The Website uses a few third-party service providers to support the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:


Wix – this service provides our Website and server infrastructure. Wix provides the mechanisms and data storage for the contact form and yoga application on the Website.


Google Analytics – this tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is ever captured by Google Analytics. We use Google to tell us what pages you like best on the Website.


Acuity – this service is used to schedule appointments and events and process payments. Acuity will collect your contact information (name, email, and phone number) so we can contact you about your appointment. At no time is your banking information passed to the Website. We have no way at any time of accessing any bank or credit account information.


Mailchimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.



If you leave a comment on the Website, certain information may be publicly visible. Our current platform for comments is Facebook. Your personal Facebook privacy settings will apply to comments posted on the Website.



All newsletters may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. This allows the Website to analyze the popularity of newsletter topics and links so that we can adapt the content of future newsletters and Starting Now offerings to your interests. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.



Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by clicking the unsubscribe button in any of our email newsletters. You may also contact to be removed from our mailing list.


Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to


Amend – You may contact us at to update your personal information.


Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we delete your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to


Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.



The security of your information is of utmost importance to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes social security number, health information, or criminal background. We will never ask for such information.


If you have any questions, please contact