About us

Praktika is a meditation app. Managed by PRAKTIKA, INC. (EIN 87-3267429).

You can contact the dedicated person responsible for protecting personal data at "Praktika" by sending an email to this address: hi@praktika.app.

This Privacy Policy applies to all types of customer information that we collect through the mobile app.

Important clarification: if you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, we ask you to refrain from using our services.

Before describing why, when, how, and what personal user data "Praktika" collects and processes, let us explain some basic concepts about protecting personal data. We believe that this will allow you to better understand why we choose our way of processing personal data.

Personal Data

Personal data is any information about an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is a natural person that can be directly or indirectly identified, particularly by referring to a specific identifier (name, number, network identifier, email address) or to one or several specific elements of the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural, or social identity of the individual.

Data Subject

A data subject is an individual that the personal data relates to and that can be identified by personal data or is identifiable.

Special Categories of Personal Data

We exclude or try to minimize the collection of such categories of data in our app, but they are worth mentioning. By such personal data, we mean anything that may cause harm to the data subject in personal life, at work, at the university, or may lead to discrimination. Such personal data usually reflects racial or ethnic origin, political views, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union memberships, or there is a processing of genetic and biometric data to uniquely identify an individual and gather data about the individual's health, sex life, or sexual orientation.

Personal Data Administrator

An administrator is a natural or legal person who determines the purposes and means of personal data processing and is primarily responsible for its processing. Unless otherwise specified in the terms or conditions for a particular service, the personal data administrator is the CEO of PRAKTIKA, INC., Anton Shayakhov.

Personal Data Operator

An operator is a natural or legal person that processes personal data for the administrator based on their instructions.

Personal Data Processing

Processing is any activity or a set of activities that are performed with personal data or sets of personal data with or without using automatic procedures, such as collecting, recording, systematizing, structuring, storing, refining or changing, searching, viewing, using, accessing during transfer, distributing or granting any access, arranging or combining, restricting, deleting, or destructing.

What Type of Information Do We Collect?

"Praktika" is an app that helps users learn meditation. You can use our services without registering or after registering in the app. By registering in the mobile app, you consent to personal data processing, and in turn, we process your data to provide the service as specified in this agreement. The user can provide the following data categories: email address. Registration is carried out by signing in to Google or Apple user accounts.

We want to keep you informed about any changes in our service, promotions, and advertising campaigns or technical improvements carried out by our team. If you agree with this condition, we may use your email address for, among other reasons, sending you such information.

How Long Is My Personal Data Stored?

Generally, we store the personal data we collect from users until it no longer satisfies the purpose for its collection. If, at any point, you want to opt out of personal data processing, you can always do so by sending an email to hi@praktika.app.

Conversations, including emails sent to our support team, will be stored longer so that we will be able to access them for any subsequent inquiries. Such information is deleted after three years unless requested by law.

Anonymous information about your activity is stored longer for statistical data and market research, but it is not associated with you and is anonymous. This is because we strive to improve our services and opportunities for more convenient communication, and our legitimate interest justifies such a storage period.

What Kind of Personal Information Is Collected About Minors?

Praktika intentionally does not collect any information about minors. We do not encourage the use of our service by minors without the consent of legal representatives. If we are made aware that such data has been provided by a minor (as defined by the law of the user’s country of residence), and their personal data has been provided without the consent of their legal representatives, we will take measures to notify the data subject’s legal representatives to obtain appropriate permission or to delete the personal data of an underage data subject.

Does Praktika Share My Personal Data?

We may share aggregate information with third parties, such as analytical, postal, and hosting providers. Such information includes your personal data (but which does not identify you directly) along with other information, including third-party data for audience analysis and quality improvement of our services. We share your data with the following categories of third parties:

1. IT companies (hardware and software) that provide facilities and other services to support our service.
2. Fraud prevention and anti-spam services to protect our platform from criminal activity.
3. Moderators that monitor the steady operation of our service.
4. Advertising partners and providers of targeted advertising.
5. Law enforcement agencies if it’s necessary to provide data by law as well as to protect human life.
6. Messaging services providers.

We guarantee that these parties act in accordance with the data protection and confidentiality terms of this Policy and applicable personal data protection laws. We do our best to ensure that all data remains as anonymous as possible.

In case Praktika or any of our partners with legal possession of your data transfers business or changes ownership, for example, due to a takeover by another company or a merger, reorganization or sale of all or part of the assets, as well as insolvency, we may be required to disclose your personal information.

Your Rights

Ensuring that your rights and freedoms regarding personal data are protected is an important service condition for Praktika. In accordance with data protection legislation, you have the right to file a complaint with a data protection regulator in the event of a violation. The main office is located at: 7900 Oak Lane, Suite 400, Miami Lakes, FL, 33016, United States.

To ensure your rights and freedoms are protected, at your request, we will:

– Confirm whether we process your personal data and offer the opportunity to access it;
– Inform you of where we gathered the personal data that we process from and what it consists of;
– Inform you about the legal grounds, purposes, terms, and methods of processing your personal data;
– Make the necessary changes to your personal data, if you confirm that they are incomplete, inaccurate, or irrelevant within 7 business days after we receive your confirmation, and notify you of the changes made;
– Inform you about the completed or potential cross-border transfer of your personal data;
– Inform you of the name and location of organizations that have access to your personal data and to which your personal data may be disclosed with your consent;
– Inform you of the title or name and surname, and address of persons who may be entrusted to process your personal data with your consent;
– Notify you about the procedure for exercising your rights when we process your personal data;
– Stop processing your personal data within 30 days after we receive your withdrawal of consent if there are no other legal grounds for the processing of personal data as prescribed by current legislation;
– Stop processing your personal data if unlawful processing is confirmed and notify you of the measures taken;
– Destroy your personal data if illegal collection is confirmed or it is used for purposes other than the ones stated within 7 business days after we receive the corresponding confirmation and notify you of the measures taken.

You have certain rights under the European General Data Protection Regulation if you are an EU citizen. For more information, contact us at: hi@praktika.app.

How Does Praktika Protect My Personal Data?

We take the necessary security measures to protect and prevent the loss, misuse, and modification of information in our possession, including your personal data. Our technical specialists are constantly working to ensure the safety and security of our service.

Additionally, we always prioritize security in the cross-border transfer of personal data. Therefore, we guarantee that foreign countries and companies that receive your personal data adequately protect your legal rights and interests based on internal agreements and adopted regulations.

In addition to "Praktika" taking technical measures to protect your personal data, we also take organizational measures, including restricting individuals' access to your data, conducting access control, and conducting tests to determine vulnerabilities. We take these measures to ensure that your personal data is protected and data processing is conducted with transparency and under the legislation in this area and internal company standards.

Where Is My Personal Data Stored?

To ensure that our service operates smoothly, we use a network of servers, including those outside the EU and the US. We ensure adequate data protection and observation of applicable legal frameworks, both those adopted by the EU and the countries where the privacy software and hardware are located, and implementation of strong contractual standards. If you would like to learn more about our protection measures, please contact us at hi@praktika.app.

Links to Third-Party Sites

Our service may contain links to third-party sites and services that we do not control. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by third-party sites or services. Please, be cautious when filling out feedback forms on third-party sites.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Praktika reserves the right to revise this policy at some point to reflect its current data processing practices. We may update the Policy as needed. We recommend reviewing the relevance of this Policy on a regular basis. By continuing to use our service after the Policy change, you agree to the changes made.

Last modified date of the Privacy Policy: March 10, 2022.