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Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to journeyoftheuniverse.org and Journey Of The Universe (JOTU) and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Journey Of The Universe include journeyoftheuniverse.org and JOTU. The JOTU website is a Cosmology/Education site. By using the JOTU website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, JOTU may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

  • First and Last Name
  • Mailing Address
  • E-mail Address
  • Phone Number

If you purchase JOTU's products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.

JOTU may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Household Income

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through JOTU's public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

JOTU collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

JOTU may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from JOTU and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

JOTU does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

JOTU may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party. JOTU may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to JOTU, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

JOTU may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on JOTU or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of JOTU; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of JOTU, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

JOTU may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within JOTU, in order to determine what JOTU services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within JOTU to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by JOTU. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the JOTU website.  

Use of Cookies

The JOTU website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.  

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize JOTU pages, or register with JOTU site or services, a cookie helps JOTU to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same JOTU website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the JOTU features that you customized.  

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the JOTU services or websites you visit.  


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.  

Security of your Personal Information

JOTU secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. JOTU uses the following methods for this purpose:

  • SSL Protocol
  • Comodo, GeoTrust, DigiCert, GlobalSign, Symantec Norton, McAffe, IdenTrust, Entrust, Network Solutions, Rapid SSL.

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed. 

Children Under Thirteen

JOTU does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.  

Disconnecting your JOTU Account from Third Party Websites

You will be able to connect your JOTU account to third party accounts. BY CONNECTING YOUR JOTU ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED IN THIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THIS FEATURE. You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time. This website uses Facebook Social plug in (https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/). This allows users to 'Follow', 'Like', 'Post Comments' or 'View Page Feed' within the 'JOTU' website.

Users connected to Facebook may log out of Facebook or Instagram to disable personalized Facebook services within the 'JOTU' website.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe from Third Party Communications

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from third-party partners of JOTU by contacting us here:

  • Web page: https://www.journeyoftheuniverse.org/opt-out
  • Email: hello@journeyoftheuniverse.org

E-mail Communications

From time to time, JOTU may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from JOTU or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from JOTU, you may opt out of such communications by https://journeyoftheuniverse.org/opt-out.

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.  

Changes to this Statement

JOTU reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy. 

Contact Information

JOTU welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that JOTU has not adhered to this Statement, please contact JOTU at: 

Journey Of The Universe
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06511  

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Effective as of October 01, 2018

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