Privacy Policy

Last update: September 01, 2021

The Next Sky (or TNS) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to The Next Sky’s web site(s) with reference to data collection and usage. By using The Next Sky website(s), you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

A Private Membership Association

Please note that The Next Sky is a Private Membership Association for members only. This means that privacy is considered to be foremost. In addition, no contract or agreement is entered into with any party who is not a member. In other words, if you proceed to participate in any of our facilities, products or services in any way whatsoever, you are automatically adopting limited membership for the duration of your participation only, and as such, you will be subject to, and bound by all of The next Sky’s Terms, Conditions, Rules, Disclaimers, etc. in full. The scope of your membership and participation will always be limited to the product or service that you have opted in too. As stated above The next Sky is a Private Membership Association which means that all business or interactions with you will be conducted in the Private Domain and subject to the rules of the The Next Sky’s Private Domain. Any rules or laws outside of th private domain and this agreement are not part of this agreement and as such are of none effect within the Private Domain in which any and all business between you and The Next Sky will take place.

Collection of your Personal Information

The Next Sky and / or its associated 3rd-party providers may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Next Sky may also collect demographic information, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests, activities and favorites.

In addition our systems may need to collect information about your computer hardware and software, IP addresses, cookies, passwords, images or code in one form or another whether present or past or future in order to perform its functions or to provide or deliver its services. This may be done automatically in the background without further notice to you. Information that we may use or gather may include information such as your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses to name but a few. This information is used by The Next Sky for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and administrative functions such as forecasting, reporting, problem solving, strategic planning and more.

Please note that in our opinion, there is no such thing as a perfectly secure system or perfect online security. The plethora of cases of successful breaches of security and the hacking of major organizations' online systems and databases as regularly reported by the news, stands as evidence in support of this assertion.

It is with this in mind that when you disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through The Next Sky (or any of our related products, facilities or services) in any way whatsoever, your information may be collected and used by others in spite of every attempt by us or others to protect your privacy and / or data. This is the reality of the Internet and as such we do not claim to offer perfect security or guarantee that your data, content or information will ultimately be safe or private in any way whatsoever. This may not be what you want to hear. However, it is what we believe we need to disclose to be truthful and transparent. This may be contrary to other privacy policies. Yet, the long list of security breaches reported in the news on a regular basis indicates that the concept of Internet security and privacy may in reality be little more than a comforting illusion. We are not alone in this conclusion. For example the U.S. News website published an online article titled "The Illusion of Online Privacy" by By Tom Risen, Staff Writer Aug. 25, 2015. The article stated "... And computers are terrible at keeping secrets. The 30 million users of AshleyMadison.com thought they had some privacy – until hackers last week exposed their names, addresses and credit card payments... Along with recent high-profile breaches that have affected retailers like Target and government agencies like the IRS and Office of Personnel Management, the Ashley Madison hack shows online information is never truly safe, despite people’s increasing willingness to hand it over... So far this year, 505 data breaches have targeted businesses, government agencies and other institutions, exposing more than 139 million records, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. The sheer number of hacks is evidence of how companies underestimate the threat of a data breach..." (Sourced from https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/08/25/the-illusion-of-online-privacy)

It is with the above in mind that we do not and cannot accept responsibility or liability for any loss or infringement of your data or privacy in any way whatsoever. As such, by using our facilities, products or services you hereby agree that doing so is entirely at your own risk and that you completely absolve us of all harm, damages or liabilities in every way whatsoever. As such, you hereby agree that we will not be held liable for any breach of your data or loss of privacy in any way whatsoever and that you will have no claim against us in anyway whatsoever.

The following links are offered for your information only and may not be representative of our opinions:

The Next Sky encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites you choose to link to from The Next Sky so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. The Next Sky is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content or services on web sites outside of The Next Sky and / or any of our related products or services.

Use of your Personal Information

The Next Sky may collect and use your personal information to operate its websites and or related websites and services. The Next Sky may use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The Next Sky and its affiliates. The Next Sky may also contact you via email, chat, or other online services for administrative, feedback, surveys and operational functions.

GDPR

When you subscribe, you are specifically asking The Next Sky (and also giving us specific permission), to send you information by email. The Next Sky asks you for this permission because doing so is an act of respect and not obligation. Although we are not part of the European Union and not subjects of their laws, we do appreciate and respect the need for respecting privacy. You may not proceed with any forms or products or service offered by The Next Sky if you do not accept our clauses or do not agree to them all in full. If you do proceed in any way you are representing to us that you accept all of our clauses in full together with your full acceptance of all of our Terms and Conditions, Policies and Disclaimers, which you view and accept as fair, final and binding upon you in full and in every way. Do not continue if this is not completely acceptable to you in every way.

The Next Sky does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to spammers or third-party marketers. The Next Sky may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of third parties or partners about offers that may be of interest to you. In such cases, your personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not given to said third party until you of your own recognizance do so by participating in their offer and / or participate on their websites or in their products or services some way. Such dealings will be between you and the third parties alone and as such is not our business, responsibility or liability in any way whatsoever. In addition, The Next Sky may share data with trusted partners to facilitate customer support, analysis, service providing or for deliveries. This includes but is not limited to any functions or activities that The Next Sky deems necessary to give or enhance our service. Our policy is that all such third parties are forbidden from using your personal information in any manner outside of providing their services to The Next Sky or to you. However, third parties have their own terms of agreement and privacy policies and as such you should make sure that you are clear about their requirements and what entering a relationship with them entails. Our relationship with you and our responsibility and liabilities towards you does not include in any way your relationship with third parties. The Next Sky is not responsible for or liable for third party failures, breaches, damages or compromises in any way whatsoever.

Conducting business in private.

The Next Sky is committed to your privacy. Remember the fundamental reason for a Private Membership Association is to conduct business in private. This means that private business and information is meant to remain private. We will stand by, and defend these rights and liberties with all our might. However, as stated above there are many circumstances beyond our control in which your privacy may be compromised. In such an event, we will attempt to inform you of the situation. You will not hold The Next Sky responsible for or liable for such events or for the costs, damages or consequences thereof in any way whatsoever.

Our use of third parties

In order to protect users of our website(s) or facilities or products or services, we choose to not ask for credit card or financial information. However, in order to process transactions requiring financing or money, we make use of third party providers such as payment gateways who handle such transactions. These may include banks, PayPal, or Stripe to mention but a few. In other words, they will handle your financial and banking information (and we do not). This is because they have advanced systems, expertise and security features that we do not have. Therefore, issues relating to the payment process or refunds will be between you and the payment processor although we may be required to authorize refunds. The same principle applies to all functions related to third party providers. Issues that may arise between you and such third party providers is and will remain between you and said providers.

Use of Cookies

The Next Sky web site(s) use “cookies” for purposes such as personalization and efficiency. Our cookies may change from time to time as we deem fit. A cookie is a unique text file assigned to you and stored on your computer by our systems. You can flush stored cookies from your system at anytime by following steps such as those outlined at http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser%27s-Cookies. However, be aware that this can change the functioning of many aspects of your experience in our websites and also websites not related to us.

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 features of our website(s).

Security of your Personal Information

For the reasons stated above, you alone are responsible for your online security. It is up to you to be careful about what you share or place on our website(s) or systems. The golden rule is do not put information on our systems that you consider to be sensitive and / or damaging if exposed or disclosed.

Do Not Call Policy

The Next Sky does not believe in calling users unless they have indicated that such contact is welcome, necessary or essential. That being said, The Next Sky may call you in one or more of the following circumstances:

  1. You have requested a call back for some reason such as technical support, to set up a requested appointment, in response to a form or submission you have made, in response to content you may have uploaded or posted in the event that there may be significant repercussions or harmful effects.
  2. To clarify delivery information or to ensure delivery or service.
  3. To fulfill training or mentoring or course requirements.
  4. In response to you signing up or completing forms, courses, quizzes, etc. on our website(s) or services.
  5. For any reason deemed to be of significance or importance by The Next Sky.

In the event that The Next Sky does call you:

We do not use a do not call list as we do not rely on telemarketing and we will only call users under the above circumstances. This means that you accept and agree and give The Next Sky permission to call you as stated above even if you are on a Don Not Call list.

The Next Sky may maintain an internal list of users’ telephone numbers or details when such users request that we do not call them. Please allow 7 days for the list to become effective.

Please be aware that you can reduce calls to you from various sources by making use of the following services:

Telephone Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 1559
 Carmel, NY 10512

Contact Information

The Next Sky welcomes your feedback. If you believe that The Next Sky has acted erroneously in some way with regard to these policies, please contact The Next Sky via our website(s) support facilities which will either be displayed on the site itself or at http://TheNextSky.com/support/. We will consider your feedback and determine the best remedy for the situation at our sole discretion.

If you have any questions or comments regarding our Privacy Policy, contact:

The Next Sky via our support facilities on our website at
https://TheNextSky.com

Changes to this Statement

The Next Sky reserves the right to change or update these policies from time to time at our sole discretion. The date of the latest update will be listed at the top of this document. You should therefore check for and read these policies on a regular basis. Changes to this policy will not negate the rest of the policy in any way.

Acceptance of our Privacy Policy

If any part of this policy is not acceptable to you, to the extent that you find it objectionable or do not agree to be bound by it in some way, you do not have permission to proceed or enter our website(s) or facilities or engage with us or our users or systems in any manner or form related to or associated with The Next Sky in any way whatsoever. You may request or recommend a change to our policies by sending a written notice to The Administrator of The Next Sky via our support services found at https://TheNextSky.com. Your written notice should include your full name, address, telephone, email address and a copy of the Privacy Policy clause in question. We will review your request or recommendations. We reserve the full and sole right to change, alter or delete any part of our Privacy policy (or none of the above) at our sole discretion without obligation to report to you and without cost or liability in any way whatsoever. Any other unresolved matters will, at The Next Sky’s sole discretion, be submitted to an internal tribunal in accordance with the rules of The Next Sky’s Private Membership Association.

Terms and Conditions and Disclaimers apply in addition to this Privacy Policy.