Take Heart Publications Privacy Policy

Take Heart Publications, publisher of A Course of Love and related material, appreciates and values your coming to our website and having you as an email subscriber to our monthly newsletter, “The Embrace.” We want to stay in touch and hope that you do, too; but if you wish not to receive emails from us please simply let us know (see “contact us” below) or unsubscribe when you receive emails.

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from https://acourseoflove.org/ (the “Site”).


Device Information

We use Google Analytics and WordPress. When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

   “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

   “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

   “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Request Information

When you request free access to chapters of the A Course of Love (the “Book”), audio chapters of the Book or subscription to The Embrace newsletter, we collect your name and email address.

Order Information

When you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (credit card number), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information.”

“Personal Information” includes Device, Request, and Order Information.


We use the Request Information to provide you with free portions of the book, A Course of Love, and/or a free subscription to The Embrace newsletter.

We use the Order Information to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to communicate with you if necessary and to screen our orders for potential risk or fraud. Your orders are processed by Dawn Publications, our sister organization. Dawn Publications uses PayPal to process credit card information and does not receive or retain any online credit card information.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).


We do not use any personal information for advertising purposes.

We do not share your Personal Information with third parties except as follows:

We use Dawn Publications to handle online orders. Please note that Dawn does not receive or retain any credit card information; rather such information is directed to PayPal.

We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our visitors and customers use the Site – you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

We use WordPress to build our website and understand how our visitors and customers use the Site – you can read more about how WordPress uses Personal Information here: https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/.

We use MailChimp to help us communicate to our visitors and customers and specifically to send out our newsletter. You can read more about how WordPress uses Personal Information here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

Finally, we may be required to share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.


When you place an order through the Site, we retain only your name, address, and email for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information. We do not retain any credit card information.

When you subscribe to the newsletter, your name and email address will be retained by us unless you unsubscribe.


Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.


You have the right to obtain a copy of any personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the EU Data Protection Authority and the right to withdraw your consent to our keeping your personal data at any time.

Additionally, we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.


The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 16.


We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.


For more information about our privacy practices, please contact us:

Take Heart Publications
13315 Buttermilk Bend
North San Juan, CA 95960