Who is collecting the data?
The Circle of
Loving Companions, a California non-profit, is responsible for collecting
the data. You can reach them by emailing
The specific membership of the Circle of Loving Companions is fluid and
also not something that is shared and is constituted by those who have
successfully completed the Sex Magick Workshop, though that in itself is
not what constitutes a "Loving Companion."
What data is being collected?
collected includes name, address, phone number, email, specific
workshop preferences, special requests and dietary needs. We also
track who is doing a gatekeeping call, when the call is completed and how
much is paid for the workshop by the participant. Information on
rideshare and arrival times may also be collected separately.
How will the information be used?
This data is collected so we know how to contact you. We
collect physical mailing address information so we can send you a
hard-copy photograph from the workshop. Since we may contact you
multiple times before the workshop to arrange and conduct a gatekeeping
conversation, it is helpful to have your email and phone number(s).
We also need to know how much you will be paying so we can budget and plan
accordingly. Contacting you personally after you register and before
the workshop starts is a fundamental part of helping to create the
container of the workshop. It's also important to know that everyone
registered is real and has a bona fide interest in participating in the
workshop. We also use this data to contact you, with your
permission, about future workshops and specific events like a gathering
for Loving Companions.
Will the data be shared with any third parties?
We share the data between the facilitators in the workshop and with an
administrative volunteer who is also a member of the Circle of Loving
Companions. We never share the data with third parties, full stop.
How long will the data be stored for?
the data indefinitely. If you move or change any of the information,
we won't know about it. We keep it so we have a historical record of
who has done this work.
What rights does the data subject have?
have the right to have your data removed from our database - really just a
spreadsheet. You also have the right to know how we have used your
data and who it was shared with. You have the right to request and
obtain copies of the data we have collected pertaining to you. You
can email us at
email@example.com to request copies of the data we have.
How can the data subject raise a complaint?
Of course we all have good intentions and would hope
there isn't a reason to complain. That said, legally we need to
provide you with this information.
Article 77 of the GDPR states:
Without prejudice to any other administrative or
judicial remedy, every data subject shall have the right to lodge a
complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member
State of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the
alleged infringement if the data subject considers that the processing
of personal data relating to him or her infringes this Regulation.
The supervisory authority with which the
complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress
and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a
judicial remedy pursuant to
All that is fine, and we suggest you first contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll do our best to resolve the issue before you need to go through a lot
of trouble finding a non-burdensome way to resolve the issue in the U.S.
Nobody is profiting financially from this.