Terms and Conditions & Privacy Policy

These terms and conditions & privacy policy apply to all and any use, access and availability of the site “Piercing the Veil of Reality” (www.veilofreality.com).

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site. Provide us with feedback on our products or services
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

• To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
• To improve our website in order to better serve you.
• To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
• To quickly process your transactions.

How do we protect your information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use ‘cookies’?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
We use cookies to:
• Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
• Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If users disable cookies in their browser:
If you turn cookies off it will turn off some of the features of the site.

Third-party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.
You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:
• On our Privacy Policy Page
Can change your personal information:
• By logging in to your account

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
• Within 1 business day
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
• Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
• Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
• Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
• Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.


In order to use and access certain features of all sites you may be required to register an account. To Register you will need to submit certain information and choose a User Name, and a Password. The User Name and Password chosen by and issued to you upon registration with us is personal to you so that you can use and access all sites and must not be disclosed to any person without our prior written consent. You agree, accept and understand that:

you must ensure that all information held about you by us is up to date and that you can amend your registration details at any time;
you are and shall remain responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your User Name and Password;
you are solely liable for any use of all sites using your User Name, and Password whatsoever.


You undertake that all the information supplied during registration is truthful, complete and correct. If the information you have supplied is incomplete or incorrect you agree to indemnify us against any loss or damage incurred by us and any third parties who may suffer damage as a result of the information that you have supplied.


You agree to comply with these Terms and all rules applicable to the use of this site “Piercing the Veil of Reality” (including the Content).

Notwithstanding any other provision of these Terms you agree and undertake not to:

  • hack, attempt to hack, modify, adapt, merge, translate, de-compile, disassemble, reverse engineer or create derivative works out of the site or any part of it;
  • remove, disable, modify, add to or tamper with any program code or data, copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices and legends contained on or in this site;
  • use your access to this site, or information gathered from it, for the sending of unsolicited bulk email;
  • make any public, business or commercial use of this site or any part of it;
  • provide hypertext links, URL Links, graphic links, hyperlinks or other direct connection for profit or gain to this site without our prior written permission;
  • make this site or any part of it available to any third party;
  • display, publish, copy, print, post or otherwise use the site and the information contained therein for the benefit of any third party or web site;
  • use or process this site or any part of it unfairly or for any illegal or immoral purpose;
  • delete or obscure any copyright or other proprietary notice on this site.

Membership Forum Guidelines of Conduct

Here are some guidelines for the membership forum. Most of it should be simple common sense when interacting on an online discussion forum. As mentioned in the Statement of Community Purpose, the key words are: Integrity, Sincerity, Honesty, Humility, and Self-Responsibility.

  • Every member of the community forum is a unique individual and to be treated with respect, compassion, and equality.
  • Members take self-responsibility and accountability for their words and emotional states. It is understood that we all have good and bad days at times. None of us are perfect.
  • Shadow projections may surface in the community at times. Being aware of your triggers and projections can serve as a healing opportunity and mirror to become more aware of your unconscious behaviors. Members support and help each other in that process with kindness and compassion but also with strong boundaries if needed.
  • Members agree to be responsible for their own choices and to be able to own their own emotional reactions and conflicts without blame, or projecting guilt/shame upon another person.
  • Members understand the limitations of written words and online communication (without body language, eye contact and energetic impressions in person) when emotions can be projected into words/posts of fellow members that don’t represent the original intention.
  • Members agree that they alone are responsible for any choices and decisions they make based on following any ideas, advice, and information posted on the forum.
  • Members agree that any information on the forum is not intended to replace that of licensed medical services or to divert persons from seeking medical professional care and help.
  • Members acknowledge that Bernhard’s interaction on the forum is limited and does not replace the professional one-on-one services he offers.
  • Members agree to not let any personal agendas infiltrate the community. Personal agendas can be related to being attached to any point of view or lifestyle choices and trying to impose them on others. Members agree not to attempt to solicit, manipulate or impose their personal or political views on each other.
  • Members agree not to share personal writings and forum posts of other community members without the permission of the author(s).
  • Members acknowledge that by sharing information and media in the community, such information (your forum posts) will be available for current and future members to see. In case a member cancels his/her subscription membership, anything he/she posted on the forum can’t and won’t be deleted.
  • Any perceived communication exchanges that imply Internet stalking, trolling, personal agendas, harassment or inappropriate behavior that threatens the community or well being of any person will result in the immediate ban from the community and cancellation of the membership.

Contact Information:

All questions, comments or inquiries for veilofreality.com should be directed to:

Bernhard Guenther
[email protected]