General Disclaimers & User Policy
Not a Substitute for Professional Help
The use of any materials or programs in this website is not intended as a substitute for the professional recommendations of physicians, mental health professionals, or other health-care providers. Rather, it provides information and practices that are complementary and help participants to cultivate emotional health and well-being. We advise participants to carefully review and understand the materials presented in this website, and to seek the advice of a qualified professional if required before embarking on a practice or a program.
Intense Difficulties in Practice
Most practices have been intentionally crafted to be not too long, with general emotional and physical safety planned, and with optional trauma sensitive practices incorporated. However, it is possible that as we begin to be more adept in observing our inner experiences through different practices, we become more sensitive to our emotions and thoughts. This is normal.
However, in the rare occasion that a user meets with intense difficulty such as feelings of panic or fear matched with physical symptoms (trembling, shortness of breathe, heart palpitations, cold sweat etc), as a general rule of thumb, listen to the signals and wisdom of your own body. Choose to stop the practice and allow yourself to engage in an activity that gives you comfort or you can always go back to what is real and grounding to you (e.g. sensing your breath or your body/feet touching the ground and opening your eyes to see clearly what is around you). Reach out for professional psychological or medical assistance if symptoms persists.
Prolonged Meditation Practice is Not Recommended in the following Conditions
It is not recommended to dive into a regular unguided mindfulness practice (no actual contact with a mindfulness teacher or direct help is not within reach) if you are undergoing extreme traumatic situations, e.g. recent loss of a loved one, serious and active psychological episodes, diagnosed severe psychosis, PTSD. Please consult your qualified physician / psychologist / therapist before commencing any regular practice/programs if you are uncertain.
Responsibility for Own Well-being
By continuing with the usage, sharing or application of the materials on this site, user confirm that they have read the above, that they will practice self-care throughout the program, and that they are responsible at all times for their own personal safety and well-being.
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Additional Personal Information that May be Collected
MM may collect and process:
Personally identifiable information, such as:
- Your e-mail address and name, when you contact us;
- Details contained in the relevant document that you key in when you use our Services. These details may include your name, handphone number, email, the purpose of your query, and details about your registration.
Use of Personal Information
MM uses the collected information:
- To operate the Website and deliver the Services;
- To process, and where necessary, respond to your application, enquiry or request;
- To gather customer feedback;
- To inform or update you of other products or services available from MM and its affiliates, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
- To monitor, improve and administer the Website and Services, and to provide general statistics regarding user of the Website;
- To update you on changes to the Website and Services.
MM does not sell, rent, lease, or release your Personal Information to third parties. MM 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 Personal Information is not transferred to the third party without your explicit consent. In addition, MM may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to MM, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your Personal Information.
Disclosure of Personal Information
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Security Of Your Personal Information
Access to, Updating, and Non-Use of Your Personal Information
Subject to the exceptions referred to in section 21(2) of PDPA, you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please send an email to [email protected].
We want to ensure that your Personal Information is accurate and up to date. If any of the information that you have provided to MM changes, for example if you change your email address, name or contact number, please let us know the correct details by sending an email to [email protected]. You may ask us, or we may ask you, to correct information you or we think is inaccurate, and you may also ask us to remove information which is inaccurate.
You have the right to ask us not to collect, use, process, or disclose your Personal Information in any of the manner described herein. We will usually inform you (before collecting your Personal Information) if we intend to use your Personal Information for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your Personal Information to any third party for such purposes. You can give us notice of your intention to halt the collection, use, processing, or disclosure of your Personal Information at any time by contacting us at [email protected].
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