Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website. We are providing you with our privacy policy so that you can protect your information. 

This Privacy Policy describes our policies on the collection, use, and disclosure of your information in connection with your use of our websites, emails, and applications (“Site” or “Sites”). When used herein, the terms “Next Stop” “we”, “us” and “our” refer to The Next Stop Foundation, Inc. or related companies or websites including but not limited to: or (“related websites”). For the purposes of data protection legislation (and with the exception to our third-party partners, described further below), we are a data controller for the information we hold about you in providing our Site. 

By visiting this website or another related website displaying this Privacy Policy or a link thereto (a “Website”, or collectively the “Websites”), or by otherwise interacting with The Next Stop, you agree to accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is further subject to The Next Stop Service Agreement, Terms of Use, or other agreements related to The Next Stop services you utilize and/or purchase.

When this Privacy Policy uses the term “personal data,” we mean any data that relates to an identifiable individual, including their name, address, online identifiers like usernames and passwords, subscription details and/or email address. It may also include hidden data that websites collect such as your computer’s ID and your Internet Protocol (IP) address. The specific data we collect is described in this policy. We encourage you to read the entire Privacy Policy, which consists of the sections listed below.

Note: This Privacy Policy is intended for individuals in the United States. If you live outside of the United States and choose to use the Sites connected with this Privacy Policy, you do so at your own risk and understand that your information will be sent to and stored in the United States. By using any of our websites and mobile applications that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, “Sites”) or otherwise providing Personal Information to us, you agree to this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy applies to all of our users.

By visiting this Website and utilizing our Materials or Services, you agree that any information that we collect from or about you through our Services will be handled as described in this Privacy Policy. Your use of our Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use/Subscriber Agreement, including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. The Next Stop. Terms of Use [hyperlink] are incorporated by reference into this Privacy Policy

I. Information We Collect

We may collect information about you directly from you, and automatically through your use of our Services. We may combine information collected from or about you from these various sources.

A. Information We Collect Directly from You

We collect information directly from you in several places on our Services, as set forth generally below.

1. Registration

Currently, visitors to our Services are not able to access content without becoming a free or paid registered member. By registering as a paid subscriber, you will be able to view, and download materials, engage in digital social or learning experiences, customize or personalize certain content, gain access to certain community features, or rate editorial content. When you register for a free subscription level, you will have limited access as described on our website.  In order to register, you must supply us with a valid email address, password, verify that you are over 18 years of age and some additional voluntary information about you (e.g., your “description”: individual, parent, teacher or caregiver, phone number, etc.).

2. Premium Services

If you’d like access to more content and events, you’ll need a paid level of membership for that offering,. You would select the term you wish to register for either a monthly membership or an annual subscription.  You will be sent to a third-party site that will be collecting your billing details and processing your payment information. All customers enrolling as a free or paid subscriber will be asked to provide basic personal information such as user name, email address, type of subscription, subscription date, renewal date, address, and phone number.

3. Community Forums: Events and Comments

As a service to our users, on our website, we may feature Blogs and Comments where registered paid users with similar interests can share information and support one another, send messages to one another, provide a review of our products, comment on editorial content. Information shared in events and through Comments postings is not accessible to the general public.  However, we may retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes, provide customer support, and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law. Comments, postings and content posted on our third-party partners such as Facebook or Zoom (or any other site or link) are subject to their own “terms of use” and “privacy” policies. We are not responsible for information posted on other sites. We are not responsible for information posted on other sites. You should think carefully before disclosing any personal information in any public forum. 

4. Third-Party Websites Pages:

As a registered paid subscriber, you will have access[1] to a private Facebook page subject to the terms and conditions of Facebook. We created a private Facebook page [insert link] for our community purposes. The page allows our community to interact, to attend events (must register for events separately), to ask questions and to communicate concerns. Subscribers may like the page, or interact with the educational content by commenting, replying, or sharing. Your use of this Facebook page is subject to our terms and conditions as well as Facebook’s terms and privacy policy

B. Information collected indirectly from you

1. Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms. If you are a user located in the United Kingdom (UK) or in the European Economic Area (EEA), the only type of cookies we will set on your device are ‘strictly necessary cookies’ which are essential to provide you with our Website and our Services. You can block these cookies by changing your browser setting but as they are essential for the operation of our Website, this may impact the provision of our Services. For all other rest-of-world users, please see the sections below regarding the types of cookies we will set on your device. 

2. Web information. We may, however, collect information that does not identify you,  such as information from your web browser or information about the aggregate number of visitors to a web page. This may also include cookies, which are tiny data tags that track where you go, and help you navigate back. This information also helps us see which pages require attention.

3. Our Tracking. Tracking data consists of both individual and aggregated tracking information and is automatically gathered using “cookies.” A cookie is a small data file containing information, such as a user’s member name, that is written to the user’s hard drive by a web server and used to track the pages visited.

We use cookies in several ways to track users’ navigation through our Services. First, the Information we gather on an individual basis is used for internal purposes only, such as accessing a member profile. We also use tracking information on an aggregate basis, to track the usage of our products, to analyze patterns on our Services, and to provide anonymous reporting of usage for internal and external clients. In all cases, our cookies are encoded and contain a unique digital signature to prevent tampering. They do not contain user passwords. We also employ technology that is commonly referred to as “action tags” (also known as “web beacons” or “one pixel .gif files”) to measure the effectiveness of our advertisements.

You can control your browser’s settings regarding cookies by selecting “Internet Options” or “Preferences” in the menu bar of your browser. This will allow you to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or disable cookies altogether. However, because cookies allow you to easily navigate our Services without having to constantly log in using your User Name and password, we recommend that you leave them turned on.

4. Do Not Track Disclosure

Our Services and websites do not respond to Do Not Track signals. For more information about Do Not Track signals, please click here. (DNT link)

5. Use of the Information

We use your information, including personal information, as follows:

a. To Provide Our Services. We use your information to provide and maintain our Services, including tailoring content to you; processing orders and payments; improving our Services; developing new features, products, or services; authenticating users; performing technical operations, such as updating software; and for other service and support-related purposes.

b. To send Free Newsletters. If you’re a registered member, we use your email address to send you free email newsletters containing selected editorial, educational content, and links to our Website, and social media accounts. If you do not wish to receive the free emailed newsletters, you may opt out on your preferences page.

c. Communications. We use your information to communicate with you (including by email) about your use, or use by the children associated with your account, of our Services, including to send you product or service updates; respond to your inquiries; and for other informational, marketing, or promotional purposes.

d. Alert you to Webinars and Events. If you register for a Next Stop webinar or Live event, we use your email address to send you notifications relevant to the webinar or Live event.

e. Protecting Rights and Interests. We use your information to protect the safety, rights, property, or security of you, our websites, the Services, any third party, or the general public; to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; to prevent or stop activity that, in its sole discretion, may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, an illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity; to use as evidence in litigation; and to enforce this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use

f. Legal Compliance. We may use your information to comply with applicable legal or regulatory obligations, including as part of a judicial proceeding; to respond to a subpoena, warrant, court order, or other legal process; or as part of an investigation or request, whether formal or informal, from law enforcement or a governmental authority.

II. Limitations

1. Choice and Opt-out

Members may opt out of receiving updates, notifications, and/or newsletters by de-selecting the corresponding boxes in the Email preferences page. Updates, newsletters, and email notifications will also include instructions for opting out of those communications.

You may access, modify, or delete the personal information that you have provided to us by logging into your member profile page or emailing us at If you request restrictions on our uses or disclosures of your personal information, we may comply with your request by terminating your membership and deleting your account information. Please note that we can only honor requests to out opt of disclosures on a going forward basis and opt-out requests do not affect information that we have previously disclosed. We may also retain certain information about you as required by law or as permitted by law for legitimate business purposes. For example, if you request that we delete your information but we believe that you have violated our Terms of Use, we may retain information about you in order to attempt to resolve the issue before deleting it.

2. Limited Disclosures of Information

We do not sell or disclose the personal information about you described above to nonaffiliated parties (including but not limited to companies, authorities, or individuals) except to provide you with products or services, when we have your permission, or under the circumstances listed below. We do not disclose your personal information to third parties for those third parties’ own marketing purposes.

    • To nonaffiliated companies that we engage as contractors or agents to perform services for us, such as administering our Website, systems, and software; We will disclose your information with such contractors only to the extent reasonably necessary for them to perform services on our behalf, consistent with this Privacy Policy;
    • In response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, from law enforcement agencies or state and federal regulators, or as otherwise required by law;
    • To assert or defend our legal rights, including fraud prevention and enforcing this Privacy Policy and our Service Agreement and Terms of Use;
    • To protect the rights, property, or safety of us or other persons, including to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues, or anything else that we may consider to be, or pose a risk of being, an illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity;
    • As we deem appropriate to attempt to prevent physical or emotional harm to other persons and/or to their property based on overt or implied threat;
    • In connection with an actual or proposed corporate merger, acquisition, asset purchase, or other transaction or proceeding involving all or part of the business or assets to which the information pertains; and (add any left out)

3. Security

We have implemented safeguards to protect the information we collect. Please be aware that despite our efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security.

You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.

4. Changes in this Privacy Policy

If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post changes to our Website.

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it before disclosing personal information on one of our Services. If we make changes that materially affect our uses or disclosures of personal information that we have previously collected from you, we will provide a mechanism for you to opt out of the new use or disclosure.

5. Your Independent Relationship With Other Companies

Our Services may contain links to third-party websites and applications. Please note that this Privacy Policy will not apply to your independent relationships with other companies that from time to time may offer you products and services, or are otherwise linked from on our Services. Those companies’ privacy policies will govern how they collect, use and disclose personal information that you provide to them.                    

Contact us by Mail: 

The Next Stop Foundation, Inc.

c/o Susan M. Hankins, Attorney 4989 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 217

Peachtree Corners, Ga. 30092

[1] You will need a Facebook account and ask the page administrator for an invitation to the private group to participate.