To help ensure a rewarding online experience for all visitors, we provide this summary of our information practices. This privacy notice governs the collection and use of information at wholebeinginstitute.com.
As we continue to offer our visitors new and different types of content and services, we may modify our practices from time to time. However, we will treat all personal information we collect in accordance with the privacy notice in effect at the time the information is collected.
I. The Information We Collect
At wholebeinginstitute.com, we do not collect personally identifiable information unless our visitors voluntarily provide it to us. For some activities, such as subscribing to our updates letter, we may ask visitors to provide an email address.
Visitors who order materials from us at wholebeinginstitute.com will be required to provide their full name, billing and mailing addresses, email address, telephone number and possibly a credit card number. If the order is being purchased for a third party, we will also need the recipient’s name and mailing address. Before collecting information in connection with an order, we will verify the validity of the purchaser’s credit card. On occasion, we might solicit additional voluntary information regarding shoppers’ personal shopping preferences.
When visitors come to our site, we automatically collect some non-personally identifiable information such as the type of computer operating system (e.g., Windows ’95 or Mac OS) and browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) being used, and the domain name of the Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, EarthLink).
II. How We Use the Information
We use visitors’ personal information for internal purposes only, such as subscribing to our online updates letter, or to order from us at wholebeinginstitute.com.
We only use the email addresses of subscribers to our wholebeinginstitute.com updates letter to send them the requested letter(s). Each letter also includes instructions for subscription removal via return email.
We never sell, rent, or otherwise share our visitors’ personal information with third parties. Sometimes, we may use agents or contractors to provide services to our visitors at wholebeinginstitute.com. In these cases, we require the agent or contractor to keep the information confidential and to use it only for the specific services they are performing. We sometimes use non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to improve our visitors’ experience on wholebeinginstitute.com. We also may aggregate this information to analyze site usage, as well as to offer products, programs, or services.
We will disclose information we maintain as required by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose such information in response to a specific law enforcement agency’s request.
We will not use or transfer personally identifiable information in ways that are materially different from the ones described above without also providing parental notification of such practices and obtaining consent for any materially different uses.
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.
We are particularly sensitive to visitors’ security concerns regarding the use of credit cards to purchase products over the Internet. For orders placed at wholebeinginstitute.com, we work with GeoTrust and Authorize.Net to use a technology that automatically encrypts credit card data while information is being transmitted over the Internet, provided that the visitor’s browser supports the Secure Socket Layer protocol (SSL).
V. Contact Us
Trademarks, Copyrights and Restrictions
This site is controlled and operated by WBI. All material on this site, including, but not limited to images, illustrations, audio clips, and video clips, is protected by copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights which are owned and controlled by WBI or by other parties that have licensed their material to WBI. Material on wholebeinginstitute.com or any website owned, operated, licensed or controlled by WBI is solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Such material may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, including by email or other electronic means. Without the prior written consent of the owner, modification of the materials, use of the materials on any other website or networked computer environment, or use of the materials for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use is a violation of the copyrights, trademarks, and other proprietary rights, and is prohibited and punishable by law.
This site may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are for your convenience only, and you access them at your own risk. WBI is not responsible for the content of the Linked Sites, whether or not WBI is affiliated with sponsors of the sites. WBI does not in any way endorse the Linked Sites.
WBI welcomes links to this site. You may establish a hypertext link to this site, provided that the link does not state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of your site by WBI. You may not use on your site any trademarks, service marks or copyrighted materials appearing on the WBI site, including but not limited to any logos or characters, without the express written consent of the owner of the mark or right. You may not frame or otherwise incorporate into another website any of the content or other materials on the WBI site without prior written consent.
Any emails, notes, message/bulletin board/forum postings, ideas, suggestions, concepts or other material submitted will become the property of WBI throughout the universe. WBI shall be entitled, consistent with our policies regarding privacy, to use the material or any of its elements for any type of use forever, including in any media whether now known or hereafter devised. When you submit material to WBI’s website, you agree that WBI has the right to publish or otherwise use the material or any of its elements for any type of use, including promotional and advertising purposes, subject to WBI’s policies regarding privacy.
Forums and Chat Rooms
WBI may from time to time host bulletin boards, chat rooms, forums, or other public posting areas (“Forums”). The information and opinions expressed in Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms, or other Forums are not necessarily those of WBI or its affiliated or related entities or content providers. WBI makes no representations or warranties regarding information or opinions that appear in the Forums, and does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. WBI assumes no obligation to monitor the Forums or to delete or edit any postings.
However, WBI reserves the right to delete, move, or edit any postings that we consider illegal, inappropriate, or otherwise inappropriate.
By using WBI’s website, you agree that you will not submit or otherwise publish through the Forums any content which: (a) libels, defames, invades privacy, or is obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening; (b) infringes any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including, but not limited to violating anyone’s copyrights or trademarks; (c) violates any law; (d) advocates illegal activity; or (e) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services.
You agree to indemnify WBI and its officers, directors, employees, agents, distributors and affiliates from and against any and all third party claims, demands, liabilities, costs, or expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, resulting from your breach of any of the foregoing agreements, representations, and warranties.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability
The materials on WBI’s website are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either expressed or implied. WBI disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, other than those warranties which, under the laws applicable to this agreement, are implied by law and are incapable of exclusion, restriction, or modification. Neither WBI, nor its affiliated or related entities, nor any person involved in the creation, production, and distribution of WBI’s website warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that WBI or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. The material that you read on WBI’s website is provided solely for entertainment and promotional purposes. WBI does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in WBI’s website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.
You expressly agree that use of the WBI site is at your sole risk. You (and not WBI) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. You expressly agree that neither WBI, nor its affiliated or related entities, nor any of their respective employees, or agents, nor any person or entity involved in the creation, production, and distribution of WBI’s website are responsible or liable to any person or entity whatsoever for any loss, damage (whether actual, consequential, punitive or otherwise), injury, claim, liability, or other cause of any kind or character whatsoever based upon or resulting from the use of this site or any other WBI website. By way of example, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, WBI and related persons and entities shall not be responsible or liable for any claim or damage arising from failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, computer virus, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of personal records, or the reliance upon or use of data, information, opinions or other materials appearing on this site. You expressly acknowledge and agree that WBI is not liable or responsible for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other subscribers or third parties.
Unless otherwise specified, the material on the WBI website is presented solely for the purpose of entertainment and promoting programs and other products available in the United States, its territories, possessions, and protectorates. This site is controlled and operated by WBI from its offices within the State of Georgia, United States of America. WBI makes no representation that materials in WBI’s website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so, on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the matters contained herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by WBI.