What information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
To make use of the services on our site, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, as well as demographic information related to your educational background and professional activities. You may also have the opportunity to supply comments or suggestions or other details to facilitate your experience.
When do we collect your personal information?
We collect your personal information when you subscribe to the TBI Archive, enroll in a TBI online course, sign-up to receive announcements from our mailing list, arrange for the purchase of TBI Media materials, and when you provide us with feedback on our products or services. Additionally, we collect an Internet Protocol (IP) address from all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you use the Internet.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:
- To diagnose problems with our server, administer our website or improve its features and functionality in order to better serve you.
- To quickly process your transactions related to our products and educational services.
- To respond to your customer service requests and follow up on related correspondence.
- To analyze usage trends, track users’ interactions with the website, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order to improve our services.
E-Mail Sent to Us Containing Personal Information
You may decide to send the Thinking Body Institute personally identifying information in an e-mail. For example, you might send TBI an e-mail message containing a question about your subscription to the TBI Archive. We will use this information solely to identify you as a subscriber or student of the Thinking Body Institute and to determine how to best respond to the e-mail. We will not use this information for any purpose other than to resolve the specific matter identified in your e-mail.
How do we protect your information?
The Thinking Body Institute follows generally accepted standards and practices to protect the PII transferred to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. In addition, the TBI website utilizes the following privacy and security provisions:
- The Thinking Body Institute will never share, sell or rent your name, address or e-mail address to other organizations.
- We use Malware Scanning on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
- 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.
Any financially sensitive information you may supply to the Institute is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. SSL is a proven coding system that allows your browser to automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. All TBI financial transactions are processed through PayPal and are not stored or processed on our server. Please use the links below for information on PayPal’s privacy and security measures.
We implement our security measures whenever a user places an order, subscribes to the archive or enrolls in our educational services. If, at any point, you would like to have your submitted information deleted from TBI’s files, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will delete the information accordingly. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage can ever be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information to the fullest extent, we cannot ensure or completely guarantee the security of such information.
What are “Cookies”?
Cookies are small files sent from a web server to your computer through your browser program. There are two types of cookies: non-persistent and persistent cookies. A non-persistent cookie enables a website to temporarily keep information on your computer as you travel from one page to another on our website. This cookie is automatically deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Because these cookies are necessary to provide some functions, failure to allow such cookies may make some of the functions on our website unavailable to you.
A persistent cookie is kept even when you close your browser. You can manually delete these cookies using commands specific to your browser and computer system. These cookies store information that would generally not change from session to session. They also contain information that you would need to reenter each time you visit the website. For example, the common use of persistent cookies is to allow a registered website visitor to enter the website without having to specify their username and password.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
Occasionally in our online courses, we may supply links to websites posted by other site owners to provide course participants with additional educational resources. However, we do not endorse the products, services or information provided by such sites. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. Therefore, we have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of those linked sites. Nonetheless, to protect the integrity of our site, we welcome your feedback and any concerns you may have about those sites. Our use of links to additional web resources does not imply that those sites have formally provided permission for the inclusion of their links, or that there is any relationship between TBI and the linked sites.
Upholding the security of the Thinking Body Institute’s educational resources and the privacy of its participants also requires the diligence of its subscribers and users. To maintain the collective privacy and security of the Thinking Body Institute, please:
- notify TBI of any unauthorized use of your password or user name and any other breach of security;
- use the Logout Button to exit from your account at the end of each session;
- ensure that the privileges of the use of your account are not transferred to another person.
Please be aware that because a primary goal of the Thinking Body Institute is to develop a global network of teachers, scholars, and students, we have created discussion forums, private messaging, a news service and other avenues for communication as part of our resources. It is imperative to remember that any information that is disclosed to other users of the Institute can become public; thus, you should exercise caution when sharing your personal information through these venues for exchange.
You can help the Thinking Body Institute maintain the accuracy of your PII by periodically updating your login information. To update your Login account, email us at email@example.com, go to our secure contact form or write us at:
Attn: Thinking Body Institute
11448 E Mission Ln
Scottsdale, Arizona 85259
Last revised: April, 2018.