Last modified: December 12, 2018
This Policy applies to information we collect on or through the Website. It does not apply to information collected by The Stress Institute offline or through any other means, including information collected on any other website operated by The Stress Institute, its affiliates or any third party. It also does not apply to information collected by any third party (including our affiliates) through any means, including information collected through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.
Please read this Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. By accessing or using the Website, you agree to be legally bound by this Policy and, thus, expressly consent to our collection, use, protection and disclosure of your information as described in this Policy. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, do not use the Website. This Policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of the Website after we make changes to this Policy is deemed to be an acceptance of those changes, so please check this Policy periodically for updates.
Collection of Your Information – Information We Collect & How We Collect It:
We collect several types of information from and about users of the Website, including the following:
Information by which you may be personally identified, such as your name and email address and any other information by which you may be contacted online or offline (collectively, “personal information”); and
Information about your Internet connection, the equipment you use to access the Website and usage details.
We collect this information (i) directly from you when you provide it to us and (ii) automatically as you navigate through the Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and other information collected through third-party analytics service providers, such as Google Analytics or other providers.
Information Provided by You:
The information we collect on or through the Website from you may include the following:
Information that you provide by filling out forms on the Website. This includes information provided at the time of subscribing to our newsletters or requesting further services or information. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with the Website;
Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us; and
Your search queries on the Website.
Information Collected Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies:
As you navigate through and interact with the Website, we may use automatic data collection technology to collect certain information about your equipment and browsing actions and patterns. This technology is third-party analytics technology, such as that offered by Google Analytics or other analytics service providers. The information we collect automatically includes the following:
Details of your visits to the Website, including traffic data, location data and the resources that you access and use on the Website, and
Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system type and browser type.
We may also use this technology to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (“behavioral tracking”). Currently, the automatic data collection technology used on the Website does not respond to “Do Not Track” settings and similar mechanisms.
The information we collect automatically may include personal information or we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways. It helps us to improve the Website and to deliver a better service, including by enabling us to estimate our audience size and usage patterns and speed up your searches.
Use of Your Information:
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information, for the following:
To provide, enhance, improve and develop the Website and its content and services, including improving the Website’s layout;
To provide you with information or services that you request from us. For example, if you subscribe to our newsletter by providing your email address, we will use such email address to send the newsletter;
To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide such information;
To resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems, including fighting malware;
To prevent potentially unsafe, prohibited or illegal activities;
In any other way we may describe when you provide such information; and
For any other purpose with your consent.
As stated above, if you subscribe to our newsletter, we may use your personal information, including your email address, to provide the newsletter to you. If, after subscribing, you no longer want us to use your information in this way, you may unsubscribe from the newsletter by following the instructions to unsubscribe included in the newsletter emails.
Disclosure of Your Information:
We may disclose personal information that we collect or that you provide to us as follows:
To our affiliates;
To contractors, service providers, consultants, agents and other third parties which we use to support our business and provide the Website and its content and services;
To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of The Stress Institute’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceedings, in which personal information held by The Stress Institute about the Website’s users is among the assets transferred;
To fulfill the purpose for which you provide such information. For example, if you give us an email address to subscribe to our newsletters, we will transmit your email address to our third-party service provider for purposes of sending our newsletters to you via email;
For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; and
For any purpose with your consent.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Policy, we also reserve the right to access, preserve and disclose any information, including personal information, as we believe is necessary, in our sole and absolute discretion, for the following:
To respond to legal requirements, including to comply with any court order, law or legal process and to respond to any government or regulatory request;
To detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security, trust and safety or technical issues; or
To protect the rights, property or safety of The Stress Institute, the Website’s users, any third parties or the public in general.
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
This Policy addresses only our collection, use, protection and disclosure of information collected by us on or through the Website and that you provide to us on or through the Website. It does not apply to the practices of third parties that we do not own, control, employ or manage, including any third-party websites, applications, services or businesses. If you disclose your information to others, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. You acknowledge that if you provide information to third parties, that information will be subject to the privacy policies of those third parties, which may differ from this Policy. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of third parties, and we encourage you to ask questions before disclosing your information to others.
Children under the Age of 13:
The Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under age 13. If you are under 13 years of age, do not provide any information on the Website or on or through any of its features, register on the Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number or email address. If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.
We encourage parents and guardians to supervise their children’s online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers. These tools can prevent children from disclosing their names, addresses and other personal information online without parental consent.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. Unfortunately, however, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure, and third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of your information or that your information or private communications will always remain private. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time. Any transmission of information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for the circumvention of any security measures implemented on the Website.
We may amend this Policy at any time by posting the amended Policy on this page. The date this Policy was last revised is identified at the top of this Policy. All amended terms automatically take effect after they are initially posted on this page, unless a change in any applicable law requires immediate amendment. Use of information we collect or that you provide to us is subject to the Policy in effect at the time such information is collected or provided. You are responsible for periodically visiting the Website and this Policy to check for any changes.
Questions & Concerns:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.