Privacy and Legal Policy.

The Biophilic Institute respects the privacy of visitors to our site.  This privacy policy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.  Information collected and gathered by the Institute is never sold or rented to any third party.  Under no circumstances does the Institute divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

Use of information
The Institute uses information voluntarily given by users to prepare future content based on user interests and to enhance users’ experiences.  The Institute also uses information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums.  Web site visits may also be used generate certain information that is automatically stored in log files, including Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data.  The Institute may also store information collected through cookies, log files and other technologies to create a “profile” of your preferences.  We use this information, which in itself does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The Institute may from time to time share aggregated demographic information with other parties. Such shared information does not identify individual users and the Institute does not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information in these cases.

Security
The Institute operates secure data networks protected by firewall and password protection systems that are at least industry standard.  The Institute’s security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary.  Only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by users.  The security of sensitive personal information is important to us.  Such information provided in connection with donations or other transactions that may be done through the site is protected according to industry standards.

Opting-out and removal of information
The Institute gives users practical options to remove themselves from Institute mailing lists and from participation in certain interactive areas of the Institute’s websites.  You may correct, update or deactivate your personally identifiable information by e-mailing us at connect@biophiliclife.org.

Comments
The Institute welcomes comments on our website and across other social media and online platforms. The opinions expressed in these comments are not necessarily those of the Institute. Comments that the Institute deems to include profanity, hate speech, personal attacks, or libelous, defamatory, discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or otherwise illegal (including violations of copyright or trademark laws) or unacceptable material may be removed. We reserve the right to block or remove the posting privileges of commenters who violate these standards of decorum at any time.

Children
Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), the Institute will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Legal disclaimer
The Institute reserves the right to disclose users’ personally identifiable information as required by law and when it believes that disclosure is necessary to protect the Institute’s rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process. The Institute reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time.  If the Institute makes material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on the Institute’s home page.

Contact
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at connect@biophiliclife.org

Legal Notices

The Biophilic Institute. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to individuals and nonprofit organizations to reproduce materials from this Website (except where noted) provided that the Institute copyright notice is affixed to all reproductions and that no changes are made to the material. Commercial users should contact the Institute for further information. Any user who duplicates electronically or in printed form, re-transmits, redistributes or otherwise uses material on this website shall be solely responsible for any violations of copyright, proprietary or other personal right, including libel or slander, or any other personal injury, and hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Institute harmless from any loss or damage, including attorneys fees, arising out of any claim or proceeding instituted on the grounds that any of the foregoing rights have been violated. The Institute provides links to other organizations and their information as an aid to our users. No endorsement, express or implied, of any organization is made. While every effort is made to keep links current, the rapid pace of change on the Internet may cause some of those links to become outdated. All factual material contained in this site is obtained from sources believed to be reliable. The Institute disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy of any information provided or referred to herein, or for any omissions therein.

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