Last updated May 31, 2012
The School of Practical Philosophy takes the issue of security and privacy seriously. We respect our visitors’ right to both their privacy and security of their data. To that end, we collect and use information throughout our website only as disclosed below.
What information do we collect about you?
Personally identifiable information:
The School of Practical Philosophy collects personally identifiable information from you only with your knowledge and consent. We do not collect any personally identifiable information through our own website and/or store it in an online environment, other than the information you submit to us either in an online form, by email, or when you sign up for our email newsletters. (For more on about our email mailing list, click here.)
Automatic Collection of Information:
We collect non-personally identifiable information from you in order for us to better understand how our website is used. Information about a user’s visit is logged; however, your IP address is never referenced to personally identifiable information. Usage statistics are gathered in a non-intrusive manner. The log files are private documents and are primarily used by the server administrator for error notification, server administration and to monitor website performance. At times portions of the log files may be viewed by others for the purpose of server administration, security or when required by law.
Some pages on this website use a technology called “cookies”. A cookie is a token that a server gives to your browser when you access a website. Cookies are capable of storing many types of data. Cookies help provide additional functionality to the website or to help us analyze website usage more accurately. For instance, our server may set a cookie that keeps you from having to enter a password more than once during a visit to one of our websites. In all cases in which cookies are used, we will not collect personally identifiable information except with your explicit permission. With most Internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.
Do we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice, and you agree to this sharing. The term “outside parties” does not include the School of Practical Philosophy. It also does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.
Email Mailing List
We will never exchange, lend or sell our e-mail mailing list to anyone. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of sending you e-mails and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.
We use our electronic newsletter and email for communicating to individuals from whom we have received consent. If you sign up for our e-mail newsletter, all we need from you is your e-mail address. Each newsletter that we e-mail will display the e-mail address of the recipient with simple instructions on how to unsubscribe (opt-out) from the e-newsletter list. Each e-newsletter will also contain a link that will allow you to login in to the e-mail system and change the data that is there so that you are always in control of the information you provide.
Statistics are gathered from the e-mails in order to track the effectiveness of the mailings. We never share, sell, or rent this information to anyone. This information is only used for our own internal purposes.
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Terms and Conditions
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