Information Collection and Use
Earth-Based Institute collects personally identifiable information only upon user consent. The information is normally gathered through our forms, surveys, newsletters, or other services we offer to users. Information collected may include, but are not exclusive to names, addresses, email address, educational history, and phone numbers of users of earthbasedinstitute.org/.
Anonymous information is collected in the form of site and page traffic performance which includes geographic and demographic information. This information is gathered and reported anonymously to our advertisers for their information.
Earth-Based Institute is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.
We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and sponsors. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
We use third-party vendors to provide services on the website, such as sending email messages to subscribers. The information that a user submits on the site will be provided to our vendor so that we may send Earth-Based Institute communications to users who have ‘opted in’ to receive them. We may share your email address with our partners to offer you programs and services we are jointly promoting. You may opt-out of these communications at any time. Please note, however, if such communications include a link to a vendor’s website or a co-branded partner page and you submit personal information to such vendor’s website or a co-branded partner page, then the privacy policies and practices of such vendor’s website or a co-branded partner page governs the use of your personal information.
We may release information provided by a user if a subpoena, order, or demand from a governmental agency or court requires disclosure. We may also release information provided by a user if Earth-Based Institute in its sole discretion determines that release may assist in protecting the health, safety, or welfare of another. However, Earth-Based Institute has no obligation to exercise such discretion.
Earth-Based Institute deposits cookies on users’ hard drives. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. By setting a cookie on our site, a user does not have to log in a password more than once and saves time while on our site. Users who reject the cookie may still use Earth-Based Institute, but they may be limited in some areas of our site.
Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience. Some of the information about how our users experience our site, such as page views and specific pages visited, is logged by a third-party marketing company on our behalf, using cookies and Web beacons. Web beacons help us understand information such as what browsers our users have so that we are able to develop our site to best support our users. We control how this data may and may not be used.
Earth-Based Institute also works with third-party media measurement services that enable advertisers, publishers and agencies to view audience reports for websites. They use certain data, including your IP address and information from cookies they place on your computer, to aggregate Internet activity to produce these reports and analyses. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to earthbasedinstitute.org in order to provide advertisements on earthbasedinstitute.org, other websites and other forms of media about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Earth-Based Institute is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter or other email services, we may ask for contact information such as name and email address. This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information, but encouraged so that we can provide more personalized service.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletters or other communications can unsubscribe using the tools provided in every email message we send or from the subscription management page on the site.
From time to time, we request information from users and newsletter subscribers via surveys. Participation in these surveys is voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name, phone number, and address), and demographic information. Contact information may be used to notify winners and award prizes.
Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. The information you provide in response to survey questions may be shared, but only in the aggregate or anonymously, with advertisers and partners, unless we notify you otherwise at the time of collection.
Compromise of Security
In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Earth-Based Institute will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Statement, or as otherwise required by applicable law upon the disovery of such a breach.
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us.
Notification of Changes
When you choose a password, either as an Advertiser, Partner Profile, Referral, or to join the Earth-Based Institute community, the password is stored on the password-protected Earth-Based Institute server. However, because Internet communications are generally not secure, you should be aware that when you send your password across the Internet to us, there is a possibility that an experienced hacker could intercept your password. However, we have no evidence to date that password information presents a serious security threat to warrant using a secure shell for this transaction.
Our applications may give you the ability to store your log-in credentials on a mobile device so that you can be logged-in automatically when your launch our services. You may deactivate the automatic feature by using the log-off feature on our applications. You understand that you are solely responsible if someone else obtains access to your mobile device if it is lost or stolen. You agree to notify your mobile carrier promptly to prevent unauthorized access to your device and your Earth-Based Institute profile. You may also notify us if you believe your profile has been compromised.
A Notice About Our Advertisers
You have choices about what information is gathered and used for serving third-party ads based on your interests. You can opt out of seeing interest-based ads by click here. (the AboutAds site). The choices you make on these sites are browser-specific. So, if you use a different browser, you will need to opt out again.
A Notice About External Links
You will find links from Earth-Based Institute to independently owned, controlled, and/or managed website whose content we believe will be of possible interest and value to our visitors. Additionally, you’ll see links from advertisers, sponsors and other partners that may use Earth-Based Institute logo as part of a co-branding agreement.
In many cases, these links represent cooperative projects or mutual links established with the organizations connected with these sites. We don’t control the content of these links. Most often these links are there to support the education of the user of the site. These other sites may send you their own cookies, collect data, or solicit personal information. While we identify sponsor and advertiser areas of our websites, we do not control these cookies or the content of these third parties.
Earth-Based Institute has partnered with other companies to provide certain services. In some cases, you may see the Earth-Based Institute logo on another company’s site. Earth-Based Institute does not share any of your personally identifiable information with these partners and they do not share any information with us.
Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Earth-Based Institute does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information through the website from persons under 18 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 18. If you are under 18 years of age, then please do not use or access the website at any time or in any manner. If Earth-Based Institutelearns that personally identifiable information of persons under 18 years of age has been collected through the website without verified parental consent, then Earth-Based Institute will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
It is the policy of Earth-Based Institute to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to our customers or website users, via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on our website page, earthbasedinstitute.org, as determined by Earth-Based Institute in its sole discretion. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Earth-Based Institute reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our customers or website users.