Privacy Policy

Introduction and Acceptance

The Sacred Story Institute (“SSI”) recognizes the importance of your privacy. As part of SSI’s normal operations we collect personal information. This Privacy Policy is meant to inform users of SSI’s website and portals about what information we collect, how we will treat this information, and what options you have to direct our activities. By using SSI’s website and portals, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

All references in this Privacy Policy to “we,” “us,” or “our” shall refer to SSI and its subsidiaries. All references in this Privacy Policy to “you” or “your” shall refer to the users of SSI’s website and portals.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Please read our Terms and Conditions of Use which also governs your use of SSI’s website and portals.  These Terms and Conditions of Use are incorporated here by reference.

Information Collection and Use

SSI may collect and ask you for personally identifiable information when you visit or use our website or portals or via hard copy, including your full name, address, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, a password, and other identifying information. We may also receive personally identifiable information about you from our business partners. We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information, and the page you requested.

We may use this information for several general purposes to: (i) customize the content you see, (ii) fulfill your requests for certain services and information, (iii) contact you, (iv) audit, research and analyze our website and portals and the services that we provide, (v) ensure the technical functioning of our website and portals, and (vi) develop new services and information.

Cookies

We may set and access cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive.  Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.  Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual.  The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.  We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used.  This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.  We use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is usually removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.  A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or personal information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.  You can choose to accept or decline cookies.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

SSI will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. To the extent permitted by law, we will only send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when:

  • We have your consent to share your information;
  • We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested;
  • We need to send your information to companies who work on behalf of SSI to provide a product or service to you or SSI (unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have any right to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us);
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process; or
  • We find that your actions on our website or portals violate the Terms and Conditions of Use, or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services.

Correcting Your Personally Identifiable Information

You can access some of your personally identifiable information that we collect on our website or portals by logging in and viewing your account, or by contacting SSI staff.

If you discover errors in your personally identifiable information on our website or portals, generally you can correct it by editing your account, or by contacting SSI staff. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected, or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required.

Third-Party Hosting

SSI contracts with a third-party to maintain and host the website and portals. Therefore, any information you submit on our website or portals, including personally identifiable information, will be placed and stored on a computer server maintained by this third-party host.

Security

SSI’s website and portals have reasonable security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Presently, the website and portals utilize Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology for all private transmissions.

Links

SSI’s website and portals may be linked to other websites not maintained by us. We do not control and are not responsible for the content of and policies governing use of those websites not maintained by us. The inclusion of any link to such websites does not imply approval of or endorsement by us of the websites or the content thereof.

Changes to the Terms

We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy without prior notice. Modifications shall become effective immediately upon being posted on our website and portals. Your continued use of the website and portals after modifications are posted constitutes an acknowledgement and acceptance of the Privacy Policy and its modifications.

These Terms constitute the entire agreement and supersedes any and all other understandings and agreements between you and SSI with respect to the subject matter hereof and no representation, statement or promise not contained herein shall be binding on you or SSI.  Although these Terms may be updated or modified by SSI from time to time as forth above, SSI will not be bound by any other amendments or modifications  to these Terms unless expressly accepted in writing by SSI in a written amendment expressly referencing these Terms.  These Terms may not be supplemented or modified by any course of dealing or trade usage.

Updated

January 27, 2012

How to Contact Us

Any questions about this Privacy Policy should be addressed to admin-team@sacredstory.net by mail at: Sacred Story Institute, Sacred Story Institute, 1401 E Jefferson, Suite 405, Seattle, WA, 98122 USA.