Effective Date: February 22, 2016
The Benjamin Institute is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Benjamin Institute Website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Benjamin Institute Website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of Your Personal Information
The Benjamin Institute collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Benjamin Institute also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by The Benjamin Institute. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Website addresses. This information is used by The Benjamin Institute for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Benjamin Institute Website.
The Benjamin Institute encourages you to review the privacy statements of Websites to which The Benjamin Institute links so that you can understand how those Websites collect, use and share your information. The Benjamin Institute is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Websites outside of the Benjamin Institute and The Benjamin Institute family of Websites.
Use of Your Personal Information
The Benjamin Institute collects and uses your personal information to operate the Benjamin Institute Website and deliver the services you have requested. The Benjamin Institute also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The Benjamin Institute. The Benjamin Institute may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
The Benjamin Institute does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
The Benjamin Institute does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations.
The Benjamin Institute keeps track of the sites and pages our customers visit within The Benjamin Institute, in order to determine what The Benjamin Institute services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within The Benjamin Institute to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
The Benjamin Institute Website will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Benjamin Institute or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Benjamin Institute; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Benjamin Institute, or the public.
The Benjamin Institute Website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize The Benjamin Institute pages, or register with The Benjamin Institute site or services, a cookie helps The Benjamin Institute to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same The Benjamin Institute Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Benjamin Institute features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Benjamin Institute services or Websites you visit.
Security of Your Personal Information
The Benjamin Institute secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Benjamin Institute secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Browser Privacy Settings
Some web browsers (including Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome) incorporate a "Do Not Track" ("DNT") or similar feature that signals to websites that a user does not want to have his or her online activity and behavior tracked. If a website that responds to a particular DNT signal receives the DNT signal, the browser can block that website from collecting certain information about the browser's user. Not all browsers offer a DNT option and DNT signals are not yet uniform. For this reason, many digital service operators, including Benjamin Institute, do not recognize or respond to DNT signals.
Changes to this Statement
The Benjamin Institute will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Benjamin Institute encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how The Benjamin Institute is protecting your information.
The Benjamin Institute welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The Benjamin Institute has not adhered to this Statement, please contact The Benjamin Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.