Online Privacy and Security Policy
The Family Institute website is for informational and educational purposes only. It is intended to help the public understand the Institute's services, educational and training opportunities, and research programs. Information provided on The Family Institute website should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider's judgment regarding mental, emotional, or physical conditions, diagnoses or treatments. We strongly encourage users to consult with a qualified health care professional for answers to personal questions.
You assume full responsibility for using the information on this website, and you understand and agree that The Family Institute and its affiliated staff are not responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage resulting from its use by you or any user. While the information provided is believed to be accurate when placed on this website, The Family Institute disclaims any warranty concerning its accuracy, timeliness and completeness, and any other warranty, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The Family Institute also does not warrant that access to the website will be error-free or virus-free. The Family Institute reserves the right to make changes to the website at any time without prior notice. Links to other websites are provided for the convenience of our users; The Family Institute does is not responsible for the content or accuracy of these linked websites nor does it endorse them.
What personal information is collected when you use The Family Institute website?
You may use the website without providing any personal information. In certain instances, we do need information from you in order to provide services that you request. When providing personal information via e-mail, please remember that e-mail messages can be viewed by other Internet users while in transit. If you have confidential information to communicate, please use phone or traditional mail.
You may be asked to provide personal information, such as demographic information, if you choose to complete any of the on-line forms used for alumni registration, special events and promotions, online donations and to provide feedback. The information required to complete the transaction is noted on the form. Additional questions may be included to help us improve the services we offer. Only authorized Family Institute staff that need the information you provide to perform a specific task have access to your information.
In what ways is the collected information used?
The Family Institute currently discloses personal information you provide on the Web only to process credit card information or as required by law, and has no current plans to make other disclosures of such information. We will notify you through this on-line policy if there are any changes. Requested information on voluntary forms is used to provide the services you request, such as registration for workshops, mailing of publications, etc. The Family Institute may occasionally provide statistics to third parties related to the number of visitors who use the site. These statistics do not provide personally identifiable information.
Does The Family Institute use "cookies" to collect user information?
"Cookies" are small computer files that a web site can transfer to your computer. Examples of information we collect include how often someone visits our site and their activities while on our site. We use this information in the aggregate to understand how our visitors as a group use different resources. These reports do not contain any personally identifiable information.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can set your browser to refuse them or to alert you when they are being sent. You can access the information on The Family Institute web site without having cookies enabled in your browser.
Are there advertisements on The Family Institute web site?
No, The Family Institute does not accept advertisements on its web site.
Which web pages and web sites does this policy apply to?
TFI Wireless Guest Internet Access Policy
The Family Institute (TFI) Wireless Guest Internet Access is provided solely for the use by TFI guests, TFI clients, and client’s families. Any other use is unauthorized.
- TFI is not responsible for the content of the Internet.
- TFI is not responsible for sensitive information communicated through this public wireless connection, such as credit card, personal data, or banking information, etc. Please be sure that your device’s anti-virus and firewall software are up-to-date.
- TFI assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any loss of data, damage, or viruses/malware that may infect your device on account of your access to, or use of the public wireless connection.
- TFI assumes no responsibility or liability for physical damage to, or theft of your device.
- TFI cannot guarantee the availability of the connection; the speed at which information may be transmitted or received via the connection; or that your hardware or software will work with the Institute’s wireless connection.
- Minors should only access the connection under parental or guardian oversight. Any restrictions, limitations, and monitoring of a minor’s access to TFI’s public wireless network is the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian.
- User agrees to respect all copyright laws and licensing agreement pertaining to material obtained from the Internet and TFI is not responsible for user’s failure to do so.
- Print capability is not available via the wireless connection.
- If you have problems accessing the Internet over the wireless connection, our staff cannot assist in making changes to the user’s network settings or perform any troubleshooting on your device. You should refer to the owners’ manual for your device or other support services, offered by your device manufacturer.
- Activities that are prohibited during the use of TFI’s Guest Wi-Fi include but are not limited to the following:
o Spamming and Invasion of Privacy
o Intellectual Property Right Violations
o Obscene or Indecent Speech or Materials
o Defamatory or Abusive Language
o Forging of Headers
o Hacking, Scans, or other subversive Information Gathering Activity
o Distribution of Internet Viruses, Trojan Horses, or Other Destructive Activities