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Privacy Policy

We take your private information seriously.

The Compassion Institute places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) was created in order to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of our students, alumni, donors, teachers, and other website users (collectively referred to as “members”). It explains the practices of Compassion Institute™, Inc. (“CI”, “Compassion Institute,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) with respect to the types of personally identifiable information collected by the Compassion Institute website, www.compassioninstitute.com (Website), and how this information is collected and used by us.

 

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected?

Compassion Institute members that register for classes or workshops or other CI sponsored events through www.compassioninstitute.com and individuals that sign up to receive e-mail communications voluntarily provide us with personally identifiable information. This information may include but is not limited to your providing your name, e-mail address, phone number, mailing address, photo, geographic location, and your social media handles. We may as part of enrollment direct you through external links to secure independent third-party payment processing services such as PayPal or Event-Brite which will collect payment information but CI will not accept or store your payment information on-line. Please refer to the “External Links” section of this Privacy Policy before with respect to your use of these third party services. Your provision of any and all of this information to us by you is optional. We do not sell private contact information to any third parties and you may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages.

 

IP addresses

The Compassion Institute may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer http://www.compassioninstitute.com programs and courses and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.

 

Cookies

Our www.compassioninstitute.com uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of www.compassioninstitute.com, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

 

How Your Information May Be Used

We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; to process your enrollment or alumni member application; etc. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications from us. We may also use your information to track visitor of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties in support of our philanthropic mission.
Finally, we may need to disclose contact or other personally identifiable information to our own third party contractors (faculty, CCT™ Teachers, affiliated companies who perform services on our behalf) as part of providing our services to you or meeting our legal or regulatory obligations to government entities. For example, when you enroll in a course, apply for a scholarship, or Compassion Corps grant, training fellowship, or other selective programs, CI may share that information with the individuals designated to select participants in, and help manage, those programs, which may include people not employed by Compassion Institute directly. Or we may share your information with partner organizations, and volunteers for the purpose of organizing and running the event or course you voluntarily signed up for.

 

External Links

The www.compassioninstitute.com includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the www.compassioninstitute.com domain exclusively, and the Compassion Institute is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

 

Modifications

We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.