STI Online LLC
practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information that you
may provide at http://institute.soundtree.com/
(the “Site”) and about your rights relative to that information. Please be
otherwise using, submitting or uploading information and material to this
Site. If you are unwilling to accept the terms and conditions of the Privacy
Policy, we ask that you do not use the Site.
The terms “You” and “User” as
used herein refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing the Site for any
Please be aware that this policy refers solely to your use of the Site as
distinct to any other activities sponsored or affiliated with SoundTree
Institute. We have posted these notices to comply with numerous laws and our
organization’s internal guidelines.
SoundTree Institute aspires to
build Users’ trust and confidence by promoting fair information practices.
Accordingly, SoundTree Institute provides this Policy to inform Site visitors
of what personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) is being
gathered and for what purposes SoundTree Institute intends to use such Personal
Information. SoundTree Institute will not knowingly exceed the stated purposes
of use without notification. Users may give their consent to SoundTree
Institute or may choose not to participate in the Site. SoundTree Institute also
identifies the safeguards and measures that it employs to secure Personal
Information it collects from the Site.
SoundTree Institute agrees to
exercise reasonable cautions to maintain the confidentiality of Personal
Information provided by You in connection with accessing and using the Site.
Because we gather various types
of Personal Information from Site Users, we feel You should know how we
collect, use, disclose, manage and store the Personal Information that You may
voluntarily provide us and the Personal Information that is collected passively
to post prominently and in plain language its specific privacy policies.
2. Collection and Use of Personal Information
Generally, You may browse the
Site without providing any Personal Information. We do not collect Personal
Information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided
by such individuals.
The Site directly provides or
links to certain features through which SoundTree Institute may gather Personal
Information from Users. The specific webpages on which such features are
offered may contain additional information relevant to our privacy practices.
Use of these features may require the submission of your full name, telephone
number, email address and other Personal Information. You may be added to
other mailing list services, including those of organizations with whom we
We use your Personal Information
to provide You with the services You request and to respond to questions
related to SoundTree Institute or the Site. SoundTree Institute may also use
your Personal Information to notify You of further information that may be of
interest to You.
The Site may passively collect
certain information using various technologies and means. We may receive and
record Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses in the normal course of operation of
the Site. While we may receive and record IP addresses, we will not use them
to identify You personally or disclose them to others. Navigational data
related to User visits to the Site may also be recorded for system management
and in order to improve the content of the Site.
We may also use your information
for operational purposes, or to find out how we can improve our organization
and Site via surveys or online tracking mechanisms. We may use aggregate
Personal Information collected via cookies to help us evaluate and modify
existing services and features. (For more information on “cookies” and our
Information to develop new online services and features that may be of interest
3. Disclosure of Information
We will not sell, rent, or lease
your Personal Information to any third party without your consent. However,
SoundTree Institute may disclose Personal Information in special cases: (1)
when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to
identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing
injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the
rights of SoundTree Institute or to anyone that could be harmed by such
activities; (2) when we believe in good faith that the law requires it; (3) to any
affiliate or to any third party who may acquire SoundTree Institute; and (4) in
situations involving threats to the physical safety of any person.
4. Security of Information
Personal Information collected
through the Site is secure and is maintained in a manner consistent with
current industry standards. The importance of security for all Personal
Information associated with Users of our Site is of utmost concern to us. Your
Personal Information resides on a secure server that only selected SoundTree
Institute employees and contractors may access.
no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be
guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your
Personal Information, You acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy
limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security,
integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between You
and us through the Site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and
data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
You should be aware that
non-Personal Information and data may be automatically collected on the Site
through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small text files stored as text on
a computer hard drive. Websites can use “cookies” to recognize repeat visitors,
facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of a site, and allow a site
to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content
improvements. “Cookies” are not programs that come onto a visitor’s system and
damage files. The use of “cookies” is common in the Internet industries, and
many major websites use them to provide useful features to their customers.
Generally “cookies” work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has
no meaning outside the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information
collected through the use of “cookies,” there is a simple procedure in most
browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. SoundTree
Institute may use “cookie” technology to obtain non-Personal Information from
online visitors in order to improve their online experience and facilitate
their visit within the Site.
6. How You Can Review or Correct Your Personal
You may contact SoundTree
Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org to
ask if we are keeping Personal Information about You. If we do have Personal
Information about You, we will provide You with a readable copy of such
Personal Information at no charge. Factual errors in your Personal Information,
including out-of-date Personal Information, can be corrected by sending us a
request that credibly shows our error.
7. Opt-Out Procedures
You may always opt-out of
receiving communications from SoundTree Institute. To remove any Personal Information
from our database or to not receive future email communications from SoundTree
Institute, send an email to email@example.com
with the word “Remove” in the subject line.
8. Links to Third-Party Websites
The SoundTree Institute Site may contain
links to the websites of third parties not affiliated with SoundTree Institute.
You understand, acknowledge and agree that any such links are provided solely
as a convenience to You and not as an endorsement by the Site or SoundTree
Institute of their content, advertising or business practices. SoundTree
Institute is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on any of
these other websites, including any sites that may indicate a special relationship
or “partnership” with SoundTree Institute. SoundTree
Institute does not disclose unique identifiers to those responsible for the
linked sites. The linked sites, however, may collect Personal Information
from You when You link to their sites. This collecting of information is not
subject to the control of SoundTree Institute. To ensure protection of your
privacy, always review the privacy policies of the sites You visit by linking
from the SoundTree Institute Site. Section 3 of the Terms and Conditions of
this Site include additional information on third-party links.
and Children Under the Age of Thirteen and Minors Under the Age of Eighteen
is operated on the principles of commercial responsibility and care for our
customers. However, as with any access to information, communication
technologies and commercial transactions, we want to ensure that younger uses
are properly protected and supervised.
Minors must be supervised by a
parent or legal guardian, and the parent or guardian must agree on their
behalf, and on behalf of the minor, to these Terms. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone
under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to post to the Site. If
you are under 13, please do not attempt to post or send any information about
yourself to us, such as your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail
address. If you become aware that we have collected personal information from a
child under age 13 without verification of parental or guardian consent, please
provide notice to us at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use reasonable efforts to delete the
minor’s information from our database.
if you are under the age of 18, please be sure that your parents or guardians
are aware of and agree to your access to, use of and activities on the Site.
features are added to the Site or as Internet law and standards evolve. We
will post these changes prominently but recommend that You read this Privacy
Policy each time You visit the Site. Changes will not apply retroactively to Personal
as may be required by law.