Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
As a socially aware participant of The TAOS Institute, (programs, publications, website, online community dialogues, etc.), you probably already know that Europe's General Data Protection Regulation took effect in May 2018.
If you have further concerns or questions about any aspect of this policy, contact us at
[email protected] or at the postal address below.
The TAOS Institute
63 Maple Hill Dr
Chagrin Falls OH 44022 USA
What Information the Website Collects
Our site may automatically recognize your domain name, IP address, browser version, operating system, and the website you passed through to reach us. In addition, our site automatically gathers certain usage information, like the numbers and frequency of visits to the site and its areas—very much like television ratings that tell how many people tuned in to a program.
Some features of our site offer you the option of providing information such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number, organization, location, or any other identifying information. As described in greater detail below, such information will only be used to provide you with products or services you have requested, or additional information about the sites or its affiliates. (You may also provide us with such information in the course of subscribing to The TAOS Institute Newsletter or other offerings from The TAOS Institute —details of how we use such information are also provided below.)
How the Website Uses Information You Provide
The information the website collects is used to improve the content of The TAOS Institute website and our newsletters, and to keep you apprised of important developments. For example, we may use personally identifiable information to contact you as part of an online survey about our offerings, inform you of material changes or additions to our services, or contact you in order to comply with any legal requirements. Also, we compile and use your information so that we may keep you apprised of special offers, as well as additional products that may be of interest to you.
In some cases, we may share personally identifiable information to contact you (sometimes through a vendor or business partner) for the reasons we have described.
We will not sell any personally identifying information obtained through the site. We do not collect personally identifying information from our visitors, other than what is supplied to us on a voluntary basis. From time to time we allow reputable companies, whose products or services we feel may interest our e-newsletter subscribers, to contact these subscribers using the addresses provided to us during the process of subscribing to The TAOS Institute newsletter, The Positive Aging Newsletter and update information.
We may provide statistical usage data in the aggregate—not information about you personally—to our partners about how visitors use the sites. From time to time, we conduct research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information you provide to us upon registration, on order forms, as well as from our server log files or from surveys. We do this to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis, and we may share this aggregated data with advertisers or other businesses.
In some cases, we may disclose information about you to a third party if we are required to do so by law or if we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law or legal process, to protect and defend our rights or to prevent misuse of our sites, or to protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public.
In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a sale to, or merger with, another entity, or in the event of a sale of assets or a bankruptcy, The TAOS Institute reserves the right to transfer your personally identifiable information to the new party in control or the party acquiring assets.
Cookies and Analytics
You can set your web browser to prompt you before you accept a cookie, accept cookies automatically or reject all cookies. However, if you choose not to accept cookies from this web site, then you may not be able to access and use all or part of this web site or benefit from the information and services which it offers.
Pages on the services and emails that The TAOS Institute sends to you may contain small image files called web beacons. Web beacons are used as a mechanism to help us track your visits to our site and whether or not you open our emails. In addition, we use several third-party services that embed web beacons on our site for similar tracking purposes. These third-party services are used to provide additional features to users, such as the ability to share content on our site with your social network.
The services contains links to other third-party sites. The TAOS Institute is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third-party sites.
Information Security and Notification
Because no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure, and no system of physical or electronic security is impenetrable, The TAOS Institute cannot guarantee the security of the information you send to us or the security of our servers or databases, and by using the website you agree to assume all risk in connection with the information sent to us or collected by us when you use the website. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you. If notification is appropriate, we may notify you by email (provided we have your email address).
Kids and Parents
This website is not intended for use by children, especially those under age 13. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information or use our public discussion areas, forums, and chats. Minors between the ages of 13 and 17 must get the permission of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) before making purchases, including subscriptions, on this site.
If your children disclose information about themselves in publicly accessible areas of the website, they may get unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should tell them not to do so.
Unsubscribe and Data Deletion
If you would like to unsubscribe from our communications at any time, please click here or you may do so in the footer or header of any of our emails. If you would like us to delete your information entirely, please contact us at [email protected].
If you have any concerns or questions about any aspect of this policy, or to be removed from all email lists, contact us at [email protected] or at the postal address below.
Chagrin Falls OH 44022
Sites may include unmoderated forums containing the personal opinions and other expressions of the persons who post entries on a wide range of topics. Neither the content of these Sites, nor the links to other web sites, are screened, approved, reviewed or endorsed by The TAOS Institute, or any TAOS Institute-affiliated entity (“TAOS”). The TAOS Institute is not a publisher of any of the content of the Sites, or of any content that may be available through links to and from them, and is acting solely as a not-for-profit educational organization. US 501(c)(3).
The text and other material on these Sites are the opinion of the specific author and are not statements of advice, opinion, or information of The TAOS Institute. If you feel you might be offended by the content of the Sites, you should not continue.
You agree to use the Sites in accordance with all applicable laws. Because TAOS is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, you agree that you will not use the Site for organized partisan political activities. You further agree that you will not e-mail or post any of the following content anywhere on the Site, or on any other TAOS computing resources:
Content that defames or threatens others
Harassing statements or content that violates federal or state law
Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them
Content that infringes another’s intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks or trade secrets
Material that contains obscene (i.e. pornographic) language or images
Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation
Content that is otherwise unlawful
Copyrighted material, including without limitation software, graphics, text, photographs, sound, video and musical recordings, may not be placed on the Site without the express permission of the owner of the copyright in the material, or other legal entitlement to use the material.
TAOS students using this Site are expected to abide by the Fundamental Standard which has set the standard of conduct for students at TAOS since 1896 and which provides:
Students at TAOS are expected to show both within and without the University such respect for order, morality, personal honor and the rights of others as is demanded of good citizens. Failure to do this will be sufficient cause for removal from the University.
TAOS employees using this Site are expected to abide by the University Code of Conduct, Administrative Guide Memo 1.
Although TAOS does not routinely screen or monitor content posted by users to the Site, TAOS reserves the right to remove content which violates the above rules of which it becomes aware, but is under no obligation to do so.
Finally, you agree that you will not access or attempt to access any other user’s account, or misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the Sites.
In consideration for your agreement to the terms and conditions contained here, TAOS grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the Sites. User may download material from the Sites only for User’s own personal, non-commercial use. User may not otherwise copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any material. The burden of determining that use of any information, software or any other content on the Site is permissible rests with User.
You may use Sites for legal purposes only. Furthermore, you agree that, if a third party claims that any material you have contributed to a Site is unlawful, you will bear the burden of establishing that the material complies with all applicable laws. Although TAOS does not monitor the content of the Sites, TAOS has the right to remove material from the Sites, block access, or take other action with respect to the Material in its sole discretion, although TAOS is under no obligation to do so. You may not use TAOS computing resources or Sites to disseminate unsolicited advertising or promotional material of any kind.
TAOS’s Site may include hyperlinks to websites maintained or controlled by others. TAOS is not responsible for and does not routinely screen, approve, review or endorse the contents of or use of any of the products or services that may be offered at these websites.
Sites are hosted by TAOS on computing resources located on the TAOS campus or elsewhere in Santa Clara County, California. You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms or any content posted to a Site, including copies and republication thereof, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, will be governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflicts of law provisions. You further consent to the personal jurisdiction of and exclusive venue in the federal and state courts located in and serving Santa Clara County, California as the legal forum for any such dispute.
THESE SITES AND ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THEREIN ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR USE OF A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT.
TAOS does not warrant, and hereby disclaims any warranties, either express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of any Site, information obtained from a Site, or link to a Site. TAOS does not warrant that Sites will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner or that Sites are free of viruses or other harmful components. Use of information obtained from or through these Sites is at your own risk.
YOU AGREE THAT TAOS WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES, EITHER ACTUAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, OR TO YOUR (OR ANY THIRD PARTY’S) USE OR INABILITY TO USE A SITE, OR TO YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON A SITE, OR TO YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH A SITE. IN PARTICULAR, TAOS WILL HAVE NO LIABILTY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE, (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, ERRORS, LOSS OF DATA, OR INTERRUPTION IN AVAILABILITY OF DATA), ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE A SITE, OR ANY PURCHASES ON THIS SITE, OR YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON A SITE, OR TO YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH A SITE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTORY OR OTHER LAW, EXCEPT ONLY IN THE CASE OF DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY WHERE AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW REQUIRES SUCH LIABILITY.
TAOS makes no representation regarding your ability to transmit and receive information from or through the Sites and you agree and acknowledge that your ability to access the Sites may be impaired. TAOS disclaims any and all liability resulting from or related to such events.
The logo, name and all graphics on the Sites of TAOS, the TAOS Online Learning website, TAOS Institute Publications, or any of their affiliates, are trademarks of TAOS or its affiliates. Use, reproduction, copying or redistribution of trademarks, without the written permission of TAOS or its affiliates is prohibited. All other trademarks or servicemarks appearing on the Site are the marks of their respective owners.
You agree to indemnify and hold TAOS harmless from any claims, losses or damages, including legal fees, resulting from your violation of these Terms, your use of a Site or your placement of any content onto a Site, and to fully cooperate in TAOS’s defense against any such claims.
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, if any, and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. If you are under 18, you may purchase products or services only through a parent or guardian. You agree that billing and registration information you provide on the Sites will be accurate and complete. TAOS and its affiliates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.
The Sites may contain errors and omissions relating to product description, pricing and availability. We reserve the right to correct errors or omissions without prior notice. We also reserve the right to cancel any offered product or service in the event of an error or omission in the description, including price, unavailability or other reason.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and TAOS and its affiliates with respect to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous oral or written agreements.
TAOS respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe your copyright has been violated on a TAOS site, please give notice to our main office at: [email protected].