Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
Please note that this policy is subject to change.
The Information We Collect
We do not collect personally identifiable information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. If you register for a program, request information, apply as a volunteer, or donate, for example, we may collect the following information: first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, and subject of inquiry.
Program Registrations and Contributions: If you choose to donate to our organization or register for a program or purchase products or services , we collect standard credit card information (card number, card type, expiration date, mailing and billing address) and keep a record of your financial transaction. The number is avaliable only to our Program Enrollment Department for authorized charges, and Customer Service for purposes of problem resolution
Requests: If you submit an online request for Option Institute products such as free brochures, or submit a question through a “contact us” query, we may have to gather additional information from you to respond to your request. Such information will vary with the request but often includes name, shipping address, telephone number, and email address.
Public Forums: If you choose to participate on our message board, please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information.
The Way We Use Information or Data Use
We do collect aggregate use information, such as the number of visits per page, for internal use only; we do not provide your personally identifying information to the public.
We use the information you provide about yourself when conducting a transaction to complete that transaction only. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete your request.
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive and send information you request.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Our Commitment to Data Security
We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information and to honoring your choices for its intended use. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we strive to maintain physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards. We use high grade encryption and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us.
We reserve the right to update the above policy at any time.
YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.
Registered User Conduct
You understand that all information, data, text, photographs, graphics, messages, or other materials ("Content") publicly posted is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. This means that you, and not The Option Institute and Fellowship, bear all risks and liabilities for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the service. You agree not to use the service to:
- upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party;
- upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation. (Posting the same note more than once can be considered "spam" or "spamming");
- upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable;
- impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an OIF official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;
- intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law;
- "stalk" or otherwise harass another; or
- harvest or otherwise collect or store personal data about other users.
You acknowledge that The Option Institute and Fellowship and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse, move, edit, or delete any Content that is available via the Service. OIF and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content regardless of whether such communication(s) violate the User Agreement. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.
You acknowledge and agree that OIF may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the User Agreement; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of OIF, its users and the public.
By submitting communications or content to any part of this Site where such content would be viewable by the public (e.g. posting on the message board), you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes. Any submission to this Web site will be deemed and remain the property of OIF. You grant--or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted-OIF a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed.
Modifications to the Service
OIF reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that OIF shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Service.
You agree that OIF, in its sole discretion, may remove and discard any content within the Service, for any reason, including if OIF believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this user agreement. You agree that any termination of your access may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that OIF may immediately deactivate or delete all related information under your name and/or bar further access to the service. Further, you agree that OIF shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service.
You acknowledge that the information on the Website is provided "as is" for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual medical needs.
Disclaimer of Warranty
OIF’s intention is to always present accurate, complete, and updated information. Given the complexity of web site construction, management, and maintenance, OIF makes no warranties of any kind regarding this Website, including but not limited to any warranty of accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose, or any warranty that these pages, or the server that makes them available, are free of viruses or other harmful elements, and such warranties are expressly disclaimed.
Limitation of Liability
You agree that you will hold harmless OIF and its officers, directors, employees, and volunteers from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, this Website or the information contained in this Website or other websites to which it is linked. This includes, but is not limited to, information or materials viewed or downloaded from this Website or another website to which it is linked that appear to you or are construed by you to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, or that infringe upon your intellectual property rights. In no event will OIF or the contributors of information to this Website be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
Usage of Content
Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained on this website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips is copyrighted by and proprietary to OIF, and may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without OIF's prior written consent, except that the user may make such temporary copies in a single computer's RAM and hard drive cache as are necessary to browse the website. The user may also make a single copy of the Content displayed on any page of the website to be used by the user for personal and noncommercial uses which do not harm the reputation of the OIF, provided that the user does not remove any trademarks, copyright, and any other notice contained in such content.
The following are registered trademarks of The Option Institute and Fellowship:
Activa Meditation ®
HIAC system ®
The Option Institute ® (only in Europe and Australia)
The Option Process ®
The Option Process ® Dialogue
Option Process ® Mentor-Counselor
The Son-Rise Program ®
In addition, the following are services and products belonging to The Option Institute and Fellowship which use a service-mark symbol or a trademark symbol:
Autism Treatment Center of America™
Force of Nature™
Limitations on Use.The Content on this Website is for your personal use only and not for commercial exploitation. You may not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, rent, lease, loan, sell, sublicense, or create derivative works from this Website or the Content. You may not use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the site architecture, or extract information about usage, individual identities or users. You may not use any robot, spider, other automatic software or device, or manual process to monitor or copy our Website or the Content without The Option Institute and Fellowship’s prior written permission. You may not copy, modify, reproduce, republish, distribute, display, or transmit for commercial, non-profit or public purposes all or any portion of this Website, except to the extent permitted above. You may not use or otherwise export or re-export this Website or any portion thereof, or the Content, in violation of the export control laws and regulations of the United States of America. Any unauthorized use of this Website or its Content is prohibited.
Linking to this Website. You may not provide links to this Website without expressed written permission.
Revised as of 3/2006