UPDATED PUBLICATION DATE: July 30, 2008
The Institute for Leadership Excellence & Development (the Institute)
respects your privacy. That's why we have created this Privacy Statement to
explain how and why we collect certain information online, and how we use that
information. This statement also explains how you can prevent collection of
certain information about yourself, if you choose. Please take a few moments to
read our Privacy Statement. This statement applies to both information we
collect from visitors to the
www.navigatingthewindsofchange.com Web sites.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase of our e-learning or
electronic products or services, please contact the Institute within 30
days for a full refund.
RIGHT TO CHANGE POLICY
As the Institute is constantly innovating and enhancing the products and
services it provides to its users, this Privacy Statement will also continue to
change to match the products and services we make available. As such, we reserve
the right to change this statement to match the products and services we
provide. If we make any material change to this statement, we will change the
date at the top of this statement to reflect the effective date of the change.
When you visit our site or use our products and services, we encourage you to
check the date of this Privacy Statement to ensure you are aware of any updates.
However, regardless of how this Privacy Statement may change or evolve over
time, the Institute will not collect or maintain your private and personally
identifiable information without your consent. Further, if you consent to give
us your personal information, we will keep it confidential and will not sell,
license or disclose your personal information to any third party without your
consent, unless we are compelled to do so under the law or to comply with a
CONTACT FOR PRIVACY INQUIRIES
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or other questions
about privacy on the Institute's web sites, please contact:
Institute for Leadership Excellence &
Contact: Institute Privacy
765 Pheasant Ridge Court
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
The Institute does not send
unsolicited mass email. If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can
request that we not send you any further emails by replying to the message that
we send and following the instructions for having your name removed from our
TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Generally, you are free to browse our sites without submitting any personal
information. We do not collect any of your personal information (such as a name,
address or e-mail address) when you visit the Institute site, unless you
download one of our products, register or have registered to use one of our
products or services, complete one of our evaluations, or otherwise agree to
submit to us such information. As part of such processes, you have the
opportunity to decline further promotional materials or other notifications from
us regarding special offers and information from the Institute. Types of
information collected on specific services on the Institute site are described
in more detail below.
REGISTRATION ON OUR SITE
The Institute requires users who want to participate in the Institute's
message boards to register. In order to register, you must provide us with a
username (which does not have to be your real name), password and a valid e-mail
address. This allows us to protect our community from abusive postings and
provides a verifiable point of contact should legal questions arise. At any
time, you have the ability to keep your e-mail address hidden from other users
by selecting that option within your user profile.
When you register, you have the option of providing some additional
information such as occupation, interests, and homepage URL. This optional
information is made available to other bulletin or message board users to foster
a sense of community. If you have any concerns about providing this information,
simply leave the fields blank and your registration will still be processed.
IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE you are not allowed to participate in the
Institute message boards.
HORIZON TIME NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTION
The Institute offers an option to subscribe to a periodic newsletter called
Horizon Time. The only pieces of information required are the user's name,
e-mail address, and country. You can "unsubscribe" to the newsletter at any time
The Institute uses browser cookies to facilitate your experience with our
products and services. These cookies are small sections of code that our server
sends to your browser which it can then store on your hard drive. If you choose
to accept these cookies, they enable us to recognize that your browser has
previously visited our site and, based on your browser's previous visits, assist
us with tailoring the information and content, banners and promotions you view.
These cookies do not collect, store or maintain your private, personally
identifiable information. You do not have to accept these cookies to visit or
use the Institute site or our products and services, and you can choose to
refuse our cookie, or delete our cookie from your hard drive.
PURCHASING AND/OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
The Institute strives to maintain strict security for your private
information. Our online ordering pages use 2CheckOut, providing a secure means of
ordering our products. We do not maintain any credit card information at the
Institute, which means that you have to provide it each time you make a
purchase, but also means that your information is controlled by you alone.
USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
The Institute uses the personal information it collects from forms you fill
out on our site or in our product and service registrations to:
1. Allow users to access and use our products and services;
2. Supply users with download, access or use information;
3. Provide users of products and service on our site with information about
special offers and promotions; and
4. Improve our products and services by using statistical analysis and
evaluation of user data.
We use the anonymous information we collect from the other methods described
above, such as cookie information, to collect broad demographic information
about user trends, count the number of users of our products and services, to
provide advertising services and to continue to enhance and improve our products
We do not and will not disclose your private, personally identifiable
information to any third party for any purpose without your prior consent.
However, the Institute reserves the right to disclose your personal information
if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is
reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or to
protect the rights, property or safety of our company, its employees, customers,
or the public.
All reasonable care is taken by our staff in handling your personal
information to ensure its security both offline and online.
CHANGING OR UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you would like to update or change your user profile on our message
boards, login to the boards and update your profile.
To unsubscribe from our Horizon Time newsletter, please go to
If you have questions regarding your information, you can contact our Privacy
Administrator at the address listed above.
POSTINGS ON MESSAGE BOARDS
It is important for you to remain aware that when you provide personal
information (e.g., last name, address, phone number) in a posting on any message
board, that information is available to any other person or user having access
and use of that message board, and may be used by someone in a manner unintended
by you. For that reason, we discourage you from offering any personally
identifying information within a posting to any message board.