We want you to know how we collect, use, and protect information about our online visitors

Root Institute for Wisdom Culture respects your right to privacy. We value our visitors' trust. To insure your privacy, we only use your information for donation identification, course registration, or demographic analysis. We may need to contact you by phone, postal mail, or email if questions arise regarding your course registration or donation. Demographic analysis is done by Root Institute for Wisdom Culture only, and information is not shared with anyone not affiliated with Root Institute for Wisdom Culture.

We do not send unsolicited or 'spam' email. Root Institute for Wisdom Culture uses email addresses to communicate with our users, to send information about your course registration or donation, and to send newsletters.

We do not sell, rent, or lend any personal information about our customers to any third party. All information provided to us is kept in strict confidence.

Links to and from other websites?

Our website may offer links to other sites. Other sites have their own policies regarding privacy. If you visit one of these sites, you may want to review the privacy policy on that site. In addition, you may have linked to our website through another site. In such cases, the site you linked from may collect information from people who click on the banner or link. You may want to refer to the privacy policies on those sites to see how they collect and use this information.

Your consent

By using our website, you consent to our use of your information as described in this online privacy policy. We may change or add to this privacy policy so we encourage you to review it periodically.

Our commitment to data security

We have appropriate physical, electronic and procedural security safeguards to protect and secure the information we collect.

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

If you make a donation, you will be directed to https://my.fpmt.org/donate/rootinstitute, the FPMT website which uses the secure credit card gateway AuthorizeNet for credit card processing. AuthorizeNet uses 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to protect your personal credit information, including your credit card number, before it travels over the internet. SSL technology is the industry standard for secure online transactions.

When you use secure pages, an icon of either a solid key or a locked padlock will appear next to the location bar of your browser window. This icon insures that your transaction session is secured through SSL.

Our use of cookies

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser. Cookies allow us to provide features such as storage of your preferences between visits.

Via the Help section of most browsers you will be able to find out how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies may allow you to take full advantage of some of our website's best features, so we recommend that you leave them turned on.