Notices and Privacy Policy



Copyrights & Trademarks

All information on the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute (BNI) website are property and Copyright of the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, Inc. “Nourishing Hope” and “Cooking To Heal” are registered trademarks of Julie Matthews/Nourishing Hope, LLC. “BioIndividual Nutrition” is trademarked to Julie Matthews/NourishingHope,  All Rights reserved.


The information provided on this website, and all educational products associated, are for informational purposes only and have not been evaluated by the FDA. This information is not intended as a substitute for advice from a physician or other health care professional. Julie Matthews is not a physician, and she does not diagnose or treat disease. This information and her statements are not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health-care professional, and is not intended to provide medical advice. For medical advice, always consult a physician.

Every effort is made to make sure that BioIndividual Nutrition Institute educational nutrition materials including, Nourishing Hope for Autism, Cooking to Heal,, and other digital or printed materials associated with Julie Matthews are as accurate and as up to date as possible. However, under no circumstances, including negligence, shall Julie Matthews be liable for any direct, indirect, or consequential damages that may result from the use of the information provided.

This information is provided for education purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.

Fair Use Statement

This website and educational materials may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in an effort to advance understanding of the role of food, nutrition, and specialized diets to the health and healing of children and to bolster the success of those employing broader holistic strategies, etc. we believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law.

Privacy Notice

The BioIndividual Nutrition Institute’s goal in collecting personal information through its website is to provide clients, potential clients, workshop participants, newsletter subscribers and other persons with the most effective, personalized service possible and a means for BNI to contact individuals directly.

The BioIndividual Nutrition Institute does not sell or share the personal or credit card information of our clients, potential clients, workshop participants, newsletter subscribers or other persons submitting information to The BioIndividual Nutrition Institute.

Registration, E-mail and Other Forms

When you submit information for registration, appointments, and other activities and transactions, we collect your personal and organizational information such as: name, address, email address, organization name, and more. We may need to contact individuals to verify information. We maintain this information for our internal purposes only. We also use outside companies to process financial transactions.

The BioIndividual Nutrition Institute does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.


The BioIndividual Nutrition Institute’s offers a free periodic eNewsletter that it sends out to clients and other interested individuals. Individuals subscribe on the BNI website, at workshops, speaking engagements or though personal contact. The subscriber list is used only for this purpose, and it is not shared or sold. Subscribers may choose to unsubscribe at any time, as the unsubscribe information is located at the bottom of each eNewsletter; alternately, subscribers can contact BNI to unsubscribe.

Log Files

The BioIndividual Nutrition Institute may collect statistics about its web site usage and users, such as referring sites, browsers and IP addresses. This information is used to better gear content to its users. BNI does not release this information to any third party.


The BioIndividual Nutrition Institute’s website contains links to other sites. The BioIndividual Nutrition Institute is not responsible for the copyrights, privacy practices or the content of these sites.

Payment Plans – Directory Listing

In some instances, enrollment fees can be paid over time with installment payments – a finance fee will be added to the course fee. Directory Listing is associated with the completion of the course and passing of the Course Exam, and full payment of enrollment fees (completion of any installments due).


Privacy Policy

Privacy and security information for users of the BioIndividual Nutrition website

Privacy Statement

The BioIndividual Nutrition Institute is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Privacy Commissioner’s Guidelines for World Wide Websites. The guidelines set out the requirements for transparent collection, appropriate and ethical use and secure storage of personal information. Our aim is to provide an online environment that will ensure the information you provide to us is handled in a secure, efficient and confidential manner.

Information collection and privacy protection

This statement outlines our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website. BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, LLC. is subject to the Privacy Act 1988 and these practices have been developed for the purpose of complying with that Act (a copy of the Act is available at Comlaw). Any information you provide to BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, LLC will only be used for the purpose for which you provide it and will not be disclosed to any other party unless your written consent has been obtained.

Your email address

BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, LLC will only record your email address if you send us a message by email, or if you register requesting notifications by email. If you do not want your email address to be recorded, you can mail to the address below. Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it, and will not be added to any mailing lists without your prior consent by way of a specific request in writing. We will not use or disclose your email address for any other purpose, without your prior written consent.


BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, LLC uses ‘cookies’ for maintaining contact with a user through a website session. A cookie is a small file supplied by BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, Inc, and stored by the web browser software on your computer when you access our site. (An explanation of cookies can be found at the site of the Privacy Commissioner). Cookies allow us to recognize you as an individual web user, as you browse our website.

Two cookie types may be used by this website:

Session cookies
These exist only for the duration of a web browser session with a particular website/host. All cookies will be immediately lost when you end your internet session or shut down your computer. Our copy of your information will be automatically deleted twenty minutes after you last used the system. This information is only used to help you use our website systems more efficiently, not to track your movements through the internet, or to record private information about you.

Persistent cookies
These exist for a defined period of time (usually beyond the termination of the current session) before expiring.

No personally identifiable information is stored within cookies used by this website. No attempt will be made to identify anonymous users or their browsing activities unless legally compelled to do so, such as in the event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet Service Provider’s log files.

Links to other websites
This website contains links to other sites. BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, LLC is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties nor are they responsible for the material contained in a website that is linked to this site.

BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, LLC. applies a range of security controls to protect its website from unauthorized access. However, users should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user’s transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects. If you do not wish to email or send an online form to the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, you can send a postal mail to the address below.

BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, LLC accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user’s computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this web site or its use. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user’s computer system, software or data.

Queries, concerns and further information
If you have any queries, concerns or require further information relating to privacy and BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, Inc, please email:

If you have concerns about emailing this site, please use our postal addresses and write to the:

BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, LLC.
1388 Haight Street #232
San Francisco, CA 94117