Notices and Privacy Policy

BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, LLC Privacy Policy

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using this website.

Privacy Policy Consent

The website and its content is owned by BioIndividual Nutrition Insitute, LLC (“Company”, “we”, or “us”). The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of: http://bioindividualnutrition.com.

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, process and distribute your information, including Personal Data (as defined below) used to access this Website. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. The use of information collected through our Website shall be limited to the purposes under this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use for customers.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy on the Website at any time without notice. In the event of a material change, we will let you know via email and / or a prominent notice on our Website.

Use of any personal information or contribution that you provide to us, or which is collected by us on or through our Website or its content is governed by this Privacy Policy.  By using our Website or its content, you consent to this Privacy Policy, whether or not you have read it.

Information We May Collect

We collect personal information from you so that we can provide you with a positive experience when utilizing our Website or content.  We will only collect the minimum amount of information necessary for us to fulfill our obligation to you.  We may collect:

A name and an email address so we can deliver our newsletter to you – you would be affirmatively consenting to this by providing this to us in our contact forms.

Billing information including name, address and credit card information so that we can process payment to deliver our products or services to you under our contractual obligation.

A name and an email address if you complete our contact form with a question. We may send you marketing emails with either your consent or if we believe we have a legitimate interest to contact you based on your contact or question.

Information from you from a co-branded offer.  In this case, we will make clear as to who is collecting the information and whose privacy policy applies. If both / all parties are retaining the information you provide, this will also be made clear as will links to all privacy policies.

Please note that the information above (“Personal Data”) that you are giving to us is voluntarily, and by you providing this information to us you are giving consent for us to use, collect and process this Personal Data. You are welcome to opt-out or request for us to delete your Personal Data at any point by contacting us at Info@ bioindividualnutrition.com.

If you choose not to provide us with certain Personal Data, you may not be able to participate in certain aspects of our Website or content.

Other Information We May Collect:

Anonymous Data Collection and Use

To maintain our Website’s high quality, we may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Website by identifying which areas of the Website are most heavily used, and to display content according to your preferences. Your IP address is the number assigned to computers connected to the Internet. This is essentially “traffic data” which cannot personally identify you, but is helpful to us for marketing purposes and for improving our services. Traffic data collection does not follow a user’s activities on any other websites in any way. Anonymous traffic data may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate basis.

Use of “Cookies”

We may use the standard “cookies” feature of major web browsers. We do not set any personally identifiable information in cookies, nor do we employ any data-capture mechanisms on our Website other than cookies. You may choose to disable cookies through your own web browser’s settings. However, disabling this function may diminish your experience on our Website and some features may not work as intended.

What We Do With Information We Collect

Contact You

We may contact you with information that you provide to us based on these lawful grounds for processing:

Consent. We may contact you if you give us your clear, unambiguous, affirmative consent to contact you.

Contract.  We will contact you under our contractual obligation to deliver goods or services you purchase from us.

Legitimate Interest.  We may contact you if we feel you have a legitimate interest in hearing from us.  For example, if you sign up for a webinar, we may send you marketing emails based on the content of that webinar.  You will always have the option to opt out of any of our emails.

Process Payments

We will use the Personal Data you give to us in order to process your payment for the purchase of goods or services under a contract. We only use third party payment processors that take the utmost care in securing data and comply with the GDPR.

Targeted Social Media Advertisements

We may use the data you provide to us to run social media advertisements and / or create look-alike audiences for advertisements.

Share with Third Parties

We may share your information with trusted third parties such as our newsletter provider in order to contact you via email, our merchant accounts to process payments, and Google / social media accounts in order to run advertisements and our affiliates.

Viewing by Others

Note that whenever you voluntarily make your Personal Data available for viewing by others online through this Website or its content, it may be seen, collected and used by others, and therefore, we cannot be responsible for any unauthorized or improper use of the information that you voluntarily share (i.e., sharing a comment on a blog post, posting in a Facebook group that we manage, sharing details on a group coaching call, etc.).

Submission, Storage, Sharing and Transferring of Personal Data

Personal Data that you provide to us is stored internally or through a data management system. Your Personal Data will only be accessed by those who help to obtain, manage or store that information, or who have a legitimate need to know such Personal Data (i.e., our hosting provider, newsletter provider, payment processors or team members).

It is important to note that we may transfer data internationally. For users in the European Union, please be aware that we transfer Personal Data outside of the European Union. By using our Website and providing us with your Personal Data, you consent to these transfers in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Data Retention

We retain your Personal Data for the minimum amount of time necessary to provide you with the information and / or services that you requested from us. We may include certain Personal Data for longer periods of time if necessary for legal, contractual and accounting obligations.

Confidentiality

We aim to keep the Personal Data that you share with us confidential. Please note that we may disclose such information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that: (1) such action is necessary to protect and defend our rights or property or those of our users or licensees, (2) to act as immediately necessary in order to protect the personal safety or rights of our users or the public, or (3) to investigate or respond to any real or perceived violation of this Privacy Policy or of our Disclaimer, Terms and Conditions, or any other terms of use or agreement with us.

Passwords

To use certain features of the Website or its content, you may need a username and password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password, and you are responsible for all activities, whether by you or by others, that occur under your username or password and within your account. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your username, password or account information. If you share your username or password with others, they may be able to obtain access to your Personal Data at your own risk.

You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized or improper use of your username or password or any other breach of security. To help protect against unauthorized or improper use, make sure that you log out at the end of each session requiring your username and password.

We will use our best efforts to keep your username and password(s) private and will not otherwise share your password(s) without your consent, except as necessary when the law requires it or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary, particularly when disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to others or interfering with our rights or property.

How You Can Access, Update or Delete Your Personal Data

You have the right to:

  • Request information about how your Personal Data is being used and request a copy of what Personal Data we use.
  • Restrict processing if you think the Personal Data is not accurate, unlawful, or no longer needed.
  • Rectify or erase Personal Data and receive confirmation of the rectification or erasure. (You have the “right to be forgotten”).
  • Withdraw your consent at any time to the processing of your Personal Data.
  • Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you feel we are using your Personal Data unlawfully.
  • Receive Personal Data portability and transference to another controller without our hinderance.
  • Object to our use of your Personal Data.
  • Not be subject to an automated decision based solely on automatic processing, including profiling, which legally or significantly affects you.

Unsubscribe

You may unsubscribe from our e-newsletters or updates at any time through the unsubscribe link at the footer of all email communications. If you have questions or are experiencing problems unsubscribing, please contact us at info@bioindividualnutrition.com

Security

We take commercially reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data you provide to us from misuse, disclosure or unauthorized access. We only share your Personal Data with trusted third parties who use the same level of care in processing your Personal Data.  That being said, we cannot guarantee that your Personal Data will always be secure due to technology or security breaches. Should there be a data breach of which we are aware, we will inform you immediately.

Anti-Spam Policy

We have a no spam policy and provide you with the ability to opt-out of our communications by selecting the unsubscribe link at the footer of all e-mails. We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that we are compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 by never sending out misleading information. We will not sell, rent or share your email address.

Third Party Websites

We may link to other websites on our Website. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of any other individual, company or entity whose website or materials may be linked to our Website or its content, and thus we cannot be held liable for the privacy of the information on their website or that you voluntarily share with their website. Please review their privacy policies for guidelines as to how they respectively store, use and protect the privacy of your Personal Data.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We do not collect any information from anyone under 18 years of age in compliance with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation of the EU). Our Website and its content is directed to individuals who are at least 18 years old or older.

Notification of Changes

We may use your Personal Data, such as your contact information, to inform you of changes to the Website or its content, or, if requested, to send you additional information about us. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter our Website, its content and this Privacy Policy at any time. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon posting our updated Privacy Policy.  Please review this Privacy Policy periodically. Continued use of any of information obtained through or on the Website or its content following the posting of changes and/or modifications constituted acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy. Should there be a material change to our Privacy Policy, we will contact you via email or by a prominent note on our Website.

Data Controller and Processors

We are the data controllers as we are collecting and using your Personal Data.  We use trusted third parties as our data processors for technical and organizational purposes, including for payments and email marketing. We use reasonable efforts to make sure our data processors are GDPR- compliant.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, 1388 Haight Street #232, San Francisco, CA 94117, info@bioindividualnutrition.com.

Last Updated: May, 2018

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.

Disclaimer

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, NutritionforPregnancy.com, 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.

Further 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.

eNewsletter

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.

Links

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).

 

Further 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.

Cookies

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.

Privacy
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.

Security
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: Info@BioIndividualNutrition.com

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
USA