Morpho Institute Privacy Policy

This Statement of Privacy applies to www.morphoinstitute.org (the “Site”) and explains how The Morpho Institute collects, uses, and discloses data.  The Morpho Institute website is an educational nonprofit site.  By using The Morpho Institute website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, The Morpho Institute may collect a variety of personal information such as your:

  • First and Last Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number

If you purchase The Morpho Institute’s products and services or make a donation, we collect your billing and credit card information.  This information is used to complete the purchase or donation transaction.

We do not generally require you to provide personal information to visit the Site, however, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site.  These may include: (a) registering for a program; (b) applying for a scholarship; (c) sending us an email message; (d) signing up for our newsletter; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when registering for a program, making a donation, or purchasing merchandise.  We will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us.  We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

The Morpho Institute collects and uses your personal information to operate the Site and deliver the services you have requested.

The Morpho Institute may also use your personal information to (i) inform you of other products or services available from The Morpho Institute and its affiliates; (ii) monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with the Site; (iii) detect, investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities and protect the rights and property of The Morpho Institute and others; (iv) carry out any other purpose described to you at the time the information was collected.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

The Morpho Institute may share data with partners, vendors, and consultants that perform services for us such as assisting us in providing our services,  helping perform statistical analysis, sending you an email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arranging for deliveries.  All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Morpho Institute and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Morpho Institute may disclose your personal information, without notice, in the following circumstances:

  1. if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) comply with law or legal process served on The Morpho Institute or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Morpho Institute; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of any user of The Morpho Institute or the public.
  2. In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale or other transaction;
  3. Between and among The Morpho Institute and our current and future parents, affiliates, subsidiaries; and
  4. With your consent or at your direction.

We may also share without restriction aggregated or de-identified information which cannot reasonably be used by third parties to identify you.

Automatically Collected Information and Cookies

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by The Morpho Institute.  This information may include: your IP address, device type, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses.  This information is used for the operation of the Site, to maintain quality of the Site, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the Site. We (and our service providers) may use a variety of technologies to collect information, including cookies, web beacons, and other persistent identifiers.  Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve our Services and your experience, see which areas and features of our Services are popular, and count visits.  Web beacons (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) are electronic images that may be used in our Services or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and campaign effectiveness.  Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default.  If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies.    Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Services.

Links

This Site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any site that collects personal information.

Email Communications

From time to time, The Morpho Institute may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications from The Morpho Institute, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button.

Transfer of Information to the U.S. and Other Countries

The Morpho Institute is based in the United States and we process and store information in the U.S. and other countries.  Therefore, we and our service providers may transfer your information to, or store or access it in, jurisdictions that may not provide equivalent levels of data protection as your home jurisdiction.

Changes to this Statement

The Morpho Institute reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time.  We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by either (1) sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, or (2) by placing a prominent notice on our site or (3) by updating this page.  Your continued use of the Site and/or services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

Contact Information

The Morpho Institute welcomes your questions and comments regarding this Statement of Privacy.  Please contact The Morpho Institute below with any questions or concerns related to this Privacy Policy:

The Morpho Institute

P.O. Box 7275

Kansas City, MO 64113

Email Address:  info@morphoinstitute.org

Telephone number:  913-14-6126

 

Effective as of September 19, 2019