Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is applicable to (“Website”), which is operated by The Plourde Institute, headquartered at 901 Warrenville Rd Suite 110, Lisle, IL 60532  (“Company,” “we” or “us”).

The Company’s policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our users.

The Company does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. 

Personally identifiable information on individual users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection, except in the event the Company goes through a business transaction such as a merger, an acquisition by another company, or a sale of all or a portion of its assets to which this privacy policy relates.  In such event, personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred and you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website of such change in ownership or a change in the use of your personally identifiable information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personally identifiable information. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur.

The Company may disclose personally identifiable information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the Company’s rights or property, other Company’s users or applicants, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. The Company may disclose personally identifiable information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.  Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.

The Company reserves the right to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site. Company will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties.
We may use personally identifiable information to communicate with you about your registration and customization preferences, our Terms of Conditions and Privacy Policy, services and products of the Website and other topics we think might be interest to you.  Personally identifiable information collected by the Website may also be used for other purposes, including, but not limited to, site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration, and other communications with you.  Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our Web hosting service for example) may access such information.  We will use your information only as permitted by law.

Users also should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected through the standard operation of Company’s internet servers or through the use of "cookies." Cookies are small text files a web site can use to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user's ongoing access to and use of the site and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising. Cookies are not programs that come onto a user's system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning site. Users should be aware that the Company cannot or does not control the use of cookies or the resulting information by advertisers or third parties hosting data for Company. 

If a user does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the user to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, users should note that cookies may be necessary to provide the user with certain features (e.g., customized delivery of information) available on the Company’s site.

Upon request, the Company will use reasonable efforts to allow users to update/correct personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. Also, upon a user's request, the Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally delete the user and his or her personal information from its database; however, it may be impossible to delete a user's entry without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.

This site does not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from or about children under 13. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe this site has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed above.

The foregoing policies are effective as of January 1, 2016. The Company reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

By using this site, you signify your assent to the Company’s Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. The Company reserves the right to change this policy at any time.  Your continued use of the Company’s site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

This Policy shall be construed and governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its principles of conflict of laws. You agree that any legal action or proceeding in connection with the Website, its contents, or this Policy shall be brought in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, or, if the jurisdictional prerequisites exist, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, and you expressly waive any objection to the jurisdiction or venue of such courts.