Privacy policy

Privacy & Security
The Santa Barbara Institute is committed to protecting your privacy. We only collect information for the purpose of processing reservations and donations and for sending SOLICITED email newsletters/list bulletins/announcements. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect online.
When you visit the Santa Barbara Institute web site, you are anonymous. We do not collect any personal information, including your email address, without your prior knowledge and consent. We do not use persistent "cookies" or tracking mechanisms that collect personally identifying information.
To process reservations and donations, we need your name, payment method, billing address, phone number, and email address. This information is transferred to our server using SSL encryption (Secure Sockets Layer), a security protocol that provides communications privacy over the Internet. At no time do we send you unsolicited email, nor will we phone you about any matter not related to your reservation or donation.

You are placed on our electronic mailing list when you fill out the “Contact Us” form on our web site. We never share our email lists with any outside source unless it is a joint event with The Santa Barbara Institute and is relevant to the specific list. If you would like to unsubscribe from our list, please send an e-mail to that effect to:
Should you contact us via email or otherwise specify that you want us to correspond with you via email, we will. We will not use casual email contact for anything other than response to your questions. We will not add you to any list, send you unsolicited email or other communications based upon your email contact with the Santa Barbara Institute.

The Santa Barbara Institute has no control over the privacy practices of sites outside our domain. If you follow a link to another Web site, read that site's privacy policy and contact their administrator with any privacy-related questions.

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to or collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us.
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