BurrisInstitute.com collects user submitted information such as name, and email address, to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the BurrisInstitute.com service.

BurrisInstitute.com also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.
User Profile information including members' pictures and first names are displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the BurrisInstitute.com social networking community. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new friends to join BurrisInstitute.com, to add users to members' friends' networks, and to send notifications related to the service. With the exception of inviting friends, adding friends, and notifications, a user's email address is not shared or displayed to people within a user's personal network Users within a personal network communicate on BurrisInstitute.com with each other through the BurrisInstitute.com service, without disclosing their email addresses. To facilitate searching and finding friends and acquaintances on the service, BurrisConnect.com allows users to search for other members using first and last name, email address..

We may also use a user's email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding the service. Users may choose not to receive email of this type.

BurrisInstitute.com members can invite friends to join the service by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. BurrisInstitute.com stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the friend's list of the member

You may prevent BurrisInstitute.com email newsletters and other messages from being sent to any email address you control by clicking on Contact and emailing us with BLOCK in  the subject line. Please note that the email must come from the account you wish to block.

BurrisInstitute.com contains links to sites. BurrisInstitute.com is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on BurrisInstitute.com.

Chat Rooms, Journals and WebLogs, Message Boards, Classifieds and Public Forums
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to Journals, WebLogs, Message Boards, or any other Public Forums that that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.

Correcting/Updating or Removing Information 
BurrisInstitute.com users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Account Info.

BurrisInstitute.com member accounts are secured by member-created passwords BurrisInstitute.com takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time

Sharing and Disclosure of Information BurrisInstitute.com Collects
Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, BurrisInstitute.com will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by BurrisInstitute.com, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the BurrisConnect.com Terms of Use Agreement or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service. BurrisConnect.com reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of BurrisConnect.com or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest. For more information see the "Changes in Our Privacy Policy" section below.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy 
From time to time we may make changes to our privacy policy If we make changes, we will post them on our site to make users aware of what the changes are so users will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and when we may disclose it. A User is bound by any minor changes to the policy when she or he uses the site after those changes have been posted If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify by posting a notice on our Web site for 30 days.

Contacting the Web Site 
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with BurrisInstitute.com and Burris Institute. please click on Contact and email or call us.