Privacy Policy

We at the Foundation for A Course in Miracles, Inc. (the “Foundation”) are committed to preserving the privacy of information that users of our Sites at www.FACIM.org and/or www.FACIMSTORE.org may share with us. This Privacy Policy contains the guidelines that govern our collection, use, protection and disclosure of the personal and non-personal information of users of the Sites. Please read our Privacy Policy carefully before using the Sites and/or submitting any information on the Sites that could identify you. Each time you log on to our Sites, you are agreeing to abide by this Privacy Policy, which we may modify from time to time, as reflected by the revision date below. If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy, you should not use our Sites.

IP addresses are recorded as users interact with our Online Bookstore. We do not, however, automatically collect personal information, such as name, e-mail address, home or other address, telephone number, social security number, credit card information or other personally identifiable information (“personal information”) from users of our Sites. However, users who use our Sites to (i) order and purchase books, CDs, DVDs or other material from us; (ii) register for our educational programs and workshops, or our e-newsletter; (iii) make a donation to the Foundation through the Sites; or (iv) communicate with us through our Sites, (v) order membership plans on our membership site, may be required to provide certain personal information to us. We maintain your first and last name, telephone number, e-mail address, billing address, and shipping address (if provided), but we do not retain your credit card information on our server. We will not sell, license or otherwise disclose your personal information that you provide us in any identifiable form to any other party outside the Foundation or our affiliated organizations, except with your permission or as otherwise required by law or specified herein. Our employees and contractors who will have access to your personal information are not permitted to disclose your personal information or use it for any purpose outside the scope of their duties. The Foundation will protect your personal information with the technological, physical and administrative safeguards as we determine appropriate to minimize the risk of its unauthorized disclosure or use. Although the Foundation makes every effort to preserve the privacy of personal information we may need to disclose your information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to comply with law.

We may use cookies that automatically collect anonymous, non-personal information when users access the Sites. Cookies are small pieces of information passed by a web server to your browser for record keeping and identification purposes. Such information may include the length or date of your use of the Sites, and the pages of our Sites that you visit, among others. Your personal information is not stored in our cookies. While we do not routinely share personal information with third parties other than our affiliated organizations, we may disclose de-identified personal information in anonymous, aggregated and non-personally identifiable form to third parties.

During your use of our Sites, you may link to and access other websites. The Foundation does not control any of these linked websites and we are not responsible for the operation of those sites. Thus, neither this Privacy Policy nor our Terms of Use apply to any linked websites. Any information you provide to any linked website will be governed by that website operator’s privacy and use polices. We encourage our users to read the privacy and use policies of the linked websites you use to understand how personal information may be collected, used, and disclosed by the linked websites. We will not have access to any personal information that you provide to any linked site unless you have given permission to the linked site to share that personal information with the Foundation.

The Foundation does not currently maintain a public chat room, bulletin board, or other visitor information sharing forum on the Sites. However, such forums may be available on websites that are linked to our Sites. Please be aware that these information sharing forums are often accessible by the public and are not covered by this Privacy Policy.

The material on our Sites are intended for our students and visitors interested in learning more about A Course in Miracles and its understanding of forgiveness as the road to inner peace, and the Foundation’s mission of educating students on the Course.  

By agreeing to this Privacy Policy, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.  We do not knowingly collect or use any personal information from minors.

Your use of our Sites is also governed by our Terms of Use and we encourage our users to review them before using our Sites.

Please contact us by e-mail or by telephone at +1 (951) 296-6261 if you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy.