Terms & Privacy


This website, located at http://www.honoringthefuture.org, (“website”), is published and maintained by the Open Space Institute, Inc./Honoring the Future project, referred to as “we” below. Your use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions. By accessing this website, you acknowledge that you have read and accept these terms and conditions.

Copyright Notice:
© 2014 Open Space Institute, Inc./Honoring the Future,
All text and images and computer code on this website, the overall design of the website, and the selection, arrangement, and presentation of all materials on this website are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Unauthorized use, including copying or republication in any form or language without written permission from Open Space Institute, Inc./Honoring the Future, is prohibited.

No Legal Advice or Attorney-Client Relationship:
Materials on this website have been prepared for informational purposes and are not legal advice. You should not act upon this information without seeking advice from a lawyer.

Links to Other Sites:
This website provides links to other sites for your convenience only. We do not control and are not responsible for the contents of any of these sites, nor does their inclusion imply any recommendation, approval or endorsement.

No Warranties:
This website, and all information presented on or accessed through this website, is provided “as is.” We make no warranties, representations or claims of any kind concerning this information.

Limitation of Liability:
Your use of this website is at your own risk. The materials presented on this website may not reflect the most current developments and may be changed, improved, or updated without notice. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in the content of this website or for damages arising from the use or performance of this website under any circumstances.



This website, located at http://www.honoringthefuture.org/, (“website”), is published and maintained by the Open Space Institute, Inc./Honoring the Future project, referred to as “we,” “us”, “our” or other similar pronouns below. Open Space Institute, Inc. (OSI) is a tax-exempt public charity under section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and is located at 1350 Broadway, Suite 201, New York, NY 10018-7799. Honoring the Future is a fiscally sponsored project of OSI.

We respect your right to privacy and are committed to maintaining your confidence and trust. We may collect certain information about you to enable us to do business with you and to improve our services. We have created the following Privacy Policy to inform you about our online collection of information and how we use this information. This Privacy Policy governs your use of this website. By visiting this website, or using the services offered on or through this website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy as they may be amended from time to time. As we update and expand our services, this Privacy Policy may change, so check back to this page from time to time.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that you may provide to us, or that we may obtain, other than through our website, such as by phone, through postal mail and through other live and print media. This Privacy Policy shall be interpreted under the laws of the United States.

Your privacy is a serious matter to us. In order to make your visits to our website and use of the services available through our website as worthwhile as possible, we may ask you for certain Personal Information and we may collect certain information from your computer each time you visit us. “Personal Information” includes, for example, your name; home and/or business address; e-mail address; telephone, wireless and/or fax number; demographic information and/or other information that may identify you as an individual or allow online or offline contact with you as an individual. This Privacy Policy explains, in general, what Personal Information and other information is collected on our website, how the information is used, and with whom we may share such information. Please take a few minutes to read our Privacy Policy so that you understand how we treat your information.

You have the right to “opt in” and “opt-out” of certain of our uses of your Personal Information. For example, at the time you are requested to provide Personal Information on this website (for example, when you sign up for a newsletter), you may have the opportunity to elect to or not to receive correspondence from us. You may opt-out of receiving correspondence from us by clicking on an opt-out link within the e-mail you receive, or by sending an e-mail to webmaster@osiny.org. In this e-mail, please say whether: (i) you would like to opt-out of receiving promotional correspondence from OSI in general, or just via e-mail or postal mail, (ii) you would only like to opt-out of certain of OSI’s e-newsletters or correspondence, and if so which ones.

Please understand that if you opt-out of receiving correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us.

User-Provided Information:
We collect Personal Information from users of our website, for example, through such users’ activities, transactions and completion of online forms on our website. Such information is collected, for example, when users register or subscribe for accounts or features which may be on our website (such as newsletters), submit a comment or question to us using a “contact us” or similar feature on our website, send us an e-mail, or in any other way submit Personal Information to us via our website.

You may be able to send information about our services to your friends and family members through our website by clicking on a “Tell-A-Friend” or similar button on our website or in an e-mail that we have sent you. In some of these cases (unless you simply forward our e-mail on your own), you may provide the name and e-mail address of your friend or family member to us. Such information will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable law.

You may also be able to send an online card to a friend or family member. If so, you may be required to provide us with your friend’s or family member’s Personal Information. We will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit our website. We will store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Charitable Contributions:
For information about making a charitable contribution to the Honoring the Future project, click on this link.  Honoring the Future is fiscally sponsored by the OSI.  A fiscal sponsor is a legally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit which provides legal and financial oversight of a project and receives and manages tax-deductible contributions for the project.  As fiscal sponsor, OSI will mail donors written acknowledgement of gifts of $250 or more for tax reporting purposes.  OSI may publish such information in an Annual Report, which lists the names of donors and the dollar amount range of their respective contributions.  The Annual Report in electronic form may be available for viewing on the OSI website. The OSI Privacy Policy explains how OSI treats information obtained through the OSI website.

We may use “cookies” to keep, and sometimes track, information about you.  Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser or related software from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive.  Cookies track where you travel on our website and what you look at. A cookie may enable us to relate your use of our website to other information about you, including your Personal Information.  All of these purposes serve to improve and personalize your experience on our website.

Most web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie.  Additionally, if you have a Flash player installed on your computer, your Flash player can be set to reject or delete Flash cookies.  However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of, the website or certain areas or features of the website.

IP Address and Clickstream Data:
Our server automatically collects data about your server’s Internet address when you visit us.  This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or IP Address, is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you’re on the Internet.  When you request pages from our website, our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name.  Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another website or a search engine); the pages you visit on this website; the website you visit after this website; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this website or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers.  We use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website.  Such information may also be used to gather broad demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider.

Any or all of these activities with regard to website Usage Information may be performed on our behalf by our services providers.

We will use the Personal Information you provide to our website, for example, to respond to your requests and to provide you with our service offerings.  For example, we will respond to your requests and inquiries and provide you with the services and features offered on or through our website.  We may also use your Personal Information to maintain our internal record keeping.  We may match information collected from you through different means or at different times, including both Personal Information and website Usage Information, and use such information along with information obtained from other sources, including third parties. In addition, we may send you notices (for example, in the form of e-mails, mailings, and the like), and otherwise correspond with you, about services and events, sponsored by us and others, that we think might interest you.  You may opt out of receiving such notices from us by following the instructions in the Right to Opt In and Opt Out section above.  We may analyze user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our website and e-mails, both on an individual basis and in the aggregate.

We respect your right to privacy. Except as provided herein, we will never share, sell or rent your Personal Information – including name, address, phone number or email – to any third parties without your advance permission.

Service Providers
We may use third party partners to help operate our website and deliver our services, and may share your information with our affiliates, service providers and other third parties that provide products or services for or through this website or for our business (such as website or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, distribution companies, fulfillment companies, and other similar service providers that use such information on our behalf).

Aggregate Statistics
We may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our website and e-mails to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.

Legally Compelled Disclosures:
We may disclose user information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities, at our discretion, or otherwise as required or permitted by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas.  We also may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the website, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

Business Transfer:

In the event that the Open Space Institute, Inc./Honoring the Future project, or substantially all of its assets, are acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets.

If the email address you provide to us is a wireless email address, you agree to receive messages at such address from us, unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by following the instructions in the Right to Opt In and Opt Out section above.  You understand that your wireless carrier’s standard rates apply to these messages, and that you may change your mind at any time by following the instructions in the Right to Opt Out section above.  You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.

You may review the Personal Information that is stored by this website by e-mailing us at webmaster@osiny.org. We will send you a copy of the Personal Information we have on file.  You may send us new or updated information at any time.  We will endeavor to respond to your request to access, update or delete your information as soon as practicable.  Before we are able to provide you with any information, correct any inaccuracies or delete any information, however, we may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details to help us to respond to your request.

We will take reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of all Personal Information provided to this website.  However, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.

If you contact us by e-mail or via a “Contact Us” or similar feature on our website, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure.  A third party could view information you send by these methods in transit.

In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development.  If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail.  You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification.  If you prefer for us to use another method to notify you in this situation, please e-mail us at webmaster@osiny.org with the alternative contact information you wish to be used.

By providing Personal Information to this website, you understand and consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other countries and territories.

When you are on our website you may have the opportunity to visit, or link to, OSI’s website, which is published and maintained by OSI.  (For example, when you click on the link to make a charitable contribution via the Internet or a link to obtain information about OSI as our fiscal sponsor, you will be taken to OSI’s website.)  Please read the OSI Privacy Policy which governs your use of the OSI website.

When you are on our website you may also have the opportunity to visit, or link to, other sites not operated by either OSI or the OSI/Honoring the Future project (for example, when you click on a link to an artist’s, government agency’s, or scientific organization’s website).  These sites may collect Personal Information about you.  We do not control sites that are operated by these entities and are not responsible for the information practices of these sites.  This Privacy Policy does not address the information practices of those other websites.

We reserve the right to change or update this Privacy Policy, or any other of our policies or practices, at any time, and will notify users of this website by posting such changed or updated Privacy Policy on this page.  Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to this website.  Your continued use of this website will be deemed conclusive acceptance of changes or updates.

Under certain circumstances, we may also elect to notify you of changes or updates to our Privacy Policy by additional means, such as posting a notice on the front page of our website to sending you an e-mail.

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at webmaster@osiny.org.

Effective Date:  March 21, 2014

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