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Privacy policy

Effective Date:  31 January 2022

The Classic Planning Institute (CPI) respects the privacy of our customers and Students. In this Privacy Policy, we describe the information that we collect from visitors to our website, (the “Site”), and how we use and disclose that information. By visiting the Site, or using any of our services available through our Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the processing of your Personal Information according to this Privacy Policy.  Your use of our Site or Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Service, including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. Our Terms of Service are incorporated by reference into this Policy.


What We Collect


Information We Collect Directly from You:  Certain features on our Site require users to create an account. We offer accounts for persons seeking designs consultation (“Customers”) as well as persons seeking training (“Students”) (references to “users” and to “you” in this Privacy Policy apply to both Customers and Students unless we distinguish between them). The type of information that we collect directly from you will vary based on your interaction with our Site. In general, we request the following information from our Customers if you would like to create an account profile or a Project Page:  your email address, phone numbers, physical address, and project data, the majority of which is optional, and, if applicable, payment information. From Students, we will seek similar contact information, as well as design information/style, and payment information, if applicable. As discussed in the section below, certain information that we collect from you is viewable by all other visitors to our Site. 


Information We May Collect Automatically


We may automatically collect the following information about your use of our Site or Services through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies:  


  • Date and time of your visit

  • Length of time of your visit

  • IP address

  • Operating system

  • Browser version and its capabilities


Please see the section “What About Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms?” below for more information about our use of cookies and other tracking mechanisms.

Use of Information


We may use your information, including your personal information, to:

  • Contact you, such as in response to your inquiries, and for other customer services purposes

  • To provide our Site and our Services to you

  • To keep you informed about the status of a project

  • To send you emails, including marketing communications and newsletters

  • Customize content to match your preferences

  • Display member status and date of the member´s last visit

  • To understand how users access and use our Site and Services, both on an aggregated and individualized basis

  • To improve our Site and Services and respond to user desires and preferences

  • For other research and analytical purposes

  • Improve website and system administration

  • Complete anonymous/aggregated traffic analysis

  • To ensure the integrity of our products and Services, such as by preventing suspended users from Reregistering under different username(s).


Disclosing Your Information


CPI will not sell your email addresses or personal details to any third party.  We do share your information, including your personal information, with the following persons and for the following purposes:


Strategic Non-Profit Partners: We share your project information and contact information with a group of select leading like-minded non-profit organizations. These are our Strategic Partners in the traditional movement. Please let us know if you have any issues with a specific Partner or wish to opt out. We will be happy to accommodate you. 


Other Users of Our Site/Services: Information in a Project Page or Student Profile is available for other registered Users to access. We will not have any obligation under this Privacy Policy with respect to information which a User voluntarily provides to the Site.


Students: Certain customer information will be shared with Students to facilitate the project. When you create a design page, your design page will be available to interested Students. This includes information about your proposed project, but will not include your contact information at the initial design stage. If you select a particular plan, then your contact information will be shared with the particular Member.


Service Providers: We may disclose the information we collect from you to third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform functions on our behalf.


Business Transfers: If we are acquired by or merged with another company, if substantially all of our assets are transferred to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have collected about you to the other company. 


Aggregate and De-Identified Information: We may share aggregate or de-identified information about users with other health clubs, as well as with third parties to assist us in identifying marketing and advertising opportunities, research and/or similar purposes.

To Protect our Rights and Property/Law Enforcement and Similar Purposes: CPI cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud, theft, harassment and other rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you, including the content of your online communications, if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; (b) protect or defend the rights or property of CPI or third parties; (c) assist in an investigation; or (d) respond to an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of Users or other persons.


Our Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms 

We use cookies and other tracking mechanisms to track information about your use of our Site and Services, to enable automatic logins during future visits, as well as for content customization. We may combine this information with other personal information we collect about you.  Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Site and Services, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities at our Site and Service. There are two types of cookies: session and persistent cookies.

Session Cookies. Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser or turn off your computer. We use session cookies to allow our systems to uniquely identify users during a session or while they are logged into the Site. This allows us to process your online transactions (including updates to your weight loss progress) and to verify your identity (through your log in), as you move through our Site. 

Persistent cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your browser or turned off your computer. We use persistent cookies to track aggregate and statistical information about user activity.

Third Party Cookies. We may also engage third parties to track and analyze Site data. We use the data collected by such third parties to help us administer and improve the quality of the Site and to analyze Site usage. Such third parties may combine the information that we provide about you with other information that they have collected. This Policy does not cover such third parties’ use of the data. 

Disabling Cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our Site who disable cookies will be able to browse certain areas of the Site, but some features may not function.

Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Site to, among other things, track the activities of Site visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Site usage. We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our customers, to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.

Third Party Analytics. We use automated devices and applications, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate usage of our Site. We also may use other analytic means to evaluate our Services. We use these tools to help us improve our Services, performance and user experiences. We do not share your personal information with these third parties.

Links to Other Sites


CPI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other websites to which the Site links or to which link to the Site. By clicking on a link, logo or other item, or using certain services available on the Site, including the online communication services, please note that you may no longer be on the CPI Site.


Chat/User Generated Content


The private and shared Chat and user generated content areas of the Site facilitate communication and the exchange and sharing of information between Customers and Students engaged in design.  CPI reserves the right to monitor communications in the Chat. Any information that you post to a public chat (or other public forum on our Site, such as a blog) becomes public information and may be viewed by other visitors to our Site. we cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Policy, the law, or your personal privacy.


Notice to Non-U.S. Persons


Our Site and Services are hosted in the United States. If you submit information to us, it will be transferred to and stored in the United States. By using our Site and Services, you consent to this transfer.

Security of My Personal Information 

We have implemented commercially reasonable precautions to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security.

You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.


Your Choices


If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us via email, please contact us. Please note that it may take up to 10 days to reflect your preferences. If you opt-out of marketing communications, please also note that we may continue to send account related information to you via email. 


Changes to this Privacy Policy 


We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes to this Policy that materially affect the manner in which we use information we already have collected about you, then we will endeavor to notify you by conspicuously posting the changes on our Site and/or sending an email address of record.




Please let us know if you have questions about this policy please, or wish to opt out of our lists by contacting us at the following address:



1080 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 2010

Washington DC, 20007

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