The SCILS Group (SCILS) website is subject to the following Terms of Service and Policies, which may be updated from time to time without notice.On behalf of the SCILS team, we appreciate your visit to our website and hope our resources are helpful. Please note that what you see and read is copyrighted, so we ask that you respect the effort we and our partners took to develop and test the publications and media products as well as our website.
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Privacy Policy

The SCILS team understands and respects concerns about maintaining the privacy of information you provide while visiting our website. Please note our privacy rules do not extend to other websites linked through our site. Privacy on linked sites outside of, are governed by rules adopted by those sites and SCILS is not responsible for privacy issues resulting from visits to those linked sites.

Personal Information

“Electronically collected personal information” that the website automatically collects includes your domain name or Internet Protocol Address, and statistical information about what web pages you visit. If you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for specific information (i.e., completing a request for help, sending an e-mail, or participating in a survey) more detailed data, may be collected. If any type of personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by the user, State law, including the Information Practices Act of 1977, Government Code Section 11015.5., and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information may be made public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying, if not otherwise protected by law.

Information Collected and Its Use

If you do nothing during your visit to the website except browse information, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  1. Internet Protocol Address and domain name used, but not the e-mail address. The Internet Protocol Address is a numerical identifier assigned either by your Internet Service Provider to your computer. The website uses the Internet Protocol Address to link direct Internet access by you and generate statistics used in the management of this site;
  2. Date you visited this site;
  3. Web pages you accessed at this site;
  4. Web pages you visit as you leave this website; and
  5. If you downloaded a form, the form that was downloaded.

The information we automatically collect, or store, is used to improve the content of our web service. This information is used for gathering website statistics. Our website does not identify a visitor by personal information.

Sending us an e-mail

You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in e-mail with a comment or question. We use the information to improve our service or respond to your request.


When you visit our website, it sends your computer a “cookie.” A cookie is a small file that resides on your computer’s hard drive. It does not contain any identifiable information about the user. Cookies only identify the computer and allow access to the website resources more easily. You can set your browser options not to accept cookies.

Limitation of Liability

We attempt to maintain the highest accuracy of content on our website. Any errors or omissions should be reported for investigation. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to freedom from computer virus with respect to contents of this website or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this website to any specific products or processes is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by SCILS or its partners.


In general, information presented on this website is considered in the public domain. It may be distributed or copied as permitted by law. In order to use any information on this website owned or created by associations or organizations other than SCILS, you must get permission directly from the owning source.


On occasion we may request information from visitors via surveys posted on our website or in e-mails. Participation in these surveys is voluntary. Survey information is intended for analytical use, and results are publicized in the aggregate only. We may ask permission from respondents to publish information about them on our website. Providing information is completely voluntary and you are not obligated o grant permission to publish personal information.

Legal Disclaimer

SCILS may disclose personal information when required by law or in good faith, when such action is necessary to conform to the law. If you have any additional questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at

Your Responsibilities

To maintain the privacy of your information, you are responsible for:

  1. Maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords you choose;
  2. All activities that occur under your password; and
  3. Notifying SCILS if you suspect unauthorized use of your password.

General Provisions

These terms constitute the agreement between you and SCILS that govern your use of our website. Resolution of any dispute related to these terms or the website shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. Our failure to insist on enforcement of any provision of these terms does not construe as a waiver of any provision or right. If any provision is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining will be enforced. The section headings in these terms are for convenience and have no legal effect.