The Content

The Institute provides access to its websites, lectures, classes, and content (“Content”) under these terms and conditions.  The Content is proprietary to the Institute and is protected by copyright, intellectual property laws, and international intellectual property treaties.  Your access to the Content is licensed and not sold.  The Institute reserves the right to revoke, by written notice, the license to use the Content. 

Cancellations and Refunds

The Institute does not accept online cancellation of classes or lectures. To cancel, please call the Institute office (408-864-4060, M - F, 10AM - 6PM). Refunds are available if requests are received 48 hours before the class or lecture is scheduled to begin. 

Privacy Policy

The Institute for the Study of Western Civilization strives to keep your information confidential. The Institute does not rent, trade, or sell your personal information without your express consent.

How We Collect Information

The Institute collects information in the following ways:

  • Enrolling for courses and lectures: if you enroll in a course, we will collect course registration information, including billing address and credit card information.
  • Emailing us: if you email us, we will collect your email address.
  • Web statistics: We track certain broad characteristics of our web visitors and their usage of this site. We cannot tie this information to individual visitors, and the information is used only for broad statistical purposes. This site does not use "cookies" or "web bugs" to track individual visitors.

What We Do With Your Information

The Institute only uses the information you send us for narrow, limited purposes. Under no circumstances does the Institute use your information to send unsolicited communications.

  • If you enroll in a lecture or course, we will use your provided information to contact you.
  • If you email us with a question or comment, we will use your email address to reply to you.
  • If you sign up for our newsletter, we will use your address to send it to you. If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, simply inform us and we will remove your name from the list.
  • If you enroll in a course, you will receive notification emails before and during that class.
  • If you expressly elect to share your information with our partners, we will do so unless you inform us in writing otherwise.



You are solely responsible for the security, confidentiality and integrity of all messages and the information that you receive, transmit through or store with the Institute’s servers. You are solely responsible for any authorized or unauthorized access to your account by any person. You agree to bear all responsibility for the confidentiality of your password and all use or charges incurred from use of your Institute account with your password.

Limitations of Liability

The Content is provided on an “as is” basis with no warranty of any kind, express or implied.  You expressly agree that the use of the content is at your sole risk.  The Institute does not warrant that the content will be error free.  Under no circumstances will the Institute be liable to you or any other person for indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages relating to the content.


The Institute has the right, at any time and without notice, to add to or modify these terms and conditions, simply by posting such amended terms herein.  Your access, link to, or use of the content after the date of the amended terms constitutes acceptance of the amended terms.