Privacy Policy
Last Updated on 27 March 2019
Information We Collect 

Your privacy is important to us. Any information that you divulge to us is kept in strict confidence. We do not collect or store personally identifiable information on you at our Website or elsewhere, unless, of course, you voluntarily provide that information to us. When you place an order, open an account, sign up for services or newsletters, communicate with the Website owner or customer service, or send us an email, you provide us with information we may collect. Such information may include your name, address, email, phone number, credit card information, subscriptions and form downloads. We treat all information you provide as confidential.

If you are just browsing our website, a cookie identifies only your browser. If you become a registered user, we may use cookies so that we can provide personalized information that we believe will be of value to you based on preferences you have indicated while visiting the site. It is possible to set your browser to inform you when a cookie is being placed — this way, you have the opportunity to decide whether to accept the cookie. If you are just browsing our site and are not a registered user, you do not have to accept a cookie and you can still continue browsing the site.

Use and Disclosure of Information We Collect

We periodically send promotional E-mail to visitors of this Website about services we offer, and also maintain user information, when provided by the user, to facilitate class and/or workshop registration and allow access to various services of the Website. We do not rent, share, or sell mailing lists or information about visitors to our Website to third parties (other than is reasonably required to fulfill orders, requests and process payments). 

All newsletters, alerts or bulletins that you are subscribed to will be sent to you individually, or as a “blind copy” to ensure your email address is not disclosed to other recipients. At our option we may notify you of any changes to this Privacy Policy or our other terms and conditions of this Website (though you are bound by the terms of any changes we post to our Website whether or not we notify you by email).

From time to time, we may be required to provide personal information in response to a valid court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required by law. Unless prevented by law, we will notify you prior to the release of such information. Of course, this privacy policy doesn’t apply to the Websites of others that may be accessible though, or
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We may use Google AdWords Remarketing or other third-party vendors, to advertise Van Tharp Institute (IITM, INC) across the Internet. Our remarketing system will display relevant ads tailored to you based on what parts of the VanTharp's website you have viewed by placing a cookie on your machine. THIS COOKIE DOES NOT IN ANYWAY IDENTIFY YOU OR GIVE ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER. The cookie is used to say “This person visited this page, so show them ads relating to that page.” Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you.

As always we respect your privacy and are not collecting any identifiable information through the use of Google’s or any other 3rd party remarketing system.

Notification of Changes

Any changes in our Privacy Policy will be posted to this Website,, and will become effective as of the date of posting with respect to information we then collect in the future, but will not be changed with respect to information that we have already then collected, unless mandated by law or agreed to by you. It is and will be your responsibility to review our Privacy Policy from time to time to make sure you are aware of any changes.


The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018 and is designed to allow individuals to more effectively control their personal data. At The Van Tharp Institute (IITM, INC) , client information is private and confidential; we do not share, trade, or sell to anyone. We never have. You may ask us at any time to unsubscribe. We keep your information safe. If you’d like access to your information just ask. You receive this information from us because you opted into the Van Tharp newsletter either through direct registration or registration through our Tharp Trader Test.

Notices of Infringement

To the extent that you feel that any information on this site has been posted in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the following information:

Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512, all notifications of claimed copyright infringement on the ACC’s systems or Website should be sent to our Designated Agent. We have provided the following information for the exclusive purpose of notifying us that you allege an infringement of your copyright. Do not send other inquiries to this contact, as you will not receive a response to inquiries that are not related to copyright infringement.

Under federal law, you may be subject to severe civil penalties if you knowingly make a material misrepresentation that online material is infringing. These penalties include court costs and monetary damages, as well as attorneys’ fees. Such attorneys’ fees include those incurred by parties who are injured as a result of our relying on your misrepresentation, such as (a) a copyright owner, (b) a copyright owner’s licensee, or (c) us.

You must submit notice, in writing, to the following Designated Agent (DA):
Mr. Van Tharp
International Institute of Trading Mastery
102A Commonwealth Court
Cary, NC 27511

Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)(A), your Notification of Claimed Infringement must include the following:
1. The electronic or physical signature of the owner or of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
2. Identification of the copyrighted work (or works) that you claim has been infringed;
3. A description of the material that you claim is infringing, and the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists (for example, the URL of the web site where it is lawfully posted; the name, edition and pages of a book from which an excerpt was copied, etc.);
4. A clear description of where the infringing material is located on our web site, including its URL, so that Company can locate the material;
5. Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address
6. A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
7. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

IITM, Inc.
International Institute of Trading Mastery
102A Commonwealth Court
Cary, NC 27511
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