THE STONE AGE INSTITUTE® (“The Stone Age Institute” or “SAI”) owns and operates the FROM THE BIG BANG TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB™ website.  To the extent possible, and in keeping with the SAI’s mission statement, the purpose of this website is to provide a medium by which those interested may become more aware and engaged with SAI goals and activities.  The SAI respects the privacy of all those who visit the SAI website, and we regard your right to privacy as very important.




THE STONE AGE INSTITUTE® Privacy Policy covers all websites owned or operated by the SAI, including the FROM THE BIG BANG TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB™ website .   Any questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to the SAI by email at or by mail to The Stone Age Institute, P.O. Box 5097, Bloomington, IN  47407-5097.  


Personal Information Collected

Personally identifying information will be collected when you fill out registration forms to join the SAI’s membership groups, news community, or email lists.  The SAI will not share any personally identifying information outside of the SAI.  Any information that you provide to us on the web, by e-mail, by phone or by mail is covered by this policy. 

The SAI is interested in maintaining the accuracy of your information by updating your login information as soon as expedient. To update your membership file, please contact us by email at, or mail at The Stone Age Institute, P.O. Box 5097, Bloomington, IN  47407-5097. 

If for any reason you feel that you have submitted information into a form that you would like to have deleted from SAI’s data files, please contact us by email at, or mail at The Stone Age Institute, P.O. Box 5097, Bloomington, IN  47407-5097.

Personally identifying information will also be collected when you make a tax-deductible contribution electronically or by mail.  The SAI does not store sensitive data such as credit card information or bank account numbers.  All electronic monetary transactions are securely handled by PayPal or, in the case of credit card transactions, by First Data Global Gateway Connect®, an international payments processing company, which uses a multi-layered  security system to maintain data security.

When you visit the SAI websites, information is automatically gathered and stored so that we can gather statistics about the use of our websites in order to make improvements and maintain an optimum communication strategy with SAI’s interested audiences. This information is stored and used in the aggregate only, so that individuals remain anonymous.

Children’s Guidelines

The Stone Age Institute intends to fully observe the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA).  The SAI websites will not knowingly collect identifying personal information from children under age 13.   If it comes to our attention that we have received personally identifying information from a person under the age of 13, we will delete all pertinent information from our systems.  We will not knowingly reply to information requests from children under the age of 13, if so identified.    A parent or guardian must initiate any requests for information from children under the age of 13 on their behalf. We encourage parents to supervise children when they browse the Internet. Learn more about COPPA.

Privacy Policy Updates

The Stone Age Institute may, when necessary, update this policy so that it evolves with the rapidly changing technologies employed on the internet. All revisions will be posted to this website and any revised Privacy Policy will apply only to data collected subsequent to its effective date.

Last revised:    June 2011

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