Terms and Conditions

The Family Owned Business Institute's (FOBI) Web portal is designed to serve the needs of family businesses, researchers, and scholars in the family business field.

The following Terms and Conditions govern your use of this Web portal (gvsu.edu/fobi). By accessing, viewing, or using the material in the site, you indicate that you understand the Terms and Conditions and agree to be legally bound by them.



Copyright  2001-2013 Family Owned Business Institute (FOBI). All the text, graphics, design, software, and other works are the copyrighted works of the Family Owned Business Institute at Grand Valley State University. Any redistribution or reproduction of any materials herein is strictly prohibited.

Links To Other Sites

FOBI's Web portal provides links to other organizations, companies, universities and associations as a service to our users. We do not endorse and we are not responsible for the content, products, services or viewpoints expressed by these external sites.

Editing, Deleting, and Modifications

FOBI reserves the right in its sole discretion to edit or delete any information or content appearing on its Web portal without prior notice.

Privacy Policy

The Family Owned Business Institute (FOBI) takes the privacy of its users seriously. It is important for us to safeguard our website users' privacy while providing personalized and valuable information services.

What information do we collect?

If you are interested in receiving  any additional updates regarding our activities, we ask for your email address so that we can send it to you. In addition, "cookies" are used only to analyze site traffic. No individual user is identified.

What information do we provide?

Although we provides links to other organizations, companies, universities and associations as a service to our users, we do not provide email addresses, phone numbers, referrals or direct methods to contact any organizations, companies, universities and associations listed on our website.

What do we do with the Information?

The email address you supply when signing up to receive our Newsletter will not be disclosed to any other organization or company. The mailing list is used only to mail the Newsletter and to send updates and notices about FOBI's activities. We do not sell, rent or share our mailing list.

In the event you wish to update or delete your email address, please contact fobi@gvsu.edu to make those changes.


Page last modified July 2, 2013