Effective Date: March 19, 2013
Your trust is important to us, and we believe you have the right to know how information submitted through this Website is handled. You may visit most of our Website without providing personal information to us. At other times, we will need your personal information in order to provide you with services or information that you request from us. The only personally identifiable information that we collect about our Website visitors, however, is voluntary. This policy explains our data collection practices and use of your personal information with regard to such voluntary events.
The Information We Collect
Essentially, two categories of information can be captured through the use of the Internet: non-personally identifiable information, and personally identifiable information. We briefly explain both categories to you below.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Our mobile optimized website does not ask for, access or track any location based information from your mobile device at any time while accessing our website.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
Our third-party analytics partners employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a., Web Beacons/Web Bugs), which help us better manage content on our site and our mobile optimized website by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers' personally identifiable information.
We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you would like to opt out of these emails, please see "Choice/Opt Out" section below.
Personally Identifiable Information
As a visitor to our Website, you will see submission forms that may be referred to as "Contact Us," "Request More Info," or forms with similar phrasing and information-collection capability. Such forms offer you the ability to volunteer personal contact information such as your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number so that we may provide a proper response to your request. Specifically, we use your personal information for the following purposes:
We are not in the business of selling your personal information. We may, however, share information with our subsidiaries, affiliates, and other third-party entities that we may retain from time to time to perform analytical and marketing functions on our behalf. Please review the "Third-Party Service Providers" section below for more information.
We will retain your information for as long as your record is active, as needed to provide you with services, and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. To change, update, or request the deletion/deactivation of your information, please see the "Choice/Opt Out" section below.
Our Website offers publicly accessible community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our community forum, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Third-Party Service Providers
We may rely on third-party providers to perform a variety of services on our behalf. In so doing, we may need to share your personal information with them. Please note, however, that we share such personal information only as is necessary for our providers to perform their services, which in turn allows us to be more efficient in our business and in our ability to better serve you. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
For example, we may rely on a service provider to:
Additionally, we may disclose your personal information:
We may post testimonials/comments/reviews on our Website, which may contain personally identifiable information. We do, however, obtain consent prior to posting any testimonial. To request the removal of your information from our testimonials/comments/reviews section, please contact us at email@example.com.
From time to time, we may provide you with the opportunity to participate in surveys on our Website. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary, and you have a choice as to whether or not to disclose such information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and address) and demographic information (such as ZIP code).
We use this information to monitor site traffic, personalize the site, send participants an email newsletter, and for other business purposes.
We may use third-party service providers to conduct these surveys, and those providers are prohibited from using our users' personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and obtain your consent.
Links to Other Sites
Our Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Remington College. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
We encourage you to be aware of when you leave our Website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
Social Media Features
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs the collection of personally identifiable information with regard to children under the age of 13. Our Website is not structured to attract children; therefore, we do not knowingly intend to collect information from any child under 13 years of age.
California Privacy Rights California Civil Code § 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once per year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we have disclosed for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that were shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to:
Remington CollegeAttn: Privacy Officer500 International Pkwy., Suite 200Heathrow, Florida 32746
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data Security, Breach, and Notification
The convenience and efficiency of the Internet and online data collection does not go unnoticed by persons who seek to breach online security measures in order to engage in identity theft and other unlawful activity. In the event of such an occurrence, we will analyze the breach to determine whether it requires the involvement of law enforcement authorities and requires notice to you pursuant to state or federal law.
If your personally identifiable information changes, you may correct, update, amend, delete, remove, or deactivate it by emailing our Customer Support at email@example.com or by contacting us via the contact information listed below.