Effective Date: December 1, 2018
ABC respects your privacy, and is committed to protecting your personal information from unauthorized use or disclosure.
ABC may collect your personal information through one or more of the following methods:
ABC may use your personal information for a variety of purposes, including:
When it is possible to do so, we may link personal information (such as your name or e-mail address) with non-personal information (such as the unique identifier associated with your computer or mobile device). We may also link personal information with other generally or publicly available information to help us identify your preferences or interests. The information we collect may also be merged with information available from other sources such as (1) companies that match e-mail addresses with postal addresses and other information; (2) credit card verification and credit services; and (3) our affiliates.
We may also ask you for financial information for payment purposes, including your billing name; billing address; credit, debit, bank card or PayPal account information; or any other information that we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate (“Payment Information”). We will not store your Payment Information on our database. Once you provide us with your Payment Information, we will forward the information to our third party payment processor, who will only use your Payment Information to process your payment of the ordered products.
ABC is the only operator of its website, and its contact information is listed in the “How to Contact Us” section below. ABC does not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from children under the age of 13, and has taken steps to avoid doing so through its website. Accordingly, ABC does not enable children to make their personal information publicly available, knowingly or intentionally use their information in any manner, or knowingly or intentionally disclose their information to anyone. If a child under the age of 13 has or may have provided personal information to ABC, a parent or guardian may inform us of that fact by contacting us using one of the methods listed in the “How to Contact Us” section below, and we will then review our records and delete any such information from our database. If you are under the age of 13, do not provide us with any personal information either directly or indirectly (e.g., by posting personal information on our website). Any personal information that we receive from a person whom we believe is under the age of 13 will be deleted.
Users under the age of 18 must have the consent of their parent(s) or adult guardian(s) to complete ABC’s online application. Such users’ parent(s) or adult guardian(s) must complete the “Parent/Guardian Signature” in order to complete ABC’s online application process.
ABC does not maintain all of your personal information in a form that you can access or update, and some items, such as transaction records, may not be changed. Accordingly, we will determine and may limit what may be accessed and how, subject to applicable law, and we may keep a record of changes (including deletions) and disclose them for compliance or other lawful purposes. We keep your personal information for only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes for which it is collected (but in no event less than eight (8) years), and we reserve the right to retain it to the full extent not prohibited by law. Upon our confirmation of your identity, you may request confirmation that your application is being processed, review your personal information that is readily accessible free of charge (provided that such request is not excessive or unfounded), or request that it be updated by contacting our ABC Customer Service Center using one of the methods listed under the “How to Contact Us” section below.
ABC uses various physical, electronic, and procedural measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized disclosure or misuse. Only authorized employees of ABC have access to our databases where your personal information is stored. We employ Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and HTTP Secure (HTTPS) technology and other security measures to encrypt and securely transfer sensitive personal information you input, such as credit card numbers, during transmission. However, because no data security systems are completely secure, we do not warrant that any personal information that you provide to us will be secure or safe from unauthorized access. If you provide any personal information to us, you do so at your own risk. You may contact our privacy officer at email@example.com for more information or to file a complaint.
ABC’s website does not respond to “do not track” signals or similar mechanisms. ABC may send you email messages, direct mail offers, or other communications regarding products or services unless you specifically ask us not to do so when you enroll in our marketing program, access our website, or change your preferences by updating any accounts you may have with us. At any time, you may elect to discontinue receiving commercial messages from ABC by submitting an opt-out request to our ABC Customer Service Center (see “How to Contact Us” below) or by following the instructions in the form of the communication you received, as described below.
Our web site was created by and is controlled, operated, and administered by ABC, a California corporation, or its agents from offices within the United States of America utilizing servers located in the United States of America. We make no representation that materials at our web site are appropriate or available for transmission to or from, or use in, locations outside of the jurisdiction stated above, and accessing our web site from any jurisdiction where our web site’s contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use our web site or export the materials in violation of import or export laws and regulations. If you access our web site from a location outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the personal data you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. Whenever you submit any personal data to us, you consent to this transfer.
Additionally, the applicable laws of our affiliated academic institutions may differ from the applicable laws of the United States. We do not express any opinion as to your rights, privileges, and duties under such applicable laws, and we advise you to consult your own attorney on such matters.
Because we value your privacy, we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act and Shine the Light law. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent. This consent may be explicit, such as your selection of a certain academic institution to which you would like to submit your application, or implicit, such as your use of a third-party vendor’s payment system (e.g., PayPal, Payeezy, or other major credit card processor) Please note that the California Shine the Light law does not cover all information sharing. Our disclosure only includes information covered by the law.
Canadian users have the right under PIPEDA to access and correct their personal information held by us, subject to the terms of PIPEDA. Such users may request their personal information held by us and request corrections thereto by submitting a request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GDPR (applicable from May 25, 2018) provides for certain rights to European Union citizens. Among these is the “right to be forgotten.” Upon receiving your request, we will delete your personal information from our databases to the full extent required by the GDPR and subject to the conditions therein. If we have sent your application to any requested educational institution, we will notify such educational institution(s) of the request for erasure.
Upon the conditions set out in the GDPR, including receiving a reasonable request or objection from you, ABC will restrict the processing of your personal information.
By submitting an application through our web site, you provide your informed consent to the transfer of your personal information to our servers in the United States. The transfer is necessary for ABC to process your application.
ABC processes personal information as both a Processor and as a Controller, as defined in the GDPR. ABC will be the Controller for user data as outlined above in the “Collection of Personal Information” section. ABC will be the Processor in accordance with the GDPR as outlined in the “Our Use of Personal Information” section above. All personal information collected will be hosted in secure hosting facilities in accordance with the highest security regulations.
In the event of a data breach, we will notify the relevant supervisory authority within seventy-two (72) hours.
We have taken all other steps required to comply with the GDPR.
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