Access to and use of this web site is available only to United States residents who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you do not qualify, you may not use the web site. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, no one under 13 years of age can use the web site. If you are a minor between the ages of 13 and 18, you may use the site only in conjunction with your parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult.
What information do we collect?
We collect personally identifiable information you voluntarily choose to disclose and aggregate information that is automatically collected when you visit the web site or use our services.
Personally identifiable information refers to information that tells us* specifically who you are and is collected when you choose to request information from our school. This information can include your name, address, phone number, current email address, programs of interest and other information you choose to provide. If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain your email address and messages together with our responses.
Aggregate information refers to information that is automatically provided by your computers, phones, tablets, or other devices where you install or access our web site or services and does not reference a specific individual. We collect aggregate information so we can improve our services to you and other consumers. Aggregate information, includes but is not limited to:
- referral data (the web sites you visited just before and just after the web site)
- date and time of your visits
- pages viewed and time spent at the web site
- browser and platform type (e.g., a Netscape browser on a Macintosh platform)
- Internet Protocol (IP) address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer on the Internet.
- geolocation information, including specific geolocation information (GPS) about your actual location and general information such as your street name, city or zip code in which your device is located.
How do we use the personal information that you provide to us?
Broadly speaking, your personal information is used to contact you regarding educational opportunities and products offered by our school. We may store your information for the purpose of communicating with you about the programs and services offered by our school and send you updates if and when they become available. We also use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service, and making other products and services available to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to the web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable.
We may also collect, store, and process aggregate information, including geolocation information, whether our services are actively being used or not. We may use various technologies to collect and track your location, including GPS, IP address, and other sensors that may provide us with your geolocation information. If we do collect, store, or process your geolocation information, we may use that data to improve or tailor our services for you and others.
Sharing information with third parties
How do we protect your information?
We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect. This software provides a limited degree of protection against unauthorized access or disclosure, as well as accidental loss, alteration or destruction.
Do we comply with legally compelled disclosure of information?
What about other sites linked to this one?
Our website may contain links to other websites not owned or controlled by us. We do not have any control over third-party web sites. These web sites may place their own cookies on your device and may collect your personal or aggregate information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by these other web sites, nor the information or content contained therein. Please read over the rules and policies of those sites before proceeding.
Any and all claims arising from or relating to the use of this web site and/or any good or service offered or provided by us to you shall be subject to binding arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). This includes claims based on contract, tort, equity, statute, or otherwise, as well as claims regarding the scope and enforceability of this provision. It includes all claims by or against you, us, and/or any affiliated person, company, and/or agent.
A single Arbitrator shall decide all claims and shall render a final, written decision. You may choose the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service (“JAMS”), or other similar arbitration service provider acceptable to us to administer the arbitration. Consistent with the FAA, the appropriate AAA rules, JAMS rules, or other service provider rules shall apply, as determined by the Arbitrator. For AAA and JAMS, these rules are found at www.adr.org and www.jamsadr.com.
Each party to the arbitration shall pay his, her, or its own costs of arbitration. If you cannot afford your arbitration costs, you may apply for a waiver under the relevant rules.
You and us waive any right to bring representative claims on behalf of a class of individuals, on behalf of the public, as a private attorney general, or otherwise (the “class action waiver”). Except for this class action waiver, this clause may be severed or modified if necessary to render it enforceable under the FAA.
*“Us” is defined as US Colleges, its parent IEC Corporation, and all related or affiliated companies, including those which operate under the names UEI Colleges, United Education Institute, Florida Career Colleges, US Colleges, Universal Schools and Colleges of Health and Human Services, Anthem Education and Anthem College-Bryman School (collectively, “IEC”), as well as directors, officers, agents, and employees of IEC.
Effective Date: 4/28/2016