Introduction and Acceptance
Children Under the Age of 16
The Companies do not knowingly collect, maintain or use personal information from this site about children under age 16. If a child whom we know to be under age 16 sends personal information to us online, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child, notify parents or seek parental consent. We are not, however, responsible for the collection and use of information by non-affiliated companies and organizations that may be linked to this site.
Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
The Companies collect only limited “personally identifiable information” on this site and other sites owned by the Companies. Personally identifiable information is information about you, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address. We gather this information so we can deliver the products and services you request and to administer our business. This information also helps us design and offer new products and services that we believe you will like and use. We also collect some information because federal or state law requires it. Please note neither this site nor any site owned by the Companies can respond to “do not track” signals or other similar mechanisms.
The types of personally identifiable information about you that we collect on this site and other sites owned by the Companies, and the ways in which we use such information include the following:
- Contact information, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number (landline or cellular). We may use this information, for example, to send you information that you request or to contact you about your accounts.
- Identification information, such as a password or security questions/answers. This information helps us, for example, to identify you as our customer and prevent unauthorized use of accounts or unauthorized disclosure of your information.
We may use “cookies” to enhance your online experience. Cookies are pieces of data that we place on your computer’s hard drive to help us identify you. The cookies that we place on your hard drive allow us to immediately know who you are when you return to the site. They are not used to collect any nonpublic personal information.
Our Web server automatically recognizes your domain name, but not your email address. We do not collect nonpublic personal information from visitors to our sites unless you expressly provide it to us. The information we do collect from this site and other sites owned by the Companies (such as domain name, number of hits, pages visited and length of user session) may be combined to analyze how the site is used. This information is then used to improve the usefulness of the site.
Disclosure of Your Information
The Companies carefully limit and control how we share personally identifiable information that we collect on this site and other sites owned by the Companies. We may share this information with:
- An affiliated organization. Strada Education Network® is a nonprofit focused on the education-to-careers pathways of students and is affiliated with all the entities listed in the first paragraph above. Affiliates of Strada may change from time to time due to acquisitions and divestitures. In an effort to fulfill our mission and focus of Completion With A Purpose®, we may share your nonpublic personal information with our affiliates as permitted by federal law.
- Other companies. To improve the efficiency with which we provide you service, the Companies have contracted with other companies and organizations to perform various business operations or provide services on our behalf. These various contracted vendors are not affiliated with the Companies. As part of these business relationships, the Companies will share your personal and financial information with these contracted vendors to process, service, administer and enforce a transaction. The sharing of your nonpublic personal financial information in this instance is either required or permitted by federal law. We require these contracted vendors to comply with strict standards of security and confidentiality, and they are not permitted to release, use or transfer any personal information to any other party for their own use. The Companies also require these various contracted vendors to maintain controls to protect your privacy including physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations.