|This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for Stratford Career Institute and all of its web sites. To demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we agree to notify you of:|
1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site
2. The organization collecting the information
3. How the information is used
4. With whom the information may be shared
5. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
6. The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under Stratfordís control
7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection and Use
Stratford Career Institute is the sole owner of the information collected when a student or prospective student contacts us. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Stratford collects information from our students and visitors in several ways.
Request for Information
Prospective students will ask for detailed information about our programs. This may be done by telephone, by filling out a form - either paper-based or on our web site - where the user is required to give their contact information (such as name, address and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the course for which they have expressed interest. We may ask for demographic information such as gender and age, to personalize our correspondence, or to distinguish adults from minors.
We request information from new students on our Internet-enrollment form. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to ship textbooks. If we have trouble processing a shipment, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.
Cookies & Ads
A cookie is a piece of data stored on an individual's computer that contains information about the user. Stratford uses temporary cookies to verify that a registered student has correctly logged in for online servicing on our web site. Once the user closes the browser, the cookie simply terminates. If a user selects the ďRemember MeĒ option, a permanent cookie is created on the userís system. This cookie contains only an encrypted student number and no other information. If a user rejects a cookie, they may still use our site, but will not be able to take advantage of our e-service options.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track userís movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Sharing of Personal Information
We do not sell, rent, or lease email addresses to any third parties.
We will not disclose your credit card number or other personal information, except as necessary to collect payment.
We use a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
Stratford Career Institute uses the information you provide us to improve our services to you and to tell you about new products and services that may be of interest to you. From time to time, we may also share personal contact information and demographic information about or students and prospective students with reliable select business partners, such as advertisers and other third parties.
We will not disclose your academic record, or grades except as required by law, or at your personal request.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Stratford Career Institute is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friendís name, mailing address and email address. Stratford Career Institute will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. We may also use this information to send a followup mailing by surface mail. The friend may contact Stratford Career Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the removal of this information from their database.
This website takes every precaution to protect our usersí information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, all information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon will appear in the address bar, or status bar of your web browser software. This is your assurance that no one can see your private information except you and Stratford Career Institute. To learn more about SSL, follow this link http://www.verisign.com/site/ssl.html.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our usersí information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a student services representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Finally, the servers where we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment, behind locked doors.
If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to email@example.com.
Students who register for e-servicing are sent a welcoming email to verify password and username. Established students will also occasionally receive confirmation of examination results, or other communications by email. As a security precaution and to protect the privacy of our students, if an outbound email is returned to us due to an invalid email address, we will suspend e-servicing privileges for that account instantly. If you suspect that your account with the school has been suspended, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have your Internet servicing account reinstated.
Correcting/Updating Personal Information:
If a studentís personally identifiable information changes (such as your address), we provide a way to correct, update or remove that personal data. This can be done by contacting the school at 1-800-435-5338, or by emailing us at email@example.com.
Our students and prospective students are given the opportunity to Ďopt-iní or Ďopt-outí of various mailing lists when they request course information.
Notification of Changes