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The College collects and maintains customer information as part of our educational services in administering your relationship with the College. In the course of serving you, we collect information about you from a variety of sources, such as
The customer information we collect is used to provide educational services and to help you achieve your goals.
Information may be used or shared within the Apollo Group family, our parent company, as well as with authorized third parties, for a number of purposes such as
We share information with nonaffiliated third parties when they are acting on our behalf, or acting jointly with us. We may disclose all of the information we collect, as described above, to appropriate third parties including, where relevant:
We also share information with others as permitted or required by law such as credit bureaus, government entities, in responding to subpoenas and other legal processes, and those with whom you have requested or directed us to share information.
We do not disclose nonpublic personal information about our students to anyone for the purpose of marketing or soliciting products or services other than our own.
We only share information with third parties acting on our behalf or jointly with us, when those third parties have agreed in writing to provide at least the same level of privacy protection as provided by the College.
Your name, address, and date of completion may be included in a directory of graduates published and/or distributed by the College.
We are committed to protecting the security and integrity of customer information through procedures and technology designed for this purpose.
The policies and practices described in this disclosure are subject to change, but we will communicate any significant changes to you as required by applicable law. The policies and practices described in this disclosure replace all previous notices or statements regarding this subject.
The policies and practices described in this disclosure apply to consumers who have, or have had, a customer relationship with the College for Financial Planning®.
The College’s Web site takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via our Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry—Secure Socket Layer (SSL). While on a secure page, such as our order or enrollment form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, as it is when you are just “surfing.“
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 users’ 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. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers’ information is protected. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure, locked environment.
Cookies A cookie is a piece of data stored temporarily on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by enabling a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in with a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, he or she may still use portions of our site. For example, the user will not be able to take courses and exams, or post messages on our discussion forums. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
We use IP addresses and cookies to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.