Some of our products' functionality can be used without revealing any personal information, though for features or services related to the online courses, personal information is required. Personally Identifiable Information can include information such as your name and email address, among other things. If you do not use these specific features or services, then the only information we collect will be "Non-Personal Information" (i.e., information that cannot be used to identify you). Non-Personal Information includes but not limited to information such as the web pages that you have viewed, the courses that you have subscribed, the lectures you are watching.
In order to access certain features and benefits on our products, you may need to submit "Personally Identifiable Information" (i.e., information that can be used to identify you). Personally Identifiable Information can include information such as your name and email address, among other things. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personally Identifiable Information you submit to ECEP. Inaccurate information may affect your ability to use our products, the information you receive when using our products, and our ability to contact you. For example, your email address should be kept current because that is one of the primary manners in which we communicate with you.
We gather two types of information about users through our products:
When users come to our products, we may track, collect and aggregate Non-Personal Information indicating, among other things, which pages of our Website were visited, the order in which they were visited, when they were visited, and which hyperlinks were "clicked", which courses you have subscribed, which lectures you are studying. We also collect information from the URLs from which you linked to our Website. Collecting such information may involve logging the IP address, operating system and browser software used by each user. Although such information is not Personally Identifiable Information, we may be able to determine from an IP address a user's Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
Cookies and web beacons are not used to retain Personally Identifiable Information. From time to time we may also use additional typical methods of collecting data.
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PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
We collect Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to us when you sign-up for email updates or online courses, participate in our public forums, send us email messages, and/or participate in online courses or receive other services on or through our products. Among other things, we may use the Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to respond to your questions, provide you the specific course and/or services you select, send you updates about online courses collected by ECEP or other ECEP events, and send you email messages about Website maintenance or updates, among other things.
ECEP may offer you the ability to receive updates either via email or by posting on portions of the Website only accessible to registered users. In order to subscribe to these services, you may be required to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name and email address.
ECEP may offer public forums from time to time (the "Forums") where you can share comments and thoughts. In order to participate in the Forums, you may be required to register with us and/or provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name and email address. "Personally Identifiable Information" shall not include any information posted or sent by or to you via any public Forum.
From time to time, ECEP may offer you the opportunity to subscribe a course on or through our products. If you desire to subscribe a course, you will be asked to provide us with certain necessary information. This information may include, among other things, your name and email address. ECEP may also collect information from you or about your performance or accomplishments related to the course, such as your progression, time you spend on a lecture.
COMMUNICATIONS WITH ECEP
We may receive Personally Identifiable Information when you send us an email message or otherwise contact us through other means of communication.
PROVIDING SERVICES TO YOU
When you use certain services that are available on or through our products, you may be required to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information. For example, ECEP may make available to you chat room services that allow you to communicate with ECEP staff members. When you use such services, you may send us Personally Identifiable Information.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
We may receive Personally Identifiable Information when you access or log-in to a third party website, e.g., Facebook, from our products. This may include the text and/or images of your Personally Identifiable Information available from the third party website.
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways ECEP uses the information that we gather.
We use Non-Personal Information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our users, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of our products.
PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
We use Personally Identifiable Information collected when you sign-up for our various email or update services to send you the messages in connection with our products or an online course. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.
We use Personally Identifiable Information collected during your use of the Forums to facilitate your use of the Forums. In addition we may publish this information either on our products and/or in other publications. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you and/or your designee(s).
We use the Personally Identifiable Information that we collect from you when you subscribe a course through our products for managing and processing purposes, including but not limited to tracking progress and completion of an course. We may share Personally Identifiable Information that we collect from you when you subscribe a course with the particular educational partner (e.g., such as a university or company) that developed or offered the course and the instructor(s) who taught, managed or otherwise oversaw the course. This information may be shared at any time. Personally Identifiable Information shared with our educational partners will be subject to the privacy policies and procedures of such partners. Also, we may archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.
COMMUNICATIONS WITH ECEP
PROVIDING SERVICES TO YOU
We use Personally Identifiable Information in order to provide services to you, such as services that you request in conjunction with the online courses. We may use your Personally Identifiable Information in order to provide such services to you and for quality control purposes, and we may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you. For example, ECEP may make available to you chat room services that allow you to communicate with ECEP staff members and we may use your Personally Identifiable Information to provide these services to you. Moreover, in certain circumstances, we may share certain information and materials with third parties in order to provide you services that you have requested. For example, we may submit your data to potential employers.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
We use the Personally Identifiable Information collected from third party websites for internal purposes. To the extent such Personally Identifiable Information contains images of you, you grant ECEP a limited, non-exclusive right to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of or publicly display such images and/or your likeness for fundraising.
DISCLOSURE TO OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS
ECEP may share Personally Identifiable Information with third party business partners, such as companies that may be offering products or services or other opportunities that may be of interest to you, but only after obtaining your consent.
DISCLOSURE TO ECEP SERVICE PROVIDERS
Our operations and maintenance contractors and other service providers may have limited access to your Personally Identifiable Information in the course of providing products or services to us. These contractors may include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services (e.g., test proctoring services), and/or content related to the operation and maintenance of the Website or the online course. Access to your Personally Identifiable Information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary for the contractor to perform its limited function for us.
GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES, LEGAL RIGHTS AND ACTIONS
DISCLOSURE TO ACQUIRERS
ECEP may disclose and/or transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to an acquirer, assignee or other successor entity in connection with a sale, merger, or reorganization of all or substantially all of the equity, business or assets of ECEP to which your Personally Identifiable Information relates.
Third parties, including linked sites and applications (e.g., Facebook and YouTube), customer support services and data analytics services, may collect information about you in connection with your use of the Website (e.g., usage information). Such third parties may use tracking technologies in connection with the Website, which may include the collection of information about your online activities over time and across third-party web sites or online services. In some cases, third party tracking tools may only collect Non-Personal Information about your use on the Website. However, in other cases, such third parties may collect Personally Identifiable Information about you as they engage in these activities (e.g., customer support services may obtain your name and email address in conjunction with their support activities).
Currently, we do not monitor or take any action with respect to Web browser signals or other mechanisms for the expression of choice regarding collection of information about an individual over time and across third-party web sites or online services (e.g., Web browser “do not track” signals).
We maintain a procedure in order to help you confirm that your Personally Identifiable Information remains correct and up-to-date or choose whether or not you wish to receive material from us or some of our partners.
You may unsubscribe from certain email communications by going to "http://www.ecepvn.org/account/unsubscribe". You may also update your Personally Identifiable Information by logging into the Website and visiting your user account page. Keep in mind, however, that even after updates to your Personally Identifiable Information, we may maintain and store older versions of such information within our databases, access logs and other records.
If you have any privacy-related questions or unresolved problems, you may contact us using the information provided below.
ECEP strongly believes in protecting the privacy of children. In line with this belief, we do not knowingly collect or maintain Personally Identifiable Information on our Website and other products from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our Website and other products is directed to persons under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access our products at any time or in any manner. We will take appropriate steps to delete any Personally Identifiable Information of persons less than 13 years of age that has been collected on our Website and other products without verified parental consent upon learning of the existence of such Personally Identifiable Information.