We at Graduate America are
committed to respecting your online privacy, and recognize your need for
appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable
information (“Personal Information”)
you share with us in the course of your use of the Graduate America website
Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home, as well as any other information about that individual.
“Cookies” are pieces of data
your browser stores on your computer’s hard drive. They enable us to
determine when you or someone using your computer returns to the Site.
Cookies make your visit a more personalized experience by identifying
special offers or relationships. Most Web browsers automatically accept
cookies but, if you like, you can edit your browser options to block them.
experience less than optimal performance of the Site.
Our Use of Your Personal Information.
We collect Personal Information from you when you open an Account with us, or use our Site. We may use that Personal Information as follows:
a. to identify you;
b. to establish and maintain a responsible relationship with you;
c. to otherwise know you, so that Graduate America can better understand your needs and the courses or other products and/or services that you may be in the business of supplying or needing, depending on your circumstances;
d. to protect you and Graduate America against error and fraud;
e. to manage and develop Graduate America’s businesses and operations; and
f. to comply with legal and regulatory requirements.
Our Disclosure of Your Personal Information.
Graduate America may disclose Personal Information that we have collected as follows:
a. to a third party who requires such information in order to assist Graduate America in its general administration and/or business operations; or
b. to a third party who expresses an interest in acquiring some or all of Graduate America’s business operations; or
c. to a third party where such disclosure is required or permitted by law.
We will never sell, trade or
rent your personal identifiable information to others.
Retention and Security Safeguards.
a. retain Personal Information that we have collected only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes for which it was provided; and
b. protect Personal Information that we have collected through the use of security safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of that Personal Information. However, it is possible that any information transmitted via the Internet may be intercepted by unknown third parties.
You hereby consent to our
collection, use, disclosure and retention of your Personal Information for the
Given that Graduate America’s
be governed by the privacy and personal information protection laws applicable
in Texas from time to time. As of the effective date of this Privacy
Policy, that law is the USA federal government’s Personal
Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, otherwise
known as PIPEDA.
Graduate America has
appointed a Privacy Officer, whose responsibilities include ensuring that Graduate
including PIPEDA in Graduate America’s collection, use, disclosure and
retention of Personal Information.
For more information regarding Graduate America’s Privacy Project, to modify or correct any of your Personal Information or to make a complaint regarding our collection, use, disclosure and/or retention of your Personal Information, please contact our Privacy Officer by:
P. O. Box 1559