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Privacy Policy

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American College of Applied Science
Web Privacy Statement
The American College of Applied Science is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our web sites, so we want you to know what information we collect when you visit one of our sites, how we use that information, and how you can update it. The College reserves the right to append or otherwise modify this Privacy Statement at any time, so please re-visit this page occasionally to check for updates.
Information We Collect
We collect various types of information from our visitors so we can adjust our site to meet our users' needs and expectations. Some of this information is collected automatically through cookies and other information is collected when you register for any of our online services. Information Collected Automatically

The types of information your browser or internet session automatically sends us each time you visit one of our sites, which we automatically collect, includes:
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  Your browser, e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome Mozilla Firefox, Opera, etc.
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  Your Internet domain, e.g., AOL, Netcom, Earthlink, RoadRunner, etc.
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  You computer's operating system, e.g., Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, Linux.
 
  Your navigation path, i.e., the URLs of where you come to our site from, which of our pages you visit, and where you go as your leave.
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Information You Provide to Us
In addition to the information automatically collected by your browser, we also collect information that you provide to us when you register for an online service, order merchandise from us, or request information regarding one of our programs.

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via Registration Sites
The College's admissions, catalog & registration sites, require visitors to provide contact information and/or unique identifiers when they register. Information collected may include a users name, address, email address, as well as unique identifiers, such as their social security number or student ID number. Contact information is used to contact our visitors if necessary. Unique identifiers are utilized to verify the user's identity prior to granting visitor access to some of the services available online.  Opt-out policy:  You can choose NOT to register. While you will be able to access most of our sites, you will not be able to access areas that require registration.

 

via Information Request Sites
Many of our sites provide users the opportunity to request information from the College.  These information request sites require users to provide the College with contact information, as well as information about their interest in the American College of Applied Science.  Contact information is used to send information about the American College of Applied Science to the customer requesting that information.  Customer interest information is collected to determine what information the customer wishes to be sent.  Opt-out policy:  You could choose NOT to provide this information online. Instead you can call the College and request to have information sent to you.
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via Surveys
Our sites also allow users the opportunity to let the College know how we're doing.  Our surveys such as feedback on the Student and Faculty and Comments to the Chair, request customers to provide contact information as well.   The contact information that's collected is used to contact the customer, if necessary.  Opt-out policy:  You can choose NOT to disclose contact information when you submit survey information to us.  However, if your comments require follow-up by a member of the College, we will be unable to do so when contact information is not available


Traffic Analysis Information
Our traffic reporting software is used to analyze traffic to this site. It does not create individual profiles for visitors.

How We Use This Information
We use the information we automatically collect to help us better plan our web site to meet your Internet needs. Information you provide to us is used for marketing purposes, and may result in follow-up communications.

How To Update Your Information
Our student and faculty services sites provide you with the option of changing and modifying information you have previously provided to us. Please select the 'office' link on the left navigation bar to send an email to the appropriate office.

Our Security Measures
Our College web sites have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We utilize industry standard SSL encryption when accepting your credit card information during the online ordering process, as well as whenever we ask you to login to any of the College's online services.

Why We Use "Cookies"
When you visit some of our sites, we use cookies to keep track of your information. This small piece of program code resides on your computer and stores your login information for all of our services.

Links >From Our Site To Other Sites
Some College sites may contain links to other sites external to the College. When you access these external web sites, the providers of the sites will have access to certain information about you. American College of Applied Science is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any web sites which we do not directly control.

For More Information
If you have questions about our information practices, please contact us at 800-403-DEGREE (3347) option 1.


Definitions
Cookies- Data created by a Web server that is stored on a user's computer. It provides a way for the Web site to keep track of a user's patterns and preferences and, with the cooperation of the Web browser, to store them on the user's own hard disk. The cookies contain a range of URLs (web addresses) for which they are valid. When the browser encounters those URLs again, it sends those specific cookies to the Web server. For example, if a user's ID were stored as a cookie, it would save that person from typing in the same information all over again when accessing that service for the second and subsequent time during the same browser session. You can opt out of the use of cookies by having your browser disable cookies or warn you before accepting a cookie. Look for the cookie options in your browser in the Options or Preferences menu.

NOTE: If you disable cookies in your browser, you will not be able to access any of the College's secured web sites. IP (Internet Protocol) Address

Domain - This is the address of a computer attached to a TCP/IP network. Every client and server station must have a unique IP address. Client workstations have either a permanent address or one that is dynamically assigned for each dial-up session. IP addresses are written as four sets of numbers separated by periods; for example, 204.171.64.2. Browser Session

Browser Session - A browser session is defined as the period of time a browser is in consecutive use. The session begins when you open the browser and ends when you close it. When you reopen the browser, you begin a new session. SSL Encryption (Secure Sockets Layer)

Secured Sockets Layer (SSL) - The leading security protocol on the Internet. When an SSL session is started, the browser sends its public key to the server so that the server can securely send a secret key to the browser. The browser and server exchange data via secret key encryption during that session. We also use SSL encryption whenever we display your personal information (e.g., name and address, scheduled courses, grades). URL (Uniform Resource Locator)

Uniform Resource Locator (World Wide Web address) or URL - URLs are used to locate sites on the Internet and to navigate between sites and pages within sites. The URLs for the American College of Applied Science are , http://amcollege.com and http://amcollege.net .