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Last updated: December 30, 2019
Certain affiliated sites, mobile applications, services, or partners may be subject to additional privacy policies or privacy disclosures relating to the relevant services provided. In the event of any direct conflict between any additional policies and this policy, the additional privacy policies related to each site will control.
Please note that ACC does not sell your Personal Information.
1. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND PURPOSES
Applicants for Enrollment
Admitted Students and Alumni
Prospective Job Applicants
Web analytical Information is automatically collected when you visit our Sites. ACC also collects and uses Personal Information that you provide to us voluntarily online or offline when you contact us, respond to an advertisement, request information, apply to the University as a potential student, employee or contractor, visit one of our locations, receive a photo ID at a ACC location, register for classes; apply for financial aid, order educational or other products and services, interact on social networks, apply to on our clinical partners, or use our career services, learning assessments or other interactive tools. While the exact nature of the Personal Information may vary depending on the type of response or service requested, throughout your affiliation with ACC, we may collect Information about you to the extent it is necessary and applicable for the intended purposes.
The information we collect through your inquiries, interactions, and the application processes is necessary to provide relevant information, to evaluate candidates for admission, employment or contracting, and to provide general services related to such inquiries.
Personal information collected through the financial aid application process is used to determine financial aid opportunities and eligibility.
Enrolled students and alumni may provide additional information to ACC to provide any services related to an academic institution and to coordinate with partners, health facilities, clinical placement facilities, transportation providers, potential employers, campus events, service activities, commencement ceremonies, and all other events an employee, contractor, student or alumnus may attend or participate in.
Photographs, biometric data, and background check information may be collected as necessary for security purposes and to comply with relevant clinical, licensing, and employment requirements.
ACC may combine all of the information we collect or receive about you for the stated purposes and may aggregate or deidentify your information for analytical, statistical, academic, legal, and business purposes.
We will keep your information only for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes described in this policy, unless a longer retention is required or permitted by law.
We may delete or de-identify your information sooner if we receive a verifiable deletion request, subject to exemptions under applicable law. The retention period that applies to your information may vary depending on the services you use and your interaction with ACC.
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2. WHEN AND WITH WHOM WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
We may share your information with:
We may share your information with third party partners. Depending on the partnership, we may share certain information including contact information (at your direction), identification and demographic information, transactional information, research and feedback, and social media information.
We may share your information with social media platforms, for example, if you click on a Facebook “like” button, the “like” may appear on your Facebook account. To control this sharing of information, please review and adjust your privacy settings for the relevant social network. Depending on your privacy settings and actions on such network, we may share contact information, identification and demographic information, user-generated content, device information and identifiers, connection and usage data, and social media information.
We engage vendors to perform services for academic and business purposes on our behalf and share information with them to enable them to provide us with such services, including career services, research and analytics, hosting, transaction and payment processing, marketing, fraud prevention, identity management, acquisition and other services. Service providers may use such information for their operational purposes in order to provide their services to us.
Federal, State, Academic, Law Enforcement and Other Authorities
We share any of the categories of information we collect, as appropriate, with these third parties to comply with reporting or disclosure requirements; protect and enforce the legal rights, privacy, and safety of ACC, our students and employees; protect against possible fraud or other illegal activity, and to otherwise comply with appropriate administrative and legal processes.
Sale or Transfer of All or Part of Our Business or Assets
3. YOUR RIGHT TO REQUEST DISCLOSURE
You have the right to request the disclosure of our collection, use, disclosure, and sale of personal information. You may also request the disclosure of specific pieces of information. ACC will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights.
Those following request or disclosures may be made by calling 877-832-0790 or by e-mail to Privacy@americancareercollege.edu:
4. YOUR CHOICES
Cookies and Similar Technologies
American Career College also collects IP Addresses, browser information and other computer information to report aggregate information to our marketing department.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. Please refer to your browser's help page for further information about your options for controlling or monitoring cookies.
Mobile App and Connected Devices
Depending on the device you use, you may be able to manage your advertising and location preferences through your device settings. Many operating systems provide their own instructions on how to prevent the delivery of tailored in-application advertisements. We do not control how the applicable platform operator allows you to manage personalized in-application advertisements. You should review your device manufacturer’s support materials and/or the device settings for the respective operating systems for more detail on how to manage such preferences.
You can stop all collection of information by a mobile app by uninstalling the relevant mobile application.
Third-Party Online Services
ACC’s Sites may contain links to third party services. These other sites, even if cobranded with ACC may collect information about you and use this information in accordance with their own privacy policies and terms of service. We do not control those third parties’ policies or practices. In some circumstances, we may link to some websites on behalf of others and those entities may place or permit the placement of cookies and other tracking technology. We are not responsible for these tracking practices.
5. HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION
We use industry-standard security and take commercially reasonable measures to secure and store your Information to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the Information under our control.
Unfortunately, no data transmission can be guaranteed to be completely secure. As a result, although we will utilize such measures, we do not guarantee you against the loss, misuse, or alteration of Information under our control, and you provide Information to us at your own risk. You should always be cautious in the handling and disclosure of your Personal Information and should avoid sending Personal Information through insecure online or other methods.
6. MONITORING COMMUNICATION
We may monitor and retain incoming and outgoing communications for quality assurance purposes, to assist with training our representatives, and to retain records of such interactions.
7. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
ACC, in some cases, offers programs where students and staff travel internationally to work and study with international partners. We may transfer relevant Personal Information to partners outside of the United States to provide appropriate services. Data privacy laws vary from country to country and they may not be equivalent to, or as protective as, the laws of the United States. We take industry-standard measures to ensure that reasonable safeguards are in place to the help ensure an appropriate level of protection for your information. By providing us with your information for these purposes, you acknowledge any such transfer, storage, or use.
Unfortunately, no data transmission can be guaranteed to be completely secure. As a result, although we will utilize such measures, we do not guarantee you against the loss, misuse, or alteration of Information under our control, and you provide Information to us at your own risk
9. CONTACT US
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Personal Information you submit through our Sites, such as your name, address and other contact information, may be collected by American Career College for internal marketing and development purposes as well as to respond to your inquiry, complete a transaction for you, or fulfill other forms of customer service. You can choose not to receive marketing from us by "unsubscribing" using the instructions in any marketing email you receive from us.