Information We Collect
We may collect your personal information if you voluntarily provide it to us. For example, you may choose to give us your name and email address if you choose to fill out our web form on requesting further information. You may always choose whether or not to provide this personal information. When you fill out the web form to Request Information, this information will be directed to the appropriate staff to respond to your request and may be recorded to help us update our website and to better respond to similar requests. We may also share that information with certain third-party service providers we contract with to help us organize contact information, improve our ability to respond efficiently to your requests, and other business purposes. These third-party vendors are not permitted to share the information we provide to them with anyone other than us.
In addition to the information you voluntarily provide on our Website, we may also collect additional information automatically. See below under “Cookies and other Automatic Data Collection Tools” for a more detailed explanation of the tools we use for this. Our primary goal in collecting the information described within is to provide you, the user, with a better experience on our Website. By knowing a little about each user, we are able to deliver better service and more relevant content to our Website users and visitors.
Cookies and other Automatic Data Collection Tools
When you interact with our Website, certain information about your use of the site is automatically collected. The tracking technologies employed when you use our Website may be first-party or third-party.
We also use third-party analytics vendors to collect information about the use of our site, including:
- Google Tag Manager: We use Google Tag Manager, a tag management system offered by Google, Inc. to manage tags used for tracking and analytics on websites (including, for example, Google Analytics). Tags are small code elements that, among other things, are used to measure traffic and visitor behavior and to test and optimize websites. Google Tag Manager (“GTM”) only implements tags and does not itself process user’s personal data. The GTM triggers other tags, which, in turn, may collect data under certain circumstances. You may read more about GTM here. GTM’s privacy practices can be found here.
We do not share your information, including your personal information, to any third parties for marketing purposes. If you believe your personal information provided to us is being misused by a third party, please contact us right away.
How we use your information.
We use the information you provide, including any personal information, so that we may provide you with information or services that you request or that we believe will be beneficial to you. For example, we may use your personal information to:
- send you information that you have expressly chosen to receive;
- customize the content you see on our Website;
- facilitate your use of our Website or manage your preferences;
- analyze the use of our Website to improve our web site and services;
- identify and protect against fraudulent transactions and other misuses of our Website; and
We also may periodically send you news or information about ECMC Education and the opportunities we offer. This could include notices about programs or events.
We do not sell or trade any personal information about our users, customers, consumers, grantees or visitors to any third parties for marketing purposes. We may share your information with our employees, agents, and affiliates with a business need to know; our services providers to process or use it for us based on our instructions and for no other purpose; and with third-party partners that are collaborating with us to host events. We do not allow third-party advertising companies or ad networks to display advertisements on our Website.
If you believe the information you provided to us is being misused by any third party, please contact us via the contact information below.
Disclosures Required by Law
We reserve the right, subject to applicable law, to disclose your information to third parties when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with applicable law, court order, subpoena, or other legal process.
You may choose to:
- Not provide personal information, although that may result in your inability to use certain features of our Website; and
- Delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings, although if you do so, some of the features of our Website services may not function properly.
Storage of Personal Information and Security
We take reasonable precautions to protect the personal information we collect from our Website users and visitors. If you provide your personal information through our website, it will be stored in our secure database. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and verify the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, administrative, and technical safeguards to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, use or disclosure. ECMC Education uses industry-standard technology, such as firewalls, in an effort to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. Moreover, only employees who need the information to perform their duties are granted access to personal information and we require them to maintain the confidentiality of that data. We hold our service providers to the same data privacy and security standards to which we hold ourselves.
While we do our best to protect your personal information, the transmission of information sent over the Internet, whether by email or by using our online system and Website, is not completely secure against interception. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for such interception and cannot guarantee the security of such information. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk.
We will store information regarding you, including any personal information, until it is no longer needed to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, as otherwise required or permitted by law. After such time, we will either delete or anonymize your personal data or, if this is not possible, we will securely store your personal information until deletion is possible. We may dispose of any data in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law. Please contact us if you would like more details regarding our retention periods for different categories of personal data.
The ECMC Education Website uses secure communication and encryption protocols between you and ECMC Education using HTTPS browser connection. To ensure that the information being transmitted is as secure as possible, please ensure you are using the most up-to-date browsers.
While this Policy states our standards for maintenance of personal information, and we will make efforts to meet them, we are not in a position to guarantee these standards. There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of personal information. As a consequence, we disclaim any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of any personal information collected from Website users or visitors.
Links to Third-Party Websites
This Website may contain certain hyperlinks to other websites. Although these websites may have privacy policies, all of these websites and their privacy policies are independent of our Website and this Policy. We are not responsible for compliance with other websites’ privacy policies or data collection practices. You should review these privacy policies carefully before providing personal information to these websites.
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure, if any, of your personal information to a third party for the third party’s direct marketing purposes. It is our policy, however, to not share or sell any personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. If you have further questions or otherwise wish to make a request, please contact us at the address listed below.
If you are visiting this site from outside of the United States, your connection may be made through and to servers located in the United States, your entries and information placed through our Website may be fully processed in and from the United States, and all information you provide may be processed and maintained in our web servers and internal systems located within the United States. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that we take steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Policy. By using this site, you authorize the export of your personal information to the United States and its storage and use as specified above when you provide such information to us. This Policy and our legal obligations are subject to the laws of the United States, regardless of the location of any user.
Protection of Children's Privacy
We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy, particularly in an online environment. Our Website is not intended for, nor designed to attract children under the age of 13. No one under the age of 13 may provide any information to or on our Website. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain personal information about any person under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not use or provide any information on this Website or provide any personal information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at the contact information below and we will promptly address the issue.
If you have questions or suggestions about our Website, this Policy, or our information practices, please contact us at:
ECMC Education, Inc.
111 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
1-800-276-0366, opt. 3