Academic Initiatives Abroad (“AIA,” “we,” or “us“, “our“) knows that you care how Personal Information about you is collected, used, shared and stored. “Personal Information” means information which personally identifies you or another.
Personal Information We Collect or You May Provide
You provide us Personal Information when you register or apply for enrollment with AIA:
- Your Name
- Your Email Address
- Your Street Address
- Your Date of Birth
- Your Passport Number
- Your Phone Number
- Your Cell Phone Number
We may also collect Personal Information from you as a result of your email communications with us which we may retain along with our responses.
We sometimes display personal testimonials of our students on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at email@example.com.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use your Personal Information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the Service and conduct our business. For example (and not limited) to:
- Register as a Student and to identify you when you sign-in to your account
- Administer your account or funds
- Respond to your inquiries, service requests, complaints or your application status
- Verify activity as we deem necessary
- Send you a newsletter or other promotional communications
- Communicate with you
How We Share Your Personal Information with Third Parties
We do not share or sell your Personal Information to third parties. As required by law, we will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described as follows:
- As required by law, such as to comply with reporting requirements, a subpoena, or similar legal process.
- In connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity or as we believe reasonably necessary to protect or enforce our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others.
- In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
If you are a registered Student, we may share your name, email and phone number with AIA Faculty, AIA Instructors or other agents of AIA that provide academic or housing services.
We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as processing your payments, procuring housing arrangements and offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us and are obligated to keep your information confidential.
How We Store and Protect Your Personal Information
We may store Personal Information in locations outside our direct control (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).
We use Security Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to encrypt sensitive personal information (such as your payment information and geolocation) before it travels over the internet. Credit card numbers are never stored on our database or servers.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Website, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compromise of Personal Information
We will promptly notify those persons whose Personal Information is compromised. Notwithstanding, AIA does not accept liability for any unintentional disclosure or a disclosure that occurs due to a security breach of our systems or facilities.
User Access and Choice
You may, of course, decline to submit Personal Information to us; in which case, you may not be able to become a Student or use certain Services.
If your Personal Information changes, you may correct, update, amend, remove, or ask to have it removed by contacting us at email@example.com. Upon request we will provide you with information about whether we hold, any of your personal information. If you no longer desire our service, you may request that we deactivate/delete your account entirely. We will respond to your request within 30 days.
We will retain your Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your Personal Information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Notification, Electronic Communication and Opt-Out
You consent to our using your email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You may not opt out of some Service-related communications. You can change the frequency of many Service-related communications by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon registration, or on other areas of the site, you may opt-in to receive periodic messages from us, including changes to features of the Service, newsletters and promotions. If you wish to subscribe to these emails, we will use your name and email address to send them to you. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, accessing email preferences manager on your account settings page or you can contact us at email@example.com. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.
AIA does not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 18, please do not send any Personal Information to us. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 18, we will remove that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any Personal Information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to Other Websites, Blogs/Forums and Social Media
Our Site includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of AIA. When you use a link to go from our Website to another website, such as that of our payments processors, the privacy statement for the other website governs. We encourage you to carefully read and understand the privacy statement of any website you visit.
Our Website offers a publicly accessible blog. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be displayed publicly and read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog, contact us at email@example.com.
Questions about Our Policies