Learning At College Strategy Blog takes the security of user information very seriously. There are two levels to information that may be collected at this site: Information used for visitors in general, in which an individual cannot be identified; and individually identifiable information, which would result from making a purchase. Both are part of normal website operations and persons would encounter the same at most websites they visit and use. In the normal course of operations, learning.collegestrategyblog.com and Jeffrey Ludovici, M.A., LLC, may require a customer’s personal information and/or non-identifiable personal information to serve its visitors and customers. This information can help with improving or maintaining a good customer experience, payment for services, or even to determine settings for normal website viewing. The various types of information may be collected are listed below.
Types Of Information That May Be Collected
Individually Identifiable Information
For users who wish to make a purchase, learning.collegestrategyblog.com and Jeffrey Ludovici, M.A., LLC, will collect credit card information such as purchaser names, credit card numbers, or any related payment information. This information is not kept but communicated to a third party credit card processing service and/or their affiliated merchant bank that is based in the United States. Credit cards are not processed at learning.collegestrategyblog.com or by Jeffrey Ludovici, M.A., LLC, nor are is the information stored at the site or retained by them. If an individual chooses to make a purchase, they will be issued a user account in which the customer chooses their own username and email, both of which need not include the user’s actual name. This account is necessary for the customer to access what they have paid for, and this login account to access their purchases is kept on record at learning.collegestrategyblog.com. It is up to the customer to choose a username, password, and associated email that does not identify them if they wish to preserve their privacy. The electronic checkout at learning.collegestrategyblog.com represents a facsimile of a paper invoice, and customers remain responsible for the charges for services regardless of means of payment. User individually identifiable information may be shared with third parties for payment collection purposes in the event of non-payment of services.
Non-Personally Identifiable Personal Information
Like most websites, associated support software can register generic, non-personally identifiable information about those who visit the website, including visitors and customers. Browser type, pages visited, time of visit, language, Internet Protocol (IP) address, and other information are collected to provide an overall demographic picture visitors. This kind of information is used to guide decisions about website settings, content, and other operations at learning.collegestrategyblog.com. For example, knowing what kinds of internet browsers or mobile devices are used to visit the site helps to understand how to set up pages so that they are viewable from smart phones, tablet computers, etc. This generic information is used to understand and analyze trends, to administer the site, to learn about user preferences while at the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
Types Of Information Disclosed
Disclosures To Affiliates And Non-Affiliated Third Parties
For visitors who wish to make a purchase, learning.collegestrategyblog.com and Jeffrey Ludovici, M.A., LLC, will disclose your personally identifiable information to an affiliated third party credit card processing agency and their merchant bank in order to complete the purchase. Your name, credit card number, and other card information will need to be relayed to a credit card processing company just as it would at another other site for a successful purchase. For website and account security reasons, the identity of the credit card processing company and it’s affiliated bank are not publicly disclosed here but are available to verified customers upon request. Learning.collegestrategyblog.com and Jeffrey Ludovici, M.A., LLC, may disclose non-personally identifiable data, such as about anonymous visitor demographics, to third parties to identify trends, make improvements or changes to website software, or for other ordinary website operations. Information is never sold to third parties for marketing purposes.
Disclosures To Others And As Required By Law
When necessary to comply with legal, litigation, or other requests from authorities (including international) learning.collegestrategyblog.com and Jeffrey Ludovici, M.A., LLC, may disclose your individually identifiable information to local, state, national, or international authorities as permitted by law. Also, we may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party. We are not permitted by our merchant agreement to disclose information upon “governmental requests” regarding credit card transactions. Governmental requests will be directed to our credit card processing entity.
Because the subject matter of learning.collegestrategyblog.com deals with higher education, we do not anticipate children visiting our site. In the event that they do, they would be subject to the same non-personally identifiable information collection that other visitors are.
Cookies And Technologies
Most websites routinely use small files called “cookies” that are transmitted to a web browser that can coordinate information between the browser and a site they are visiting, such as to keep track of pages visited, preferences set, and other information. They also help a browser to understand when a registered user is logged in and when they are not. Customers and visitors to learning.collegestrategyblog.com may disable the ability for their web browser to receive cookies, but this may interfere with their ability to remain logged in to their account since disabling cookies may cause the normal process of staying logged in to malfunction.
Protection of Personal Information
Learning.collegestrategyblog.com and Jeffrey Ludovici, M.A., LLC take the security of your personal information very seriously. No credit card information is stored at the website and users can choose a non-personally identifiable username, password, and email to establish login credentials. The responsibility for how identifiable this information is lies 100% with the customer, and we suggest not using your real name in the username, password, or email chosen to set up your account. The security of user accounts also lies 100% with the user, and we suggest keeping your userename, password, and associated email confidential.
Personal information used by customers to make purchases is sent to a third-party credit card processing company via SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to ensure the protection of your information. User credit card data is never stored by learning.collegestrategyblog.com or by Jeffrey Ludovici, M.A., LLC.
Last Updated: 11/03/2014