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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was last updated on May 24, 2018.

INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE

Goldey-Beacom College takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. This policy addresses the collection, use, security of, and access to personal information that we may obtain through your interactions with Goldey-Beacom College, including the use of our websites and services. This policy also applies to the following sites directly operated by us: Campus Web, GBC Email, Lightning Central, and Net Partner.

DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this policy, here are some important definitions. When we say ‘us', ‘we', ‘our', ‘the College’ or ‘GBC', we are referring to Goldey-Beacom College, Inc. When we mention ‘you’ or ‘your’, we are referring to people who use or engage with the Goldey-Beacom College brand, its websites, and its services.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT

Personal information is data about a person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, phone number, email address, and date of birth. It does not include data where identifying details have been removed (anonymized data).

Information you directly provide to us

Goldey-Beacom College collects personal information when you request information about the College or its services, apply to Goldey-Beacom College, contact us with an inquiry, or when you fill out a form on Goldey-Beacom College websites.

Information gained from automated processes

Goldey-Beacom College automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your device’s IP address, operating system, and the pages you requested.

We also use web analytics services, currently provided by Google Analytics.

Browser cookies

To better serve our users, Goldey-Beacom College may use cookies to enhance your browsing experience when visiting and using Goldey-Beacom College's websites. Cookies are simple text files stored on your device by your web browser. Cookies help us track overall site usage, and report on your use and interaction with our services. We use this type of information to improve the functionality and experience of our websites and services.

You may set your browser to refuse some or all cookies, which may result in some aspects of our websites or services becoming inaccessible or not functioning properly.

Information from third parties

In order to enhance our ability to provide relevant marketing and services to you, we may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, social media platforms, and from other third parties.

HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Goldey-Beacom College may use your personal information for the following general purposes:

  • To operate our business and provide you with our services, including verifying your identity and allowing payment processing.
  • To communicate with you and respond to your inquiries.
  • To keep your account and information secure, and protect our sites, services, and users.
  • To help us understand how people are using our sites and services, and improve the content of our websites and educational services.
  • To process job applications.
  • To enforce our Acceptable Use Policy, troubleshoot problems, comply with any applicable law or legal process, protect your safety and the safety of others, or investigate fraud.
  • To provide anonymous reporting and analytics for internal administrative use.
  • For any other purposes for which we would provide specific notice at the time of the collection of the information.

LEGAL GROUNDS FOR PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Where required under applicable laws, we will only collect and process personal information about you based on legal grounds for that processing. These include the following:

  • Your implied or express consent to process your personal data.
  • To honor our contractual obligations to you in delivering our services to you.
  • Legal obligations to comply with applicable laws and government requests.
  • Legitimate business interests including the analytics and improving our services.

SHARING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may contract other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf, and may at times need to share your personal Information with them to provide our services to you, or to otherwise communicate with you. Examples may include analyzing data, engaging technical support for our services, providing customer service, and performing analysis related to our websites and services.

We may also disclose your personal information if we are required by law or a government request.

We require all affiliated third parties to respect the security and privacy of your personal data and treat it in accordance with the law. Third-party service providers employed by the College are not allowed to use your personal data for their own purposes. Use of personal data is permitted only for specified purposes and must be in accordance with our instructions.

DATA LOCATION AND TRANSFERS

Goldey-Beacom College is based in the United States. As a result, your personal information will be primarily collected and processed in the United States. Some services operated on behalf of the College for business and operational reasons may store data about you outside the United States.

The laws of the United States and of other countries governing personal data collection and use as well as government access may be different than the laws of the country where you reside.

YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Depending on the local laws governing personal data in your current locality, you may have certain rights to the personal information we have collected about you, including the following:

  • You may review any personally identifiable information Goldey-Beacom College collects about you.
  • You may request changes to your personal information you believe to be inaccurate.
  • You may request deletion of any of your personal information that we have collected.
  • Where you have provided your consent for us to use your personal information, you may withdraw that consent at any time. Please note that withdrawal of consent may prevent us from being able to provide our services to you.

Goldey-Beacom College will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to your personal information. This may mean that we may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This security measure ensures that personal data is not disclosed to an unauthorized person.

If you choose to exercise any of these rights to your personal information, please get in touch with us using the contact information listed in this policy.

DATA RETENTION

We will retain your personal data only as long as necessary to fulfill any purposes for which it was collected, including legal, accounting, operational, compliance, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we may consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the impact on the services we provide to you if we delete some information from or about you, the purposes for which we process your personal data, and any applicable legal requirements and statutes of limitations.

We may anonymize your personal data for research purposes, in which case such anonymized data may be used for an indefinite period without further notice to you.

To dispose of personal data, we may anonymize it, delete it, or take other appropriate steps. Data may persist in copies made for backup and business continuity purposes for additional time.

DATA SECURITY

Goldey-Beacom College has put in place reasonable and appropriate security measures to safeguard the integrity of personal data. These measures are intended to prevent accidental corruption, misuse, alteration, or loss of data, unauthorized access or disclosure of information, and to provide reasonable protection of personal information in our possession.

Additionally, access to personal data is limited to those employees, agents, contractors, and third parties who are authorized to process such data on our behalf, for specific business purposes, and subject to a duty of confidentiality.

You should be aware that no security procedures or protocols are ever guaranteed to be completely secure from intrusion or hacking, and there is therefore always some risk assumed by sharing your personal information.

Procedures are in place to deal with any suspected personal data breach. If there is a risk of harm in the event of a data breach, we will attempt to notify any applicable data protection authorities and any affected data subjects as soon as possible after becoming aware of the breach.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We are always looking to improve our services. This means we may need to change this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to our websites. We will provide a notice whenever material changes to our privacy policy are published.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our websites may include links to other websites not operated by Goldey-Beacom College. The privacy standards of such external websites may differ from ours. When you follow a link to another site, you are no longer on a Goldey-Beacom College website and this privacy policy will not apply. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of any such external website you visit.

CONTACT INFORMATION

To submit a request to review personal information that Goldey-Beacom College may have collected about you, request a correction of your personal information, offer comments about our websites and services, or ask questions about any information presented in this privacy policy, please get in touch with us using the following contact information:

Goldey-Beacom College, Inc
4701 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808, USA
privacy@gbc.edu