WHAT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE information DOES ANCORA EDUCATION COLLECT FROM ME?
Ancora Education collects various types of personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information through our Site when we talk to you on the phone and in person with our representatives. Personally identifiable information may include your name, address, email address, phone number, gender, occupation, industry and personal interests (“Personal information”). We may ask you for Personal information, including (but not limited to) when you download a file (such as a .PDF file) from us; when you ask us to contact you; when you join our mailing list; and when you report a problem with one of our sites or services. If you contact Ancora Education, we may keep a record of that correspondence. Ancora Education may also occasionally ask users to complete surveys that we use for research. If you communicate to us by e-mail, we will record the e-mail address from which you send your message. Any telephone calls to and from Ancora Education may be monitored and recorded for quality assurance and training purposes. Ancora Education may also get Personal information from third party vendors (“Affiliates”) when you voluntarily provide such information to a vendor and request information about an Ancora Education educational program.
WHAT NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE information DOES ANCORA EDUCATION COLLECT FROM ME?
(1) Remind us of who you are and to access your information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized service. For example, a cookie is set when you register or “Sign In” and is modified when you “Sign Out” of our services.
(2) Automate certain areas of the Ancora Education web sites or online forms.
(3) Estimate our audience size. Each browser accessing the Ancora Education website is given a unique cookie which is then used to determine the extent of repeat usage, usage by a registered user versus by an unregistered user, and to help target advertisements based on user interests and behavior.
(4) Measure certain traffic patterns, which areas of the Ancora Education web site you have visited, and your visiting patterns in the aggregate. We use this research to understand how our users’ habits are similar or different from one another so that we can make each new experience on the Ancora Education website a better one. We may use this information to better personalize the content and promotions that you and other users will see on our sites.
For some of the reasons listed above Ancora Education does tie Personally information such as your email address to our cookies, for instance if you register to access certain areas of our website.
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 section for further information about your options for controlling or monitoring cookies. However, some parts of the Site may not function properly if you choose not to accept cookies.
We and third parties employ on our sites a software technology called Web Beacons, that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Web Beacons are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, Web Beacons are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Web Beacons generally work in conjunction with cookies, registering when a particular computer visits a particular page. We tie the information gathered by Web Beacons to our customers’ personally identifiable information.
We also use Web Beacons in outgoing HTML-based emails to track success of marketing efforts, so we can improve our systems. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you do not want to receive Web Beacons in emails you can opt-out of these emails or change the type of email you receive to text only.
Internet Protocol (IP) Address
Ancora Education’s servers also automatically identify your computer by its Internet Protocol (IP) address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider. Your IP address does not identify you by name, however, it may reveal your geographic area and your Internet service provider. Ancora Education may match your IP address to your Personal information.
Click Through URLS
Ancora Education may send you e-mail messages with a “click-through URL” linked to the content of the Site. When you click onto one of these URLs, you will pass through our server before arriving at the destination webpage. Ancora Education may track this click-through data to help us determine subscriber interest in the subject matter and measure the effectiveness of our subscriber communications. You can avoid being tracked simply by not clicking on any links or images in the e-mail.
Domain Name Tracking
When you visit the Site, we automatically record the name of the domain from which you accessed the Site. Additionally, if you got to the Site by means of a link from another site, our computers will note the fact that you came to us from that linked site.
Mobile Terms & Conditions
Program Description: STVT-AAI Education, Inc. (“Ancora Education” doing business as Miller-Motte College, Berks Technical Institute, Arizona Automotive Institute, Edge Tech Academy, McCann School of Business & Technology, Creative Circus, South Texas Vocational Technical Institute, Platt College, Ancora Corporate Training) provides a mobile alert program (the “Program”), subject to these Mobile Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”). If you do not wish to continue participating in the Program or no longer agree to these Terms, you can reply “STOP” to any mobile message from Ancora Education in order to opt out of the Program.
User Opt In: The Program allows users to receive, among other communications, SMS/MMS mobile messages that include alerts, event and enrollment information, admission assistance, and information about Ancora Education’s educational services by users affirmatively opting into the Program, such as through providing your contact information and requesting information online, and/or confirming your opt-in by replying to an opt-in confirmation message. Regardless of the opt-in method you utilized to join the Program, you agree that these Terms apply to your participation in the Program. The mobile messaging service used by Ancora Education to communicate with you requires human intervention for mobile messages to be initiated, and nor does it have the capacity to randomly or sequentially generate telephone numbers. Thus, Ancora Education’s mobile messages are not sent to you by an automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS” or “autodialer”). Nevertheless, by participating in the Program, you agree to receive autodialed marketing messages and/or prerecorded calls to the telephone number you provided, and you understand that consent is not required to make any purchase from, or enroll at an Ancora Education campus/brand.
Cost and Frequency: Message and data rates may apply. The Program involves recurring mobile messages, and additional mobile messages may be sent based on your interaction with Ancora Education from inquiry and throughout enrollment and attendance at an Ancora Education campus/brand.
Contact Information: For support, text “HELP” to any Ancora Education mobile message, or call 1-866-937-1850.
User Opt Out and Additional Commands: To opt out (discontinue participation in Program), reply “STOP” to any message you received from Ancora Education on your mobile device. This is the easiest and preferred method to opt out of the Program. You may receive an additional mobile message confirming your decision to opt out. The Program may recognize or respond to additional commands and keyword queries, such as:
For help, text HELP to short code MyPost (65197) or call 1-866-937-1850.
You may receive additional informational text messages based on your interaction with the Program, even after opting out of receiving the Program’s recurring alerts. You acknowledge and agree that, notwithstanding any prior opt-out attempt, you consent to receive further messages from or on behalf of Ancora Education that result from your continued communication with the Program. Ancora Education may also provide you instructions on how to rejoin receiving the Program’s recurring mobile alerts when you unsubscribe. You agree that you are subject to the Terms, including any modifications thereto then in effect, when you re-subscribe to the Program through any of the available options to do so.
Please also note that replying “STOP” to any Program text message (i.e., text messages from short code 65197) will only result in opting out of Program text messages from the 65197 short code (or the short code then being used by Ancora Education), and will not affect or otherwise opt you out of receiving other communications from Ancora Education, including, but not limited to, emails, voice telephone calls or text messages sent from another telephone number. For example, an Ancora Education admissions representative may be separately communicating with you via text message, and texting “STOP” to a Program message will not opt you out of this separate communication. If you wish to opt out of receiving all telephonic communications from Ancora Education, you should instruct the Ancora Education admissions representative you are working with to place you on Ancora Education’s internal do-not-call list.
MMS: The Program will send SMS MTs if your mobile device does not support MMS messaging.
Program Warranty: Ancora Education will not be liable for any delays or failures in the receipt of any mobile messages connected with this Program. Delivery of mobile messages is subject to effective transmission from your wireless service provider/network operator, and is outside of Ancora Education’s control.
Miscellaneous: You warrant and represent that you have all necessary rights, power, and authority to agree to these Terms and perform your obligations hereunder, and nothing contained in this Agreement or in the performance of such obligations will place you in breach of any other contract or obligation. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein will not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. Any new features, changes, updates or improvements of the Program shall be subject to these Terms unless explicitly stated otherwise in writing. Ancora Education reserves the right to change these Terms from time to time. Any updates to these Terms shall be communicated to you. You acknowledge your responsibility to review these Terms from time to time and to be aware of any such changes. By continuing to participate in the Program after any such changes, you accept these Terms, as modified.
HOW DOES ANCORA EDUCATION USE MY INFORMATION?
Ancora Education’s primary goal in collecting information is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on our Site, and to service your request. This includes personalization services and interactive communications.
We will not sell, rent or lease your Personal information to others. In addition to the uses described above, we may collect, use and disclose Personal information and Aggregate information (collectively “User information”) for the following purposes:
- to determine your admissibility and to register you for your selected educational programs
- to provide requested products and services
- to respond to your inquiries
- to administer promotions to which you have indicated an interest
- for our internal marketing purposes, which includes, but is not limited to, sending you material about products, services, updates, etc. that we think may be of interest to you
- for fostering communication and collaboration among members of the Ancora Education community through Social Networks
- for sharing with our Service Providers and Affiliates who are performing services on our behalf
- to analyze how Sites and services are being accessed and used
- to improve Site and service performance and delivery
- to analyze academic and learning outcomes and preferences
- to analyze risk and business results
- to obtain payment for services that we provide to you
- to maintain business records for reasonable periods
- to provide to third parties in connection with the contemplated or actual reorganization, merger, acquisition, financing, securitization, insuring, sale or other disposal of all or part of our business or assets, including for the purposes of determining whether to proceed with such transaction or fulfilling any records or other reporting requirements to such parties. In the event of any actual reorganization, merger, or acquisition such information may be transferred as part of the transaction to the acquirer
- and/or as may be required or permitted by legal, regulatory, industry self-regulatory, insurance, audit, or security requirements applicable to Ancora Education, our Service Providers or Affiliates.
Ancora Education may post customer testimonials/comments/reviews on our web sites, which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the customer’s consent to post his/her name prior to posting the testimonial.
Updating/Accessing/Amending/Correcting Personally Identifiable information
If your personally identifiable information changes, you may correct it by contacting us with your new contact information at [email protected].
Ancora Education respects your communication preferences and our desire is to provide you the information you desire in the format that works best for you and your family. To opt-out from further marketing communications from any of our campuses, please email [email protected] or call us at 866-676-8552. Students who are currently enrolled may not opt-out of receiving email or telephone communications.
Surveys or Contests
From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in surveys on our site. If you participate, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code).
We use information collected to monitor company efforts to reach our target audience, as well as to understand how our audience perceives these efforts.
We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests; that company will be prohibited from using our users’ personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
By submitting Personal information online as part of a request for information or application for enrollment, you consent to receive further communications from Ancora Education and its Service Providers, including but not limited to telephone calls, mail, email, and/or texts regarding our products and services. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account.
WITH WHOM DOES Ancora Education SHARE MY information?
We occasionally use third parties hired to perform services on our behalf, including but not limited to, providing marketing assistance, sending direct mail or email, website or database hosting companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, and third party call centers (“Service Providers”). Unless otherwise stated, these companies are prohibited from using your Personal information for beyond what is necessary for them to assist us.
In the event Ancora Education goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your User information will likely be among the assets transferred. Similarly, your User information may be passed on to a successor in interest in the event of a reorganization, reconstruction, liquidation, bankruptcy or administration.
Legal Disclaimer Concerning Subpoenas And Other Matters.
Some Personal information is disclosed as a matter of course as a result of the users’ use of the Site or third party applications and websites. Any personal information shared via any mobile application or on another website (such as Facebook, YouTube, Google+ or Twitter) may become public information. We cannot control the use of information disclosed in public forums, such as social media sites, bulletin boards, blogs, chat rooms, and networking functions of mobile applications. You should exercise caution when disclosing information in these public areas, especially your Location-Data, and be careful how you disclose your Personal information. Content posted in public areas of our mobile applications and social media pages, including advice and opinions, represents the views and is the responsibility of those who post the content. We do not necessarily endorse, support, verify, or agree with the content posted. If you have any questions or comments about any content on our social media pages please contact us at the address below.
USERS ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS OF PRIVACY OR OTHER HARM RESULTING FROM THEIR OWN VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION IN PUBLIC FORUMS.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
This Site is intended for adult use only and is not directed towards children, minors or anyone under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 13, you are not authorized to provide us with personally identifying information. If the parent or guardian of a child under 13 believes that their child has provided us with any personal data, the parent or guardian of that child should contact our us at the address below and ask to have this personal information deleted from our files.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT MY PRIVACY?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example on message boards, through email, or in instant message or chat areas – that this information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Ancora Education cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online.
CHANGES IN THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
If we decide to change our privacy practices, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it often if you have any questions or concerns.