Privacy Policy
 
 
This Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") has been designed in accordance with guidelines from TRUSTe™ . It will tell you what information we collect and how we protect that information and what choices you have about how it is used. We urge you to read this Privacy Policy carefully so that you will understand clearly both our commitment to you and your privacy, and how we may collect and use information. By using the eCampus USA site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.
 
 
eCampus USA will inform you of the following in this privacy policy:
 
 
What personally identifiable information of yours is collected; 
What organization is collecting the information; 
How the information is used; 
With whom the information may be shared; 
What choices are available regarding collection, use and distribution of the information; 
What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control;
How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
 
 
Please remember that any information that you reveal in any public forum (such as a bulletin board, mail list, chat room/event) is not protected by this Privacy Policy. Such postings will be seen by third parties not related to eCampus USA. What you've written could be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes. Also, if you access a third party site from a link on eCampus USA, any information you reveal on that site is not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should consult the privacy policies of each site you visit.
   
 
The following are links to the provisions of our Privacy Policy that describe the information we collect from or about you; ways we disclose, use and protect that information; choices you have, and how you can update your information or contact us with questions. We hope that reading our Privacy Policy gives you a clear idea of how we manage information about you. For immediate access to a particular topic, click on the title of that Article.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
Article 1:
 
 
Information We Collect 
Personal Information is information that can be used to identify or contact you. eCampus USA collects only the personal information you provide to us. We may also collect non-personal information such as identifying the most visited pages so that we can focus on system improvement. eCampus USA does not store any personally identifiable information (PII) in any cookies on your computer. All of these are described in more detail below.
 
 
Registration
We use the Personal Information that you provide through registration to respond to questions from you and/or inform you of significant changes to this Privacy Policy. We may also use this information to send you emails or newsletters that relate specifically to eCampus USA operational and functional issues. This is necessary to keep our users informed and to keep our systems running smoothly.
 
 
Some of the information we collect in the Registration form is set forth below:
 
Name
 
Username
 
Password
 
Email Address
 
 
Cookies
eCampus USA does not use cookies to store information about your system.  However, it is necessary for you to enable cookies to establish a "session" when you log into eCampus USA.
 
 
Children
We are committed to protecting children. eCampus USA is dedicated to protecting children from pornographic and immoral material. The parent is the final authority for granting permission to any type of material.
 
 
Public Forums
This Privacy Policy does not protect you when you use any public forums. You should be aware that any information shared in a chat room, bulletin board or online discussion is public information and may be seen or collected by third parties that do not adhere to our Privacy Policy. You should think carefully before disclosing any personal information in any public forum.
 
 
Article 2:
 
 
Disclosure of Your Information 
Except as set forth in this Article or as specifically agreed to by you, eCampus USA will not disclose any Personal Information it gathers from you on our website. We may release Personal Information to third parties: (1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your Personal Information to a third party, we will notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order.
 
 
Disclosure to Linked Sites
For your convenience there may be links to websites operated by companies other than eCampus USA ("Third Party Websites") that are not contractors who provide content or services through our website. eCampus USA does not disclose your Personal Information to these Third Party Websites and eCampus USA does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. If you choose to link to one of these Third party Websites, you should review the privacy policy posted on this other site to understand how that Third Party Website collects and uses your Personal Information.
 
 
Disclosure of Aggregate Information
eCampus USA may provide to third parties non-personal aggregate information that does not allow you to be identified or contacted and that is combined with the non-personal information of other users ("Aggregate Information"). For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of users of our site and the activities they conduct while on our site. We might also inform a state educational agency, such as TEA, regarding student activity and statistics.
 
 
Article 3:
 
 
How eCampus USA Handles Privacy and Security Internally 
eCampus USA wants your Personal Information to remain as secure as possible. That is why we have a two-tier security system at eCampus USA that combines leading technical safeguards and a code of conduct for those employees that are permitted to access our customers' Personal Information. On the technical side, eCampus USA has architected the network so that each user has a unique Security Profile that is maintained on the server. The Security Profile is created when a user logs in and they are validated. The Security Profile has been specifically designed to provide multiple layers of security. If the user's computer is inactive for more than approximately 15 minutes or if the browser is closed the Security Profile automatically is inactivated until the user logs in again.
 
 
The Security Profile is checked before entering any secure page and if the profile has not been properly authenticated, the page will not display. The login and Security Profile are protected by using only "server-side" processing. This means that the processing of information is never exposed to the Internet. It is protected and processed only inside the eCampus USA network
 
 
On the employee side, only a limited number of eCampus USA employees are authorized to access your Personal Information. All eCampus USA employees must abide by our Privacy Policy and those who violate our Privacy Policy are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Access by authorized personnel is controlled by two-factor authentication (i.e., a token and a thumbprint). Although we will make every reasonable effort to protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that thieves could find a way to thwart our security systems.
 
 
Article 4:
 
 

Your Privacy Choices

 
We ask for contact information (such as name and email address) in order to keep you informed via email and newsletters. You can unsubscribe from such newsletters very easily. When you have received a newsletter you wish to stop, click on the "reply" button in your mail program, then type in the word "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the "Subject" field and send. eCampus USA Customer Service will unsubscribe you from that newsletter in two to three business days.
 
 
This privacy statement applies only to the eCampus USA website. The eCampus USA site does contain links to other sites. Once you enter another website (whether through an advertisement, service, or content link), be aware that eCampus USA is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy statements of each and every web site that you visit through a link or advertisement on eCampus USA' site or any site that collects Personal Information from you.
 
 
Article 5:
 
 
Updating Your Personal Information and Contacting eCampus USA
 
Your System Administrator should be informed if you desire to remove or change your information.  If you do not know who your System Administrator is, you can always contact us in order to (1) delete your Personal Information from our systems and (2) update the Personal Information that you have provided to us by emailing us at support@eCampus USA.com. 
 
 
You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to eCampus USA from our servers. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your personal information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. Nevertheless, we promise that upon receiving your request, all personal information stored in the databases we actively use for research and daily business activities, and other readily searchable media, will be deleted.
 
 
Privacy as it applies to the Internet is a dynamic, rapidly developing area. In the future, we may make significant changes to our privacy policy affecting the use of the Personal Information we collect. We will notify you by email of any significant changes. We may also make non-significant changes to our Privacy Policy that generally will not affect our use of your Personal Information. You should also check this posted Privacy Policy for any future changes. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy or any revised policy, please exit the site immediately.