Regent Education Privacy Policy

Last Revised: October 15, 2018

This is the Privacy Policy for the Regent Education website (the "Site"), which is operated by Regent Education ("Regent Education," “we,” or “us”). This Privacy Policy applies only to the Sites provided by Regent Education.

Your privacy is very important to us and we are committed to protecting it. We understand that you need to be in control of your personal information. This Privacy Policy explains the manner in which we collect personal information from you, the purpose(s) for that collection, how your personal information is used and to whom it may be disclosed. This Privacy Policy is designed to ensure that you are aware of how your personal information is being used by Regent Education and to provide you with choices about that use. By visiting the Site or otherwise submitting your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy, you accept the terms described in this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to any of the terms and conditions in this policy, you should not use this Site. This Privacy Policy does not apply to other products and services that may be subject to separate privacy policies.

Collection of Personal Information

Personal Information You Provide Voluntarily. We collect certain information that identifies you, such as names, phone numbers, and email addresses (“personal information”), when voluntarily submitted by you, for example when you request that we contact you. We receive and store any personal information that you choose to enter through the Site, including any submissions that you make or content you provide. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. Should we learn that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete that information from our database.

Personal Information Collected Automatically. We collect certain data when you visit most pages on the Site. Your visit may automatically provide us with data about your computer, such as your IP (Internet Protocol) address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times, and referring web site addresses. As further described below, some parts of the Site may use embedded pixel or other technologies to track and facilitate your use of the Site, including the activities in which you participate or the pages you view.  We use this automated data to obtain general statistics regarding the use of the Site and its specific web pages and to evaluate how our visitors use and navigate the Site on an aggregate basis.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies. A cookie is a string of information that is sent by a Web site and stored on your hard drive or temporarily in your computer's memory. We may employ cookie technology to identify you, track your use of the site, to help you move faster through our Site, to estimate our total audience size and traffic, to help us improve our Site's experience by measuring which site areas are of greatest interest to users, and other analytics. You can turn off the ability to receive any of these cookies by adjusting the browser in your computer, but you should note that disabling cookies in your browser may materially affect the functionality of the Site and the information you can access through it. If you wish to find out more about cookies, or how to refuse cookies for your browser, please visit the Interactive Advertising Bureau's web site at www.allaboutcookies.org.

How We Use Your Information

We may use the personal information we collect about you in connection with providing services offered on the Site, including in the following ways:

  • For the purpose for which you specifically provided the personal information, for example to respond to a specific inquiry;
  • To send you notifications about your accounts or transactions with us and to otherwise contact you with information that we believe will be of interest to you;
  • To notify you about our products and services and special offers that may be of interest to you;
  • To analyze our business or use of the Site, enhance existing features, or develop new features products and services;
  • To allow you access to the Site to post your own content or communicate with others;
  • As otherwise described to you at the point of collection.

We may combine the information that we collect from you on the Site with information that we collect from third parties, including our affiliates or subsidiaries.

Sharing with Third Parties

We may share the personal information we collect about you in limited circumstances, including:

  • With third-party service providers that perform certain functions on our behalf, including processing personal information that you provide to us on the Site, operating the Site or portions of it, or in connection with the Services or other aspects of our business. These service providers are under contract to protect the security of your personal information;
  • With all visitors to the Site, to the extent that you submit information to a portion of the Site designed for public communications;
  • With third parties to send you marketing messages regarding products and services that may be of interest to you;
  • With our affiliates and subsidiaries;
  • To respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, in response to a legitimate request for cooperation from law enforcement or another government agency, to investigate, prevent, or act regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or to enforce our user agreement or privacy policy, or to protect our rights or the rights of others;
  • In connection with a corporate transaction involving Regent Education;
  • In aggregated or another non-personally identifiable form to third parties for various business purposes, including improving the quality of our business, the Site, and the products and services we offer;
  • As otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

Your Ability To Choose

You can let us know, at any time and at no cost, that you do not wish us to share your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes or to notify you about our own products and services and special offers by sending us a written request either by email to RegentPrivacy@regenteducation.com including the word "Unsubscribe" in the subject line, or by writing to:

Attn: Unsubscribe
Regent Education Support
340 East Patrick Street, Suite 201
Frederick, MD 21701

You may unsubscribe at any time from our mailing lists using the unsubscribe link included on every marketing email. However, you cannot unsubscribe to transactional or administrative email messages about the status of your account or a product or service that you have requested.

Review and Correction

You may review and update the personal information you have provided to us by contacting us at RegentPrivacy@regenteducation.com or by writing to:

Attn: Privacy Support
Regent Education
340 East Patrick Street, Suite 201
Frederick, MD 21701

Security

We care about protecting the security of your personal information, and we have implemented reasonable and appropriate security procedures to protect the personal information that you provide to us. However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used, or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.

Links to Other Web Sites

We may make content or services from other web sites including our affiliated or co-branded web sites, or other Regent Education group web sites, available to you from links located on this Site. We may also provide links to third-party content, websites or services. We do not endorse, sponsor, control, or otherwise accept responsibility for this material, except to the extent that we otherwise control it. You should be aware that third-party websites are not covered by this Agreement or this Privacy Policy, and we therefore cannot be responsible for the content or practices of any such website, even if it links to the Site or even if the website is operated by a company affiliated or otherwise connected with us.

Transfer of Data Outside of Your Home Country

Regent Education is located in the United States. Your personal information will be stored, processed and accessed in the United States, although we may use third-party service providers located outside the United States under contract to us to perform certain functions on our behalf. You understand and agree that we may collect, use, disclose, and otherwise process the information you provide as described in this Privacy Policy even if you are from an area outside the United States. This Privacy Policy is governed by the data privacy laws of the United States, which laws may not as protective as such laws in other countries.

Users from the European Economic Area

For residents of the European Economic Area (EEA), we advise that your personal information will be transferred to and processed in the United States, which has data protection laws that are different than those in your country and may not be as protective. The United States has not sought nor received a finding of “adequacy” from the European Union under Article 45 of the General Data Protection Regulation. Our legal basis for collecting and using your personal information is to do so either with your consent; where we need the personal information for performance of a contract, or where the collection and use is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect the personal information in question. If we collected your personal Information with your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time.

By accessing the Site, providing your personal information, sending us an email or completing the “Contact Us” webpage, you expressly and unambiguously agree to such transfer and processing of your personal information in the United States.   

Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

If we ask you to provide personal information to us to comply with a legal requirement or enter into a contract, we will inform you of this and let you know whether providing us with your personal information is required and if not, the consequences of not sharing your personal information with us.

Similarly, if we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our or a third party's legitimate interests and those interests are not already described above, we will let you know what those legitimate interests are.

We endeavor to apply suitable safeguards to protect the privacy and security of your personal information and to use it only consistent with your relationship with us and the practices described in this Privacy Policy.  We also take steps to minimize the risk to your rights and freedoms by not collecting or storing sensitive or special categories of personal information about you.

Residents of the EEA have the right to:

  • Access your personal Information;
  • Delete, or request deletion of, your personal Information;
  • Object to or restrict processing of your personal information;
  • Request portability of your personal information;
  • Complain to your local data protection authority at any time;
  • Object to automated decision making; and
  • Update your personal Information.

To withdraw consent or exercise these rights, please contact us via email at RegentPrivacy@regenteducation.com

Retention

We will retain your personal information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services or information.

If you wish us delete your personal information that we retain, (a “Right to be Forgotten” request) contact us at RegentPrivacy@regenteducation.com. Keep in mind, however, that there may be residual information that will remain within Regent Education databases, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain personally information. The residual information will not be used for commercial purposes, but we may retain and use the it as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Site who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to or write us as provided above.  We do not honor browser-based Do Not Track signals.

Questions about Data Collection and Processing

You may ask questions about the data you have submitted through this Site by using the information below to contact us.

Changes to This Policy

From time to time we may modify this Privacy Policy. We will notify you of any material change by sending a notice to the e-mail address you provided to us or by placing a prominent notice on our Site. You can view the most recent version of the Privacy Policy at any time by clicking the “Privacy Policy” link at the bottom of pages on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after any modification indicates your agreement to the new terms.

How You Can Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at: RegentPrivacy@regenteducation.com.