Effective January 1, 2018
YOUR PRIVACY AND THIS POLICY
This Policy governs not only the information we collect as a result of your visit to this website, but also any information you provide IMBC through the website, via email, or in any other type of communication you have with IMBC, including phone and SMS.
If you do not agree with this Policy, you should not visit our website.
THE PRIVACY OF CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
Our website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you voluntarily complete one of our forms on our website, we will collect and store the information you provide which may include your name, email address, phone number, program of interest, comments and location. We will also collect and store details about your visit to our website, including technical information such as your device and browser, referring website, IP address, geographical information, and demographic information. This information is used to help us improve our website and analyze our website’s performance.
If you are receiving emails, SMS messages or phone calls from IMBC and you wish to no longer do so, simply contact us via email and we will assist you in unsubscribing.
AUTO-DIALERS, ROBOCALLS & SMS MESAGES
IMBC does not use “robocalling”. If you receive a phone call from IMBC, it is the result of you requesting information from IMBC or having someone request information on your behalf. If you are contacted and do not wish to receive further calls or SMS messages, please let us know.
If you provide us information about others, or if someone else provides IMBC your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us. Furthermore, we will only share your information as it relates to your enrollment at IMBC for the purposes of financial aid, textbooks, and with other parties IMBC has contracted with to provide you services.
We may also disclose your information if required by law, or when it is in good faith to protect the safety of you or the public.
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, requires certain educational institutions, including IMBC, to establish and publish a written institutional policy regarding student privacy rights under FERPA. The law provides that except in limited circumstances the institution must not disclose, without appropriate consent, the education records of its students. IMBC’s FERPA policy is located in the IMBC catalog.
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
We use another company to place cookies on your computer to collect non-personally identifiable information to compile aggregated statistics for us about visitors to IMBC.edu.
IMBC.edu contains electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our website is used; and may also be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our communications and marketing campaigns.
We use a third party to gather information about how you and others use our website. For example, we will know how many users access a specific page and which links they clicked on. We use this aggregated information to understand and optimize how our website is used.
Visitors can learn more about internet based advertising, including how to opt-out, by visiting the following http://optout.networkadvertising.org.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
IMBC.edu includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of ours. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any website you visit.
We use Google Analytics to measure site traffic and visitor activity to improve content and services for students and key stakeholders.
We use first-party Google Analytics, Google AdWords and Microsoft Bing Ads cookies to present messages to site visitors through remarketing.
Visitors can opt-out of the Google Analytics, AdWords or Microsoft Bing through accessing the “Ads Settings” feature in their Google account or mobile application; or by using the Google Analytics opt-out application at tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/; or by managing your preferences in Microsoft Bing.
WEBSITE & INFORMATION SECURITY NOTICE
We use generally accepted industry standards to protect your information that we collect. The security of this information is of the utmost importance to IMBC. However, no method of security is 100% secure and therefore we make no guarantee that it will remain secure.