Fisher College is committed to respecting and protecting the personal privacy of our students and those who visit our Web site. It is our policy to acquire personal information from users only by overt and voluntary means, only when it is in the interest of the user to provide it, and to utilize this information only for the purpose it was provided.
Providing personal information is never a prerequisite for accessing any of the content or resources on this Web site. Specifically, refusal to provide personal information via a Web interface will never result in a user being denied access to any online content or resource they would be able to access were the information submitted.
This site may contain links to other sites. Fisher College is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
The information that follows explains the types of information our Web site collects, how it is used and the conditions under which it is made available to third parties.
What information does this site collect?
This site collects anonymous data that is not indicative of and cannot be traced to an individual without the cooperation of their Internet Service Provider (ISP). This data includes information about the user's remote IP address, referral data (which page "linked" to the present request), the browser software's user-agent string, and the number of visits each month. This information is accepted passively through cookies and the HTTP headers that are sent from the user when requesting any file from the server.
Personally identifiable data is collected only by means of form interfaces on the site, into which the user must voluntarily enter the information requested. This information is requested only when it is necessary to accomplish the overt purpose indicated by the interface containing the form that requests it.
No attempt is made to covertly or "quietly" collect personally identifiable information, nor are cookies or any other tracking technology used for the purpose of coordinating information that a user may opt to enter in various interfaces on the site.
Security of Web-based Transactions
Web-based transactions involving sensitive information are secured by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology, the highest level of security on the Internet. The SSL protocol provides server authentication, data integrity, and privacy on the Web. This security measure helps ensure that no impostors, eavesdroppers, or vandals view your personal information. SSL not only encrypts your personal and financial information transmitted, including credit card information, but also verifies the identity of the server and that the original message arrives safely at its destination.
However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Fisher College cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us from our Web site, and therefore you use our site at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use our best effort to ensure its security on our in-house systems.
How does Fisher College use the information it collects?
The anonymous information collected is used to monitor the usage of this Web site and the interests of those who use it. Data such as the volume of traffic to the server, the number of visitors a certain section of the site receives each month, or popular search terms used to access the site are analyzed to derive general statistics about the site's reach and the audience's usage patterns.
Personally identifiable information is used only for the express purpose for which it was submitted. Unique identifiers are collected from Web site visitors to verify the user's identity, his or her role and interests at Fisher College, and to ensure that transactions are properly recorded and acknowledged.
With whom does Fisher College share the information that is collected?
Your personal information may be shared with other departments within the College or with individuals and organizations involved in assisting the College in processing your transaction.
Personal information we collect is not used for any commercial or philanthropic purpose not directly connected with or approved by the College. Fisher College does not sell personal information.
Reports, statistics, and other analyses of aggregate anonymous information may be shared within the organization or provided to third parties at the sole discretion of Fisher College. This information does not include any personally identifiable information.
Exception: Fisher College reserves the right to use all information at its disposal and to share this information with ISPs and other third parties as necessary to investigate any incident of misuse or abuse of this Web site, server, or information systems.
This site is intended for use by persons over the age of 13. Fisher College does not seek to collect information about children under the age of 13. No information should be submitted to or posted on this Web site by users under 13 years of age. If a child under the age of 13 submits personal information to this Web site, we delete the information as soon as we discover it and do not use it for any other purpose. Fisher College encourages parents to take an active role in their children's use of the Internet, and to inform them of the potential dangers of providing information about themselves over the Internet.
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