with any concerns, questions, or corrections regarding your personal information in our possession.
Identifying Purpose of Collection
We collect various personal information from you when you seek our products or services, Information collected may include your:
● Full Name
● Telephone number(s)
● Email address(es)
We collect this information in order to permit us to:
● Verify your identity,
● Permit us to contact you to provide information and services requested by you,
● Provide you with periodic updates regarding the Website and our programs and services.
We do not collect information which we do not reasonably require in order to fulfill these purposes.
Further, the website automatically collects certain information every time you visit it:
A cookie is a small non-executable file that is stored on your hard drive for the purpose of identifying your computer. While it is possible to view and to acquire products and services from the Website with your browser’s security settings set to prevent cookies from being used, your online experience may be greatly reduced.
ABC College uses both session cookies and permanent cookies at Website only after you have created a user account on the platform. Session cookies are active only during the period you are logged on to the Website and are removed when you leave.
Permanent cookies remain on your hard drive until you remove them through your browser’s Internet security settings. Permanent cookies are used to store login information and user preferences, and thus eliminate your having to make the same entries on each visit.
b) Conversion Beacons
ABC College also uses Conversion Beacons (short bits of HTML computer code) inserted in the source code of designated Website pages. These beacons, used with industry standard browser cookie technology and standard html coding, allow us to track analytics to the Website and email flow between you and us. Email recipients who receive a Conversion Beacon enabled email message will receive a small unique cookie that is stored in their browser session, which is later used to connect the email recipient with the subsequent recipient activity on the Website.
ABC College will limit the collection of personal information to that which reasonably necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected.
Research and survey data is reported back to us as aggregated data with no reference to individual customers. Customers who do not wish to be contacted for research or survey purposes should contact us.
Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
We will not use or disclose your personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected without your consent or as permitted or required by law.
However, we do use the services of third parties to complete certain electronic requests such as sales, newsletter sign-ups along with any other 3rd party widgets, and your personal information may therefore be transmitted to such third parties for such purposes. If your personal data is to
be transmitted to another party for processing or storage, we use contractual and other means to ensure that your personal information is protected in accordance with PIPEDA.
Your user data will be stored by the College.
Your personal information is retained only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, unless the law requires longer retention.
In order to maintain the highest levels of accuracy regarding your personal information, to the extent possible we permit you to enter such information into our systems yourself. In some instances, however, we are required to enter such information, for instance upon speaking to you over the phone or some other type of communication (provided by you or otherwise).
While in our possession (or the possession of any entity engaged by us to house or store it) and regardless of the format in which it is held, your personal information is protected against theft, loss and/or unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification by security
safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
Some personal information entered by you into our systems may be encrypted as it travels over the Internet. Depending on your web browser you may see a secure webpage indicator, for example a closed lock in the lower right hand corner of your browser. We may use the Secure
Socket Layer (SSL) protocol to encrypt some personal information as it travels from your computer to our systems.
Privacy at a Private Career College
Private Career Colleges (PCCs) must be registered under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, in Ontario which is administered by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges. The Act protects students by requiring PCCs to follow specific rules on, for example, fee refunds, training
completions if the PCC closes, qualifications of instructors, access to transcripts and advertising. It also requires PCCs to publish and meet certain performance objectives that may be required by the Superintendent for their vocational programs. This information may be used
by other students when they are deciding where to obtain their training. Anyone accessing this Website who is a student or prospective student are or would become aware that under the ABC College confidentiality of Students Records policy, the disclosure and collection of personal
information without consent would be considered an unreasonable invasion of personal privacy. This policy is informed by the Private Career Colleges Act itself which has a section in it related to personal information. The section of the act reads as follows:
(9) A private career college shall take reasonable steps to ensure that information provided to the Superintendent pursuant to subsection (8) does not disclose personal information within the meaning of section 38 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 2016, c. 2,
Sched. 5, s. 1.
Should someone become a student, they would consent at contract signing that ABC College may disclose personal information relating to their general academic performance at ABC College; performance on examinations or other evaluation methods; courses taken at ABC
College; disciplinary matters relating to performance and behavior at ABC College and graduation status. This may be released to verified prospective employers, government agencies and to financial sponsors. Information related to a student’s employment may also be
collected by ABC College after graduation. Student consent is active for 5 years after signing a contract but may be revoked at any time should the student file a motive in writing to ABC College directly.
Our privacy practices are as outlined within this policy. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.
With certain limited exceptions as provided in the PIPEDA you have a right to access your personal information held by the us. You may access your personal information by contacting us.
If you have any concerns regarding our compliance with the 10 principles of the PIPEDA or Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation you may address those concerns to us. Complaints concerning our compliance with PIPEDA are taken seriously and all complaints are investigated.
ABC College reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy we will notify you on our homepage and other places we deem appropriate. Any changes in the information we collect, its uses and the circumstances under which it is collected, if any, will be disclosed to you.