What information do we gather about you?
We and our third-party vendors collect certain information regarding your use of www.nbss.edu, such as your IP address and browser type. Your session and the pages you visit on nbss.edu will be tracked, but you will remain anonymous. We may use your IP address to identify the general geographic area from which you are accessing nbss.edu. We connect data from different systems but do not link IP addresses to any personal information. We may also collect other information as described in this policy.
This refers to any information that you voluntarily submit to us and that identifies you personally, including contact information, such as your name, email address, address, phone number, and other information about yourself or your business. Personal Information can also include information about any transactions, both free and paid, that you enter into on the Website, and information about you that is available on the internet, such as from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google, or publicly available information that we acquire from service providers.
Personal Information also includes:
Navigational Information where such information can directly or indirectly identify an individual. Navigational information refers to information about your computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit, and pages viewed.
Admissions information includes:
We collect and process information from you when you submit an application for admission to North Bennet Street School. This includes but is not limited to Contact Information, Date of Birth, Country of Citizenship, Educational Attainment, U.S. Military/Veteran Status, High School and/or College Transcripts, and Letters of Recommendation, using third party compliant service providers.
Payment Information includes:
We collect and process payment information from you when you enroll in and provide payment for a Continuing Education course or purchase an item from our website, including credit cards numbers and billing information, using third party PCI-compliant service providers. Except for this, we do not collect Sensitive Information from you.
North Bennet Street School automatically receives and records some information from your browser when you visit the site, such as your IP address, cookies and data about which pages you visit on the site through the use of log files provided by our third-party tracking-utility partners. This information helps North Bennet Street School analyze and understand how the site works for users. Information that is gathered includes, but is not limited to, information about how you interact with NBSS.edu, information about how you use NBSS.edu’s sites, email, other communications, and applications.
Mobile Location Information
If you have permitted your mobile or other location-aware device to transmit location data, North Bennet Street School collects Mobile Location.
How North Bennet Street School Collects Personal Information
If and when you are prompted and to provide Personal Information (including Contact Information) when you use NBSS.edu or otherwise interact with the Site or contact North Bennet Street School.
When you use the Site
If and when you contact North Bennet Street School via telephone, email, online form, or other methods of communication
Lawful basis for North Bennet Street School’s processing of your Personal Information
As applicable, the following is the lawful basis North Bennet Street School relies on to process your Personal Information:
Legitimate Interest means the interest of North Bennet Street School in conducting and managing its business to enable it to give you best service/product and the most optimized and secure interaction. North Bennet Street School makes sure to weigh any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your Personal Information for our legitimate interest. Unless North Bennet Street School has your consent or is otherwise required or permitted to by law, it will not use your Personal Information for activities where the impact on your overrides our interests.
By clicking submit on any of our online website forms, you consent to allow NBSS to store and process the personal information submitted. We’ll only use your personal information to administer your account and to provide the services/products you requested from us.
How is this information collected and how can you opt out?
Other Websites and Cookies
This website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
This site has reasonable security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.
How North Bennet Street School Uses Personal Information
We may use Personal Information to enhance to enhance your user experience, to help us better understand you, to help us customize offers, blog topics, or posts that may be of interest to you, and to help us otherwise enhance the Site.
North Bennet Street School uses Personal Information to:
- Identify and authenticate users
- Facilitate transactions
- Operate and improve the Site
- Connect with you on social media (such as Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter)
- Contact you by phone or email
- Personalize and continually improve users’ experience
- Track transactions and perform other analytics
When and Why North Bennet Street School Discloses Personal Information
North Bennet Street School will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this Privacy statement. North Bennet Street School will disclose your Personal Information when:
Working with companies and service providers (i.e. HubSpot, Occasion, Finalsite, or other companies that process billing, website hosting, or analytics performance in furtherance of the purposes described in Section 3 (“How North Bennet Street School Uses Personal Information”) above.
North Bennet Street School employs other companies to perform tasks on our behalf and therefore we must share your Personal Information with these companies to provide services to you. Examples include but are not limited to processing payments, handling billing disputes and collections, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing course registrations.
Protecting the rights, property or safety of others, investigate fraud, respond to a government request
This Privacy Statement only governs when and why North Bennet Street School discloses Personal Information. This Privacy Statement does not apply to the practices of third parties that North Bennet Street School does not own or control, or individuals that we do not employ or manage. The use of your Personal Information by third parties that you access through the Site is governed by the privacy policies of such parties and is not subject to our control. North Bennet Street School is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the North Bennet Street School Site. North Bennet Street School encourages you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.
Personal Information Retention
To determine the appropriate retention period, North Bennet Street School considers the type and volume of the information, the negatives that can result from un-permitted access to such information, and why North Bennet Street School gathers such information.
Tracking Technologies - Indirect Data Collection
Choice and Control
While North Bennet Street School does need to gather certain information to make your North Bennet Street School experience personalized and to conduct transactions for you, North Bennet Street School wants to give you the ability to control how your information is provided and shared.
For various reasons, North Bennet Street School may contact you about our services or your activity.
Cookies and Tracking Devices
If you would like to decline cooking tracking, you can manage how your browser handles cookies and other tracking devices by adjusting the privacy and security settings on your browser. If accessing North Bennet Street School by a mobile device, you may manage the information your mobile device shares, such as cookies, tracking technologies, and location information, by adjusting your mobile device privacy and security settings.
EU Data Subject Rights
In certain circumstances, you have the following rights under data protection laws in relation to your Personal Information:
Request access to your Personal Information (commonly known as a "data subject access request")
This enables you to receive a copy of the Personal Information North Bennet Street School holds about you and to check that North Bennet Street School is lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the Personal Information
This enables North Bennet Street School to have any incomplete or inaccurate data held about you corrected, though North Bennet Street School may need to verify the accuracy of the new data provided.
Request erasure of Personal Information
This enables you to ask North Bennet Street School to delete or remove Personal Information where there is no good reason for North Bennet Street School continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask North Bennet Street School to delete or remove your Personal Information where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where North Bennet Street School may have processed your information unlawfully or where North Bennet Street School is required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that North Bennet Street School may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Object to gathering of your Personal Information
Where North Bennet Street School is relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to gathering on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where North Bennet Street School is gathering your Personal Information for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, North Bennet Street School may demonstrate that it has compelling legitimate grounds to gather your information which override your rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of gathering of your Personal Information
This enables you to ask North Bennet Street School to suspend the gathering of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want North Bennet Street School to establish the data's accuracy; (b) where North Bennet Street School use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if North Bennet Street School no longer requires it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but North Bennet Street School needs to verify whether it has overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Request the transfer of your Personal Information to you or to a third party
North Bennet Street School will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your Personal Information in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for North Bennet Street School to use or where North Bennet Street School used the information to perform a contract with you.
Withdraw consent at any time where North Bennet Street School is relying on consent to gather your Personal Information
However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any gathering carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, North Bennet Street School may not be able to provide certain services to you. North Bennet Street School will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
If North Bennet Street School is relying on your consent for certain activities, you have the right to withdraw you sent at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact North Bennet Street School
If you have questions or suggestions, you may contact North Bennet Street School by sending an email to email@example.com.
From time to time, we may receive Personal Information about you from third party sources including partners with which we offer co-branded services or engage in joint marketing activities, and publicly available sources such as social media websites.
What do we use your information for?
We use the information we gather from you for systems administration purposes, abuse prevention, and to track user trends, and for the other purposes described in this policy. If you send us an email, the email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. We will not share, sell, rent, swap, or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission.
User information may be shared with third-party vendors to the extent necessary to provide and improve web services or other communications to users. For example, we use third parties such as Hubspot, Finalsite, and Google Analytics to generate reports on site usage, web traffic, user behavior, and user interests in order to optimize our website for our visitors. We also use geographic, demographic, and interest-based reports of our website visitors to create custom audience and remarketing lists. We prohibit any third parties who receive user information for this purpose from using or sharing user information for any purpose other than providing services for the benefit of our users.
We may also provide your information to third parties in circumstances where we believe that doing so is necessary or appropriate to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or protect our rights and safety and the rights and safety of our users or others.
The effective date of this policy is May 25, 2018.