Collection and Use of Personal Data
Personally Identifying Information. When you register for our classes, subscribe to our newsletters, fill out a survey, or request information from the Kaplan Professional Schools Site, we will use our registration screens and online forms to collect personally identifying information such as your name, address, e-mail address, and credit card information ("personal data"). We may also collect some or all of this personal data from you through our print enrollment forms, or if your employer offers one of our courses. In addition, if you send us an e-mail or communicate with us offline, we may collect the personal data that you voluntarily provide us at that time.
We may use your personal data in the following ways:
We use a service provider to track and analyze non-personal data, such as usage and volume statistical information from site visitors. This anonymous data will not be linked to your personal data. We use your anonymous data to obtain general statistics regarding the use of the Kaplan Professional Schools Site and its specific Web pages and to evaluate how our visitors use and navigate our Web site on an aggregate basis.
In an effort to provide you with the most relevant Web site content and marketing materials, we may also use embedded pixel technologies to help track site usage and response to our marketing campaigns. Again, the anonymous information we capture through this mechanism is not linked to your personal data.
Sharing with Third Parties
If your employer is providing our courses to you, then upon your employer's request, we will provide your class attendance record and exam results. Otherwise, we share your personal data only with service providers who help us to run the Kaplan Professional Schools Site or to fulfill your requests. These service providers are restricted from using your personal data in any way other than for the service they are providing. Other than these service providers, Kaplan Professional Schools does not share your personal data with any other third parties.
Other than these limited exceptions, Kaplan Professional Schools will not share your personal data without your permission.
Transfer to the United States
If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the personal data you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. Whenever you submit any personal data to us, you consent to this transfer.
Your Ability To Choose
You can let us know that you do not wish to receive any further information from us by clicking the unsubscribe link in the emails we send you, or by sending an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are contacting us via email, please put the words "opt-out" in the subject line and provide details on the problem you have encountered.
Please note that these opt-out mechanisms do not apply to email that we send you to (i) confirm your registration in one of our courses, or (ii) provide you with information regarding your attendance or exam results.
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Kaplan Professional Schools is concerned with the security of your personal data. To keep that data secure, we restrict unauthorized access through protective policies, procedures, and technical measures. In addition, Kaplan Professional Schools uses standard security protocols and mechanisms to transmit sensitive data such as credit card details.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students and their parents certain rights with respect to their education records including:
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The rights afforded to, and consent required of, parents under this Act transfer from the parents to the student once the student becomes eligible.
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), Kaplan University maintains an online directory for the University community. Upon the first day of attendance at the University, studentsí profile listings, including student names and user names, become available to the University community (students, faculty, and administrators). The online directory may also include information commonly referred to as ďdirectory information.Ē The University designates the following categories of student information as directory information:
The University does not accept responsibility for information published by users in the directory and reserves the right to delete or modify information posted to the directory that is abusive, inflammatory, defamatory, infringing of intellectual property, or otherwise inappropriate in an academic environment. Students who improperly use the directory or any information it contains may be subject to disciplinary action. Students have the ability to enter or restrict the listing of personal directory information through an online user interface. Upon withdrawal from the University, student directory information will be removed. Upon graduation from the University, student directory information will become eligible for inclusion in an alumni directory. Additionally, the University may release directory information to third parties without prior consent of students. Directory information may be disclosed by the University at its discretion for any purpose including, but not limited to, requests from law enforcement agencies and degree verification requests from prospective employers. Currently enrolled students may choose to withhold disclosure of their directory information by obtaining the Directory Information Withholding Request Form from the Campus Registrar (onsite) or the Kaplan University Office of the Registrar (online), completing the form, and returning it to the Campus Registrar/Kaplan University Office of the Registrar. The University will honor a studentís request to withhold directory information; however, cannot assume responsibility for subsequently contacting the student for permission to release information to prospective employers, relatives, or other persons. The failure on the part of any student to specifically request that his or her directory information be withheld indicates individual approval for disclosure. Additionally, the studentís request to withhold directory information will not affect previous disclosures made by the University prior to receipt of the request.
Review and Correction; Questions
You may review and update your personal data by emailing us at by sending an email to us at email@example.com. You can also send us any questions you have about the collection and treatment of your personal data via email at the same email address.