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Privacy Policy for Academic Programs International (API)

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which the website collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a ‘User’) of the website (‘Site’). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Academic Programs International known as API.

PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to the newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for their email address, as appropriate. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

NON-PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

BROWSER COOKIES

API sites may use ‘cookies’ to enhance the User experience. The user’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

HOW WE USE COLLECTED INFORMATION

API  may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service – Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience – We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To send periodic emails – We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include API news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of User’s personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Google and Facebook Advertising – In an effort to connect with those who might be interested in API programs, we use Google and Facebook advertising solutions with remarketing who may place API ads on sites across the Internet using cookies to serve ads based on past visits to websites.  Users can opt-out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings, and likewise Facebook in personal settings. Alternatively, visitors can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Email Marketing – In an effort to connect with those who might be interested in our programs, we use Mailchimp for sending out emails, which may be sent after a student visits our websites and signs up.

Third party websites – Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13

Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek and obtain parent or guardian permission to use this website. API does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13) without verifiable parental consent. If it is determined that such information has been inadvertently collected from anyone under the age of thirteen (13), we shall immediately take the necessary steps to ensure that such information is deleted from our system’s database.

UNSUBSCRIBE OR OPT-OUT

All users and/or visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communication from us and/or reserve the right to discontinue receiving communications by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe to our website please send an email that you wish to unsubscribe to api@apiabroad.com. If you wish to unsubscribe or opt-out from any third party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe and/or opt-out.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

API has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date on this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Last updated 7/17.

SECURITY

API is committed to the protection of your data. We take measures, including administrative, technical, and physical safeguards, to help protect the information we collect from loss, theft, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We work with a third-party data center, Amazon Web Services, WPengine, and Software as a Service (SaaS) providers to host our Websites, services, and software in secure production environments that use firewalls and other technology to reasonably prevent access from outside intruders.

API also uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for authentication and private communications in an effort to build users’ trust and confidence in the internet and website use by providing simple and secure access and communication of credit card and personal information.

Our credit card processing vendor uses security measures to protect your information, both during the transaction and after it is complete. API is certified compliant with all Payment Card Industry (PCI) DSS 3.0 standards.

Your acceptance of these terms – By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of the Websites, you can contact us:

Academic Programs International – API

301 Camp Craft, Ste 100

Austin, Texas, 78746

800.844.4124

api@apiabroad.com