Independent Educaation places a high priority on protecting your privacy online. Therefore, we have instituted the following practices to govern the collection and use of your personal information.
The Information We Collect and How We Use It – Website Users
There are two general types of website users: members and everyone else. For everyone who is not a member, we collect only information on which website pages you visit and how you get there. We like to have this information so that we can improve our website to better serve you.
For those who are members, you will be asked to register for the site and sign-in each time you use it. When you register, we will collect your name, school, position, address, email, and telephone number. This information will enable us to communicate with you when the need arises. It will also enable us to send you our monthly e-newsletter and periodic announcements. In addition, we will collect information on which of our website pages you visit in order to improve our services.
The Information We Collect and How We Use It – Event Registration
When you register for an event on our website, we ask for your name, school, position, and email. We use this information to create rosters and nametags for our events and to send you a registration confirmation and announcements about the event.
Occasionally, we may also share an event roster with one of our sponsors for that event. However, we will provide that sponsor with only your name, school, position, and email.
If you choose to register with a credit card, we will also ask you to provide your credit card information—credit card number, the name on the card, and expiration date—in order to bill you. However, this information goes only to a third-party for processing and is kept secure.
The Information We Collect and How We Use It – Member School Profiles
Periodically, we will collect information from your school on those who work there. Your school may provide us with your name, your position, your email, and your phone number. We will use this information to create directories of people in our schools.
How Your Information Is Shared with Third Parties
We do not sell your personal information to any outside parties. We do contract with trusted third parties to help operate our website and to provide services, and we require those third parties to keep your personal information confidential.
Third Party Links
Independent Education maintains certain public forums, such as listservs and social networking sites. Any personally identifiable information that you choose to share on these forums is publically available. Therefore, you should exercise caution and good judgment when choosing to share private information. Independent Education’s listservs and social networking sites also have their own guidelines for use to which users should adhere at all times.
Safeguarding Your Information
Independent Education exercises due caution in securing your personal information. All personally identifiable information is stored on a secure server with firewall protection.
By using our website, you indicate that you agree to this policy.
Changes to This Policy
Independent Education may change or replace this policy at any time. Any changes to this policy will be posted here.
If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us.
1524 35th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007