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Privacy

At Ameritech College of Healthcare, we take your personal privacy seriously. This document describes the categories of information we gather via the website and for what purpose, outlines how that information may be shared with others, and identifies the categories of persons with whom it may be shared. By registering with Ameritech College of Healthcare or by using the Ameritech College of Healthcare Site, you consent to this Privacy Policy and  agree and accept the Ameritech College of Healthcare Terms and Conditions of Usage.

This Privacy Policy applies to the Internet website of Ameritech College of Healtchare at www.ameritech.edu. This Privacy Policy also applies to other affiliated websites that are owned by Ameritech College of Healthcare and made available to students in the matriculation process and after they have enrolled with Ameritech College of Healthcare, including sites available to students enrolled in Ameritech College of Healthcare, including but not limited to the Student Portal, class discussion forums, Constellation and other Ameritech College of Healthcare online resources; and the Ameritech College of Healtchare Mobile application. All such sites will be collectively referred to in this Privacy Policy as the “Ameritech College of HealthcareSite” or “Site”.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected at any site that is not owned by Ameritech College of Healthcare, including any website reached through a link on any Ameritech College of Healthcare Site. You are responsible for reviewing and understanding the privacy policies (if any) of any third-party websites you may access through the Ameritech College of Healthcare Site.

Effective Date
This Privacy Policy was last updated on January 15, 2014.

What personal information do we collect at this site?
We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us through the Site. We also collect information during the application and matriculation process, and if you are enrolled as a student, when providing educational services to you or when you use pages of the Site made available to you while you are a student. By “personal information,” we are referring to (1) data that uniquely identifies you or permits us to contact you, such as your name, email address, mailing address, phone number; (2) other information that we collect through the Ameritech College of Healthcare Site and combine and maintain in combination with that personally identifiable information, such as your desired campus, area of interest, educational background and information you provide for the purpose of obtaining financial aid or financial aid information; and (3) “directory information,” as described above. We collect and maintain the following categories of personally identifiable information: (A) information collected from you when you complete online forms, send us emails, or contact us through the Site’s chat feature, (B) information obtained from your transactions with Ameritech College of Healthcaresuch as, without limitation, your financial transactions and financial aid applications, your academic applications and inquiries, your participation in online classes, and your online education, and (C) information obtained from third parties about your transactions with them, such as degree-granting institutions, teaching certification institutions and companies that provide financial aid assistance. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected from third parties or through means other than the Ameritech College of Healthcare Site.

How does Ameritech College of Healthcare use and share personal information?
We may use and share your personal information in the following ways:

Use of Cookies and HTML5
Ameritech College of Healthcare’s practices regarding cookies and other information Ameritech College of Healthcare collects on this Site Your browser software has a feature called a ‘cookie’ that stores small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to certain websites. As a user of browser software, you may elect to disable this feature, although doing so may prevent you from using certain features that require cookies. Cookies placed on your computer by Ameritech College of Healthcare generally don’t provide COMPANY with any personally identifiable information about you, but instead provide anonymous information that permits Ameritech College of Healthcare to track how users navigate our pages, when users return to our sites, and which features are the most popular. We collect that information using cookies, and we use it to analyze how our Site is used. We may share that information with other persons or entities who assist us in analyzing or operating the Site.

Like many commercial websites, Ameritech College of Healthcare servers monitor and log all web traffic on the Site. These logs contain the IP address of the computer or server that you are using to access the Site, the IP address and/or the URL from the website you visited just before you visited our Site, the URL of the page you visit upon leaving the Site, if any, and the type of browser and operating system you are using. Statistical information is collected about visitor traffic patterns. In such cases, typically the system has no means to identify you personally. We may also create and maintain records of data collected from cookies and demographic information that has been aggregated from multiple personally identifiable records such that it is, to the extent reasonably possibly, no longer personally identifiable with a particular person (for example, the aggregate number of inquiries from a particular city, state or zip code). Some HTML5 code which Ameritech College of Healthcare may utilize may allow your responses to advertising and your other online activities to be monitored over time and across different web sites, and for such information to be stored on your computer or mobile device and accessed by others you do or have done business with. We may share all of the data described above with our contractors and consultants, other educational institutions, and unaffiliated third parties such as analysts, reporters, governmental authorities and others. We may also share the content of the logs described above in response to a court order, subpoena, or other legal process.

Please know that while some browsers allow you to send a signal indicating that you do not wish to be “tracked”, our Site does not recognize or respond to these “Do Not Track” signals.

Additionally, Ameritech College of Healthcare may use third parties to help monitor user visits to this Site and/or to place advertisements or links on other websites. When you visit this Site, these companies may collect non-personally identifiable information (e.g., your IP address, click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) about your visits to this Site and your visits to other websites over time. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information about your online activities over time and across different web sites, and may use this information to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising by certain participating advertising networks, you can visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and http://www.networkadvertising.org. Ameritech College of Healthcare is not responsible for the collection or use of information by such marketing companies or third-party websites.

How does Ameritech College of Healthcare protect personal information?
Although we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alternation or destruction of data, we try to prevent such occurrences through commercially reasonable means. Our servers and databases are protected by firewalls and passwords.

In addition, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software to encrypt data as it travels between your computer and our servers.

If you become a student, your educational records are subject to the U.S. federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), state laws and your College policies.

Children
We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13, nor is this Site designed to provide any service to children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not give us any personal information. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided personal information to us, please contact us and we will attempt to remove that information from our  databases.

Consent to international data processing
This Site is operated in the United States. By providing any information to Ameritech College of Healthcare, all users, including, without limitation, users in the member states of the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, represent that they fully understand and consent to this Privacy Policy. AmeriTech   College may transfer your personal information to our contractors located in the United States, Mexico and other countries for the purposes and under the conditions described in this Privacy Policy. By using our Site, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage and processing of your information to and in the United States, Mexico or any other country in the world. In addition, you waive any restrictions on such collection, transfer, or storage of your information imposed by the laws of any country other than the United   States.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to add to, change, update or modify this Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, at any time. When we amend this Privacy Policy, we will revise the effective date located at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. For changes to this Privacy Policy that we consider to be material, we will place a notice on the Ameritech College of Healthcare website (www.ameritech.edu) by revising the link on the homepage to read substantially as “UPDATED Privacy Policy” for a reasonable amount of time. By providing information to us or using the Site in any way after this Privacy Policy has been revised, you consent and agree to the revised Privacy Policy. The most current version of this Privacy Policy will be available on the Site and will supersede all previous versions of this Privacy Policy. The effective date of the current version of this Privacy Policy is listed at the beginning of the Privacy Policy.

Links to other sites
The Site may contain now or in the future links to other websites, such as links to online bookstores, degree- granting institutions, teaching certificate institutions, and third parties that may provide services or products to you. We are not responsible for the privacy practices, the content of, or any other actions of such other websites or their owners or operators, such as their practices regarding cookies, information they may collect or information they may share, or whether they may permit advertisers to place and use cookies. You should check the privacy policies at each of those sites.

Requesting changes to your information
If you wish to review and request changes to your personal information that we collect through the Site, of if you have questions about our privacy practices, you may contact us directly. If you want to request us not to send you emails, you may make that request by sending us an email at student.records@ameritech.edu. If you are enrolled with Ameritech College of Healthcare, you may also access your personal profile, request changes to your personal information, and request that we not send you emails by logging onto the Ameritech College of Healthcare Student Portal and selecting the “My Information” option.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please contact our Registrar at (801) 816-1444.

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