The Art of Education University understands the importance of protecting the privacy of our community members. This policy should answer all questions related to what data we collect when you engage with our website, what we do with that data, and what you can do if these practices do not meet your expectations.
The scope of this policy includes our website visitors and registered users only. For information regarding data collected from and privacy protection for our students and prospective students, please see our Graduate Catalog.
What Information Do We Collect?
What information we collect from you depends on how you choose to engage with our website. Our website is designed for practicing K–12 teachers; therefore, we do not collect any data from children under 16 years of age.
Do Not Track (DNT) Disclosures
Some web browsers offer users a DNT option, which, when engaged, sends a signal to websites that users visit, indicating that the user prefers the DNT option.
AOEU utilizes Google Analytics and Gainsight PX for statistical analysis of our web usage. Users can opt-out of usage data being included in our Google Analytics reports by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Visitors who register for an account with us, sign up for any of our services or promotions, submit survey information, or otherwise knowingly submit personally identifiable information are consenting for us to have, store, and use this information according to the expectations set forth in our Terms and Conditions.
How Do We Use the Information We Collect?
We use data collected via cookies for statistical analysis to help us improve our site and deliver a more personalized experience. Our website visitors are anonymous to us unless they log in to an AOEU website account, or one of our subscription services. We use IP addresses to identify repeat visitors and customize visitors’ AOEU website experiences according to preferences. This data also helps us estimate our audience size and usage patterns, which contributes to better processing speed for our users.
We use personally identifiable information, such as email addresses and phone numbers, to communicate with our registered users and share updates, promotions, event announcements, and other information we assume our registered users are interested in receiving. At any time, if a registered user would like to unsubscribe from mailing lists, they may use the links provided in each of our newsletters to unsubscribe or manage communication preferences. We also may archive email messages exchanged with registered users for various purposes, including improving customer service, keeping a record of our transactions, and fulfilling user needs.
Users who want their personally identifiable information permanently removed from our databases may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Who Else Has Access to Your Personally Identifiable Information?
The Art of Education University does not sell our users’ personally identifiable information to third parties.
Various employees at the Art of Education University have access to stored personally identifiable information according to the needs of the employees’ roles at AOEU. These include, but are not limited to:
- Support services
- Curriculum development
- Product development
- Technology support
- Data management
AOEU engages with contractors, service providers, and other third parties to support our business operations. These parties are bound by contractual obligations to protect our users’ data in the same manner as our employees and are prohibited from sharing our users’ data or using it for purposes outside the scope of our contracted purposes.
AOEU does not disclose users’ personally identifiable information without user consent or unless it is 1.) to comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including responding to governmental or regulatory requests, or 2.) required to protect the rights, property, or safety of AOEU community members.
How Do We Protect Your Personally Identifiable Information?
AOEU is committed to ensuring that all data we collect from visitors and registered users is secure. AOEU stores our users’ information on encrypted servers and employs proprietary security mechanisms to safeguard our users’ information and prevent unauthorized access or disclosures.
Unfortunately, no data protection system is 100% secure. While we cannot guarantee our users’ security, we are committed to implementing and maintaining commercially reasonable safeguards to protect our users’ personally identifiable information.
How Will We Notify You When This Policy Changes?
How Can You Contact Us?
For questions or concerns regarding this policy or your personally identifiable information, please send an email to email@example.com, or write us at:
The Art of Education University
518 Main Street, Suite A
Osage, IA 50461
Your California Privacy Rights
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) grants certain rights to our users who are California residents to access or delete the personal information that we have collected about them, to opt-out of the sale of their personal information by us to a third party, and not to be discriminated against for exercising these rights.
Right to Know of Personal Information Collected
Right to Have Personal Information Deleted
You have the right to request the deletion of your personal information that we collect or maintain. Once we receive your request and confirm your identity, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records unless an exception applies. Such exceptions include, but are not limited to, situations when the personal information is necessary to complete a transaction or provide goods or services to you, detect security incidents, comply with the law, and for internal uses reasonably aligned with your expectations.
Right to Opt-Out of the Sale of Personal Information to Third Parties
Right to Not Be Discriminated Against for Exercising Your Privacy Rights
You have the right to not receive discriminatory treatment if and when you exercise your rights to access, delete, or opt-out under the CCPA.
This means we cannot, for example:
- Deny goods or services to you;
- Charge different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties;
- Provide a different level or quality of goods or services to you; or
- Suggest that you will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
Exercising Your Rights
To exercise your right to access or delete the personal information we have collected about you or to exercise your right to opt-out, you may submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 515.650.3198. Once we receive your access or deletion request, we will contact you via email to verify your identity and review your request. We aim to respond to requests for access or deletion within 30 days of receiving the request. If we need more time to respond to your request, we will let you know the reason and how much additional time we will need.
Last Updated: May 31, 2022