Effective Date: October 10. 2012
The following principles apply to the ”personally identifying information” that you provide, as well as the “non-personally identifying information” that is automatically available or gathered when you visit thecourse.
Personally Identifying Information
Personally identifying information is information that individually identifies you, such as your name, physical address, and email address. It also includes information related to credit cards or checking accounts.
For access you must provide personal information (including your name, address, email address) in order for us to create a Student ID so that you can register for in courses in our Online Learning Program.
To register for a course, you must provide payment information before we can provide the service. We may request and you may provide credit card information which is maintained in encrypted form on secure third party servers.
Non-Personally Identifying Information
We collect limited non-personally identifying information your browser makes available when connected to our website. This information includes your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your access, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. We use this information to operate, develop and improve our services.
For instance, upon your first visit a cookie is sent to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. A "cookie" is a small file containing a string of characters, which is used to improve the quality of our service. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some online features or services may not function properly without cookies.
We do not rent or sell your personally identifying information to other companies or individuals, unless we have your consent. We may share such information in any of the following limited circumstances:
1. We have your consent.
3. We conclude that we are required by law or have a good faith belief that access, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of Home Inspection Institute, LLC, its users or the public.
4. We may share the information submitted under your account amongst our affiliated companies in order to provide you with a seamless experience and to improve the quality of our services. We will not disclose your account information to other individuals or non-affiliated companies, except in the limited circumstances described in this Policy or with your consent.
5. We may store and process personal information collected on our site in the United States or any other country in which we maintain servers or facilities. By using our services, you consent to the transfer of your information among these facilities, including those that may be located outside your country.
6. We may share aggregated information with others. Examples of this include the number of users who take a particular course or the average grades of a student who have taken a course.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.
We restrict access to your personally identifying information to employees who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services.
We provide a means through your the Student Log-in menu for you to update and correct your personally identifying information. We also have access to this information and can edit it if needed.
The sites displayed as links in Modules are developed by individuals over whom we have no control. These sites may place their own cookies on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information. Information on access to links may be automatically recorded as part of the browser sharing information and collection of non-personally identifying information.
Changes to this Policy