"The registry offers the potential to foster greater career exploration and success. The more students have access to good, concrete information about careers and job opportunities, the more likely they will be to make choices that will pay off in terms of their career and continuing education."
- Ken Sauer, Senior Associate Commissioner and Chief Academic Officer, Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Privacy Statement

Last Updated 1/30/2017

Credential Engine (hereinafter “we,” or “us,” or “our”) is committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Statement explains how we collect, use, retain and disclose your personal information, and the choices that are available to you when using our website www.credentialengine.org (“Website”). This Privacy Statement is incorporated into our Terms of Use, which also applies when you use the Website. Your use of the Website is subject to this Privacy Statement. Please read this Privacy Statement carefully. By using our Website, you agree that we will handle your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement, please do not use our Website or otherwise provide us with any personal information.

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Scope of Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement only applies to information we collect from you, or information you provide to us when using our Website. It does not apply to any other information provided by you to, or collected by any third party, including through any application or contact that may link or be accessible from the Website. This Privacy Statement also does not apply to any of our other websites that link to another privacy statement or policy.

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Children’s Privacy

Credential Engine’s Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information (as defined below) from any individual who we know to be in this age group. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 or younger and believe that he or she has provided us with Personal Information online, please email us at info@credentialengine.org, and request deletion of the child’s information.

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Information We Collect

Personal Information

We collect and store Personal Information that you provide voluntarily when using our Website. Personal Information is information that specifically identifies you or, when combined with other information we have, can be used to identify you. Such Personal Information may include your full name, email address, job title, name of employer or organization and area(s) of interest. Personal Information does not include anonymized aggregate or statistical information from which such identification cannot be reconstituted.

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Information Collected by Automatic Means

As with many other Websites, we and third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services to us may automatically collect certain information about you when you visit and interact with our Website. This Information includes, for example, your domain name or browser used to visit a Website. In addition, our Website and third parties with whom we have contracted may use “cookies” and other technologies to monitor and evaluate the Website’s traffic, and make improvements to the Website to enhance your experience. Cookies are small bits of data that web servers store on the user’s hard drive. With the use of cookies and other technologies, we may collect the following types of Information: the domain from which you access the Internet; IP address; operating system and information about the device or browser used when visiting the site; date and time of your visit; content you visited or downloaded; and website (such as google.com or bing.com) and website referral source (email notice or social media site) that connected you to the website. We may use third-party measurement software to collect the information listed above. Cookies, by themselves, will not be used by us to disclose your individual identity. This information identifies your browser, but not you, to our servers when you visit the Website. If you want to disable the use of cookies or remove them at any time from your computer, you can disable or delete them using your browser (consult your browser’s “Help” menu to learn how to delete cookies).

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How We Use Information We Collect

We use the information we collect for various purposes, including to:

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How Your Information is Shared

We may disclose your information as follows:

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We do not sell, rent or trade your Personal Information to third parties. We may share non-identifiable information (for example, aggregated or anonymized data) with third parties with the purpose of improving our services, conducting business analysis or other business purposes. For example, we may use Google Analytics to collect analytics information about your use of the Website. These analytics providers may use cookies and other technologies to perform their services, and may combine the information that they collect about you on our Website with other information that they have collected. These third-parties’ use of your information will be governed by their respective privacy policies and terms of use.

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Do Not Track Disclosures

We do not have a mechanism in place for responding to browsers “do not track.” Currently, we do not alter our data collection and use practices in response to Do Not Track signals.

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Links to Third-Party Sites

This Website may contain links to other third-party websites (“third party sites”). We do not control the privacy policies or practices of these third-party sites. Therefore, you should review those policies before providing any information. We are not responsible for the content or practices of any linked third-party sites, and we provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our users.

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Third Party Advertisements

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please contact us at info@credentialengine.org.

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Your Choices

On our Website, you have the option to subscribe to receiving updates from us. You will have the ability to opt out of receiving our updates at any time by emailing us at info@credentialengine.org, or by clicking “unsubscribe” as indicated on any update that you receive. Additionally, we retain the information we collect from and about you only for as long as it is necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose for which the Personal Information was collected, unless otherwise authorized by applicable law. We take measures to destroy information if required by law or if the Personal Information is no longer required for the purpose for which we collected it. We provide you with means to review or modify Personal Information that you have provided to ensure it is accurate and up-to-date, or to delete your Personal Information by contacting us at info@credentialengine.org. Please note that we may retain an archived copy of some of your Personal Information as required by law.

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Security of Your Personal Information

We have implemented commercially reasonable security measures to help prevent loss of, unauthorized access to, or misuse of your Personal Information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet is completely secure or error free; hence we cannot guarantee that your Personal Information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Statement (for example, as a result of unauthorized acts by third parties that violate applicable laws or relevant web policies).

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Changes to This Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement, or any portion thereof, in our sole discretion, at any time and without prior notice to you, to respond to new laws, regulations or technology, or for any other business reasons. We encourage you to take a look at our Privacy Statement from time to time to review any such changes. You can determine when the Privacy Statement was last revised by referring to the “Last Updated” notation above. Your continued use of our Website following any changes confirms your acceptance of the Privacy Statement, as amended.

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Governing Law and Jurisdiction

You agree that any claim, action or proceeding arising out of this Privacy Statement, or your use of the Website, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the District of Columbia, without regard to principles of conflict of laws. Any claim, action or proceeding related to this Privacy Statement will be resolved exclusively in the state or federal courts located in the District of Columbia and you consent to the jurisdiction of those courts.

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International Users

If you live outside the United States, and you use the Website or provide us with Personal Information using the Website, your Personal Information will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Your Personal Information will be collected and stored in the United States, and will be subject to the laws of the United States. By using the Website or giving us your Personal Information, you are directly transferring your Personal Information to us in the United States. Please note that the data protection and privacy laws of the United States may not be as protective as the laws in your country. The laws of the United States will govern the processing of your Personal Information, including any obligations of security and third-party information sharing.

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California Privacy Rights

Under California Civil Code section 1798.83, California residents who have an established business relationship with us are entitled to ask us for a notice describing the type of Personal Information we have shared with third parties for those parties’ direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. That notice will identify the categories of information shared with third parties, the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to info@credentialengine.org.

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Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about the Website or Privacy Statement, you may contact us at info@credentialengine.org

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See Also

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