Collecting Personal Information
You can access our Website without providing us with any personal information. However, ECMC Group does collect personal information in various locations on our Website when you request specific information. We do not collect information that can identify you ("Personal Information").
Information We Collect
In addition to the information you volunteer when you access our Website, we may also collect additional information as follows. Our server logs automatically collect information, such as your IP address, your browser type and language and the date and time of your visit. This helps us to track users' movements around our site and understand trends. We may assign your computer one or more cookies, which collect information that tracks your use of our Website and enables us to customize our services. We may use this data in aggregate to better understand the needs and interests of visitors to our Website. This information is collected on an aggregated and anonymous basis.
Our primary goal in collecting the information described above is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on our Website. By knowing a little about each user, we are able to deliver better service and more relevant content to our Website users and visitors.
We do not currently respond to or otherwise take any action with regard to Do Not Track requests.
You have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the option to reject all cookies, which may, however, in limited instances prevent you from accessing certain features on our Website.
Use of Personal Information
We will not disclose any Personal Information collected, except as described below. Otherwise, the provisions of this Policy are limited only by legal process, negotiated contract and the technical operation of the Website.
Use by ECMC Group
Disclosures Required by Law
We may disclose Personal Information when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of the law or comply with and respond to legal process served on us.
Information Others May Collect
We do not allow third-party advertising companies or ad networks to display advertisements on our Website. We DO NOT provide any Personal Information to unauthorized third parties.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
We do not sell or trade any Personal Information about our customers, prospects, consumers or visitors to any third parties. We will not share your Personal Information with others, except as indicated below. We may share Personal Information with law enforcement authorities in limited circumstances, such as preventing fraud and identity theft, protecting the safety of our users and complying with legal requirements such as the Higher Education Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act, and their implementing regulations.
You may choose to:
- Not provide Personal information, although that may result in your inability to obtain certain services or to use certain features of our Website; and
- Delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings, although if you do so, some of the features of ours Website services may not function properly.
Storage of Personal Information and Security
We take reasonable precautions to protect the Personal Information we collect from our Website users and visitors. When users submit Personal Information via the Website, the information is housed in a secure database. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, administrative, technological and other security measures to safeguard and secure the Personal Information we maintain from unauthorized access, alteration, use or disclosure. ECMC Group uses industry-standard technology, such as firewalls, in an effort to protect the confidentiality of your Personal Information. Moreover, only employees who need the information to perform their duties are granted access to Personal Information.
While we strive to protect your Personal Information, you should know that information sent over the Internet, whether by e-mail or by using our online system and Website, is not necessarily secure against interception. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for such interception and cannot guarantee the security of such information.
The ECMC Group Website operates with a secure server, which allows for secured communications and encrypted transactions between you and ECMC Group through your browser connection. To ensure that the information being transmitted is as secure as possible, you must be using at least third-generation browsers (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher/Firefox) browsers.
While this Policy states our standards for maintenance of Personal Information, and we will make efforts to meet them, we are not in a position to guarantee these standards. There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of Personal Information. As a consequence, we disclaim any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of any personal information collected from Website users or visitors.
Links to Third Party Websites
Please be advised that this Website may contain certain hyperlinks to other websites. Although these websites may have privacy policies, all of these websites and their privacy policies are independent of our Website and this Policy. We are not responsible for compliance with other websites' privacy policies or data collection practices. You should review these privacy policies carefully before providing personal information to these websites.
Protection of Children's Privacy
We understand the importance of protecting children's privacy, particularly in an online environment. This Website is not designed to attract children under the age of thirteen (13). It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain personal information about any person under the age of thirteen (13).
If you have questions or suggestions about our Website, this Policy or our information practices, please contact us at:
ECMC Group, Inc.
111 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
1-800-276-0366, opt. 3