Privacy Policy

Brown Mackie College is committed to protecting any personal information that you may provide to us. We want you to understand what kinds of information we gather from you, how this information is used and protected, and how you can control its use. This statement discloses the privacy practices of the Brown Mackie College Student Portal web site. By using the Brown Mackie College Student Portal web site, the user agrees, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this Privacy Policy. Any changes in our privacy policy will be communicated in this page so please check back from time to time.

Who May Use This Web Site

The Brown Mackie College Student Portal web site is not intended or designed to attract users under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable data from any person we know to be under the age of 13 and instruct users under 13 not to send us any information for collection on the Brown Mackie College Student Portal web site.

The Brown Mackie College Student Portal web site is designed for users from the United States. Users from other countries are advised not to disclose personal information to Brown Mackie College unless they consent to having their information used as set forth in this Web site’s privacy policy rather than under the law of user’s home country. You transmit data to a server located in The United States, subject to United States law. You should not send any personal information to the Brown Mackie College Student Portal web site unless you agree to be bound by this privacy policy and by United States and Pennsylvania law.

Information Collected

In general, you can visit this Web site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself (prior to logging into the student portal). Our Web site tracking software collects the domain names but not the email addresses of visitors. Domain name information that we collect is not used to personally identify you but is used to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site and the pages viewed. We use this information to measure the use of the site and improve the content delivered on the site.

When you make a request for further information or provide us with a comment or suggestion and provide Brown Mackie College with your personal contact information, it will be collected and used for the purpose of responding to your specific request, suggestion, or comment.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Some of our operations may be managed by unaffiliated companies. These companies may have access to your Personal Information on a confidential basis only to the extent necessary to perform their functions. In no event will these companies have the right to use your Personal Information for any reason other than to provide you with those specific services.

Information-Sharing Disclosure Request

If you are a California resident, you have the right to request one Notice of Information-Sharing Disclosure per year which will identify the third parties with whom Brown Mackie College or any of its Affiliated Organizations has shared the information we have collected from you. You may request the Notice of Information-Sharing Disclosure by writing us at Brown Mackie College Student Portal, 210 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. You may also send us your Notice of Information-Sharing Disclosure request by telephone at toll-free1-866-847-8848 . We will respond to your request for a Notice of Information-Sharing Disclosure within thirty (30) days of receipt.

How Your Information is Used

The Brown Mackie College web sites use a technology called "cookies". A cookie is a tiny element of data that our sites can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive so we can recognize you when you return. All pages on our sites where you are prompted to log in or that are customizable require that you accept cookies. If you have registered with our sites, these cookies (1) may let us know who you are, (2) are necessary to access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver products and personalized services, and (3) will provide us and our service providers with information that we will use to personalize our sites in accordance with your preferences. You may set your Web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. However, should you decide not to accept cookies from our sites, you may limit the functionality we can provide when you visit our sites.

Unless you specify that you would prefer not to hear from us, we may also use the information you provide to the Brown Mackie College Student Portal web site to contact you. You may have these communications terminated if you give us notice. This likely will take 4-6 weeks from the time you give us notice.

Your Choices Regarding Use of Your Personal Information

Access to Your Information

In the event that Brown Mackie College and some of our assets are sold or transferred or used as security, the information collected on our Web sites including the Brown Mackie College web site may be transferred to third parties as part of that transaction.Brown Mackie College may also provide information or provide access to information to any of our affiliated businesses or to our business partners.

Brown Mackie College may use your contact information to reply to you and send information to you. Brown Mackie College does not intend to reveal individually identifiable information to third parties except in the manner stated in the Privacy Policy. Brown Mackie College will provide aggregated information received from you to third parties. Brown Mackie College takes commercially reasonable precautions to prevent the aggregated information provided to third parties from including significant individually identifiable information.

If Brown Mackie College is requested by law enforcement officials or judicial authorities to provide information on individuals, Brown Mackie College may, without your consent, provide such information. In matters involving claims of personal or public safety or in litigation where the data is pertinent, Brown Mackie College may use or disclose your personal information without your consent or court process.

Will Your Information Be Secure?

Brown Mackie College recognizes you may be concerned about the security of your personal information, and we are committed to employing reasonable technology in order to protect the security of our Web site. Even with such technology, no Web site is 100% secure. We will take reasonable measures which we believe are appropriate to protect your information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction, and, where possible, will ask that any third parties to whom we may transfer your information take comparable steps to protect that security.
 If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your access information and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your password. We are the owner of data you supply to us.

Our Privacy Policy and Outside Links

Our Privacy Policy only applies to the various Web sites that are owned and maintained by Brown Mackie College. Our Web sitesmay contain links to sites outside our control. Please be aware that these sites may collect information about you, and operate according to their own privacy practices which may differ from our Privacy Policy. Remember to consult that Web site's own privacy policy, as once you're outside any of the Brown Mackie College Web sites, any information you submit is no longer in our control.

This policy was last updated on 10/29/2010