Institute for Writers recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of our students and visitors to www.instituteforwriters.com. Described below, our policy explains what information may be collected, how this information may be used, appropriate disclosure of the information, as well as your rights regarding any review, correction, or deletion.
Collection of Information
The IFW website has the ability to collect two types of information, general and personal. General information contains non-personal data from visitors to our website. This information is used for general purposes only and in ways that do not identify the individual user. This information may include statistical data such as location, time of visit, the day the visit was made, and the visit path.The second type of information collected is specific to the visitor and would include information provided by you. This information would include your e-mail address, name, street address, and any contact information you provided. Institute for Writers uses a technology called “cookies” to collect much of the information described above. Our cookies do not access, collect, or reveal any personal information stored on your personal computer. Disabling your Internet Browser to prevent cookies will prevent your ability to function on our website.
Use of Information
The collection of information is used primarily for the improvement of services to our students. Information gathered through our online request forms will be used to process those requests. E-mail inquiries will utilize the e-mail address provided for any appropriate correspondence.
On occasion, Institute for Writers will make our list of contact and student directory information available to reputable business and academic associates. If you wish to be excluded simply notify Institute for Writers, Student Services at: Institute for Writers Student Service Center 1011 Brookside Rd., Suite 300 Allentown, PA 18103 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm ET.
Maintaining our system with complete, current, and accurate information allows Institute for Writers to provide our students with exceptional service. Students are asked to keep in contact with Institute For Writers to ensure their information remains relevant. All personal information provided by you is viewable upon request, with the availability of corrections and or deletion of incorrect information.
Institute for Writers complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as
amended. This act is designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the rights of
students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of
inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students are responsible for
reporting any other type of error on their academic record. Institute For Writers is not liable for
unreported errors on student records.
Details regarding FERPA regulations can be found at https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
Institute for Writers currently utilizes Let’s Encrypt, Inc. and similar technology to provide secure transmission of all enrollment agreement activities including on-line payment information. We also use established industry-standard security measures to protect all information services. While we strive to provide 100% security for all transmissions, we cannot guarantee that all general information submissions will be completely secure. Unauthorized modification or misuse of information stored within our website or operating systems will be investigated and may result in criminal prosecution.
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