The Privacy of Your Information
Notice to EU Individuals: this Privacy Statement and its enumerated policies are intended to comply with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (the “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR”) and provide appropriate protection and care with respect to the treatment of your user information in accordance with the GDPR.
Data Controller: The data controller of this website is www.professional-education.com
Professional Education is committed to your privacy and will not share any user information with any third party without your consent, except as outlined in this Privacy Statement or as permitted by law. If you have any requests, comments, or questions about this Privacy Statement or your user information, please contact us at [email protected]
We use aggregated information to develop content targeted to user interests and to generally improve the Site’s user experience. As detailed below, your user information may also be used by Professional Education and its partners to tailor content and ads, provide social media features (e.g., features that allow you to share content directly to your preferred social media platform), track your preferences, analyze traffic, and provide similar services and content. This is done mainly to improve the Site User’s experience and to provide added value to your visits to our site.
What Our Privacy Statement Covers
This Privacy Statement covers this Site at www.prof-ed.com. Other websites, such as those relating to our third party sponsors, advertisers, and other partners, are not covered by this Privacy Statement (unless otherwise noted on such site, which may be the case if, for example, the site is also owned and operated by us).
This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by us. This Privacy Statement does not apply to the activities of third party sponsors, advertisers, and other partners that may collect your user information while accessing or using such third party’s services in connection with your use of our Site (e.g. social media and sharing services). The privacy and information practices of those third parties are not covered by this Privacy Statement. To learn more about such third party policies, we encourage you to read and review the privacy statements of each third party service that you may choose to use in connection with the Site.
The Information We Collect
As detailed below, the type of user information collected may vary based on how it was gathered, but may include, among other things, your name, email address, and other information that you voluntarily submit (e.g., when setting up an account or submitting a registration or application on the Site, you may submit your contact information, social media account handles, and/or professional information), information automatically collected about your usage of the Site (e.g., the content that you choose to view), and information about you that our third party partners may share with us if such third party partners have previously received your consent to do so.
Your Information Submission
We may ask you for information, such as your e-mail address, when you register to become a member of the Site or register for a Professional Education online course or live event. You may also provide information to us in other contexts, including, for example, on your member profile page and public profile URL, to enter into a sweepstakes, contest, or promotion. In the event you order something from the Site or one of our co-branded websites, we may request additional personal information, such as your address, telephone number and credit card information, in order to complete the purchase. You always have the option not to provide the information we request.
If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of the Site, but you may be unable to access certain options and services. When you register or become a member of the Site or provide information to Professional Education in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information. We also supplement the data you provide to us with data from data append services such as public or social graph data in order to better serve you with content or promotions. Again, you always have the ability to opt out of participation.
Cookies are small pieces of data that the site transfers to the user’s computer hard drive when the user visits the website. Our website uses only session cookies which are erased when the user closes the Web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the user’s computer. They will typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but generally allow users to modify their browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, to accept cookies only from certain websites, and/or to refuse all cookies. We encourage you to adjust your personal cookie settings on your browsers to suit your personal preferences prior to “surfing the web.”
Personal Data Provided by the Site User
When using this website, Users may be required to provide their personal data for the purposes of statistics, marketing or re-marketing.
Your rights as Site User: As an individual you may exercise your right to access the data held about you by this company by submitting your request in writing to the data controller. Although all reasonable efforts will be made to keep your information updated, you are kindly requested to inform us of any change referring to the personal data held by the association. In any case if you consider that certain information about you is inaccurate, you may request rectification of such data. You also have the right to request the blocking or erasure of data which has been processed unlawfully.
We use third parties to provide credit card processing. These third parties are prohibited from using your user information for any other purpose. We do not collect, store, or process any credit card information through our website. If you do not want your information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer of your information by not using that particular service.
We offer widgets that are hosted on the Site, like our embeddable video player. Use of the Professional Education widgets prohibits downloading or embedding these widgets on other websites is not covered by this privacy statement.
When required by law, Professional Education will comply with court orders or other edicts of law to protect your safety and the safety of others, to investigate fraud or other legal proceeding and to protect and defend Professional Education and our rights or property.
Notice to EU Individuals: As outlined in this Privacy Statement, Professional Education will not process your user information without a lawful basis to do so, as such bases are defined in Article 6 of the GDPR. In general, Professional Education will process your user information on the legal bases if you have entered into an agreement with us and such processing is a necessary part thereof, or legal obligation (as noted above). Professional Education may also process certain user information on the basis of the following legitimate interests (providing your privacy rights and interests do not override them): delivering and continuing to develop and improve the Site, learning from your behavior on the Site (e.g., analyzing traffic) to better serve you and other Site users, helping us modify or enhance the Site and its content, receiving insight as to what users do (and don’t) like about our Site or aspects thereof, and providing a stable, consistent, and secure user experience in connection with the Site.
Security of the User
No website administrator can promise your data or its use or transmission is 100% secure. We do promise you that we care about the User’s safety and the protection of your personal information and use many technology solutions to safeguard it. We use secured servers (denoted by the “s” in our URL as https://prof-ed.com) along with all the additional security features we instill in our website.
Privacy of Children
The Professional Education website is intended for “adult” use. Our content is intended for those of at least 16 years of age. If you are less than 16 years old, please do not submit any of your personal information to us—including your name, website links, email address or physical location. We do not knowingly collect any identifiable information from users under the age of 16. If we discover an inadvertent enrollment in our courses by someone who is not at least 16 years old, we will immediately terminate the account and delete all records.
If you access this website outside the United States, your user information will be transferred to our servers in the U.S. Professional Education is committed to protecting all Site Users from unlawful use of their personal information.
Links to other Websites
Any comments or suggestions that you may have and which may contribute to a better quality of service will be welcome and greatly appreciated.
You may contact us at any time via our “Contact Form” or by emailing us directly at [email protected]
You may also write us at:
Professional Education, LLC
11300 Lindbergh Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33913