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    1. Privacy Policy

      The Art Institutes system of schools 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 Art Institutes Web site. By using The Art Institutes 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. This policy applies to the online collection of information at this Web site only.

      Who may use this Web site

      The Art Institutes 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 Art Institutes Web site.

      The Art Institutes Web site is designed for users from the United States. Users from other countries are advised not to disclose personal information to The Art Institutes 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. When you disclose personal information to The Art Institutes through The Art Institutes Web site, you transmit data to a server located in Pennsylvania, and are subject to United States and Pennsylvania law. You should not send any personal information to The Art Institutes 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. 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 from The Art Institutes, you are asked to provide certain contact information that is collected and used for the purpose of responding to your request. The information collected from you may include your name, address, telephone number or email address. We may use this information to contact you through various means, including phone calls, text messages, e-mail and postal mail about programs and services that we offer.

      We collect personal information you submit pursuant to the registration and inquiry submission processes of our Web site. If you e-mail us, you are voluntarily releasing information to us.

      In addition, we may have collected similar information from you in the past. We use that historic information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. By using our Web site you are consenting to our continued use of any such information.

      When you make a request for further information and provide The Art Institutes with your personal contact information, that information is collected and used for the purpose of responding to your specific requests. We do not share, sell or lease personal information about you except as set forth in this Web site.

      How your information is used

      We utilize “cookies” on The Art Institutes Web site. “Cookies” are small files that we send to and store on your computer so that we may recognize your computer as a unique machine the next time you visit The Art Institutes Web site.

      If you do not wish to allow our use of cookies, you should refer to the help provided by your Internet browser for the most up-to-date instructions on removing cookies. You can also use the links below for instructions for clearing cookies and similar stored data.

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      Unless you specify that you would prefer not to hear from us, we may also use the information you provide to The Art Institutes Web site to contact you.

      We use the aggregate and specific information from users to develop statistics that are helpful to us in understanding how our Web site is used, and how we can continue to improve it. The personal information you send to us is typically used to respond to your inquiries, to process your requests, or to allow you to access specific information. We share your information with affiliated schools and with our parent company and with other affiliated businesses that are notified of our Privacy Policy. We DO NOT sell, rent or give your personal information to any non-affiliated third parties, except as described in this notice. We may also transfer your personal information to companies that perform services on our behalf or to companies that we believe may offer you related services or products that may be of interest to you. We notify businesses to which we transfer your personal information that the information was shared with us under this Privacy Policy. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used for further contact, we will remove you from our distribution list.

      Your choices regarding use of your personal information

      • You may always choose not to provide information, even though it may be needed to take advantage of The Art Institutes Web site features.
      • You may add or update certain information that you send to us. When you update information, we usually keep a copy of the prior version for our records.
      • If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us or if you wish to check your information, please e-mail us at webadmin@edmc.edu.

      Access to your information

      In the event that The Art Institutes and some of our assets are sold or transferred or used as security or to the extent we engage in business negotiations with our business partners, the information collected on our Web sites, including The Art Institutes Web site, may be transferred or shared with third parties as part of that transaction or negotiation. The Art Institutes may also provide information or provide access to information to any of our affiliated businesses or to our business partners.

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

      We may use information you submit to investigate security breaches or otherwise cooperate with authorities pursuant to a legal matter. We may also remove personally identifiable information and use remaining data for historical, statistical or business planning purposes.

      Will your information be secure?

      The Art Institutes system of schools recognizes that 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 that 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. You also agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your password.

      We are the owner of data you supply to us.

      Information-sharing disclosure request – California

      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 The Art Institutes system of schools or any of its affiliates has shared the information we have collected from you. You may request the Notice of Information-Sharing Disclosure by writing to us at: The Art Institutes, 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. You may also send us your Notice of Information-Sharing Disclosure request via e-mail at webadmin@edmc.edu or by telephone at (toll-free) 1.888.624.0300. We will respond to your request for a Notice of Information-Sharing Disclosure within thirty (30) days of receipt.

      Our Privacy Policy and outside links

      Our Privacy Policy only applies to the various The Art Institutes.edu Web sites including The Art Institutes Web site. Our Web sites 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 are outside any Art Institutes.edu Web sites, any information you submit is no longer within our control.

      Questions regarding our Privacy Policy

      If you have questions concerning our privacy practices, contact us at:
      Privacy Administrator
      The Art Institutes
      210 Sixth Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15222
      Fax: 1.412.995.7295
      Email: webadmin@edmc.edu

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