Boston Institute of Finance recognizes the importance of protecting the information we collect from end users in the operation of our online service and websites. We ensure that any identifiable personal information we collect from users of our products or services is adequate, relevant and not excessive for purposes of operating our website or any of our online services; and will be kept accurate and up-to-date based on information provided. Except for product partners as described below, and where necessary in connection with services provided by appropriate intermediaries, who are required to comply with the confidentiality provisions of this policy, we will not disclose any personal information identifying users to any third party, unless required by law or otherwise needed in connection with legal proceedings, or unless we have received the user's consent.
Boston Institute of Finance web site servers use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software to ensure protection of user data and the security of users' transactions. SSL encrypts personally identifiable information users send over the Internet, including credit card numbers, name and address data. Our web site servers use a feature of Internet web browsers called a "cookie" to assign a unique identifier to a user's computer during a visit, and to recognize the user on a return visit. Cookies are files that the web browser places on the user's computer hard drive. We create and use these cookie files and data to track users' clicks as they navigate our websites.
If use of an electronic product, feature or service offered by Boston Institute of Finance on our website or other online service requires a user to provide a name and password or other personally identifiable information, the user has the option to opt in or out of providing such information and using the product, feature or service. Any private communications or information supplied to us by a user may be used by us for internal business and research purposes and to help enhance and develop our websites and products.
Boston Institute of Finance shares data with third parties, for course offerings that are developed and/or distributed on a joint basis with them. In each case, we share information about who has enrolled in a course, and the course transcripts. By enrolling in one of these courses, users consent with this sharing of information, which for each third party is limited to the jointly developed and distributed course. The table lists these third parties and the courses which are offered on a joint basis with us:
|Bryant University||Bryant University Online Certificate in Financial Planning|
|Keir Educational Resources||Keir CFP® Certification Examination Review|
|John Wiley & Sons, Inc.||Wiley CPA e-Prep|
Boston Institute of Finance may disclose navigational and transactional information to third parties, in the form of anonymous, aggregate usage statistics and demographics but only in forms that do not reveal a user's identity or confidential information, except as required by law, as needed in connection with legal proceedings, or unless we have received the user's consent.
Links are provided from Boston Institute of Finance's website to third party websites. When using such links, users should take note that each third party website will vary in terms of its privacy and data protection policies. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or any actions by third parties that control these sites.
Identifiable personal information such as names or e-mail addresses voluntarily disclosed (e.g. on bulletin boards) is accessible to other users, and could be collected and disclosed by others.
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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
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This page was last updated on 02/28/2013.
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