Please Read This Privacy Statement Agreement Carefully Before Accessing Website.
This document was last updated on June 13, 2013.
ShufordTech.com (“Shuford Technology”) and our affiliated companies worldwide are committed to respecting your online privacy and recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of any information you share with us by using our web sites, products and services. Shuford Technology reserves the right to append or otherwise modify this Privacy Statement at any time, so please periodically re-visit and review this page to ensure ongoing familiarity with the most current version of our Privacy Statement.
Please read this Privacy Statement carefully since by accessing our website (the “Site”) and sharing information with us, you agree to be bound by our Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this Site. Shuford Technology have established the following Privacy Statement so that you can understand the care with which we intend to treat your information. This policy describes the overall privacy practices of Shuford Technology regarding information we collect on our network of web sites and through our other Internet advertising mediums, including but not limited to email. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Shuford Technology does not own or control, or to people that Shuford Technology does not employ.
Shuford Technology collects various types of information from you to better meet your needs and to provide you with a more relevant user experience. Some of this information is collected automatically through cookies (a small text file placed on your computer) or other Internet tracking technologies such as a tracking pixel. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser. Please note that rejecting cookies by changing your browser settings may result in a lower quality experience for you while you are visiting our Site.
The types of information your browser or internet session automatically sends us each time you visit one of our sites, which we automatically collect from our web server logs, includes:
This information lets us see how users are finding our Site, and it tells us which pages are visited the most often so we can make our Site more useful. The non-personally identifiable information that Shuford Technology collects is used for marketing and sales efforts to better target advertisements and other content in an effort to create a more personally relevant experience. The information is also used to predict responses to advertisements, and to help determine which ads perform best and which content is most appropriate for different users. We may share with third parties non-personally identifiable aggregate information, such as how many individuals clicked on a specific advertisement on an anonymous or non-identifiable basis.
We only collect personal information from our visitors on a voluntary basis. Please be cautious in determining which information (especially personally identifiable information) you choose to provide. Personal information may include name, email address, physical address, telephone or facsimile number or demographic information such as age, gender and personal interests. Once your information is collected, it is then forwarded to the applicable entity (for example, an educational institution to which you requested information). In the context of education, upon the school(s)’ receipt of your information, an admissions representative will contact you via telephone, email or direct mail to assist with your request. Additionally, a representative from Shuford Technology or a third party may use your personally identifiable information that you provided to subsequently contact you by telephone in order to confirm your interest and assist you in the process, as well as to obtain your feedback on the quality of the follow-up you received and/or discuss additional education related opportunities.
The personal information you provide to us may also be used and/or combined with aggregated information and information from third parties for such purposes, including without limitation, to: (i) improve the Site’s features and functionality; (ii) provide a more personalized experience by customizing the content, products, events and services offered by us or third parties; (iii) provide information, communicate with you and respond to your inquiries; (iv) conduct research about your Site use through voluntary surveys; and (v) “pre-populate” forms. These offers and/or other communications may come directly from us, from our affiliates or from other third parties by various forms of media including, without limitation, email, telephone mail or text messaging. You acknowledge and agree that this personal information can be collected, maintained by or transferred to a company, or other entity, within the sole judgment of Shuford Technology. If you do not wish to receive such offers, please use the “Updating” section below to adjust your preferences.
On particular pages where we ask for your personally identifiable information, we may explicitly tell you that the data we are collecting on that page will be provided to third parties, in which case those disclosures shall override anything to the contrary in this policy. In some cases, we may use your personally identifiable information to provide information to you, such as to send newsletters and email that you request, or to personalize the Site in accordance with your requests. We will provide you with directions in all emails and newsletters on how to be removed from our newsletter list.
We take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the information you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. All personally identifiable information you provide is maintained in confidence by Shuford Technology and is not available to the public. Please note, however, that while we strive to protect your data, it may be possible for third parties not under the control of Shuford Technology to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of information you transmit to us. You acknowledge and assume this risk when communicating with us.
Please note that any videos that you upload and any other communication that you have through the Site is available to anyone with internet access. Please be cautious in determining which information (especially personally identifiable information) you choose to post. Any videos that you submit to Shuford Technology are available to the public and may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels. Please also note that if you post a message or comment on this Site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these sections, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
In the event that you choose to subscribe to a Shuford Technology’ newsletter, we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. In the event you then choose to unsubscribe, please see the “Updating Information and Opting Out” section.
You may choose whether or not to provide personally identifiable information to our Site. If you choose to provide such information to Shuford Technology, you have the right to update your information for accuracy as well as to tell us not to make some of the uses of such information described herein or to have such information deleted in its entirety. If you wish to make a change in information or preferences, such as you no longer wish to receive newsletters, surveys or promotional communications via email, please opt out by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also provide the name of the service for which information was provided, your full name, mailing address, phone number and email address so that we may identify you in the opt-out process, as applicable. Once we receive your instruction, we will promptly take the appropriate action. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence and we may collect your email address.
In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), Shuford Technology products and services are not developed or structured to attract children. Accordingly, Shuford Technology will never knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 13.
While Shuford Technology uses reasonable efforts to include current and accurate information on the Site, Shuford Technology makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. Shuford Technology assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site. Further, Shuford Technology takes no responsibility for any communications, including, messages and comments, that are posted by visitors for each other or for view by the general public. Information that is available and/or obtained in this type of forum may not be reliable. Further, Shuford Technology assumes no liability for the accuracy of such information and no liability for such communications arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. In the event of a Privacy Statement change, we will revise the “updated” date at the top of this Privacy Statement page and will post the new Privacy Statement on the home page. The new Privacy Statement will be automatically effective after it is posted and your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Statement and any updates.