Privacy Policy

Your Privacy: Why It's Important to Us

At The College of Health Care Professions, we believe that your privacy is important. That's why we are outlining the information gathering and dissemination practices we follow and your rights as a user of our web site.

Legal Notice and Disclaimer
The material contained in this site is for informational purposes only.  We believe the information on our web site is complete, accurate and up-to-date, but curriculum and timelines are constantly changing. Since mistakes can occur, we cannot absolutely warrant that the information on our web site is complete, accurate, current or reliable or that it will be suitable for your needs.

All information on our web site is protected by United States copyright laws. You may not copy information from our web site for commercial or personal use.  If for some reason you find the need to use the information on this site for personal use, write to us at webinfogrant@chcp.edu. Please identify yourself, your reasons for needing or wanting the information, and how the information will be used. We will do our best to grant your request.

What Information We Collect
When you visit our site, you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose and web site use information that is automatically collected as you browse our web site.

Personal Information. If you choose to register to become a student, you will be asked to provide us with your name, mailing address, e-mail address and other optional information, such as your age.  If you respond to any surveys or questionnaires on our web site, we may retain the information you provide in response. If you choose to correspond with us via e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses.

Web Site Use Information. In addition to the information that you choose to provide, our site utilizes standard technology to collect information about how our web site is used. Information is gathered through cookies, and web server logs may include the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, the pages you view, and how much time you spend at our site, as well as if you linked to our site directly from another web site and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked to our site.

How We Use Your Personal Information
We may use your contact information to communicate with you about your use of our web site, to respond to your questions, or to send you the material and information you request. We may also use this information to notify you of changes to our web site or new services we think you may wish to know about. You may elect not to receive these communications when you initially register at our site or at any time thereafter.

We use your web site information in order to help diagnose problems with our site. We may use all information we collect to analyze statistical use patterns and demographic data (basically where our visitors come from and what demographic characteristics they have) and to improve our site to better serve our customers.

Disclosing Your Personal Information to Others
We do not sell, rent, license, trade or otherwise disclose the personal information of our web site visitors to unaffiliated third parties. The only time we share such information is when our affiliates need to provide you with the information and services you request. We may disclose information about you if and when we believe it is necessary to comply with any law, rule, court order or subpoena, or to enforce our legal rights or the rules of this web site, or to protect our business, property and operations.

We may prepare and keep statistical records and other data about you and other users of our site, but we do that in a way that does not identify you or any other user personally. We may hire third parties to help us collect and analyze such data, and we may share such statistical data with third parties. Again, such statistical data will not specifically identify you or any other user.

Links to Other Web Sites
We may create links to other web sites that we think may be of interest to you. We tell you if we are affiliated with any other web site we provide links to. We have not reviewed the privacy policies of any web sites we link to our web site, and you should exercise care when visiting any other web site. If you find any sites linked to ours that are objectionable, please let us know.

Security Encryption
Encryption is a method of scrambling a message so it can't be read by someone who is not an intended recipient.  Except where specifically noted, we do not use encryption technology to encrypt the information we collect from you. Accordingly, information you send to us may not be secure. This means that if any information you send us is intercepted or misdirected, it can be read by others. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information, such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, account numbers or specific personal information, to us through this site or through unencrypted e-mail.

Passwords
If you register at our site and select a password, you must remember to keep your login and password confidential. If you share your passwords with others or store them in or around your computer in a way that others may easily access them, then your personal information may be accessible without your knowledge or authorization. We have no control over your use of your login ID and password, and we cannot tell if someone is using them without your permission. Exercise common sense and prudent judgment. You should change your password periodically just for safety, and if you think somebody has learned your password, change it immediately. No one at The College of Health Care Professions will ever ask you for your password.

Our Internal Systems
We store all information we collect on servers that we believe are secure from unauthorized access. We use a variety of technologies to minimize the likelihood of the loss, alteration or misuse of the information we collect. Part of the reason we do not provide much detail about our security measures in this statement is that we do not want to make it easier for hackers to enter our systems.

Your Right to Object
If you believe we are using your personal information in a way that is not authorized in this Privacy Statement, please contact us at once. We will investigate and take corrective action if we find that we have not been following our procedures.

Your Consent
By using our web site, you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this statement. If we change our privacy policy and procedures, we will post those changes on our web site to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

Editorial Content
All of the content in this web site has originated at The College of Health Care Professions, unless otherwise noted. At several locations within the site, a link is provided to a web site not controlled by The College of Health Care Professions. In such cases, a warning may appear prior to the user leaving this site.

Every effort is made to assure the accuracy and timeliness of the content provided, but please understand that errors and omissions can occur. An editorial review board exists to oversee the production and approval of new content. Medically oriented content is reviewed for accuracy by a health care professional prior to posting on the web site.

Please contact sitecorrections@chcp.edu if you see any content that needs to be corrected.

Asking Your Permission
It is our policy to ask permission prior to retaining personal information or addresses of those using this web site. Site features with high functionality often require that you register in order to access the feature and the information you've provided. In such cases, it is our policy to provide a mechanism that allows the user to opt out of the feature at any time in the future.