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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: August 31, 2020

 

Southern Nevada Joint Management Culinary & Bartenders Training Fund (d/b/a Culinary Academy of Las Vegas), a non-profit (“CALV” or “we” or “us”) is committed to your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, store, and share personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) about you through our online interfaces (e.g., websites and mobile applications) owned and controlled by us, including but not limited to http://www.theculinaryacademy.org// (the “Website”). If you do not understand any aspect of our Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us at info@theculinaryacademy.org Your use of the Website is also governed by our Terms and Conditions.

 

1.     Information We Collect

When you use our Website, you may choose to provide certain information directly to us, including the following Personal Information:

  • first name, last name;
  • email address;
  • phone number;
  • billing address;
  • mailing address;
  • date of birth;
  • social security or national identification number; and
  • other similar identifiers.

 

We may also collect certain information related to the following categories:

  • Personal Records: including education and employment history, criminal history, and medical and financial information;
  • Demographic Information: including information related to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, military service and citizenship status; and
  • Electronic Network Activity Information: including browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with the Website, application, or advertisement.

 

2.     How We Collect Information

We collect information about you directly from you or automatically through your use of our Website or interactions with us.

 

Directly Collected Information

We collect Personal Information that you provide us when you apply for admission to CALV; go to receive a photo ID; register for courses; apply for financial assistance; order products or services; register for an account; update or change information for your account; send us email messages; or otherwise interact with us online or offline.

 

Automatically Collected Information

We also collect information in several ways by your use of the Website. When you access the Website, our servers log your IP address, the URL of your request and other information that is provided in the HTTP header. When you conduct searches on the Website, we may log the search terms that you use. This information that we collect automatically may be linked with your Personal Information to accomplish the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

 

Cookies

We also use cookies to collect information about you. A “cookie” is a small data file stored on your web browser or on your mobile device that allows us to recognize your computer or mobile device when you visit the website by associating identification numbers with other user information you have provided us. Some cookies will remain on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device for the duration of your browser or user session, while others will remain until deleted by you. You may also be able to configure your computer or mobile device to limit the collection of these “cookies,” but that limitation may also limit our ability to provide all the services or functionality of the website. For more information about cookies including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies please go to www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

Pixel Tags

We may use pixel tags (also called web beacons or clear gifs) on our Sites. They can help us analyze what our customers like to do on our Sites and the effectiveness of our features and advertising. They can also help us customize your browsing experience. We may use information collected through pixel tags or tracked links in combination with your personal information. We may also combine personal information you provide to us with other personal information (such as purchase history and demographic information). If we work with other companies to help us track, collect and analyze this information, they will be prohibited from using this information for any other purpose.

 

Google Analytics

The website uses Google Analytics (and in the future may use other similar sites or services), a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to better assist us in understanding how the website is used. Google Analytics will place cookies on your computer that will generate information that we select about your use of the website, including your computer’s IP address. That information will be transmitted to and stored by Google. The information will be used for the purpose of evaluating consumer use of the website, compiling reports on the website’s activity for our use, and providing other services relating to the website activity and usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note that by doing so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website. The use of cookies by Google Analytics is covered by Google’s privacy policy.

 

3.     How We Use Information

We collect and use your Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • to enroll you for courses and help identify funding opportunities;
  • to provide you with the products and services that you request;
  • to verify your identity or affiliation;
  • to make your account available to you;
  • to improve our Website;
  • to improve customer service;
  • to more effectively respond to your requests and support needs;
  • to share your information with third parties as described in this Privacy Policy;
  • to correspond with you about your courses and orders and to provide other information we believe is relevant to you;
  • to tailor content we send you for marketing and promotional purposes;
  • to comply with legal obligations;
  • to administer a Website feature; and
  • to support our general business operations.

 

We may aggregate and/or de-identify information to understand how users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Website.

 

4.     Information Security

We adopt commercially reasonable data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your Personal Information and data stored on our Sites. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the information that we collect and store. We cannot, however, guarantee and do not guarantee that these measures will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use, or disclose your information because despite our efforts, no internet and/or other electronic transmissions can be completely secure.

 

We recommend that you change your password periodically. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account username and password. If you believe that your account username and/or password have been stolen or been made known to others, it is your responsibility to immediately contact us at itsupport@theculinaryacademy.org and change your password. We are not responsible if someone else accesses your account through information they have obtained from you.

 

5.     Sharing and Disclosure of Personal Information

Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy or as specifically agreed to by you, we will not disclose or sell any information we gather from you on our Sites to third parties.

 

We also may disclose your Personal Information as follows:

  • Service Providers: We may share your Personal Information with third party service providers (who use this information to perform services for us), including but not limited to payment processors, content providers, hosting providers, consultants, and customer service and support providers;
  • Business Transfers: We may disclose or transfer your Personal Information as part of any actual or contemplated merger, sale, transfer of our assets, acquisition, financing, or restructuring of all or part of our business, bankruptcy or similar event, including related to due diligence conducted prior to such even where permitted by law;
  • Business Partners: We may disclose your Personal Information to our education partners with whom we work with to make educational and career initiatives available to you or who may be doing academic or other institutional research, as well as any potential funding partners for your education;
  • Legally Required: We may disclose your Personal Information as required under applicable law or in response to legal process (e.g., in response to a subpoena or court order);
  • Protect our Rights: We may disclose your Personal Information where we believe it is necessary to respond to claims asserted against us or to comply with legal process (e.g., subpoenas or warrants); to enforce or administer our agreements and terms; for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation and protection of the rights, property or safety of CALV, our clients, customers, or others.

 

We may share aggregate or de-identify information with third parties for research, marketing, analytics, and other purposes, provided such information does not identify you.

 

6.     Third Party and Social Media Sites

In general, the third-party service providers that we use will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

 

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

 

Once you leave our Website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our Website’s terms.

 

7.     Children’s Information

CALV strongly believes in protecting the privacy of children. Any use or access by anyone under the age of 18 is prohibited. We do not knowingly collect or maintain Personal Information on our Website from persons under 18 years of age, and no part of our Website is directed to persons under 18 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age, then please do not use or access this Website at any time or in any manner. If you believe a child has provided us with information, contact us at itsupport@theculinaryacademy.org.

 

8.     Individual Rights and Choices

CALV seeks to maintain the integrity of your Personal Information. You may therefore seek to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Information. If you have any questions  about, wish to review, or would like to make a request to us to correct, amend, delete, or limit our use of your Personal Information, please contact us at itsupport@theculinaryacademy.org.  Please also note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

 

You may decline to share certain information with us, in which case, we may not be able to provide you some of the Services we offer. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections to your information.  You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

 

Email Opt-Out

From time to time (and with your consent when required), you may receive periodic mailings or emails from us with news or other information on events, products, services, discounts, special promotions, upcoming events or other offers from us or on our behalf.  If at any time you wish to stop receiving emails or mailings from us, please send us an email to itsupport@theculinaryacademy.org with the phrase “Privacy Opt-Out: CALV Mailings” in the subject line, or write to us at the address provided below, and we will remove you from our mailing list.

 

Alternatively, for email communications, you may opt out of receiving such communications by following the unsubscribe instructions set forth in most promotional email messages from us.  Your unsubscribe request or email preferences change will be processed promptly, though this process may take several days. During that processing period, you may receive additional promotional emails from us.

 

Please note that opting out of emails and other communications will only apply to marketing and other promotional emails and will not apply to any email and other communications sent for other purposes, including, but not limited to, emails and other communications about your account or your use of the Services.

 

9.     Other Details

You acknowledge that this Privacy Policy is part of the Terms and Conditions for your use of the Website, and you agree that using the Website signifies your assent to our Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. As we may make changes from time to time without notifying you, we suggest that you periodically consult this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Website after the effective date of any modification to this Privacy Policy will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

 

If you have any questions about your privacy or security on our Website, please contact us using the following information:

 

http://www.theculinaryacademy.org/

710 West Lake Mead Boulevard

North Las Vegas, NV 89030

info@theculinaryacademy.org

702-924-2100

 

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