Generally, the information we collect and retain about you is for the purpose of communicating with you, processing your requests for information or for admission to our program, and informing you about additional course offerings or other services. We will not sell, share, or rent your information to others in ways other than as disclosed in this statement.
We will only send you emails when you expressly request additional information on our website. Users who no longer wish to receive emails from Design Institute of San Diego may change their preferences by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS COLLECTED We collect your personal data:
- When you provide us information by filling out forms on our website, such as when you request information about our program or complete and submit an online application for admission;
- When you return your admission application packet to us;
- When you communicate with us electronically or through mail;
- Through your use of our website, using cookies and pixel tags for example. A “cookie” is a piece of data stored on your hard drive or device memory containing information about you.
TYPES OF PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT We collect the following data about you:
- Biographical information, such as your name, address, email address and phone number, and work experience information;
- Educational background, such as your prior educational information and records;
- Your IP address, the type of browser you use to connect to our site; your device information, and, if your browser allows cookies, the pages you visited, the time, date, duration and number of page views and a description of the page where the tag is placed;
- Sensitive personal data, such as your racial or ethnic origin and your habitation arrangements.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA We use your personal data:
- As necessary for the performance of a contract with the you or to take steps preparatory to such a contract – such as when we review your application for admission to our program, respond to your requests and send messages to you, notices to you, or otherwise communicate with you regarding your application or admission to or your attendance in our programs, and any service or support issue you raise;
- To facilitate your experience through cookies which allow our website to recognize you if you visit multiple pages during the same session, so that you don’t need to re-enter your information multiple times;
- When necessary for compliance with a legal obligation, such as to meet our compliance and regulatory obligations, both in the US and, if applicable, the EU, including with respect to any EU member state where we are offering our programs, or to assist with investigations (including criminal investigations) carried out by the police and other competent authorities;
- When necessary to protect your vital interests, such as in medical emergencies;
- When necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests, such as analyzing our users’ online behavior to measure the effectiveness of our website and our advertising, using IP addresses to analyze trends, administer our site, track user movement, and gather demographic information for aggregate use;
- To display interest-based ads to you when you are using social media, using, for example, your email address to personalize our ads based on your behavior on our website.
WITH WHOM WE MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA We share your non-sensitive personal data:
- With you or any person with your credentials;
- Governmental authorities, regulatory bodies, law enforcement, or other authorized persons to the extent required by law or deemed by us to be necessary, appropriate, or in our best interests or the public in connection with a request from the foregoing;
- To the extent you expressly authorize use to do so, affiliated or unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes;
- With a third party, subject to a reasonable obligation of confidentiality, in connection with any merger, acquisition, asset sale, financing, or other capital transaction involving the sale of all, or substantially all, of our assets.
We will share your sensitive personal data only with your explicit consent, when necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, or for archiving purposes in the public interest, or scientific and historical research purposes or statistical purposes.
If you are a European resident, in the course of reviewing your application, admission to and enrollment in our programs, we may transfer your personal data outside of the European Economic Area, principally to our servers in the United States; this means that your personal data will not have the automatic protection of European data protection laws (including the GDPR) which apply in the European Economic Area. In these circumstances, in order to ensure that your personal data continues to have adequate protection when it is transferred outside the European Economic Area, your personal data will only be transferred on one of the following bases:
- Where the transfer is subject to one or more of the appropriate safeguards for international transfers prescribed by applicable law (for example, standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission);
- A European Commission decision provides that the country or territory to which the transfer is made ensures an adequate level of protection; or
- There exists another situation where the transfer is permitted under applicable law (for example, where we have your explicit consent).
HOW LONG WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA We will retain your personal data for as long as you continue to use our website, apply to our programs or, if you are admitted to our program, the duration of your attendance, and for as long as permitted or required for legal and regulatory purposes after your use, application or attendance is terminated. Please note that aggregate information, which is not personal data, shall be retained indefinitely to improve the functionality of our website and programs.
SECURITY This website takes commercially reasonable precautions to protect our users' information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When users submit sensitive information via the website, Design Institute of San Diego uses commercially reasonable efforts to protect your information both online and off-line. While we utilize commercially reasonable security measures, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL DATA This website takes commercially reasonable precautions to protect our users' information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When users submit sensitive information via the website, Design Institute of San Diego uses commercially reasonable efforts to protect your information both online and off-line. While we utilize commercially reasonable security measures, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. You additionally have the right to require us to restrict our data processing activities in certain circumstances, to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to any of our particular processing activities where you feel this has a disproportionate impact on you, and to receive from us the personal data we hold about you which you have provided to us, in a reasonable format specified by you, including for the purpose of you transmitting that personal data to another data controller. Where our processing is based on your consent, you may withdraw that consent, without affecting the lawfulness of our processing based on consent before its withdrawal. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us by emailing email@example.com.
California's "Shine the Light" law, Civil Code section 1798.83, requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California customers asking about the business' practices related to disclosing personal information to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. Alternately, businesses may have in place a policy not to disclose personal information of customers to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes if the customer has exercised an option to opt-out of such information-sharing. We require you to expressly opt-in to any disclosure of your personal data to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes which is stricter than required under California law.
This site uses Remarketing with Google Analytics. Based on a user's activity on DISD.edu, we store information about the visit (pages visited, your geographic location, how many times you have visited, and if a form submission was completed). We do not collect sensitive user information. DISD and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads across the internet based on past visits to DISD.edu. Users can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Preferences Manager or Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
This site may use tracking pixels for Facebook Re-targeting Ads. A pixel tag (also known as a web beacon) is a small string of code that represents a clear graphic image and is used in conjunction with a cookie. A pixel tag allows us to capture certain additional types of information about a visitor's actions on a web site, such as a visitor's cookie number, the time, date, duration and number of page views, a description of the page where the tag is placed and details about any items that were purchased. Pixel tags help us analyze our customers' online behavior and measure the effectiveness of our website and our advertising. We work with service providers that help us track, collect and analyze this information. Users can adjust how ads are targeted on Facebook by visiting the Facebook Help Center.
This site may use Interest-Based Advertising with Facebook. We may display interest-based ads to you when you are using Facebook. Design Institute of San Diego uses Facebook's Custom Audience Tool to match your email address to a unique Facebook user. We can then personalize our ads based on your website behavior on disd.edu. We do not share any of your personal information with Facebook. Users can adjust how ads are targeted on Facebook by visiting the Facebook Help Center.
Users who no longer wish to receive emails from Design Institute of San Diego may opt-out of receiving these communications by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES Our website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Design Institute of San Diego is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Design Institute of San Diego website.