Effective Date: Jan. 1, 2021
Techni-Pro Institute (TPI) is located in Boca Raton, FL. The school, is committed to protecting our students’ privacy. This statement is designed to explain the necessary collection of data/information that TPI acquires from site visitors and to define how that information is used.
Changes in Privacy Statement
We may collect information you volunteer to provide, which may be used to identify your records directly or indirectly. TPI may collect the following information via its website or during a campus visit…
A. Identifiers: A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number or other similar identifiers. Collected: YES
B. Commercial Information: Records of personal, property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered or other, purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. Collected: YES
C. Biometric Information: Genetic, physiological, behavioral and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, face prints, and voice prints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health or exercise data. Collected: NO
D. Internet or other similar network activity: Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application or advertisement. Collected: YES
E. Geolocation data: Physical location or movements. Collected: YES
F. Sensory data: Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory or similar information. Collected: NO
G. Professional or employment-related information: Current or past job, history or performance evaluations. Collected: YES
H. A Non-public, education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20,U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)): Education records, directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student, schedules, student identification codes, student financial information or student disciplinary records. Collected: YES
I. Inferences drawn from other personal information: Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities and aptitudes. Collected: NO
How We Use Your Information
Some of the information collected may be used for business purposes such as:
-Operating, maintaining and improving services
-Analyzing process performance and conducting consumer research
-Debugging an information system that contains personal records
-Financial aid evaluation, transcript evaluation, enrollment and other processes outlined in existing TPI Enrollment Agreements and the Student Handbook.
-Marketing services / products to individuals, as applicable
-Monitoring the security of your data and performing auditing functions to maintain state, federal and international compliance.
-Other business-related functions, per need.
TPI may assign you a username and password to permit access to certain sites. PII data will be collected in order to create these unique identifiers. Additionally, credit card or other financial PII may be requested for activities such as: purchases, orders, donations and registrations which may be handled by a PCI compliant third-party service provider.
TPI does not and will never sell personal data records and has not done so ever.
Voluntarily browsing Techni-Pro Institute’s website indicates your acceptance of the terms and conditions in use. Additionally, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Statement, all non-conflicting principles of the Student Handbook, Employee Handbook, Faculty Handbook, Computer Use Policies and the techniproedu.com terms and conditions. If you are in disagreement with consenting, then please discontinue use of TPI sites.
TPI websites provide access to information and services for visitors that may not have a formal relationship with the school as a student or employee. If you are neither a student nor employee and prefer not to provide any information online, we invite you to cancel the transaction and contact the administrative unit responsible for the service to conduct the business in person, by mail or by telephone. Contact information is found in the “More Information” section of this policy.
Techni-Pro Institute is committed to providing secure online environments for our students and online visitors. Our websites have security measures in place to protect against the loss of, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alterations and destruction of information we process and control. Although TPI has security controls in place to safeguard against malicious actors, it is important to remain alert when entering TPI-assigned credentials to external sites that are not affiliated with the school.
We recommend ensuring that your device is kept protected with an up-to-date Antivirus software. TPI will not accept liability for data that is compromised due to the following: (i) utilizing a password that is deemed weak or commonly used; (ii) voluntarily providing credentials to a malicious site; (iii) transmitting information through an insecure channel not provided by TPI or its partner institution (e.g. utilizing an unprotected public network or a compromised personal device). To further protect your data we regularly educate our employees on standard data protection procedures and new Cyber Security Threats/Technologies through cybersecurity awareness programs.
If you suspect a security incident may be related to a record handled by TPI, please contact us for a prompt response.
Disclosure and Portability of PII Data
Techni-Pro Institute may disclose PII data to third parties who are approved vendors dedicated to performing tasks on behalf of Techni-Pro Institute, where security obligations are in place to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability of all the information transmitted. We may also disclose PII in response to legal processes, such as court order or a subpoena, in the response to a law enforcement agency’s request or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent and/or act upon notices regarding suspected illegal activities.
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For additional information about this statement or TPI’s privacy practices, please contact:
Techni-Pro Institute’s HR Department
414 NW 35th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33414