When you register on our site, fill out a form or enter information on our site, we may collect information including, but without limitation to, to following subject matter: (a) personal contact information (e.g. name, postal address, e-mail address, phone number); (b) demographics; (c) information pertaining to education (e.g. graduation dates, school, student assignments); (d) your performance and progress while using PIERCE Plan goods and services; (e) account login information; (f) social network information; (g) website usage information; and (h) credit card information.
Cookies are small text files that reside on your computer, mobile phone or other devices, which a website or its service provider transfers to your device’s memory through your web browsers, if you allow, and that enables the website’s or service provider’s system to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. You may also delete existing cookies stored on your browser’s history. Cookies do not tell us your personal information unless you choose to provide such information through forms contained on our website.
We may also allow certain business partners to place or recognize cookies for the foregoing purposes. If you are uncomfortable with cookies, you may disable them on your computer. Disabling cookies may affect user functionality.
We may use the information we collect from in the following ways:
Information concerning your usage of our site and submitted and recorded in PIERCE Plan may be disclosed to third parties such as educational institutions, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, professors and teachers for a variety of purposes of analyzing progress and completion of certain requirements.
We maintain your personal data securely and use reasonable physical and technical safeguards to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
Because it is impossible to guarantee the security of personal data at all times (due to third parties that may be able to penetrate the security systems in place), we highly recommend that you create unique and strong passwords when applicable, limit your access of the PIERCE Plan Sites and services to your personal device(s) and sign off whenever you have completed a session of the PIERCE Plan services.
PIERCE Plan Sites may contain links to third party websites. These third-party websites have separate and independent privacy policies. You understand, acknowledge and agree that the third-party websites’ independent privacy policies govern their use of your personal information. You further understand, acknowledge and agree that PIERCE Plan therefore has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked website.
You are free to access and change some of the information we keep on you through your settings. You may ask us to delete information that is inaccurate, incomplete or irrelevant or that is being processed in a manner that violates or infringes upon any applicable law or legal requirements. We may elect to retain personal information with your comment or correction noted in our records instead of deleting such information. Your right to review, modify, update, correct or delete your personal information may be limited, subject to the laws of your jurisdictions: (a) if your requests are abusive or unreasonably excessive in nature; (b) where the rights or safety of another person would be encroached or violated; (c) if the information or material requested relates to existing or potential legal proceedings between you and us; or (d) if providing you access would prejudice or otherwise harm negotiations between us or an investigation of possible illegal activity.
The PIERCE Plan Sites are not directed to children under age 13 and we do not encourage children under age 13 to participate in providing us with any personally identifiable information. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you under the age of 13, please do not use PIERCE Plan Sites or submit any information in connection with the PIERCE Plan Sites. We support the guidelines and regulatory requirements provided in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA).