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COLLEGE OF BIBLICAL STUDIES - HOUSTON
PRIVACY POLICY
Welcome to College of Biblical Studies - Houston (the "Site").

We understand that privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of the Site ("Visitors") who visit without transacting business and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by College of Biblical Studies - Houston (collectively, "Services") ("Users").

"Personally Identifiable Information"
refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.

What Personally Identifiable Information is collected?
We may collect basic user profile information from all of our Visitors. We collect the following additional information as provided from our Users: names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses, age, social security number, credit card information, and other relevant data.

What organizations are collecting the information?
In addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect this information from our Visitors and Users. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them from Visitors and Users. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.

How does the Site use Personally Identifiable Information?
We use Personally Identifiable Information to customize the Site, to make appropriate service offerings, and to fulfill transactional requests on the Site. We may email Visitors and Users about research or purchase and selling opportunities on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to contact Visitors and Users in response to specific inquiries, or to provide requested information.

With whom may the information may be shared?
Personally Identifiable Information about Users may be shared with other Users who wish to evaluate potential transactions with other Users. We may share aggregated information about our Visitors, including the demographics of our Visitors and Users, with our affiliated agencies and third party vendors. We also offer the opportunity to "opt out" of receiving information or being contacted by us or by any agency acting on our behalf.

How is Personally Identifiable Information stored?
Personally Identifiable Information collected by College of Biblical Studies - Houston is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of College of Biblical Studies - Houston except for use as indicated above.

What choices are available to Visitors regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?
Visitors and Users may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our vendors and affiliated agencies by responding to emails as instructed.

Are Cookies Used on the Site?
Cookies are used for a variety of reasons. We use Cookies to obtain information about the preferences of our Visitors and the services they select. We also use Cookies for security purposes to protect our Users.

How does College of Biblical Studies - Houston use login information?
College of Biblical Studies - Houston uses login information, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user's movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.

What partners or service providers have access to Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors and/or Users on the Site?
College of Biblical Studies - Houston has entered into and will continue to enter into partnerships and other affiliations with a number of vendors.
Such vendors may have access to certain Personally Identifiable Information on a need to know basis for evaluating Users for service eligibility.
Our privacy policy does not cover their collection or use of this information.

Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to comply with law:
We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. We will also disclose Personally Identifiable Information when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our Visitors and Users.

How does the Site keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?
All of our employees are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Users is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, is protected by encryption protocols, in place to protect information sent over the Internet. While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Users for any such occurrences.

How can Visitors correct any inaccuracies in Personally Identifiable Information?
Visitors and Users may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies by emailing us at webteam@cbshouston.edu

What happens if the Privacy Policy Changes?
We will let our Visitors and Users know about changes to our privacy policy by posting such changes on the Site.

Links:
This web site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.