Information Collection and Use
General Policy: Columbia DKV is the sole owner of the information collected on the Columbia DKV Sites. Columbia DKV will not sell, share, rent, or otherwise disclose personally identifiable information collected on its sites except to affiliates.
Columbia DKV collects and uses certain personally identifiable information that is necessary to facilitate your use of its sites. Columbia DKV may also ask you to submit additional information about yourself, and may use the required and additional information for its own and third parties' marketing and promotional purposes. For example, Columbia DKV may send you e-mails to introduce new content, products, or services that we think might be of interest to you. As explained below, you may choose not to submit information that is not necessary to facilitate your use of its site. You also may "opt-out" of allowing Columbia DKV to use your personally identifiable information for its own marketing or promotional purposes and those of its affiliates.
If fees are charged, you will have to provide billing information, such as a credit card number. This information is used for billing purposes, to fulfill orders, to handle customer service inquiries, and for project review and evaluation purposes. This information may be shared with third parties who may follow up with you for course evaluation purposes. If we have trouble processing a transaction or registration , we may use your contact information to reach you.
Information that users submit to interactive features on Columbia DKV Sites, such as a posting to an online discussion forum, may be collected and used by third parties. While Columbia DKV strives to protect its users' privacy, it cannot guarantee the security of this information. You disclose such information at your own risk.
Persons under 13 may not contribute to any interactive features on the Columbia DKV Sites.
Communications With Columbia Interactive
If you send us an e-mail with questions or comments to our e-mail address, email@example.com, we may use your personal information to respond to your questions or comments. We may also share your information with a third party we designate to assist with our response. We may file your comments for future reference, or we may discard the information after we have reviewed it.
The Columbia DKV Sites may request information from users through surveys. Participation is voluntary, and users may choose whether to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact, demographic, or other information. Survey information may be used to monitor or improve the use and satisfaction of this site. The information may also be used for marketing and promotional purposes, and to notify you of new content related to your interests. Contact information may be used to notify users of survey results.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user's own hard drive containing information about the user. Columbia DKV may employ cookies to recognize you and your access privileges on the Columbia DKV Sites. These cookies keep track of user names and passwords, and personalize the Columbia DKV Sites for users. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive cookies, and you may decline to accept them. If you choose not to accept cookies from the Columbia DKV Sites, some parts may function less efficiently.
Columbia DKV stores information about the use of its sites in log files. These files contain information about what pages were visited, when, and where were the requests to view the pages coming from. This last bit of information is a users' IP address. We use IP addresses to help analyze how Columbia DKV Sites are used. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Sharing of Aggregate Information: We may share information from our log files with third parties. Aggregate information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We give you the opportunity to "opt-out" of having your personally identifiable information used by Columbia DKV for purposes not directly related to your use of the Columbia DKV Sites. Persons who register for the Columbia DKV Sites, or who buy a service from or through the Columbia DKV Sites, but do not want to receive any marketing or promotional materials from Columbia DKV, or do not want Columbia DKV to share personally identifiable information with its affiliates for purposes unrelated to a particular transaction for which such information may be necessary, can so notify us.
You may, at any time, opt-out of such uses by Columbia DKV that are not directly related to your use of the Columbia DKV by sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protecting your privacy and your information is a top priority. We have taken careful measures to secure both your information and our physical premises. For example, we exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers. Our secure server software encrypts information before transmitting it, ensuring that all Internet transactions remain private (unless sent by an unsecured means, such as e-mail).