Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Last updated: June 9, 2016
Welcome to the website (the “Site”) of Strategic Compliance Partners. This privacy policy describes how the Site treats your use of the Site, including the handling of personal information. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, this Site includes by definition, any web pages, interactive features, applications, widgets, blogs, social networks, social network “tabs,” or other online or wireless offerings that post a link to this Privacy Policy, whether accessed via computer, mobile device or other technology, manner or means. We reserve the right to revise this privacy policy at any time. Your use of the Site after such changes constitutes your agreement to the new policies. You should periodically read this policy to learn of any revisions. Your use of the Site at any time is deemed to constitute your agreement to all of the terms of this privacy policy then in effect. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the Site.

Online merchants and others who participate in providing Strategic Compliance Partners’ services are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy. However, since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.

1. Information Collection.
When you visit our Site, we may collect information automatically to administer the Site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:
• Your Internet protocol address.
• The kind of browser or computer you use.
• Number of links you click within the site.
• State or country from which you accessed the site.
• Date and time of your visit.
• Name of your Internet service provider.
• Web page you linked to our site from.
• Pages you viewed on the site.
Use of Cookies and Pixel Tags

Cookies and Pixel Tags: We use standard technologies such as a “cookie” and pixel tags to collect information about how the Site is used. A cookie is a small removable data file that is stored by your web browser on your computer. We use cookies to, among other things, identify your computer during a particular visit to the Site and analyze Site visitor behavior. If you create a user account or otherwise join our Site, these cookies enable you to store your password for fast logon and other conveniences. We do not store personal or sensitive information in cookies. Most Web browsers provide you with the ability to accept or decline cookies, as well as to be warned each time a cookie is being sent. If you choose to decline cookies, however, you may not be able to take advantage of all aspects of the Site. Pixel tags, also known as beacons or clear GIF’s, help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Pixel tags are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, pixel tags are embedded invisibly on Web pages.

The information we learn helps us to personalize and continually improve upon your experience at Strategic Compliance Partners. When you register, or otherwise provide information to us voluntarily, we will request some personal information such as name, address, email, telephone number, account number and other relevant information. If you are purchasing a service, we will request financial information. Any financial information we collect is used only to bill you for the services you purchased. If you purchase by credit card, this information may be forwarded to your credit card provider. For other types of registrations, we will ask for the relevant information. You may also be asked to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, such data may be warranted in order to provide online technical support and troubleshooting. We receive and store any information you enter on our Site or give us in any other way. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, improving our services, and communicating with you.

We also collect information when you search, post, participate in a survey, or communicate with our help desk. For example, you provide information when you search for a course, apply for a course, apply/renew to have Strategic Compliance Partners track and/or store CEU’s, submit courses, apply/renew to be an educational provider, publish courses, submit locations, provide educational provider primary contact, answer questions from a licensee, provide information in your Systems User Profile, communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise; complete a survey, provide employer/employee information; and employ other Personal Notification Services, such as Strategic Compliance Partners Alerts. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your credit card information; e-mail addresses, content of e-mails to us; and financial information, including personal identification numbers and license number and Dates You’ll Remember (such as your birth date, license date or renewal date).

E-mail Communications: To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from Strategic Compliance Partners if your computer supports such capabilities. As a part of the tracking and managing service that Strategic Compliance Partners provides, we may e-mail updates to you on a regular basis on yours and/or your employees’ current CE credits.

License Data: We may use the information you provide to use to assist in the tracking and managing of your CE credits. This information may be shared with your employer or broker of record to assist in their management and compliance of your continuing education requirements.

2. Sharing Information.
For the purpose of operating our business, we may transfer any information collected at the Site to service providers who use that information to conduct our business. For example, they may handle credit card processing, e-mail distribution, market research, information analysis, and promotions management. We may also share your information to administer a Site feature. We provide our service providers with the information they need to perform their services. The information that you submit on the Site may be provided to those vendors so that those vendors can provide services on our behalf.
Strategic Compliance Partners may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or if it believes that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of SCP and its Sites, visitors to the Sites and our customers.
We may transfer information to an affiliate or third party as part of a transfer of business assets. Such a transfer would be within the scope of this policy so long as the affiliate or third party agrees to continue to maintain use and storage of information collected in accordance with this policy.

3. Security.

Strategic Compliance Partners is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computers systems with limited access and located in controlled facilities. In addition, your credit card/e-check account numbers are secured by Authorize.net.

We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
Information submitted via the Internet, including through a web page or e-mail is subject to interception or incorrect routing, and the Internet is not a fully secure communications channel. Please consider this prior to submitting any information to us via this Site. While we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

4. Choices.

If you have the ability to accept or decline cookies: Most Web browsers automatic automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of Strategic Compliance Partners or other websites you visit.

If you are using a public terminal, you will want to log off, or sign out before you leave the terminal. To do this, visit our home page and click the “log off” button. This Log Off button will only appear when you are logged in. Otherwise, the Login box will appear. For extra security, close your browser after your log off.
The Federal Trade Commission provides useful information about online privacy on its own website.

Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions
If you choose to visit and/or engage in business with Strategic Compliance Partners; your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the laws of the United States of America. If you have concern about privacy at Strategic Compliance Partners please send us a thorough description to info@strategiccompliancepartners.com, and we will try to resolve it.

Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use will change also. You should check our Site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

5. Additional Terms.
To make it easier for licensed professional to find continuing education to keep current and in compliance with license renewal requirements, Strategic Compliance Partners includes links to other educational providers and third parties. When you visit these sites, we suggest that you read their privacy policies. Strategic Compliance Partners is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such sites. Any personal information you provide to these sites will be governed by the site’s privacy notice.
We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under thirteen (13) years of age. If you are under thirteen (13) years of age, do not send any information about yourself to us. If we discover that a child under the age of thirteen (13) has provided us with personal information, we will delete the information from our systems.

This site is operated, in whole or in part, from the United States. By using this Site, regardless of where you live in the world, you consent to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States, and allow us to use and collect your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Under California Law, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship, (a) a list of the categories of personal information, such as name, email and mailing address and the type of services provided to the customer, that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes and (b) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To request the above information, please contact us using the information in the “Contact Us” section. We will respond to these requests within thirty (30) days. Requests that come by other means may result in a delayed response.
California law also provides that California residents are entitled to know how this Site responds to “Do Not Track” browser settings. Like many other websites and online services, this Site does not currently alter its practices when it receives Do Not Track signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” and for opt out information, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com/.

6. Accessing Web Account Information.
We will provide you with the means to ensure that personally identifiable information in your web account file is correct and current. You may review this information by contacting us by sending an email to our support attendant: info@strategiccompliancepartners.com

7. Contact Us.

If you have questions regarding our Privacy Policy, its implementation, failure to adhere to this Privacy Policy and/or our general practices, please contact us info@strategiccompliancepartners.com or send your comments to Strategic Compliance Partners, 8171 Maple Lawn Blvd., Suite 200, Maple Lawn, MD 20759.
Strategic Compliance Partners will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly respond and resolve any problem or question.

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