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Privacy Policy

Acus Learning Systems, LLC and PublicWorksTraining.com

 

February 12, 2016

 

We take the protection of your Personal Information very seriously.  This Privacy Policy explains how Acus Learning Systems, LLC (the Company) and its website (PublicWorksTraining.com, etc.), can collect, use and share your Personal Information, Use Information and Device Information.

 

If you do not agree with this Policy, you should not access our website or use our services.

This Privacy Policy may be amended by us at any time, without specific notice to you.  The latest Privacy Policy will be posted on the website and dated accordingly.  We may post a notice on the website homepage announcing that a change has been made.  You should review any amended Privacy Policy prior to re-using the website.  Regardless of whether or not your review this policy, you will be bound by its terms.

 

Consent

By accepting our User Agreement and using the website, you hereby consent to the collection, use, disclosure and retention of your Personal Information, Use Information and Device Information, for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. 

 

Personal Information

Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual including, but not limited to:  a first and last name; a home, work or other physical address; telephone numbers;  email addresses; or other contact information, whether at work or at home, provided by the individual.  We gather this information when you sign in to access services, request information, submit reviews or other input, or other times when you specifically provide information and acknowledge our right to use it.

 

We use this information to verify your authority to use the services, process your payment for the services, notify you of updates or changes in the services, protect you against fraud, distribute certificates of completion, etc.  

 

Disclosure of Your Personal Information

We will only share your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties in the ways that are described in this Privacy Policy. We do not sell, trade, rent or disclose your information to others, except when:   We and our service partners use your Personally Identifiable Information to operate our website and to deliver services.

 

We will disclose Personal Information in the following circumstances:

  1. To process your credit card payment or electronic payment for services purchased on our website. 

  2. To third parties that pay the cost for your access to the website and its services.    You should directly discuss with those parties how they may use your information.

  3. If it is required by law enforcement or judicial authorities, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation;

  4. To protect the rights, reputation, property or safety of the Company or others;

  5. To defend or enforce our rights or your obligations;

  6. To a 3rd party with your prior consent to do so;

  7. With other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

  8. In the event that the Company is acquired or enters into a merger, the surviving company would acquire this information

 

Retention of Personal Information

We will retain Personal Information that we have collected only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes for which it was provided.   We will protect Personal Information that we have collected through the use of commercially reasonable security safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of that Personal Information.  However, it is possible that any information transmitted via the Internet may be intercepted by unknown third parties.

 

Use Information

Use Information means any information about your use of the website and its services, including, but not limited to: usage patterns, frequency of visits, time spent within courses, test answers and grading results, navigation within the site, and other statistical data related to use.  In general Use Information is only of interest to the Company in aggregate, as a way to better manage the website and content, improve your user experience, and conduct research.

 

Specific Use Information may, however, be released to third parties (employers, schools, sponsoring organizations and agencies) if those third parties pay the cost for your access to the website and its services. You should directly discuss with those parties how they may use your information.

 

Device Information

Device Information means information that may automatically be collected about the device used to access the website, including, but not limited to: the type of device you use, the IP address, the browser in use, and the operating system and version in use.   We collect that information so we can determine the best method of providing services to you. We do not ask you for, access or track any location based information from your mobile device at any time while downloading or using our services.

 

Choices in How We May Contact You

If you indicated upon registration that you are interested in receiving offers or information from us and our partners, we may occasionally send you direct mail or e-mail about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. Only PublicWorksTraining.com employees will send you these mailings, and only if you did not opt-out to receive them.

 

We do not send unsolicited commercial e-mails (“spam”). The e-mail we do send you will notify you of new content offerings, promotions, discounts, etc.  Those types of e-mail will include the opportunity to opt-out of further communications of this type.  The opt-out option is not included in administrative e-mails concerning:  your order, processing your credit card or electronic payment, the Terms and Conditions of Use, etc.

 

Maintenance of Your User Name and Password

You will access the services using a unique User Name and Password selected by you. We recommend that you do not divulge your User Name or Password to anyone, that you change your password regularly using a combination of letters and numbers, and that you use a secure web browser.  

 

Providing your User Name and Password to a third party for their use of the website and its services is a violation of the User Agreement. 

 

We cannot be held accountable for activity that results from your own neglect to safeguard the secrecy of your User Name and Password. If you share a computer with anyone, you should always log out of your account after you are finished in order to prevent access to your information from subsequent users of that computer.

 

Please notify us immediately if your user name or password is compromised.

 

Cookies and Other Technologies

When you use our Website we may use cookies and other technologies in order to facilitate and customize your use of our Services.  A cookie is a small data text file, which, if your browser settings permit, is stored on your computer or mobile device.  This cookie can later be retrieved by our website to identify you to us.

 

Our cookies store randomly assigned user identification numbers, the country where you are located, and your first name to welcome you back to our Website. The cookies make your use of the Website easier, make the Website run more smoothly, and save your logged-in state so that, if you choose, you do not have to log in each time that you visit the Website.

 

You have a choice about whether or not to accept cookies when using our website.  In your browser preferences you can make the choice: to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies, some parts of our Website may not perform as intended. Please also visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org for more information about cookies

 

Links to Third Party Websites

Our website may contain hyperlinks to other third-party websites.  These websites may collect and disclose information differently than described in our Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the collection, use, or disclosure of information collected through these third-party websites, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability related to such collection, use, or disclosure. We recommend that you read the privacy policies of the other websites you visit.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the website or the services, please contact us at:

 

Acus Learning Systems, LLC

PublicWorksTraining.com

200 Michigan Street, Suite 409

Hancock, MI  49930

906-275-8395

info@publicworkstraining.com

 

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