Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for Use of PublicHealth.org (Effective Date 2/4/2016)

Thank you for your interest in using our website content and services. This document explains the conditions of use for our website, and the way in which PublicHealth.org gathers and utilizes different types of information to provide content, products and services. By using our website, you are agreeing to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

We generally collect information in two categories:

  • Submitted information: To provide visitor-requested services, we provide web forms for the submission of voluntary personal contact information (name, telephone number, mailing address and email address), as well any other information utilized in matching you to an education product or service. The information submitted is collected, stored and shared with schools and other third parties as necessary to deliver information about schools, programs and education related services. By submitting this information, you authorize PublicHealth.org and our affiliated schools and partners to contact you by telephone, text messages, email or mail in accordance with all applicable laws regarding education options or related topics. See below for additional important information on this and other topics. Upon receiving any email communications from us, a school, or third party, you will be allowed to easily unsubscribe through a link in the email if you so choose, and will be removed from further mailings from that sender.
  • Automatic information: As most websites do, whenever you interact with us we also receive and store certain types of anonymous information. This information is used to create a more relevant user experience and make improvements. Our “cookies” allow us to collect anonymous data for analytics, site optimization and tailored advertising and marketing purposes. Examples of this kind of anonymous data include, but are not limited to, your browser version, operating system version, and your IP address. See more about our use of cookies below.

Utilizing our website means you acknowledge and agree that information collected on our website is intended to provide you with information about degrees, programs and other education related products and services and may be shared with schools, affiliated companies, and third parties. You also acknowledge and agree with our right to release any collected information as needed, including personally identifiable information, to administration services businesses affiliated with us, for example an email service delivery.

Submitting personal information to PublicHealth.org assumes you are granting permission for us and our affiliated entities, including schools, third party marketing partners and vendors to contact you via telephone, text messages, email, or mail in order to provide marketing and other information for education related products and services. In addition, through submission of information, you relinquish any rights granted to you by the Do Not Call list or other applicable law and grant us, our affiliates, and partners and vendors, the right to contact you for a period of time. Your submission effectively serves as an omission to Do Not Call requirements established by state and federal governments and may also exempt us from additional applicable laws.

We also retain the right, in instances required by law, to release your personal information. Examples include abiding by a subpoena or other legal procedure, when, in good faith, we believe it is necessary to preserve our rights, ensuring the safety of you or others, exploring alleged fraud, replying to a government or legal request, and/or in the instance thatPublicHealth.org is merging, acquisitioning, or selling some or all of its assets to a third party.

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy Changes Notification

Revisions to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy are possible in the future if we change our practices. We recommend that you reread this document periodically to stay current with our privacy practices and other important information.

Cookie Policy – an important part of our Privacy Policy

By using this website, you acknowledge and consent to our use of Cookies. Cookies are small pieces of website-derived data that are stored in the user’s web browser for various purposes, including technical applications such as web analytics. Our web analytics primarily use Google Analytics, a tool provided by Google, Inc. Advertising cookies do not include personally identifiable information, enabling user information to remain anonymous, but they do allow advertisers to tailor to the user’s interests. Advertising cookies are sometimes referred to as third-party cookies, as a third-party tracker and publisher of advertising information.

For more information on Google Analytics, view Google’s privacy policy at http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

Here are some examples of how we may use Cookies, including services and partnerships with vendors and third party service providers:

  • Web analytics including demographic and other anonymous data for web optimization and other analysis;
  • “Lead auditing” to ensure submitted information is accurate, relevant and valid;
  • Cookies for marketing and conversion tracking including, but not limited to, targeting and optimizing digital ad serving for improved relevance, user experience, and advertising effectiveness.

Your cookies can be removed through your browser settings at any time. This is typically needed on a per use and not one time basis.

Generally, you can also opt-out of receiving personalized third party advertiser and network ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or followers of the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA website.

Contact Information

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