American Sentinel does not sell or rent any personal data that is submitted on its website to any third parties.
American Sentinel automatically collects anonymous statistical data about the use of its website (browser, Internet domain, computer operating system and IP address and navigation path for visitors to the website). The American Sentinel website uses the first-party Google Analytics cookie only to track return visits but not to identify anyone personally by name, email, or any other data. This site also uses the third-party DoubleClick cookie to enable reporting on demographics and interests information (such as age, gender, and favored product categories), but, again, not in any way that is associated with personally identifiable information.”
American Sentinel uses data to improve the navigation, functionality and content of its website and to improve its program and services. Personal data is used to:
- Communicate with students to provide them requested information and to tell them about our program and services.
- Help university officials make informed admission decisions.
- Verify students’ identities prior to granting access to certain American Sentinel services and resources.
- Communicate with individuals once they become students.
American Sentinel University does not sell or rent any personal data that is submitted on its website to any third parties. American Sentinel may share personal data collected through its website with other companies, organizations and individuals who perform certain functions on its behalf, for example, companies that provide support services (such as credit card processing services) or companies that help market American Sentinel products and services.
These companies, organizations and individuals may need this information in order to perform their functions. They are not authorized to use the information we share with them for any other purpose. Occasionally American Sentinel may send information about products and services we think may be of interest to students. Sometimes American Sentinel may share this information with its educational partners to bring similar information to your attention. If, at any time, you would like American Sentinel to remove your name from any of our marketing lists, please contact us at info@AmericanSentinel.edu. American Sentinel will promptly comply with your request.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. Under FERPA, the university can disclose education records without a student’s prior written consent to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the university.
In addition, there are some special circumstances when American Sentinel University may share personal data. For example, personal data may be shared in the following situations:
- When it is necessary to comply with U.S. Department of Education or Colorado Commission on Higher Education reporting requirements or the reporting requirements of accrediting bodies.
- When requested to comply with a court order or subpoena.
- When requested to comply with a legal requirement.
- When requested to enforce our conditions of use to protect the rights, property or safety of American Sentinel University, our students or others.
- For fraud protection.
- For credit risk reduction.
- To administer our programs.
- To provide a quality online learning experience.
- In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event.
The university may share anonymous statistical data about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties.
American Sentinel University seeks to maintain the integrity and security of its databases. Although no guarantee can be provided against any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration or destruction of data, American Sentinel strives to prevent such events. Our servers and databases are protected by firewalls and passwords. In addition, American Sentinel uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software to encrypt transcript and payments data. All other confidential data that students submit is accessible only to authorized employees of American Sentinel University.
Data from Children
American Sentinel University does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 13 through our website. If you are under 13, please do not give us any personal data. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided personal data to American Sentinel University through the website, please contact us at info@AmericanSentinel.edu and we will try to delete that information from our databases.
The American Sentinel University website may contain links to other websites external to our own site. American Sentinel does not control these websites and is not responsible for their data practices. Any information provided to these websites is covered under the privacy policies of these linked external websites.