There are several ways we may obtain information about you, including through: (A) information you provide to us directly; (B) information that we automatically collect; and (C) information we receive from third parties. This includes data that identifies you personally whether directly (i.e., your name) or indirectly (i.e., information about your online use).
Empire collects information that you voluntarily provide us, such as when you submit a form requesting information about programs, provide information to us through the Services, or otherwise contact us. The information we collect may include your name, address, e-mail address, telephone or mobile number, date of birth, gender, prior educational background information (i.e., GPA range, name(s) of prior institution(s) attended, or prior degree(s) earned), and the content of any communications that we exchange.
You may also provide us with certain information in connection with specific transactions. If you make a purchase from our Services, we collect a credit/debit card number and related financial information (such as CVV, expiration date, and billing address), or other payment information (such as via PayPal or Apple Pay), depending on the form of payment you choose.
Whenever you visit or interact with the Services, we, as well as any third-party advertisers and/or service providers, may use a variety of technologies such as cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, log files, local shared objects (Flash cookies), HTML5 cookies, to automatically or passively collect certain information about your online activity.
To learn more about your advertising choices relating to the collection and use of your information, please see the Your Choices and Opt-Outs” section below
We may collect information from other trusted third-party sources to update or supplement the information that you provide or that we collect automatically. This includes, for example, information from public databases or data aggregators (which may include your demographic information, media consumption, lifestyle preferences, or information to validate or update the information we collect from or about you). We may also acquire information from our partners and service providers (including, for example, business partners, analytics vendors, advertising networks and search information providers). We may use this information to help us maintain the accuracy of the information we collect, personalize your experience with the Services, target our communications so that we can inform you of products, services or other offers that may be of interest to you, to measure ad quality and responses, and for internal business analysis or other business purposes.
We may combine the information we receive from and about you, as well as information collected offline, across other computers or devices that you may use, and from third party sources.
Empire may use the information we collect from and about you for any of the following purposes:
Additionally, if you use the Services to connect with third-party services you authorize us to use information from and about you, on your behalf, to interact with these third party services based on your requests.
The Services offers many ways to find, enjoy, and share content. Your activity in connection with the Services may include filling out surveys, participation in online communities, or otherwise interacting with the Services. Any information you may disclose on our Services or App, in blogs, on message boards, in chat rooms, or on other public areas on the Services or App or other third-party websites, applications, or services that this Services or App may link to, becomes public information. Please exercise caution when disclosing personal information in these public areas.
We may share your personal information with the following:
To understand your choices for receiving more relevant advertising provided on the Services or across other websites and online services, please review the information below:
Even if you opt out, you still may receive advertising from us that is not customized based on your Services or usage information, or advertising from other third parties if they are not a DAA or NAI participating company.
We provide our customers with the opportunity to update their information or opt-out of having their information used for purposes not directly related to enrollment and educational services. To opt-out of marketing communications, you may:
If you receive marketing communications from one or more Empire affiliates, you must opt-out individually from each of the affiliates from which you are receiving brand-specific marketing communications.
We will unsubscribe you from any communications you request as soon as reasonably practicable. We are not responsible for informing third parties (including our third party service providers or partners) with whom we have already shared your personal information of any requests you make, or for removing information from or causing information to be removed from the databases or records of such entities
If you are a California resident, you may request information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties or affiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org You must put the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in the subject field. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or do not have complete information.
Non-affiliated third parties are independent from Empire and if you wish to receive information about your disclosure choices or stop communications from such third parties, you will need to contact those non-affiliated third parties directly.
Protecting children’s privacy is important to us. We do not direct the Services to, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from, children under the age of thirteen. If Empire learns that a child under the age of thirteen has provided personally identifiable information to the Services, it will use reasonable efforts to remove such information from its files.
We have taken certain physical, administrative, and technical steps to safeguard the information we collect from and about our customers and Service users. While we make every effort to help ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee our security measures.
Your personal information may be stored on servers in the United States and is subject to the laws of the United States, where the data protection and other laws may differ from those of other countries. Your personal information may be disclosed in response to inquiries or requests from government authorities or to respond to judicial process in the countries in which we operate.
Attention: Office of the President
396 Pottsville / St. Clair Highway
Pottsville, PA 17901