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Our Privacy Policy

We at the Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies value our relationship with you and are committed to maintaining your confidence and trust.  We value your privacy and recognize the sensitivity of your personal information.  We have developed our Privacy Policy to address any concerns you might have, and to assure you that any personal information that you provide to us will be treated carefully and appropriately.

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of our Site, https://www.psychstudies.net.  

Any Personal Information that you share with us through our Site will be used only for interacting with you, providing services to you, and providing you with a fulfilling user experience as it relates to our mission.  Our goal is to insure that your Personal Information is secure. 

By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with our policies.

Information Collection and Use

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) that can be used to contact or identify you.  Personal information may include, but is not limited to your name, postal address, telephone number, and/or email address.

How Do We Use Your Personal Information?

  • To be able to address you by your name.
  • To correspond with you (live chat, email, or phone inquiries).
  • To process your order and the payment transaction.
  • To send a confirmation of your order to your email address.
  • To send emails to update you on your order.
  • To send periodic emails regarding our other products and services (you can opt-out of these emails at any time).
  • For administration purposes (information regarding your purchases and transactions).
  • To be able to offer our services to you as a member of our website community.
  • To analyze statistics of visitors to our website
  • We make use of Google Analytics and have a Facebook link to our site, both of which make use of cookies.

Except to the extent necessary to fulfill our business obligations as described in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, transfer, or otherwise disclose to third parties any of the Personal Data that we collect.

How long is my personal information stored?

 If you have purchased a product, we store your personal information as long as you have an account with us, so that you are able to access your course materials, certificates, etc.  If you choose to close your account, your personal information will be removed, save for information we are required to store pursuant to laws, such as information relating to your purchase and transactions and our financial obligations.

How do we protect your information?

 Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and they are required to keep the information confidential.  In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when you place an order, enter, submit, or access your information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

 Third-party disclosure

 We make use of service providers, such as the hosting provider of our website, but we do not sell or trade your personal information. 

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.

We may also use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor, and analyze this data so that we may better serve you.

Communications

We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing, or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest or help to you.  You may opt out of these at any time.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier.  Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.  We use them to allow you to navigate smoothly through our Site.  Google Analytics and Facebook also use cookies.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is very important to us, but no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.  While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

European Union (EU) User Consent

We have carefully reviewed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in effect for the EU in order to be GDPR compliant.  By voluntarily using this website, EU Users consent to our data collection, sharing, storing, and usage as described above.   

If you have any questions or concerns about how we use Personal Information, if you wish us to remove your information, or if you would like a copy of your information, please contact us (see below).  Anyone not consenting to the uses of data described above should not use this website. 

 Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically.  Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this page and other places we deem appropriate so that you are always aware of our policies.  We may also contact you by email with changes.  Additionally, we will update the “last updated” date below.  Your continued use of our Site after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy. 

Rest assured, your privacy is important to us and we will continue to make every effort to protect it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, 32129 Lindero Canyon Rd, Suite 201, Westlake Village, CA 91361, USAadmin@psychstudies.net; 1-800-327-7924

Last updated: May 25, 2018

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