Freedom Education Center, LLC, www.texasfec.com (“Website”) together are the sole owner of the information collected on its website. Website collects personally identifiable information from our customers and potential affiliates at several different points on our website. We will deny requests for marketing, scholastic, demographic, or other information requests from entities that could derive commercial or social benefits from such data if you are an original customer of our company. But in the cases where you are being referred to us by a third party, we may provide the personal identifiable information requested by them. We will not use or sell this information to promote products or services unrelated to this course or in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.
Website does not provide or sell personal or demographic information about our customers to any outside third party for their own use unless the customer is referred by a third party. For example, service providers like postal services or credit card processors are not permitted to use your personal information for their own use. Information provided by our customers, or personal information obtained from public databases for validation purposes, is used exclusively for the purpose of the desired service. For testimonials we obtain consent via offline affidavits.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with an appropriate law enforcement investigation, current judicial proceeding, a court order, or legal process served on our website, or as required by law.
In order to use this website, customers must first complete the registration form. During registration customers are required to provide personal information (such as name, address, driver’s license number, email, and phone number). This information is used to communicate with the customers regarding the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is also required for the customers to provide demographic information and unique identifiers in order for us to authenticate the customers taking our course and prevent fraudulent use. Personal information is stored indefinitely on a secure database. Following any state required record retention period of time, typically five years, a customer may request that their personal information be purged from the database.
We request information from the customers though our electronic payment submission form. Here customers must provide contact information (like name and billing address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the customer. We will never provide this information to any third party except for the reasons expressly stated above.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track customer’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for our exclusive use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Occasionally we may need to disclose aggregate statistics from our logs, that do not contain personally identifiable information, when dealing with service providers, affiliates, or business partners.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to sign in with his or her user information, thereby saving time while on our site. In addition to our own cookies, some third party cookies may be set. These cookies are for marketing and statistical analysis only, these third party data cookies do not contain any personal information. If a user rejects any cookie, they may still use our site. This will not limit the user from any portion of the site. For this purpose our persistent cookies are tied to personal information, but do not contain or expose your personal information to others. We accumulate and report anonymous, aggregate, statistical information on our website usage to a third party vendor for website usage analysis, but this does not contain any personally identifiable information about you.
This website takes every precaution to protect our customer’s information. When customers submit sensitive information via the website, the information is secured both online and offline.
When our registration/order form asks customers to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is secured using industry leading encryption software. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the top of Web browsers such as FireFox, Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are browsing a non-secure page.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect customer information offline. All of our customer’s information, encompassing more than the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to regain access to your information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customer’s information is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.
Website courses are designed to generate email notifications at certain intervals throughout the course. These emails are exclusively related to the products and services offered through Website, and may be in conjunction with services subscribed to by the customer.
Correcting/Updating Personal Information
If a customer’s personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code), we provide a way to correct or update that customer’s personal data provided to us. This can be done on the “Member” page within the course.
Notification of Changes
If, however, we are going to use users’ personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email or by posting a notice on our website for 30 days.