Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to Universidad Carlos Albizu, Inc. (Carlos Albizu University), (hereinafter referred to as "University"). For this reason, and in accordance with applicable local and federal regulations, we have developed this Privacy Policy, which describes how we collect, use, store and transfer your information.

This Privacy Policy applies to the information collected through the website of the University, located at http://www.albizu.edu, (hereinafter referred to as the "Website").

By using our Website you (hereinafter referred to as the "User") automatically consent and agree to the terms and conditions of the University’s Privacy Policy. Please read this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions contained in it, please do not use or enter information on the Website.

1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Information you give us.

You can visit our website and read about our University without telling us who you are and without revealing any personally identifiable information. However, for the use of certain functions, for the participation in special programs or for the request of information about programs offered by the University, the User could be required to provide some personal information.

Reasonably necessary information to personally identify or contact the User, such as  his/her name, address, email address or telephone number (collectively, "Personal Information”), may be requested. For example, the University may collect personal information when you register on the Website; request information or services; add comments; participate in surveys (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Programs") or to communicate or interact with the User. In addition, demographic information such as: gender, zip code, age, etc., or other information about the User’s preferences and interests (hereinafter referred to as "Demographic Information”) may be required. If we conglomerate Demographic Information or other information along with the Personal Information we collect about the User, we will treat the conglomerated information as Personal Information. If you do not want your Personal Information collected, please do not send any.

Information we collect automatically.

When you visit or use any of the features of the Website, the University, as well as any external service provider, may use a wide variety of technologies that automatically or passively collects information about how the User accesses and uses the Website (hereinafter referred to as the "Usage Information"). The Usage Information may include, in part, browser type, operating system, the page you visit, the time spent on a page and the previously visited page. This statistical information helps us maintain our services updated, with interesting and tailored content for our visitors. The Usage Information generally remains unmarked, but if the University associates such content with a specific and identifiable person, the University shall treat such information as Personal Information.

Also, the University automatically collects your IP address and other unique factors of identification ("Device Identifier") of the computer, mobile device, technology or other device (collectively referred to as "Device") by which the Website is accessed. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device when you access our Website or servers, in order for our computers to identify your Device by its Device Identifier.

The tracking technologies used in the Website to collect Usage Information, in addition to Device Identifiers, include:

Cookies: Cookies are data files on a device that are used when the User visits the Website. The University or our service providers may place cookies or similar files on your Device for security reasons, to customize our communications with the User or to facilitate navigation in the Website, in order to personalize the User’s experience on it. Cookies allow us to collect technical and navigational information, such as browser type, the time spent at the Website and the visited pages. Cookies and other tracking devices allow us to select the advertising or offers that may be of most interest to the User so you have a customized experience while visiting the Website; they also allow us to make changes on the Website, so that it is more useful and easy to use for our users. Likewise, if you prefer, you can program your computer and/or Internet browser to prevent the transfer and storage of non-personal information or cookies. However, in that case, there is a possibility that you may not have access to all parts of our Website, or that it does not function properly.

Pixel tags: A pixel tag is a transparent graphic image, sometimes called a counter web, clear gifs or counter tracking, which is placed on a web page or in an email so that it can indicate whether a page has been seen or an email has been open. In addition, a pixel tag may ask your browser to get content from another server. To protect and safeguard your information, ad network companies and/or publishers are not allowed to obtain personal information directly from our Website.

2. HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

The University uses the information it collects to provide you with the requested services and information, either by mail and/or email or through our chat rooms; provide access to certain service areas and functions of the Website; verify your identity; to conduct surveys, inform you about your account, and, at our discretion, about any changes in the policies of the University; personalize content; improve the Website; process applications and transactions; for internal purposes of the University; and for purposes arising when you provide personal information or otherwise with your consent.

3. DISSEMINATION AND EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES.

We do not exchange or provide your personal information to third parties without your consent, except as provided in this Privacy Policy.

When the user signs up for certain services, we may share names or other contact information necessary for any associated third party to provide these services. We may share non-personal information, such as statistics on user behavior, Demographic Information and Usage Information with third parties.

In order to respond to your requests, to implement certain functions, services and materials available on the Website, we may have to share your Personal Information and Usage Information with third parties who develop certain tasks on our behalf, such as, for example, to companies or individuals that host or manage our services, analyze data, that administer our programs or that provide marketing assistance.

Legal Disclosure: The University may transfer and disclose information, including Personal Information, Usage Information and Device Identifier (including IP address), to third parties in order to comply with their legal obligations; when we believe in good faith that the law requires it; at the request of a government authority to conduct an investigation; to verify or enforce our policies; to respond to an emergency; or, at our discretion, to protect the rights, property or safety of services, the University, of third parties, of visitors to our Website or the general public.

4. HOW WE RESPOND TO “Do Not Track” SIGNALS:

Note that currently we do not respond to "Do Not Track" signals from Web browsers whhich provide methods for choosing that no information about the online activities is collected in the course of time and through web sites or external services, because as of today there is no standard for how these signals are sent.

5. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY:

The Website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. The University does not intentionally collect personal information from children under 18 years of age. The University expressly asks those under 18 not to send us any Personal Information.

6. ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION:

When you create an account for requesting admission to the University, such information can be updated by following accessing your created account.

Please note that if your information is removed from our databases, you may no longer be able to access certain areas of our Website.

7. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

We use reasonable security measures to protect your Personal Information. However, no electronic transmission or storage of information held electronically is 100% safe. Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit and or submit, and that the use of the Website is at your own risk.

8. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The Website includes links to other websites, such as http://studentaid.ed.gov/eligibility. These websites are not under our control and are not necessarily subject to our Privacy Policy, which can set their own cookies on your device. The University is not responsible for the content of such websites. By accessing the website of a third party, it is your responsibility to ensure you read the privacy policy and the legal terms and conditions that apply to such website.

9. CONSENT TO PROCESS AND TRANSFER YOUR INFORMATION

Our use of information involves transmitting data between both United States of America and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. If you are in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside the United States or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, be aware that the collected information may be transferred to and processed in the United States and/or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. By using the Website or providing any information, you agree that such information is be collected, processed, maintained and transferred in the United States and/or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and other territories where applicable privacy laws may not be as encompassing or equivalent to the laws in your country of residence and/or citizenship.

10. PRIVACY POLICY/CHANGES:

You can access our Privacy Policy at any time by visiting   http://www.albizu.edu/Privacy-Policy.

Note that we can modify information in our Privacy Policy at any time and such changes will be effective from the date of effectiveness published in the revised Privacy Policy. Any changes will be disclosed in the Website’s homepage, so you know the information about how we collect, use, store and transfer your information.

11. GOVERNING LAWS; JURISDICTION; COMMENCEMENT OF ACTIONS:

THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND THE INTERPRETATION OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY WILL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF P UERTO RICO, WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE THAT JURISDICTION OVER AND VENUE IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SITE, THE USE OR ACCESS THEREOF, OR THIS PRIVACY POLICY SHALL BE IN THE APPLICABLE STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO. YOU HEREBY CONSENT AND SUBMIT TO THE EXCLUSIVE PERSONAL JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF THE APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS LOCATED AT THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO, FOR ANY SUCH LEGAL PROCEEDING. YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISES OR ELSE YOU AGREE YOU HAVE WAIVED ANY SUCH CLAIM.

12. HOW TO CONTACT US

For any questions, contact us by calling (787) 725-6500 or sending your inquiry to:

Universidad Albizu

151 Calle Tanca

San Juan, PR 00901

Revised 18/12/2015

San Juan location
151 Calle Tanca San Juan, PR 00901
Phone: (787) 725-6500 Fax: (787) 721-7187
Miami location
2173 NW 99th Avenue Miami, Florida 33172 Phone: (305) 593-1223 Fax: (305) 592-7930
Centro Mayaguez
56 Calle José De Diego, Mayagüez, P.R. 00680 Phone: (787) 838-7272 Fax: (787) 721-7187
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