Effective as of January 1st, 2019
Note to all users
Personally-Identifying Information We Collect
Personally-identifying information is collected when you voluntarily register, submit an online contact form, request information about educational services, and/or apply online (“Personal Information”). Personal Information we may collect includes, but is not limited to, your first and last name, date and place of birth, mailing address, phone number, email address, social security number, citizenship, passport number, current level of education, previous schools attended, career experience, life experiences and educational interests. In addition, if you submit an online application through the Website we may collect certain financial information such as your credit card or debit card number, expiration date and security code in order to process your application and collect payment. If you communicate to us by e-mail, we will record the e-mail address from which you send your message. Any telephone calls to and from MUD may be monitored and recorded for quality assurance and training purposes.
When you access and use the Website from your mobile devices, we receive data from the mobile device you use to access the Website. This may include your location data, IP address, device type, and operating system. You may manage how your mobile device and mobile browser share location information with MUD, as well as how your mobile browser handles cookies and related technologies by adjusting your mobile device privacy and security settings. Please refer to instructions provided by your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your set.
Non-Personally-Identifying Information We Collect
Pixel tags (a.k.a. clear gifs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, which allow us to monitor the use of our Website and to deliver banner advertisements to you about our products and services as you browse the Internet. Pixel tags generally work in conjunction with cookies, registering when a particular computer visits a particular page. You cannot decline pixel tags; however, if you turn off cookies the pixel tag will simply detect an anonymous visit. In addition, we use pixel tags in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by the recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you do not want to receive pixel tags you can opt-out of these emails or change the type of email you receive to text only.
Internet Protocol (IP) Address.
MUD’s servers also automatically identify your computer or mobile device by its Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. Your IP address does not identify you by name, however, it may reveal your geographic area and your Internet Service Provider.
Click Through URLS.
MUD may send you e-mail messages with a “click-through URL” linked to the content of the Website. When you click onto one of these URLs, you will pass through our server before arriving at the destination webpage. MUD may track this click-through data to help us determine subscriber interest in the subject matter and measure the effectiveness of our subscriber communications. You can avoid being tracked simply by not clicking on any links or images in the e-mail.
Domain Name Tracking.
When you use the Website, we automatically record the name of the domain from which you accessed the Website. Additionally, if you reach the Website by means of a link from another site, our computers will note the fact that you came to us from that linked site. We may also record the domain name and URL for the next website you go to after leaving the Website.
MUD may use one or more third party analytics programs, including but not limited to Google Analytics, to help analyze how users utilize the Website. Google Analytics does not collect any Personal Information. Google Analytics uses a single first-party cookie containing an anonymous identifier to distinguish users and to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is used to create statistical reports on user activity for MUD.
Use of Information Collected
Our primary purpose for collecting Personal Information and Aggregate Information (collectively “User Information”) is to provide you with information regarding our educational services and/or fulfilling your requests. We may also use your User Information for the purpose of improving and optimizing our services and our Website’s contents or mobile application layout and functionality; improving or creating new technology developments; to inform you about service updates and promotional offers; to send newsletters and marketing materials; to communicate with you about enrolling in one of our educational programs; to communicate preferences which you have indicated; to customize the advertising and content you see; to verify information; or for any other purpose disclosed at the point of collection. We may also use your User Information to provide services and customer support that you may request, as well as to correct problems, resolve disputes and collect fees. We may also combine your information with information we collect from other companies (such as demographic data) to improve and personalize our services. We may also use the information we collect on our Website as necessary to comply with legal requirements, to prevent fraud, to co-operate with law enforcement and regulatory authorities and to stop other prohibited, illegal or harmful activities.
By voluntarily accessing the Website and submitting User Information to us, you grant to us rights to: (1) share your information with third party individuals and entities that we employ directly, as contractors or agents at our direction, for our own internal business purposes or those of our business partners; (2) use your information for purposes of administering and conducting our business and marketing activities; and (3) use your information for purposes of providing goods and services to you or fulfilling your requests.
When you submit an application for enrollment online or request information about an educational program online you consent to receive further communications via telephone, mail, email, and/or texts regarding our products and services.
Information We Share
MUD does not sell, rent, or trade Personal Information to any third party. Additionally, MUD does not disclose any Personal Information to any third party for that party’s own marketing purposes. However, MUD may disclose Personal Information to third party service providers hired to perform internal business functions on our behalf. MUD may also share Aggregate Information with third parties for advertising and promotional purposes. We may also use third-party companies to assist in collection and analysis of data collected through the use of pixel tags. Further, we may disclose information to government/regulatory agencies as MUD deems reasonably necessary to comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
Some Personal Information is disclosed as a matter of course as a result of your use of any public forums that may be available on the Website and third party applications provided on the Website (such as Facebook, YouTube, Google+, or Twitter). Any information shared via these public forums and third party applications may become public information. We cannot control the use of information you disclose in public forums, such as social media sites, bulletin boards, blogs, chat rooms, wiki and networking functions of mobile applications. You should exercise caution when disclosing information in these public areas, especially your location data, and be careful how you disclose your personal information. Content posted in public areas of the Website and any Company social media pages, including advice and opinions, represents the views and is the responsibility of those who post the content. We do not necessarily endorse, support, verify, or agree with the content posted. If you have any questions or comments about any content on the public areas of the Website or social media pages please contact us at the address below.
USERS ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS OF PRIVACY OR OTHER HARM RESULTING FROM THEIR OWN VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION IN PUBLIC FORUMS.
Legal Disclaimer Concerning Subpoenas and Other Matters.
We reserve the right to release account and User Information about you when MUD believes, in its sole discretion, that such release is appropriate to (1) comply with the law, legal process or law enforcement requests; (2) protect and defend our rights, property, safety or other interests including those of any parent, company, subsidiary, affiliate and shareholder, or others; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Website (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).
MUD reserves the right to transfer all User Information in its possession in the event MUD goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets. Similarly, your User Information may be passed on to a successor in interest in the event of a reorganization, reconstruction, liquidation, bankruptcy or administration. Users will not be notified of any such change of ownership or control of their User Information.
This Website is intended for adult use only and is not directed towards children, minors or anyone under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 13, you are not authorized to provide us with any personally identifying information. If the parent or guardian of a child under 13 believes that the child has provided us with any personal data, the parent or guardian of that child should contact our us at the address below and ask to have this personal information deleted from our files. We appreciate your cooperation with this federally mandated requirement.
Links to Partner Websites
Links To Third Party Sites
No transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that your submissions to the Website, any content residing on our servers, or any transmissions from our server will be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. Any such transmission is done at your own risk.
Use in the United States
By entering this Website, you acknowledge and agree that MUD operates this Website from its offices within the United States of America and that Website is intended for viewing within the United States only and will only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. MUD makes no representations that the materials on this Website are appropriate or available for use outside the United States. If you choose to access this Website from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with all local laws.
You can always choose not to provide us with any of your Personal Information. However, if you make this choice we may not be able to provide you with the product, service, or information that you requested.
By voluntarily disclosing your Personal Information in connection with an enrollment form, or request for information about a school or educational program, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of this Personal Information for that stated purpose as we can only deliver the product, service or information you provide us with the requested information.
Withdrawing Your Consent
If you have “opted in” or otherwise voluntarily provided MUD with your Personal Information we will always provide you the opportunity to “opt out” or unsubscribe. If you no longer wish to receive our promotional e-mail communications, you may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of the marketing emails or by emailing us at unsubscribe@MUD.edu. Students who are currently enrolled may not opt out of receiving email communications.
Accessing and Updating Personal Information
ATTN: Privacy Agent
25311 Avenue Stanford
Valencia, CA 91355