1. Managing Personal Information:
You may review, correct, update or change your Personal Information, or remove your Personal Information from direct marketing efforts, at any time by contacting Academy of Art University at:
Office of Strategic Information
Academy of Art University
79 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-3410
1-800-544-2787 (US only)
2. Information Collection & Use
Any information collected is for official Academy of Art University use only. Unless otherwise required by law or for legitimate business purposes, Academy of Art University does not disclose any Personal Information to third-parties; however, the University reserves the right to make exceptions, such as when it is believed that an emergency, illegal activity or some other reasonable basis exists for notifying or providing such information to the appropriate authorities. The University may utilize 3rd party vendors as data processors, provided such vendors also comply with appropriate privacy and data protection policies.
The following types of information may be collected:
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Tokenized Credit/Debit card details
- Date of Birth
- IP address
- Military Status
- Parental names, address and phone numbers
Any personally identifiable information will be held securely in accordance with our internal security policy and any legal requirements. We may use technology to track the patterns of behavior of visitors to our site. If you have any questions or comments about privacy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academy of Art University or its authorized service providers may use “remarketing” techniques to target messaging to you on third party web sites, which means that, by using cookies (as detailed above), your browser will anonymously (without including any personally identifiable information) inform the third party sites that you are a student, faculty, or staff member at Academy of Art University so that you will receive authorized messaging from us or our authorized service providers on those third party sites and across the internet. You may opt-out of being tracked for such purposes by either enabling the “do not track” feature of your web browser.
Academy of Art University takes precautions to safeguard your personal data and we will only collect the minimum amount of information to provide you with better service or to meet other regulatory or legal mandates. Academy of Art University manages this data using standard security procedures and practices to protect information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while the University strives to protect information transmitted on or through its website, the University cannot and does not guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit on or through the website, and you do so at your own risk.
5. Children's Privacy Statement
Academy of Art University does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If the University becomes aware that a child under the age of 13 has submitted Personal Information, the University will delete such information from its records.
7. Deceased Student Record Handling & Awarding of Posthumous Degrees
Release of Deceased Student Records
Education records are no longer protected under FERPA after a student's death; consequently, the stewardship of records pertaining to a deceased individual is not a FERPA issue but a matter of institutional policy. During the first year after the death of the individual is recorded, Academy of Art University will release the educational records to family members and agencies contributing to the tuition payments of the student. Following the initial year, records will be provided to any individual upon request.
Awarding of Posthumous Degrees
The family or other interested parties of the deceased student may initiate a request for a posthumous degree through the Office of the Registrar's Completion Committee. The committee will review the request and may recommend to the President the award of a posthumous degree, delivered to the family of the deceased. Posthumous degrees may be awarded when the student had satisfactorily completed at least two-thirds (2/3) of all coursework towards a degree and was actively enrolled at the time of death. Under special circumstances, the President or designee may grant the awarding of a posthumous degree or certificate for a student who has completed less than two-thirds (2/3) of the degree coursework. Petitions for a posthumous degree may be initiated at any time - there is no limit to how much time has transpired between the student's passing and the request.
8. Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (known as the "Shine the Light" law), If you are a California resident, you may ask us to refrain from sharing your personal information with certain third parties for marketing purposes. Please contact us if you wish to refrain at email@example.com or 1-415-274-2200.
Effective Date: 5/25/2018