Institute for Advanced Professional Studies

Privacy Policy

At IAPS, we recognize the importance of privacy to visitors of our website. This privacy policy explains what type of information is collected from you when you visit our website and how that information may be used.

Gathering of Information:
IAPS collects personally-identifying information (such as your name, e-mail address, address, telephone number and/or credit card information) from the IAPS website only if you choose to provide that information to us.

IAPS asks visitors to provide certain personal information when they request further information, reports or tests to be performed on their company's website, when they e-mail a page of the IAPS website to another person, and when they make a purchase from the IAPS website.

IAPS also may ask visitors to provide personal information in other limited circumstances specified at the time the information is gathered. Any information that you post when commenting in the IAPS blog becomes public.

Like all other Web servers, IAPS's Web server automatically logs data for each visitor who accesses our site. These access logs allow us to monitor the performance of our Web server and make our site more useful to our visitors. These standard access logs do NOT record a visitor's name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, or any other personally-identifying information. Rather, they contain some or all of the following information:

  • The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine which accessed our website.
  • The date of the visit.
  • The time of the visit.
  • The path taken through our website.
  • The browser being used.
  • A list of files downloaded or viewed.
  • Any errors encountered such as the filenames of pages that could not be found.

Use of Information:
The use of personally-identifying information is limited to the following: responding to user e-mails; fulfillment of requests for reports and test results; other internal IAPS purposes; and other purposes specified at the time the information is gathered.

Any information that you disclose when commenting in the IAPS blog, The Technical Training and Consulting Update, becomes public.

Personally-identifying information collected by IAPS is not provided to outside parties other than IAPS service vendors directly involved in performing tasks requested by users. The information is provided for the sole purpose of -- and only to the extent necessary for -- performing the requested work for the user, delivering printed reports from IAPS or serving other internal IAPS purposes.

IAPS also may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or if it believes that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law or with legal process, (b) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the IAPS website, or (c) protect the personal safety or property of IAPS website users, or IAPS and its employees.

IAPS uses non-identifying aggregate information to analyze use of and better design the IAPS website and to share with third parties in aggregate form only as appropriate. For example, we may tell a third party that a certain number of users accessed a particular page on our website. However, we will not disclose any information that could be used to identify those users.

IAPS has in place what we believe to be appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Credit card information provided to the IAPS is protected against unauthorized use by 128-bit encryption and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) security features, which scramble your personal information so that only your web browser and our website's server can decipher it.

Corrections to Personal Data:
Please contact us to:
a) correct or update any personal information in the IAPS database that you state is erroneous
b) opt-out of future communications from IAPS
c) request IAPS to make reasonable efforts to remove your personal information from the IAPS database.
The user understands that it may be impossible to delete personal information entirely because of backups and records of deletions.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy Terms:
IAPS reserves the right to change this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted to this page as soon as reasonably possible, so please check this page periodically. Use of the IAPS website constitutes consent to any policy then in effect.

If you have any questions or comments concerning our privacy policy, please contact us via e-mail or send a letter to:

4 Longfellow Place
Penthouse Suite
Boston, MA 02114

Links to other Sites:
It is important to note that the IAPS website contains links to other sites that may not follow the same privacy policies as the IAPS website. These sites may use cookies, collect data, and use the data in ways that IAPS would not. IAPS is not responsible for the privacy practices or any information or materials on these other sites. Please visit these sites if you wish to review their privacy policies.

Effective Date: October 30, 2006

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