U.S.Ling Institute is committed to ensuring the privacy and accuracy of the confidential information it receives from applicants, students, alumni, employees, and others who interact with U.S. Ling Institute and its website/domain. As a result, U.S.Ling has developed this privacy statement to educate users about privacy issues and to inform users about specific privacy policies and guidelines.
This policy is effective for the usling.edu website and domain, and any student information systems learning management systems, such as E-Ling, or student or public communications platforms utilized by the school. The public platforms include all technologies and related forms such as the website, mobile applications and text, surveys, referral or request for information forms, chat boards, etc. where you may provide personal information voluntarily using technology platforms and the completion of forms required.
Information Gathered by U.S.Ling Institute
By using U.S.Ling services such as usling.edu or E-Ling student information systems and learning management systems, and similar, U.S.Ling may collect Personal Information that you knowingly and voluntarily provide when completing applications and forms, including request for information or referral forms, sending emails, registering for classes or other programs or responding to surveys or questionnaires.
When you visit the usling.edu domain and website our web servers may generate temporary logs that may contain the following Personal Information:
- Name, contact information, and other identifiers such as geolocation data.
- The IP address from which you access our domain and website.
- The Internet address of the website from which you linked to our domain and website.
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our domain and website.
- The date and time you access our domain and website.
- The pages, files, documents, and links that you visit in our domain and website.
- Aggregate information collected by the School or School Official internet analytics services.
Use of Gathered Information
While U.S.Ling Institute has not and will not share, provide, or sell Personal Information with third parties for their own marketing purposes the Institute may actively share your information to:
- Analyze, facilitate, manage and improve our services.
- Provide support and personalize experiences.
- Administer and improve admission and registration applications and financial services.
- Market and promote our programs and other services or provide other information we think may interest you.
- Secure and protect our domain and services and preventing misconduct.
- Respond to subpoenas, court orders, or any other legal requirements from government and law enforcement agencies or regulators.
- Protect and defend the legal rights of U.S.Ling Institute and protect your safety and/or the public’s safety.
U.S.Ling Institute may also share Personal Information with third parties or vendors have been engaged as School Officials who help the with marketing, advertising, or promotion.
We use unique identifiers called “Cookies” to collect anonymous non-personally identifiable information. The cookies include information about your device, browser, area code, zip code, and IP address and are used to provide you with a more customized user experience and improve the design and functionality of our website. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your device or browser. However, you may be unable to use certain features of the U.S.Ling website dependent on your selection.
During the admissions process, personal information will be collected and stored about the applicant and family for the purposes of evaluating the applicant and processing documentation. U.S.Ling will use this information to communicate during the admissions process.
Personal information about applicants will be collected via the online E-Ling Platform and will include a submission of forms and personal documents. Additional information may be collected by the admissions office via various interviews, phone calls, references, and emails.
Types of personal information collected include names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, gender, dates of birth, race, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, educational history. Further, we collect information about the student’s academic and disciplinary history and financial information.
You are required to provide this information if you would like to apply to or be enrolled at U.S.Ling Institute. Without this information, U.S.Ling Institute cannot process a student’s application, register, and enroll them. If additional information not requested above is necessary, U.S.Ling will request this information separately and appropriate consent obtained. Applicant information is kept permanently.
Once enrolled, U.S.Ling institute continues to collect and process personal information for the purposes of caring for and educating the student. The personal information is used to keep you informed about the school and to offer you access to school services. Personal information also will be collected, created and stored in E-Ling for the purposes of tracking student progress.
The information collected for enrolled students includes names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, gender and dates of birth. We collect information about the enrolled student’s academic, attendance and financial records.
Disclosure of Information
We may disclose your information based on legal requirements and to comply with our school rules and policies. We also may share your information with:
- Law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to an investigation or alleged illegal activity;
- Third parties that provide a valid subpoena or court order; or
- Third parties as requested or authorized by you (or your parent or guardian).
External Third-Party Content
Although no computer system is 100% secure, U.S.Ling has deployed extensive security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information collected through the our services and under our control. By using our site and services, you acknowledge and accept the data security risks associated with it.
U.S.Ling Institute hosts services in the United Sates. If you are accessing the website and servers from the outside of the United Sates, please be advised that you are transferring your personal information to the U.S., thus agreeing to the laws and regulations of the governing bodies of the U.S., including data collection, use and disclosure. As a result, your personal information may be accessible to law enforcement and national authorities in the U.S., without notice or consent of the school.
You have the right to view and request your information at any time.
Correction and Completion
You have the right to request correction of personal information that you believe is inaccurate. Where you believe the information is incomplete, you have the right to complete the information, including by supplementing the information with a statement.
Changes to the Policy
By visiting the usling.edu domain and/or completing applications and forms, as applicable or using U.S.Ling student information systems and learning management systems (E-Ling), and similar you are indicating acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Statement and conditions in use. Additionally, by submitting a request for information form you give U.S. Ling your informed consent to be contacted at the contact information provided and for the receipt of educational information via email, telephonic or SMS/text messaging services using automated technology.
For individuals located outside of the United States by visiting the usling.edu domain and/or completing applications and forms or submitting a request for information form as described above, you also provide consent for the transfer of your data, as applicable, to the United States.