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Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update or modify these Terms of Use, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of these Terms of Use on our Sites. These changes will be effective as of the date we post the revised version on our Sites. Your use of our Sites following any such change constitutes your agreement to be bound by the revised Terms of Use.

Privacy Policy

Henley-Putnam University is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website. We do not sell or rent any personal data submitted by visitors to our site to any third parties. We respect the privacy of users visiting our site and will abide by all applicable laws concerning the release of personal information.

Henley-Putnam collects the information you knowingly and voluntarily provide when you use this Site, for example, the information you provide when you request information or a University catalog, complete a survey, or e-mail us with questions or feedback. In many cases, this information will identify you personally. Henley-Putnam retains the personal information collected on this Site as long as necessary to provide the services, products, and information you request or as permitted by applicable law.

Henley-Putnam uses the personal information you volunteer through this Site to provide the information, services and products you request.

We may also use your contact information to follow up with you after you have expressed an interest in our programs. For example, after we send you our University Guide, we may telephone you to see if you have questions.

Unless you have "opted-out," we will add your contact information to our mailing lists and from time to time we will send you newsletters or updates, special offers, or other information about programs, services and products we believe would be of interest to you. You may "opt out" of receiving this information from us at any time by calling us at 1-408-453-9900 extension 1. If you are receiving e-mail from us and wish to unsubscribe, please click on the unsubscribe link provided in the e-mail you receive from us.

Finally, we may study the personal information collected through this Site to improve our programs and services, to improve the content, functionality, navigation, and usability of this Site; to better understand the needs and interests of learners, alumni, and the other constituencies we serve; and to better market our programs, services, and products. We may also remove all the personally identifiable information and use the rest for historical, statistical, or scientific purposes.

There are other limited circumstances in which Henley-Putnam may share or transfer the personal information in our databases to unrelated third parties. For example, we may provide personal information to a third party when we believe it is necessary to comply with U.S. Department of Education reporting requirements or the reporting requirements of accrediting bodies; to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to comply with a court order or subpoena; to comply with a legal requirement; to enforce a contract; to protect the rights, property, or safety of Henley-Putnam, our users or others; to protect your vital interests; or in connection with a corporate sale, purchase, merger, reorganization, liquidation, dissolution, or similar event. In particular, we exchange personal information in our databases with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction purposes. When we disclose information under these or similar circumstances, we will take appropriate steps to protect the confidentiality of your personal information.

Our servers are located in the United States. While it is in our possession, your personal information will generally be stored in Henley-Putnam databases or databases maintained by our service providers. All of these databases are stored on servers and storage devices located in the United States. United States data protection laws may not provide as much protection as the data protection laws in force in some other countries. If you are located in a country outside the United States, by using this Site you consent to the transfer of your personal information to the United States.

Henley-Putnam University reserves the right to update or modify this Policy and any Privacy Notice, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of the Policy or Privacy Notice on this Site. If we modify this Policy or any Privacy Notice, the modifications will only apply to the personal information we collect after we have posted the revised Policy or Privacy Notice on this Site.

Your use of this Site following any such change constitutes your agreement that all information collected from or about you after the revised Policy is posted will be subject to the terms of the revised Policy. You may access the current version of this Policy at any time by clicking on the link marked "Privacy" at the bottom of each page of the public areas of this Site.

Terms

Neither the Henley-Putnam University Catalog, nor any of the information and requirements contained therein constitute a contract or create any contractual commitments between Henley-Putnam University and any student, any prospective student, or any third party. The information and program requirements contained in this Henley-Putnam University Catalog are regularly updated and are subject to change without notice. All updates to the Catalog will be posted on Henley-Putnam’s Web site.

Henley-Putnam University reserves the right to delete any course described on this website and cannot guarantee the availability of specific courses. Henley-Putnam University may make changes to the curriculum, faculty, administration, learning tools provided (computer, library services, proctoring equipment), tuition and fees, or any other phase of school activity without notice.

Henley-Putnam University ®, and all related trademarks are the property of Henley-Putnam University. Henley-Putnam University names and trademarks may not be used by third parties without specific written permission by the Chief Executive Officer of Henley-Putnam University. Other trademarks, service marks, and trade names used in the www.henley-putnam.edu web space are the property of their respective owners.

Henley-Putnam University complies with the protections established under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, also known as the Buckley Amendment, grants students protection rights of their student education records. Under the provisions of this law, students are entitled to the following privileges:

  • Inspection and review of the student’s educational records
  • Request of amendments to the student’s records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy or other rights.
  • Consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s educational records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  • File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Henley-Putnam University to comply with FERPA requirements in the instance that a complaint cannot be resolved within the University.

However, FERPA allows schools to disclose student records, without consent, to the following parties:

  • School officials with legitimate educational interest
  • Other schools to which a student is transferring
  • Specified officials for audit of evaluation purposes
  • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student
  • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school
  • Accrediting organizations
  • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies
  • State and local authorities

Release of student “directory” information is also permitted by FERPA. Henley-Putnam University identifies “directory” information as name, address, telephone number, email address, date and place of birth, honors and awards, dates of attendance, major field of study, enrollment status, previous institutions attended, photograph or other comparable information.

Personally identifiable information (or non releasable information) includes all information not defined as directory information and may not be released without expressed written consent of the student. Students may control the release of directory information by notifying the Registrar’s Office at Henley-Putnam University in writing. Upon receipt of this request, a Privacy Hold will be placed on the student’s record.

Website Contents and Technologies:

Unless otherwise expressly noted, you should assume everything you see, hear, or otherwise receive from or on the Website (collectively, the “Contents”) is copyright, trademark, trade dress or other intellectual property owned or licensed by us. The Contents include images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, trademarks, logos, text, software, sounds, music, the Website as a whole, and any other materials at our Website.

Except for any intellectual property or content of third parties included on the Website, you may use or download the Contents solely for your personal noncommercial purposes, provided you retain all of their copyright and other proprietary notices and designations. No other type of use is permitted and you may not make any use of any intellectual property or content Website except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms or with our prior written consent. Nothing in the Terms transfers to you any right, title or interest in any Content, including any intellectual property or content of third parties included on the Website. The downloading or export of software or technical data from this Website to any jurisdiction in violation of United States export laws is strictly prohibited.

We do not provide the technologies used to build our Website and, therefore, we neither recommend nor endorse these technologies. Any information regarding identified technologies, including their capabilities, limitations, and applications, should be sought directly from their manufacturers. We hereby disclaim any rights to trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, copyrights, patents, domain names, or other intellectual property interests of third parties.

User Comments and Submissions:

We welcome your comments regarding our Website, our products, and our services, which might include personal information about you and your use of the Website. Please review our Privacy Policy for more information.

You promise that no information or material you transmit to the Website will violate anyone else's right, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other rights. You may not transmit any information that is or contains threatening, libelous, defamatory, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, profane, or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, as determined by us in our sole discretion. You will be solely responsible for the content of any submissions you might make. We is not responsible or liable for the content of information that others post at or transmit to the Website, for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography or profanity contained in any such information, or for the conduct of any Website user. Because we do not control the User Generated Content posted on our Sites, we cannot and do not warrant or guarantee the truthfulness, integrity, suitability, or quality of that User Generated Content. You also agree and understand that by accessing our Sites, you may encounter User Generated Content that you may consider to be objectionable. We have no responsibility for any User Generated Content, including without limitation any errors or omissions therein. We are not liable for any loss or damage of any kind you claim was incurred as a result of the use of any User Generated Content posted, e-mailed, transmitted or otherwise made available on our Sites, whether by us, individual users of the Sites, or our third-party contractors or licensors. The communications posted on our Sites express the personal opinions of the individuals who posted them and do not necessarily reflect the views of H-PU or any person or entity associated with H-PU.

Remember, you are legally responsible for your User Generated Content. You can be held personally liable if your User Generated Content is defamatory, obscene, or libelous, violates an obligation of confidentiality, or violates the rights of others. You are also legally responsible for any User Generated Content submitted by anyone logging onto our Sites using your username and password, including those doing so without your authorization.

Links to Other Websites:

Any links contained on the Website to outside websites are provided only as a convenience. If you have any concerns regarding any outside site linked to or from the Website, please direct them to the owner or operator of the outside site. All use of outside links is at your sole risk. We are not responsible for any outside sites, services, or other materials linked to or from the Website, and we disclaim all liability for any injury you might experience by using such materials. You may not create hyperlinks to this Website, nor may you use any "framing" or similar techniques to enclose any portion of this Website without our prior written consent.

Disclaimer:

Your use of the Website is at your own risk. WE PROVIDE THIS WEBSITE, ALL CONTENTS, AND ALL SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITE "AS IS" WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND/OR NONINFRINGEMENT. Some jurisdictions might not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions might not apply to you. We also do not warrant that your use of the Website, the operation or function of the Website, or any services offered through or from the Website, will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Website or its server are free of viruses or other harmful elements. We do not make any representations regarding the currency, accuracy, or reliability of information on this Website.

WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES RELATED TO YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

If you are dissatisfied with the Website, any of its Contents, or any of these Terms, we would like to hear from you. However, your sole and exclusive legal remedy is to stop using the Website.

Indemnification:

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us (along with our directors, officers, employees, and agents) harmless from and against any claims, damages, costs, and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use of the Website or your violation of any of these Terms.