North-West is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our many offerings.
What personally identifiable information does North-West collect from me?
North-West collects information in several ways from different parts of our websites. Some personal information is gathered if you register with us. During registration, North-West may ask for personal information such as your name, email address, gender, ZIP/postal code, occupation, industry and personal interests.
What are cookies and how does North-West use them?
(1) Remind us of who you are and to access your information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized service. For example, a cookie is set when you register or “Sign In” and is modified when you “Sign Out” of our services.
(2) Automate certain areas of the North-West web sites or online forms.
(3) Estimate our audience size. Each browser accessing the North-West website is given a unique cookie which is then used to determine the extent of repeat usage, usage by a registered user versus by an unregistered user, and to help target advertisements based on user interests and behavior.
(4) Measure certain traffic patterns, which areas of the North-West website you have visited, and your visiting patterns in the aggregate. We use this research to understand how our users’ habits are similar or different from one another so that we can make each new experience on the North-West website a better one. We may use this information to better personalize the content and promotions that you and other users will see on our sites. North-West also collects IP addresses, browser information and other computer information to report aggregate information to our marketing department.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. Please refer to your browser’s “Help” for further information about your options for controlling or monitoring cookies.
How does North-West use my information?
North-West’s primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on our Websites. This includes personalization services, interactive communications, which are completely free to you. North-West does research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us upon registration, or from our server log files. We do this to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis.
With whom does North-West share my information?
North-West will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission. North-West may disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating North-West’s Terms of Service or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) North-West’s rights or property, other North-West users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. North-West may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
North-West does not sell or rent user information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service or not to participate in certain promotions or contests. ◊ What else should I know about my privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example on message boards, through email, or in instant message or chat areas – that this information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, North-West cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online.
Acceptance of Use
Description of Services
Through its network of Web properties, North-West provides you with access to a variety of resources, including program and course outlines, collectively called “Services”. The Services, including any updates, enhancements, new features, and/or the addition of any new Web properties, are subject to the TOU.
Personal and Non-Commercial Use Limitation
Privacy and Protection of Personal Information
See the Legal Notices disclosures relating to legal and copyright information.
North-West College Legal Notices
The following provides information regarding permission to use specific copyrighted materials such as images, software, and text which are owned by North-West College (along with its affiliate, parent and subsidiary companies, “North-West”).
Permission to use Documents (such as program or course descriptions or outlines, press releases, and FAQs) from this server (“Server”) is granted, provided that (1) the below copyright notice appears in all copies and that both the copyright notice and this permission notice appear, (2) use of such Documents from this Server is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media, and (3) no modifications of any Documents are made. Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.
Documents specified above do not include the design or layout of the North-West website or any other North-West owned, operated, licensed or controlled site. Elements of North-West websites are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound or image from any North-West website may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by North-West.
Links to Third Party Sites
North-West is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. North-West is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. North-West is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by North-West.
The information on this server is provided “as is” with all faults and without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or arising from a course of dealing, usage or trade practice. North-West makes no warranties or representations regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information. In no event shall North-West be liable for any incidental or consequential damages, lost profits, or lost data, or any indirect damages even if North-West has been informed of the possibility thereof.
NORTH-WEST AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED ON THIS SERVER FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. NORTH-WEST AND ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL NORTH-WEST AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THIS SERVER.
THE DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED ON THIS SERVER MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. NORTH-WEST AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND CHANGES IN THE PROGRAM(S) OR COURSE(S) DESCRIBED HEREIN AT ANY TIME. IN NO EVENT SHALL NORTH-WEST OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTS, PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THIS.