Personal Information. We do not automatically collect Personal Information from your computer when you browse this Website. When you look to access specific resources, we may request that you provide Personal Information. This means that unless you voluntarily and knowingly provide us with Personal Information, we will not know your name, your email address or any other personally identifiable information about you.
You may decide to send us your Personal Information via this Website if you are seeking more information, requesting to attend one of our events or for other similar purposes. Your decision to disclose your Personal Information is entirely voluntary and, by doing so, you are providing us with specific consent to use your Personal Information only for the purposes for which you have disclosed it to us.
Ascendium may access and use your Personal Information only for the purposes for which you have submitted it to us to: (a) provide information to you; (b) make contact with you; (c) provide services to you; or, (d) maintain the operations and security of the Website and services we provide to you. We will not use your Personal Information for any other purposes, for example, the communication of marketing material, unless we have your specific consent to do so.
Navigational Information. We automatically collect and store Navigational Information from all users, including those with "Do Not Track" signals enabled in their web browsers.
Our Affiliates. Ascendium's affiliates are: Ascendium Education Solutions, Inc.; United Student Aid Funds, Inc.; Northwest Education Loan Association; Northstar Education Services, LLC; and, Northstar Guarantee Inc. (“Affiliates”).
Declaration of Third Party Service Providers. To make an informed decision on whether to provide your personal data to us, we need to make you aware that Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc., a provider of secure hosting services based in the United States and HubSpot, Inc., a provider of client management services based in the United States act as a data processor for us in the provision of our services to you (“Third Party Service Providers).
Public Information. We use Third Party Service Providers to assist us with collecting Public Information in order to provide services to you.
Information About Children. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we do not knowingly or intentionally collect information from anyone under the age of under 13. If you believe that we have collected information about a child under 13, please contact us by clicking the "Contact Us" link so we may delete the information.
We Never Sell Information. We will never sell your Personal Information, Navigational Information, or Public Information to any third party. Ascendium will not share information with third parties except our Affiliates and Third Party Service Providers. Our Affiliates and Third Party Service Providers do not collect, use, share, or store the information except as necessary to provide contracted services to Ascendium.
Use of Personal Information. We use your personal information to contact you regarding your services. We may use your Personal Information to:
Use of Navigational Information. We use Navigational Information to operate and improve our Website. We may also use Navigational Information to provide you with personalized information about Ascendium and our products when you visit our Website. Finally, Navigational Information may be used in combination with Personal Information and Public Information to send you personalized information about Ascendium and our products.
Customer Testimonials and Comments. We post customer testimonials and comments on our Websites, which may contain Personal Information. We obtain each customer's consent via email prior to posting the customer's name and testimonial.
Security of your Personal Information. We take strict security precautions to protect your Personal Information. We permit only authorized employees, our Affiliates and Third Party Service Providers who are trained in the proper handling of Personal Information to have access to your Personal Information.
Social Media Features and Links. Our Website may include social media features, such as a Facebook Like button and LinkedIn Follow button ("Social Media Features"). Additionally, our Website may link to other external resources that we think you might find useful. These features and resources may collect your Personal Information, your Navigational Information, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social Media Features, widgets, and external resources are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website.
Public Forums. We may offer publicly accessible blogs. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose any information through our blogs, this information may be collected and used by other third parties. We will correct or delete any information you have posted on the Website if you so request.
Compelled Disclosure. We reserve the right to use or disclose your Personal Information if required by law or if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or to comply with a law, court order, or legal process.
Reviewing, Correcting, and Removing Your Personal Information. You have the following rights with respect to your information:
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us by clicking the "Contact Us" link. We will promptly change, correct, or delete your Personal Information and notify you of the action we have taken.
To Unsubscribe From Our Communication. You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link located on the bottom of our emails, or by contacting us by clicking the "Contact Us" link.
Rights of Individuals in the European Union. As prescribed within the General Data Protection Regulation, individuals within the European Union have several rights connected to the provision of your Personal Information to us using this Website. These include your rights that we:
Ascendium Education Group, Inc. & Affiliates
Attn: Chief Privacy Officer
2501 International Lane
Madison, WI 53704