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Privacy Policy

The Animal Behavior Institute (ABI) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets out our privacy policy and explains what we do with the personal information that we collect from you.

 

If you sign up for our courses,, we will create an account for you with our classroom management partner to provide you with access to course materials. If you pay for tuition or other products or services online, we will send your credit card number and other personal identifying information only to a third-party financial institution to verify the credit card numbers and process transactions.

 

Log Files

We use log files, as do most standard web servers. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks.

 

We collect this information to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. This aggregate data is not linked to personally identifiable information.

 

For some course materials, students may be directed to other vendors, such as Amazon.com, that have their own privacy and data collection practices. We do not collect, see, or have access to any personal information you may provide to Amazon or other companies when purchasing these materials.

 

Cookie Policy

  • What is a cookie?

  • How we use cookies

  • Your consent to the use of cookies

  • Blocking cookies

  • Types of cookies

    • Necessary cookies

    • Functional cookies

    • Analytical cookies

    • Marketing cookies

 

1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie.

These cookies contain no personally identifiable information but they will use your computer’s IP address to know from where in the world you are accessing the Internet. They can make the web more convenient by storing information about your preferences on a site. Although we may assign your browser a cookie, it doesn't tell us who you are. Only you can do that.

 

We may use cookies to store visitors' preferences, record session information (such as courses or programs chosen), record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, alert visitors to new areas that we think might be of interest to them when they return to our site, and to record past activity in order to customize our site's content based on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor may provide us. The information ABI collects is used to improve the content of our website, customize the content for individual visitors, notify visitors about our website updates and provide information about products and services.

 

Most of our cookies expire within 30 days, although some of our analytical cookies may persist longer. If you choose to block our use of cookies, some aspects of the site may not work properly and you may not be able to use all of the features available.

2. Use of cookies

Browsing data is used to optimize your browsing experience. It is also used to evaluate our performance and how visitors navigate through the site. Cookies allow us to:

  • Personalize your experience and preferences

  • Authenticate you as a user

  • Improve the performance of the site

  • Collect aggregate information on users of the site

 

3. Your consent to the use of cookies

By continuing to use our site, you are deemed to consent to our use of the cookies described in this policy. If you do not consent to the use of cookies, you may block them.

 

4. Blocking cookies

You can block cookies through settings in your browser. Because these settings are different in different browsers, we recommend that you visit All About Cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org, where you can find comprehensive information on cookie management and blocking for a wide variety of browsers.

 

5. Types of cookies Necessary

These cookies are necessary for the website to function; therefore, we cannot switch them off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by

you, which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms.

 

Functional

Functional cookies enhance your experience on our website by allowing us to remember some of the choices you make (such as username, language, or region), thus enabling us to provide better functionality, personalization, security, and improved user experience.

 

Analytical

Analytical cookies collecting information about how visitors use our website. This information, together with our web server log files, allow us to generate a better user experience and improved performance of the site.

 

Marketing

These cookies to record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed.

 

6. Third party cookies

Cookies on the ABI websites may be set by us or by third-party services. ABI is not responsible for third-party cookies. These organizations maintain their own privacy policies. For example, ABI uses Google Analytics cookies to analyze web use and Facebook cookies to present ad content when you visit Facebook. This is not a comprehensive list of all third-party services that ABI is currently using or will use in the future.

 

Google Analytics Cookie Policy:

https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-US

 

Facebook Cookie Policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy/cookies/

 

Contact Information

If you supply us with your contact information, such as your e-mail address, mailing address or telephone, you may receive periodic notices from us with information on new products and services, newsletters, or upcoming events.

 

If you do not want to receive messages or newsletters from us in the future, please let us know by contacting us at [email protected]. ABI will never rent, sell, or share your personal information with other parties.

 

Ad Servers

We do not partner or work with any ad server companies. We do not run external advertising on any of our public or student sites.

 

Survey Information

We may on occasion seek information on our students or visitors via electronic or print surveys. Participation is optional. Survey contact information (name, e-mail, address, telephone) is used to request more information in relation to the survey when necessary. We may also use contact information to send out targeted material on ABI. Survey participants may opt-out of future contact at any time. Surveys may also capture demographic information (zip code, age, sex, etc.). This information may be used to personalize the online experience of ABI visitors.

 

Credit Card Processing and Security

A secure server encrypts all payment information that you transmit to us while using our site. We use the latest technology to keep your personal information safe, including your user name, password, and credit card number and expiration date. The encryption process takes personal information and converts it into code that is securely transmitted over the Internet.

 

If you experience fraudulent use of your credit card as a result of using your credit card to make a purchase through ABI, you must notify your credit card provider in accordance with their reporting rules and procedures. Credit card transactions are handled by a third-party financial institution that receives the credit card number and other personal identifying information only to verify the credit card numbers and process transactions.

 

Please remember that whenever you disclose personal information publicly -- for example, on discussion boards, through email, or in chat areas -- that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, people will know that information and you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. If you don't want others to have your email address, don't post your email address on a discussion board.

Please be aware that when you post messages on discussion boards, people can respond to your posts. While we do our best to protect your personal information, ABI cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. As in all transactions, you must protect yourself. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information. Please be careful and responsible when you're online.

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