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PRIVACY POLICY

Fusion Academy Group works to maintain a high standard of data privacy in accordance with your data protection rights under applicable law.  The protection and proper use of the personal information that you entrust to us is a responsibility that we take seriously.  This privacy policy explains what personal information we may collect from you, how we may use it, and the rights that you have concerning that data.

 

Collection and Use of Personal Information

We may collect certain information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a consumer or household (“Personal Information”). Personal information does not include de-identified or aggregated information.  Please see the following disclosure regarding what we may collect, use, and share:

 

Categories of Personal Information that may be Collected (preceding 12 months)Category of Sources From Which that Information was CollectedThe Business or Commercial Purpose(s) for which the Information was CollectedThe Categories of Third Parties with which we may share the Personal Information
Identifiers, such as your name, postal address, unique personal identifier, internet protocol address, and email address.Consumers provided this information directly to us or automatically through their interaction with our products or services; and marketing partners.·  to provide our products and services;

·  to improve the quality, safety, and security of our products and services;

·  to administer your account(s) and process your payments for products and services;

·  to operate our websites and applications, including online registration processes;

·  to develop new products and services;

·  to customize and improve communication content;

·  to detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecute those responsible for that activity; and

·  to debug to identity and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.

Our service providers, including marketing partners.
Categories of personal information described in Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e), including name, signature, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, education, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number or any other financial information (loan provider), and medical information.Consumers provided this information directly to us.·  to provide our products and services;

·  to improve the quality, safety, and security of our products and services;

·  to administer your account(s) and process your payments for products and services;

·  to operate our websites and applications, including online registration processes;

·  to develop new products and services;

·  to customize and improve communication content;

·  to detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecute those responsible for that activity; and

·  to debug to identity and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.

Our service providers, including marketing partners.
Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law, such as age (40 years or older, color, national origin, citizenship, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status.Consumers provided this information directly to us.·  to provide our products and services;

·  to improve the quality, safety, and security of our products and services;

·  to administer your account(s) and process your payments for products and services;

·  to operate our websites and applications, including online registration processes;

·  to develop new products and services;

·  to customize and improve communication content;

·  to detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecute those responsible for that activity; and

·  to debug to identity and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.

Our service providers, including marketing partners.
Commercial information, including records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered or consuming histories.Consumers provided this information directly to us or automatically through their interaction with our products or services.·  to provide our products and services;

·  to improve the quality, safety, and security of our products and services;

·  to administer your account(s) and process your payments for products and services;

·  to operate our websites and applications, including online registration processes;

·  to develop new products and services;

·  to customize and improve communication content;

·  to detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecute those responsible for that activity; and

·  to debug to identity and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.

Our service providers.
Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer's interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement.Consumers provided this automatically through their interaction with our products or services; and marketing partners.·  to operate our websites and applications, including online registration processes;

·  to customize and improve communication content;

·  to improve the quality, safety, and security of our products and services;

·  to detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecute those responsible for that activity; and

·  to debug to identity and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.

Our service providers, including marketing partners.
Geolocation data.Consumers provided this automatically through their interaction with our products or services; and marketing partners.·  to operate our websites and applications, including online registration processes;

·  to customize and improve communication content;

·  to improve the quality, safety, and security of our products and services;

·  to detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecute those responsible for that activity; and

·  to debug to identity and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.

Our service providers, including marketing partners.
Audio, electronic, or visual information.We collect this information through security systems (i.e. cameras), video conferencing sessions and marketing videos and photos,·  to improve the quality, safety, and security of our products and services; and

·  to detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecute those responsible for that activity;

Our service providers.
Professional or employment-related information.We collect this information in scholarship applications.·       to provide scholarships.
Education information, defined as information that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the FERPA, 20 USC 1232g.Consumers provided this information directly via enrollment form and personal interactions.·  to provide our products and services;

·  to improve the quality, safety, and security of our products and services;

·  to operate our websites and applications, including online registration processes;

·  to develop new products and services; and

·  to customize and improve communication content.

Our service providers.
Inferences drawn from other personal information to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.Employees track student progress and behaviors over time.·  to provide our products and services;

·  to improve the quality, safety, and security of our products and services;

·  to operate our websites and applications, including online registration processes;

·  to develop new products and services; and

·  to customize and improve communication content.

Our service providers.

 

 

In addition, where consistent with applicable laws and regulations, we may disclose Personal Information if such disclosure is:

• necessary to prepare, negotiate or perform a contract with you;

• needed to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, or otherwise required by law or competent governmental or judicial authorities;

• necessary to establish or preserve a legal claim or defense;

• part of a corporate restructuring, sale of assets, merger or divestiture; or

• necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as willful attacks on our information technology systems.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your Personal Information to non-affiliated third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.  We also have not and will not sell the Personal Information of minors under 16 years of age to non-affiliated third parties without affirmative consent.  We take reasonable steps to ensure that companies with which we share your Personal Information are contractually obligated to keep the Personal Information that we provide to them confidential and to use such information only as we permit.

 

Information about Cookies

A cookie is a small file that is placed on your computer.  Once established, the cookie helps analyze web traffic on our site.  Cookies allow web applications to tailor operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.  Cookies allow us to keep track of items in shopping carts, monitor the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, monitor total traffic, site visits, pages viewed and enhance or speed up navigation.  This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.  This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website and all marketing offers.  Learn more about website cookies at allaboutcookies.org.

 

Your Rights and Choices of California Consumers

We provide California consumers with certain rights regarding their Personal Information.  This section explains how to exercise those rights.  You have a right not to receive discriminatory treatment for exercising these privacy rights.

 

Right to Know About Personal Information Collected, Used or Disclosed

You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information over the past 12 months. Once we receive your request and verify your identity, we may disclose to you information such as:  (1) the categories of Personal Information we collected about you; (2) the categories of sources for the Personal Information; (3) our business or commercial purpose for collecting or disclosing that Personal Information; (4) the categories of third parties with whom we shared that Personal Information; and (5) the specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you in the preceding 12 months.

To submit a request to know about Personal Information collected, please either:

• Call 1-800-409-4036

• Use our online form by clicking here.

 

Right to Delete Personal Information Collected or Maintained

You have the right to request the deletion of Personal Information we have collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions.  Once we receive and confirm your request and verify your identity, we will permanently delete your Personal Information from our records, unless a legal exception to deletion applies.  In our response to your request to delete, we will specify the manner in which we have deleted your Personal Information or, if we must deny your deletion request, the basis for this refusal.

To submit a request to delete, please:

• Call 1-800-409-4036

• Use our online form by clicking here.

 

Authorizing an Agent

You may designate an authorized agent to submit your consumer request on your behalf, so long as the authorized agent has your written permission to do so and you have taken steps to verify your identity directly with us.

 

Verifying Your Request

We cannot respond to your request or provide you with Personal Information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the Personal Information relates to you.  Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us.  We will only use Personal Information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify your identity or authority to make the request.

To verify your identity, we ask that you provide us with the following information when you submit your request:  (1) first name, (2) last name, and (3) phone number or email.  We will use the above information to verify your identity.  We will require additional information to verify your identity and fulfill your request depending on your type of request or the information requested by you.

 

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact us at:

Fusion Education Group

1-800-409-4036

privacy@fusionacademy.com

 

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us.  We use reasonable precautions to protect our customers' personal information and to store it securely.  However, security risk is inherent in all information technologies, and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.

 

Children

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) protects the privacy of children under the age of 13.  It requires website operators and online services to post privacy policies and obtain parental consent before collecting information from those children.  We receive personal information about children who are under the age of 13 strictly from their parents or guardians when those children are enrolled in our program.  The only information we receive from children is the information they provide as part of their educational program.  We do not have any website or online service that asks children under 13 to provide personal information.  We do not intentionally contact or collect Personal Information from children except as noted above.  If you believe that we accidentally received information pertaining to a child under the age of 13, please contact us using the information below.

 

Notification and Changes

If we change our Privacy Statement, we will post those changes on this page so our users are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under which circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Users should check this policy frequently to keep abreast of any changes.

This privacy policy was last updated on: December 23, 2019.

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