Last Revised: January 3, 2019
Social Media Privacy
Online Florida School of Real Estate, Inc. (website) will not require you to:
- Disclose a username or password for accessing personal social media;
- Access personal social media in the presence of employees or representatives, or
- Divulge any personal social media information.
Personal Information You Provide. We may
collect and store personal information that can identify you, such as
your name, postal address, email address (“Personal Information“), when
voluntarily submitted by our visitors. We may collect and store any
personal information you provide to us that may be contained in any
video, comment or another submission you upload or post to the Site.
Personal Information might also include title, telephone number; your
likeness; and, if you transact business with us, financial information
such as your payment method (valid credit card number, type, expiration
date or other financial information). If sensitive information is
collected, we will take appropriate efforts to comply with industry
standards for the protection and proper disposal of all sensitive data,
both online and offline. We also may request information about your
interests and activities, your gender and date of birth, and other
When you provide personal information to us, the information may be
sent to servers located in the United States and other countries around
Personal Information From Other Sources. We may also periodically obtain personal information about you from other business partners, contractors, and other third parties. Examples of information that we may receive include: updated delivery and address information, purchase history, and additional demographic information.
Data Protection Principles. We will comply with data protection law,
which says that the personal information we hold about you must be:
- Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way;
Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly
explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those
- Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes;
- Accurate and kept up to data;
- Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about; and
- Kept securely.
Collection. We use various technologies to collect information from your computer and about your use of the Site.
Information collected automatically. We
automatically collect information from your browser when you interact
with our Site. This information includes, but is not limited to, your IP
address, your browser type and language, access times, the content of
any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us (see
“Cookies” below), and the referring website address.
to allow you to move quickly through our site, to allow you to take
advantage of some of the Site’s password-protected features, and to
collect information about your use of the Site. Cookies also benefit you
by creating a more streamlined login process and keeping track of your
language of choice between sessions, among other things. As we enable
further customization of the site, cookies will help in assuring that
the information provided to you will be relevant to your needs.
A cookie is a string of information that is sent by a
website and stored on your hard drive or temporarily in your computer’s
memory. Cookies are small files and won’t pose any significant
disk-space concerns. You can disable our cookies using the cookie-menu
on your Web browser, but doing so may materially affect the
functionality of this Site and the information you can access through
it. To learn more about cookies and browser functionality, search for
“cookies” in the help function of your browser.
Other Technologies. Like many websites, we may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons, site tags, clear GIFs, and other similar technologies, to collect and maintain information about your web-surfing activity when you are visiting this site. We also may include web beacons or pixels tags in connection with some Site pages and HTML-formatted email messages to, among other things, compile aggregate statistics about Site usage and response rates. A Pixel Tag is an electronic image. Often a single pixel that is ordinarily not visible to Site visitors and may be associated with cookies on the visitors’ hard drive. Pixel tags allow us to count users who have visited certain pages of the Site, to deliver branded services, and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns.
Do Not Track Practices. Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to the websites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. Because there currently is no industry standard concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals, we currently do not take action in response to these signals. If and when a final standard is established and accepted, we will reassess how to respond to these signals.
How We Use the Information We Collect. We will only
use your personal information when the law allows. Most commonly, we
will use your personal information in the following circumstances:
- Where we need to perform a contract we have entered into with you;
- Where we need to comply with a legal obligation;
Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or
those of a third party) and your interest and fundamental rights do not
override those interests;
- Where we need to protect you viral interests (or someone else’s interest);
- Where it is needed in the public interest or for official purposes;
Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for
processing your personal information other than about sending direct
marketing communications to you via email. You have the right to
withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.
We may use information that we collect about you to:
- Deliver the products and services that you have requested;
- Manage your account and provide you with customer support;
- Perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services, or content, or products, services or content offered by others;
- Communicate with you by email, postal mail, telephone and mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us;
- Develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our Site and other sites; verify your eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with contests and sweepstakes;
- Enforce our terms and conditions; and
- Manage our business and perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
Financial information. We may use financial
information or payment method to process payment for any purchases,
subscriptions or sales made on our Site, to protect against or identify
possible fraudulent transactions, and otherwise as needed to manage our
If we enter into a contract with you relating to study or
accommodation, we may collect additional personal information relating
to you including:
- Bank account details;
- Billing address;
- Credit card or other payment information to process your payments.
This information, together with the personal information provided to
us above at application stage, will be used by us to perform the
contract we have entered into with you.
We will also collect further personal information relating
to your visa application and immigration status as we have a legal
obligation to use this information.
During your studies, we will collect information about your
academic experience and progression. This information is to fulfill our
contract with you, but it is also in our legitimate interests to use
this personal information to monitor the provision of our service to
We may also collect personal information about your health
to make appropriate arrangements and reasonable adjustments for you
regarding your welfare, attendance or accommodation. We use this
information to perform our contract with you, but it also may be in your
vital interests for us to do so.
We may also collect personal information about you if you
are named as an emergency contact for an individual. We use this
information as it is in the vital interests of such individual.
Marketing: Where you have explicitly consented
to do so, we may use your personal information to inform you of special
offers and new or existing services that we believe may be of interest
to you or to send surveys or questionnaires so that we can learn more
about your needs and interests.
If you would prefer that we do not send such communications to you,
please follow the opt-out links on any marketing message or contact us
Internal Business Purposes. We also may use your
personal information for our internal business purposes, which is in our
legitimate interests to operate as a business and monitor and improve
the services we provide. Where possible we will anonymize this
information. Please contact us using the contact details in this Privacy
Policy if you would like more information.
Failure to Provide Personal Information. Where we
need personal information by law, or under the terms of a contract with
you and failure to provide that information when requested, we may not
be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with
you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case,
we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us, but we
will notify you if this is the case at the time.
Sharing with Third Parties. We do not share your
personal information with others except as indicated below or when we
inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your
personal information shared. We may share personal information with:
- Authorized Service Providers: We may share your personal information with our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include fulfilling orders, processing credit card payments, delivering packages, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting our website functionality, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other features offered through our website. These service providers may be supplied with or have access to your personal information solely to provide these services to us or on our behalf. Online Florida School of Real Estate, Inc. is the data controller and will remain accountable for your personal information.
- Business Partners: When you make purchases, reservations or engage in promotions offered through our Site or our services, we may share personal information with the businesses with which we partner to offer you those products, services, promotions, contests, and sweepstakes. When you elect to engage in a particular merchant’s offer or program, you authorize us to provide your email address and other information to that merchant.
- Agents: These service providers may be supplied with or have access to your personal information solely to provide these services to us or on our behalf. Online Florida School of Real Estate, Inc. is the data controller and will remain accountable for your personal information.
- Parents and guardians: If you are under 18, we may share your personal information with your parents or guardians to perform our contract, comply with our legal obligations and if it is in you vital interests.
- Other Online Florida School of Real Estate, Inc. Businesses: We may share your personal information we collect with Kaplan Professional website (the “Site”), a service operated by DF Institute, LLC, doing business as Kaplan Professional (“Kaplan,” “we,” or “us”), as part of our regular reporting activities on company performance, in the context of a business reorganization or group restructuring exercise or for system maintenance support and hosting of data. Sharing information with our Kaplan companies enables us to provide you with information about a variety of products and services that might interest you.
- Regulators: We may need to share your personal information if required by a regulator or to otherwise comply with the law.
- Other Situations:
- We may disclose your information in response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us, in our sole discretion. When we believe disclosure is appropriate with efforts to investigate, prevent, report or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of Kaplan, it’s users, employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our website terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.
- In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the possible sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy. We may also need to share your personal information to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit damages we may sustain.
Any third parties to whom we may disclose personal information may
have their privacy policies which describe how they use and disclose
personal information. Those policies will govern the use, handling and
disclosure of your personal information once we have shared it with
learn more about their privacy practices, we encourage you to visit the
websites of those third parties. These entities or their servers may be
located either inside or outside the United States.
Security of Personal Information.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to
prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or
accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. Also, we limit
access to your personal information to those employees, service
providers, business partners, agents and other third parties who have a
legitimate need to know. They will only process your personal
information on our instructions or as otherwise agreed and they are
subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected
data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of
a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.
Storage and Retention of your Personal Information.
We will only retain your information for as long as
necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including to
satisfy any legal, accounting or reporting requirements. To determine
the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider
the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information. The
potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your
personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal
information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other
means, and the applicable legal requirements. Please contact us using
It is important that the personal information we hold about
you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your
information changes during your working relationship with us.
In some circumstances, we may anonymize your data so that
it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such
information without further notice to you.
Your Rights as a Data Subject.
Under certain circumstances, by law, you have the right to:
Request access to your personal information (commonly known
as a “data subject access request”). This request enables you to
receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to
check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the persona information that we hold
about you. This request enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate
information we hold about you corrected.
Request to be forgotten. This request enables you to ask us
to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason
for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to
delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your
right to object to processing (see below).
Object to the processing of your personal information where
we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party),
and there is something about your particular situation, which makes you
want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to
object where we are processing your personal information for direct
Request the restriction of processing your personal
information. This request enables you to ask us to suspend the
processing of personal information about you, for example, if you want
us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
- Request the Data Portability of your personal information to another party.
- Request correction of the persona information that we hold
If you want to review, verify, correct or request removal of your
personal information, object to the processing of your personal
information or request that we transfer a copy of your personal
information to another party, please contact us using the contact
No fee usually required.
You will not
have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise
any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if
your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive.
Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such
What we may need from you.
We may need
to request specific information from you to help us confirm your
identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise
any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure
to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who
has no right to receive it.
Your right to withdraw consent.
circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the
collection, processing, and transfer of your personal information for a
specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that
specific processing at any time. To withdraw your consent, please
have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will
no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you
originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing
so in law.
that you read this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the
most updated Agreement.
How to Contact Us.
Transfer of your Personal Information to Other Countries.
we are an international business with employees, entities and service
providers all over the world, we may need to transfer the personal
information you provide to us to other countries, which may be outside
the European Economic Area (EEA).
The data protection laws in such countries may not be as
comprehensive and provide the same level of protection for your personal
information as those within the EEA. In these circumstances, we will
take appropriate steps to ensure that your personal information is
appropriate contractual mechanisms. Please contact us using the contact
Aggregated and Non-Personal Information.
share aggregated and non-personal information we collect under any of
the above circumstances. We may also share it with third parties and
other Kaplan companies to develop and deliver targeted advertising on
our websites and websites of third parties. We may combine non-personal
information we collect with additional non-personal information
collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated information
with third parties, including advisors, advertisers, and investors, to
conduct the general business analysis.
Your Ability to Choose.
You can let us know, at no cost, that you do not wish us to share your information with third parties for marketing purposes or to notify you about our products and services and special offers by sending us a written request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including the word “unsubscribe” in the subject line.
Links to Third-Party Websites.
There are some
places on the Site or through our services where you may click on a link
These third-party websites may independently solicit and collect
information, including personal information, from you and, in some
instances, provide us with information about your activities on those
websites. We recommend that you consult the privacy statements of all
third-party websites you visit by clicking on the “privacy” link
typically located at the bottom of the webpage you are visiting.
We may provide areas on our
Site where you can post information about yourself and others and
communicate with others; upload content (e.g., pictures, videos, audio
files, etc.); and post comments or reviews of content found on the Site.
Also, such postings may appear on other websites or when searches are
executed on the subject of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily
disclose personal information on publicly-viewable web pages, that
information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by
others. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive
unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what
other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we
encourage you to exercise discretion and caution concerning your
personal information. Once you have posted information, you may not be
able to edit or delete such information.
Our website is a general
audience site, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from
children under the age of 13. Should we learn that a child under 13
has provided us with personal information, we will delete that
information from our database.
Visiting Our Site from Outside the United States.
our Site from residents of the United States. If you are visiting our
Site from outside the United States, please be aware that your
information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United
States where our servers are located, and our central database is
operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and
other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country.
Please be assured that we seek to take reasonable steps to ensure that
your privacy is protected. By using our services, you understand that
your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third
No Rights of Third Parties.
Data Subject’s rights
The Data Subject has the following rights:
to information – meaning you have to right to know whether your
Personal Data is being processed; what data is gathered, from where it
is obtained and why and by whom it is processed.
- Right to
access – meaning you have the right to access the data collected
from/about you. This includes your right to request and obtain a copy of
your Personal Data gathered.
- Right to rectification – meaning
you have the right to request rectification or erasure of your Personal
Data that is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Right to erasure – meaning in certain circumstances you can request for your Personal Data to be erased from our records.
to restrict processing – meaning where certain conditions apply, you
have the right to restrict the Processing of your Personal Data.
to object to processing – meaning in certain cases you have the right
to object to Processing of your Personal Data, for example in the case
of direct marketing.
- Right to object to automated Processing –
meaning you have the right to object to automated Processing, including
profiling; and not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated
Processing. This right you can exercise whenever there is an outcome of
the profiling that produces legal effects concerning or significantly
- Right to data portability – you have the right to
obtain your Personal Data in a machine-readable format or if it is
feasible, as a direct transfer from one Processor to another.
to lodge a complaint – in the event that we refuse your request under
the Rights of Access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. If
you are not satisfied with the way your request has been handled please
- Right for the help of supervisory authority –
meaning you have the right for the help of a supervisory authority and
the right for other legal remedies such as claiming damages.
- Right to withdraw consent – you have the right withdraw any given consent for Processing of your Personal Data.
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Last modification was made January 3, 2019.