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Privacy Policy of Baton Rouge School of Court Reporting (BRSCR)                                


 

This policy describes the ways we collect, store, use and protect your personal information. You accepted this policy when you enroll in our school or purchase our products and services. We may amend this policy at any time by posting a revised version on our website. The revised version will be effective at the time we post it. In addition, if the revised version includes a substantial change, we will provide you with 30 daysí prior notice by posting notice of the change on the "Policy Updates" page of our website. We last modified this Policy on November 5, 2007.

 

 

How we collect information about you

When you visit the BRSCR website, we collect your IP address and standard web log information, such as your browser type and the pages you accessed on our website.

If you enroll or request information, we collect the following types of information from you:

  • Contact information - your name, address, phone, email, and other similar information.
  • Financial information - the bank account numbers and credit card numbers that you link to your online payments.

Before permitting you to use our Service, we may require you to provide additional information we can use to verify your identity or address or manage risk, such as your date of birth, or other information. We may also obtain information about you from third parties such as credit bureaus and identity verification services.

When you are using our Service, we collect information about your account transactions and we may collect information about your computer or other access device for fraud prevention purposes.

Finally, we may collect additional information from or about you in other ways not specifically described here. For example, we may collect information related to your contact with our customer support team or store results when you respond to a survey.

How we use cookies

When you access our website, we, or companies we hire to track how our website is used, may place small data files called "cookies" on your computer.

We send a "session cookie" to your computer when you log in to your account. This type of cookie helps us to recognize you if you visit multiple pages on our site during the same session, so that we donít need to ask you for your password on each page. Once you log out or close your browser, this cookie expires and no longer has any effect.

We also use longer-lasting cookies to display your e-mail address on our sign-in form, so that you don't need to retype the e-mail address each time you log in to your account.

We encode our cookies so that only we can interpret the information stored in them. You are free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may interfere with your use of our website.

How we protect and store personal information

Throughout this policy, we use the term "personal information" to describe information that can be associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that person. We do not consider personal information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not identify a specific user.

We store and process your personal information on our computers in the US, and we protect it by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable US federal and state regulations. We use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, we enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files, and we authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities.

How we use the personal information we collect

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. We may use your personal information to:

  • provide the services and customer support you request;
  • process transactions and send notices about your transactions
  • resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
  • prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our User Agreement;
  • customize, measure, and improve our services and the content and layout of our website;
  • compare information for accuracy and verify it with third parties.

How we share personal information with payment processors

To process your payments, we need to share some of your personal information with the payment processing company Ė such as your contact information, date of transaction, payment preferences, etc.  

If you are buying goods or services and pay online, we may provide the payment processor with the shipping address for the goods and your confirmed credit card billing address to complete your transaction. BRSCR does not use this information to market their services to you unless you have agreed to it.

We work with payment processors to enable us to accept payments from you using electronic methods.  In doing so, BRSCR may share information about you with the payment processor, such as your email address, when you attempt to make an online payment.

Regardless, we will not disclose your credit card number or bank account number to anyone except with your express permission or if we are required to do so to comply with a subpoena or other legal process.

How we share personal information with other parties

We may share your personal information with:

  • Service providers under contract who help with parts of our business operations; (fraud prevention, bill collection, marketing, technology services). Our contracts dictate that these service providers only use your information in connection with the services they perform for us and not for their own benefit.
  • Credit bureaus to report outstanding negative balance accounts, as allowed by law.
  • Companies that we plan to merge with or be acquired by. (Should such a combination occur, we will require that the new combined entity follow this privacy policy with respect to your personal information. If your personal information could be used contrary to this policy, you will receive prior notice.)
  • Law enforcement, government officials, or other third parties when
    • we are compelled to do so by a subpoena, court order or similar legal procedure
    • we need to do so to comply with law
    • we believe in good faith that the disclosure of personal information is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report suspected illegal activity, or to investigate violations of our User Agreement.
  • Other third parties with your consent or direction to do so.

BRSCR will not sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties in the normal course of doing business and only shares your personal information with third parties as described in this policy.

How you can contact us about privacy questions

If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact us by writing to us at BRSCR, Attn: Privacy Department, 9213 Interline Avenue, Suite A, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809.  BRSCR maintains offices at that address.

 

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