Specs Howard School of Media Arts recognizes the importance of protecting your privacy and the information that you share with us. The following is our policy on the collection, use, disclosure, maintenance, and protection of the information that you provide to us through this website.

VOLUNTARY INFORMATION

If during your visit to our website you participate in a survey, send an email, or perform some other transaction online, the following information will be collected:

The email address and contents of the email.
Information volunteered in response to a survey.
Information volunteered through an online form for any other purpose.
The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us.
Some of this information is considered personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information is information through which you can be identified, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available that you voluntarily provide through our website or email correspondence. We use personally identifiable information to respond appropriately. This may include responding to you, addressing issues you may identify, posting an announcement, further improving our website, or forwarding your communication to another agency for appropriate action. Each survey or online form on the website will identify how the information from that specific survey or online form will be used.
The Online Application

The information provided by applicants for the purpose of seeking admission to the school is considered strictly confidential. This information may be shared between departments within Specs Howard School, as needed or required, but will not be sold or distributed to third parties.

All eligible applicants are automatically added to our mailing list in an effort to keep prospective students informed of important events happening at the school. However, candidates have the right to withdraw their application at any time and may suspend further communication with Specs Howard School by emailing your request to opt-out here.

GENERAL MAILING LIST

By joining our mailing list, the user is opting to receive communication from us via email, postal delivery and phone. While this information may be shared between departments within Specs Howard School, as needed or required, the information you provide will not be sold or distributed to third parties. If you decide to remove yourself from our mailing list, you may do so at any time by emailing your request to opt-out here.

Specs Howard School will use reasonable efforts to remove your personally identifiable information from our then current website at any time upon your written request to the Director of Marketing.

Such removal of personally identifiable information will not ensure the permanent removal of such personally identifiable information from the website. For example, such personally identifiable information may remain in Specs Howard School’s archival or backup copies of the website.

Due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. Specs Howard School may disclose any information about you if required by law. We may also disclose information about you if, in our sole discretion, we believe such disclosure is necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us or you to legal consequences.

AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED INFORMATION

We collect no personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us email, participating in a survey, or completing an online form or application. Your choice to not participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse our website and read or download any information provided on the website.

However, Specs Howard School analyzes our website logs to determine how our website is being used, so that we may continually improve the website’s usefulness to the public. If you do nothing during your visit but browse, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally and is outlined as follows:

The Internet Protocol (IP) Address and domain name used, which is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the IP address to direct Internet traffic to you. This address can be translated to determine the domain name of your service provider;
The type of browser and operating system you used;
The date and time you visited the pages;
The web pages or services you accessed at this website;
The website you visited prior to coming to this website, and, if you came to this website via a search engine, the keyword(s) used to find this website.
Any page attempts that cause a failure for the user.
We also use “cookies” (small pieces of information stored by your web browser software on your computer’s hard drive or temporarily in your computer’s memory that a website puts on your hard drive so that it can remember something about you at a later time). You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on our website. Most web browsers include a Help section containing instructions about how to refuse, disable or remove cookies.

SECURITY

We use industry-standard security measures to protect any personally identifiable information that you may provide to us. However, we cannot guarantee that your submissions to our website, any content residing on our servers, or any transmissions from our server will be completely secure or error-free.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. Users are cautioned that the collection of personally identifiable information requested from or volunteered by children online or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may be subject to public access. Users between the ages of 13 and 18 should not send Specs Howard School any personally identifiable information unless they have permission from a parent or guardian. Users under the age of 13 should not send Specs Howard School any personally identifiable information; if Specs Howard School discovers that it has collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information from our database as soon as possible.

DISCLAIMER

Specs Howard School’s website provides information on many topics. While we strive to provide accurate information to our website users, we make no guarantees regarding the accuracy or reliability of this content.

EXTERNAL SITES AND LINKS

This website provides links to sites of other companies solely as a convenience to our visitors; we do not endorse these companies nor are we responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

ACCEPTANCE OF CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Specs Howard School may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting the amended terms on this website. By viewing, using or accessing the Specs Howard School website you consent to the Privacy Policy then in effect.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of this website, you may contact:

Specs Howard School of Media Arts
19900 W. Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, Michigan 48075
Email: webmaster@specshoward.edu

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