Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to graduatecreditquest.com and Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEW ERA) and governs data collection and usage. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance include graduatecreditquest.com and NEW ERA. This NEW ERA website is a higher education website providing services on graduate credits. By using the NEW ERA website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your personal information

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site or (b) sending us an email message. We will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

NEW ERA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

NEW ERA may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send your email or postal mail, and provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to NEW ERA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

NEW ERA may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on NEW ERA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of NEW ERA; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of NEW ERA, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

NEW ERA may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within NEW ERA, in order to determine what NEW ERA services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content within NEW ERA to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by NEW ERA. The information can include:  your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the NEW ERA website.

Use of Cookies

The NEW ERA website my use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server.  Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookies to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.  The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize NEW ERA pages, or register with NEW ERA site or services, a cookie helps NEW ERA to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information. When you return to the same NEW ERA website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the NEW ERA features that you customized.

You have the ability 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.  If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the NEW ERA services or websites you visit.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of your Personal Information

NEW ERA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. NEW ERA uses the following methods for this purpose:

-SSL Protocol

When personal information is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and, (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Children Under Thirteen

NEW ERA does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, NEW ERA may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.

If you would like to stop receiving these communications via email from NEW ERA, you may opt out of such communication by: Customers can unsubscribe from emails by replying STOP or clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button.

Changes to this Statement

NEW ERA reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and or by updating any privacy information on this page.  Your continue use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgement of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

NEW ERA welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that NEW ERA has not adhered to this Statement, please contact NEW ERA at:

Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance
5 Systems Drive
Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

Email Address: [email protected]

Effective: March 1, 2019