Personal Information. We do not automatically collect Personal Information from your computer when you browse this Website. When you look to access specific resources, we may request that you provide Personal Information. This means that unless you knowingly provide us with Personal Information, we will not know your name, your email address or any other personally identifiable information about you as a result of your visit to our Website.
You may decide to send us your Personal Information via this Website if you are seeking more information, requesting to attend one of our events or for other similar purposes. Your decision to disclose your Personal Information is entirely voluntary and, by doing so, you are providing us with specific consent to use your Personal Information only for the purposes for which you have disclosed it to us.
Ascendium may access and use your Personal Information only for the purposes for which you have submitted it to us to: (a) provide information to you; (b) make contact with you; (c) provide products or services to you; or, (d) maintain the operations and security of the Website and services we provide to you. Except for providing services to you, we will not use your Personal Information for any other purposes, for example, the communication of marketing material, unless we have your specific consent to do so.
Navigational Information. We automatically collect and store Navigational Information from all users, including those with "Do Not Track" signals enabled in their web browsers.
Cookies. We 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 server. Cookies are not 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 cookie 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 pages on our Websites, or register for our blog, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. When you return to the same Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the 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 ou prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fullyexperience the interactive features of our Website.
We also keep track of the pages you visit within our Website in order to determine what portion of the site is the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and promotions to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Our Affiliates. Ascendium's affiliates are: Ascendium Education Solutions, Inc., United Student Aid Funds, Inc., Northwest Education Loan Association, Northstar Education Services, LLC and Northstar Guarantee Inc. ("Affiliates").
Declaration of Third Party Service Providers. To make an informed decision on whether to provide your personal data to us, we need to make you aware of the following organization that acts as a data processor for us in the provision of our services to you ("Third Party Service Providers"): Great Lakes Educational Loan Services Inc., a provider of secure hosting services, based in the United States.
Information About Children. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we do not knowingly or intentionally collect information from anyone under the age of under 13. If you believe that we have collected information about a child under 13, please contact us by clicking the "Contact Us" link so we may delete the information.
We Never Sell Personal Information. We will never sell your Personal Information to any third party. Ascendium will not share information with third parties except to our Affiliates or our Third Party Service Providers. Our Affiliates and Third Party Service Providers do not collect, use, share, or store the information except as necessary to provide contracted services to Ascendium.
Use of Navigational Information. We use Navigational Information to operate and improve our Website. We may also use Navigational Information to provide you with personalized information about Ascendium and our products when you visit our Website. Finally, Navigational Information may be used in combination with Personal Information to send you personalized information about Ascendium and our products.
Security of your Personal Information. We take strict security precautions to protect your Personal Information. We permit only authorized employees and Third Party Service Providers who are trained in the proper handling of Personal Information to have access to your Personal Information.
Compelled Disclosure. We reserve the right to use or disclose your Personal Information if required by law or if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or to comply with a law, court order, or legal process.
Reviewing, Correcting and Removing Your Personal Information. If you provide us with your Personal Information, you have the following rights with respect to that information:
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us by clicking the "Contact Us" link. We will promptly change or correct your Personal Information and notify you of the action we have taken.
To Unsubscribe From Our Communication. You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link located on the bottom of our emails, or by contacting us by clicking the "Contact Us" link.
Rights of Individuals in the European Union. As prescribed within the General Data Protection Regulation, individuals within the European Union have several rights connected to the provision of your Personal Information to us using this website. These include your rights that we: