Effective June 1, 2020.
3. Information Collected by the Websites. We collect two types of information from users of the Websites: personal information described below; and non-personal information such as information about traffic patterns on the Websites.
4. Personal Information. To access our accreditation management portal (hosted by a third party), we require the submission of an application that may contain some personal data, such as your name and email address. We may then ask for additional information, including personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information.MACTE uses third parties to process e-check and credit card payments online and never stores or receives access to credit card or bank account information.When you apply for accreditation, we may ask you for certain personal information such as your name, address, and e-mail address, in order to process your application or provide services. Providing personal information in these instances is solely your choice; you do not need to provide such information, make purchases, or enter such contests to browse our Websites as a Visitor.
5. How We Use Your Personal Information. We use the information collected on the Websites for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to, running the Websites and the Services and contacting users. We may use your information to communicate back to you, to update you on services and benefits, to personalize the Websites for you, to contact you for research or to provide you with accreditation related communications, newsletters, or other information we think would be of particular interest. We will always give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications that are not essential to maintaining or receiving accreditation. If you are an applicant or current or previous MACTE accredited program, we will retain the information that you provide upon applying for, renewing or maintaining accreditation. If you have obtained or are in the process of obtaining a credential through a teacher education program accredited by MACTE, we will retain information about you associated with your credential to fulfill our obligations as an accrediting body.
If you request to be included in subject matter or other mailing lists maintained by MACTE for the benefit of its constituents, we will retain the information that you provide for that purpose for so long as the list continues in existence or you tell us that you wish to unsubscribe to that list. You can remove your email address from our email list at any time by following the procedures set forth below (“Opt Out Procedures”) or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in every newsletter email from MACTE. In addition, you can modify your information or change your preferences, as set forth below (“Reviewing or Changing Your Information”).
MACTE only shares information with third party providers when it believes the third party is engaged in research or efforts that would be advantageous to MACTE’s constituents. Such third party providers are only given limited access to your electronic or snail-mail contact information or both. Such third parties are also required to comply with applicable European Union and United States regulations regarding opting out from communications.
6. Non-Personal Data. In some cases, we may collect non-personal information. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system application software, and peripherals you are using and the domain name of the web site from which you linked to our Site. We use your information on an aggregated basis to do such things as operate our Websites, enhance our Websites and sell and deliver advertising.
8. Opt Out Procedures. You have the option to opt out of receiving information from MACTE, the Websites and the Services. This opt out messaging will appear at the bottom of every email that is sent out that is not essential to maintaining or receiving accreditation. If you no longer wish to take advantage of the Websites or the Services or receive any form of direct contact from MACTE, whether it is emails or newsletters contact us at: email@example.com.
9. Reviewing or Changing Your Information. In order to ensure that the information we maintain is accurate, we give users the option to change or modify their information previously provided during the application or registration. If you would like to change your information currently in our database or accreditation management portal, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following describes some of the ways that your personal information may be disclosed to third parties:
We may employ third parties to perform services or functions on our behalf in order to improve our Websites, accreditation efforts, communications or other services. Those third parties may include authorized contractors, consultants and other companies working with us. They only have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, and they may not share any personal information with others or use it for any other purpose than providing or improving MACTE’s services and offerings.
11. Security. Providing a secure site is essential for your peace of mind and trust in MACTE. Please see the security policies for our third parties that are used when payments are processed. MACTE never receives nor stores your credit card information.
12. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Policy. The Websites and the Services are not intended for or directed to users under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly or intentionally collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 or other minors. Where appropriate, we take reasonable measures to determine that our users are adults of legal age and to inform minors not to submit such information to the Websites or the Services or in response to advertisements. If you are concerned that personal information may have been inadvertently provided to or collected by MACTE, please contact us immediately at email@example.com so that we may appropriate steps to remove such information from our database.
13. Privacy Precaution Warning. Please note that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you transmit via our online services.
14. Your Consent. By using the Websites and/or the Services, and by providing your personal information to us, you also authorize the storage, use and export of your personal information as specified herein.
California “Shine the Light” Law
California’s “Shine the Light” law (Cal. Civ. Code Sections 1798.80, et seq.), adopted effective January 1, 2005, provides California residents with the right to receive certain disclosures when personal information that has been collected online is shared with third parties for direct-marketing purposes.
If you are a California resident and you provided personal information to MACTE through a website in the past, and/or if you do so in the future, you are entitled to submit a request in writing to MACTE for a description of the information we may have provided to third parties. To submit your written request, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and put the following words in the subject line of the email: “California Privacy Request.”
Within 30 days after receipt of your request, we will send you a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of the third parties who actually received such information, if any.
We reserve our right not to respond to requests sent more than once in a calendar year.
Please note that the California “Shine the Light” law does not cover all aspects of on-line information sharing, and our policy relates only to information covered by the law.
Anti Spam Policy
We do not sell or provide email addresses to any unauthorized third party and do not authorize any third party or affiliate to misuse products or services created by or associated with MACTE in spam or bulk emails. If you feel you have received any unwanted emails from us, please contact us immediately and we will look into the matter.
MACTE prohibits the use of their website and/or services in any manner associated with the transmission, distribution or delivery of any unsolicited bulk or unsolicited commercial e-mail. You may not use any MACTE services to send Spam. You also may not deliver Spam or cause Spam to be delivered to any customers of MACTE.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (15 U.S.C. 7701, et seq., Public Law No. 108-187, was S.877 of the 108th United States Congress), e-mail sent, or caused to be sent, to or through the MACTE website or service or on behalf of MACTE may not:
- use or contain false, misleading, invalid or forged headers
- use deceptive or misleading subject lines
- use or contain invalid or non-existent domain names;
- employ any technique to otherwise misrepresent, hide or obscure any information in identifying the point of origin or the transmission path;
- use other means of deceptive addressing;
- use a third party’s internet domain name, or be relayed from or through a third party’s equipment, without permission of the third party;
- contain false or misleading information in the subject line or otherwise contain false or misleading content;
- fail to comply with additional technical standards described below;
MACTE does not authorize the harvesting, mining or collection of e-mail addresses or other information from or through the website or its services. MACTE does not permit or authorize others to use the MACTE services to collect, compile or obtain any information about its customers or subscribers, including but not limited to subscriber email addresses. MACTE does not permit or authorize any attempt to use its services in a manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair any aspect of any of the services, or that could interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of any MACTE service.
If MACTE believes that unauthorized or improper use is being made of any service, it may, without notice, take such action as it, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate, including blocking messages from a particular internet domain, mail server or IP address. MACTE may immediately terminate any account on any service which it determines, in its sole discretion, is transmitting or is otherwise connected with any e-mail that violates this policy.
Nothing in this policy is intended to grant any right to transmit or send email to, or through, the MACTE website and/or services. Failure to enforce this policy in every instance does not amount to a waiver of MACTE’s rights.
Unauthorized use of any MACTE services in connection with the transmission of unsolicited e-mail, including the transmission of e-mail in violation of this policy, may result in civil, criminal, or administrative penalties against the sender and those assisting the sender.
Violators of the CAN SPAM Act may be subject to cease and desist orders or penalties from the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) of up to $11,000 per violation. Criminal prosecution is also possible in the case of egregious offenders, which can result in penalties such as fines, forfeiture of proceeds and equipment. The worst offenders can also be subject to prison time.