The National College of Natural Medicine is the sole owner of the information collected on our website. A Web hosting company collects session information from our users at several different points on our website. This Privacy Statement covers the website www.ncnm.edu. NCNM wants to disclose its information practices to demonstrate its commitment to our users' privacy.
Information Collection and Use
Information about your session at our website is automatically collected and stored if you browse, read pages or download information. This information does not identify you personally, but includes:
1. The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used. The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) 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 (ie., xcompany.com or yourschool.edu)
2. The type of browser and operating system you used
3. The date and time you visited this site
4. The webpages or services you accessed at this site
5. The website you visited prior to coming to this website
6. The duration of your session at this website.
The information we automatically collect or store is logged and the aggregate data is used by NCNM to improve the content of our Web services, improve security and to help us understand how people are using our services. NCNM analyzes the website logs to determine how our site is being used, so that we may improve the site's usefulness to the public.
If you send email during your visit to our site, the following additional information will be collected:
The email address and contents of email for those who communicate with us via email.
Information volunteered through an online form for any other purpose.
We use your email to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you may identify, or to improve our website. Information from other online forms is used to enable college processes and services. We may use this information to contact you about college events or services.
You may choose whether to provide personal information online. Personal information is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes an individual's name, address and phone number. A domain name or IP address is not considered personal information.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us email or completing an online form. You may choose not to contact us by email or to provide any personal information using an online form. Your choice to not participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse the NCNM website and read or download any information provided on the site.
If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, contact the Information Technology Department as noted at the end of this document. Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from, or volunteered by, a minor online or by email will be treated the same as information given by an adult.
We make every effort to preserve user privacy; however, we may disclose personal information when required or authorized by law.
A cookie is a piece of date stored on the user's computer tied to session information about the user. Use of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site and does not compromise your privacy or security. We use session cookies to customize your browsing experience within the NCNM website.
Notification of Changes
If we change our privacy statement, we will post those changes to this Privacy Statement on this website and other places we deem appropriate so our users are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. If we are going to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify users by posting a notice on our website for 30 days.
You may contact NCNM and the Information Technology Department as follows:
National College of Natural Medicine
049 SW Porter Street
Portland, OR 97201
All National College of Natural Medicine insignias depicted on this site are the trademarks or registered trademarks of NCNM. Other product and company names mentioned on this site may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
The documents and other information provided on this website could include technical or other inaccuracies or typographical errors. The National College of Natural Medicine and its suppliers make no representations about the suitability, for any purpose, or the accuracy of the information contained in documents and other information published on this web site. All such documents, information and related graphics are provided "as is," without warranty of any kind. The National College of Natural Medicine and its suppliers disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.
In no event shall NCNM or its suppliers be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages, or for any damages whatsoever, whether in a contract action, negligence or other tort action, or other claim or action, arising out of or in connection with the use of documents and other information provided to you by the national college of naturopathic medicine or by third parties, or in the provision of, or failure to provide, services or information.
NCNM is not responsible for the contents of any website maintained by any other third party. Links in this website, and in other parties' websites, may let you leave the websites. Linked-to sites are not under the control of NCNM, and NCNM is not responsible for the contents of any linked-to site or for any link contained in a linked-to site. Inclusion of any link in the National College of Natural Medicine website does not imply endorsement by NCNM of the site.
Secure Processing of your Credit Card Information
NCNM is committed to protecting your personal and financial data online. We use encryption technology to ensure that every transaction is safe. When you press the submit button on pages where you are submitting credit card information, you will see a small lock near the bottom right corner of your browser. This lock indicates that your information is being sent via Secure Socket Layering (SSL), the 128-bit encryption that is the industry standard for securing sensitive information.
The process of encryption takes your credit card and other personal information and converts it into bits of code that are securely transmitted over the Internet. Once your encrypted personal information is received by our secure server, it is translated back into its original form and verified.