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NCNM Privacy Policy

Introduction

The National College of Natural Medicine is the sole owner of the information collected on our web site. A web hosting company collects session information from our users at several different points on our web site. This Privacy Statement covers the web site www.ncnm.edu and all subsidiary sites. 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 web site is automatically collected and stored if you browse, read pages or download information. This information does not identify you personally, but includes:

  • 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 (for example, xcompany.com or yourschool.edu)

  • The type of browser and operating system you used

  • The date and time you visited this site

  • The web pages or services you accessed at this site

  • The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site

  • The duration of your session at this web site.

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 web site logs to determine how our site is being used, so that we may improve the site's usefulness to the public.

If you send e-mail during your visit to our site, the following additional information will be collected:

  • The e-mail address and contents of e-mail for those who communicate with us via e-mail.

  • Information volunteered through an on-line form for any other purpose.

We use your e-mail to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you may identify or to improve our web site. 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.

Personal Information

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 e-mail or completing an on-line form. You may choose not to contact us by e-mail 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 on any NCNM web site and read or download any information provided on the sites.

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 e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult.

Sharing

We make every effort to preserve user privacy; however, we may disclose personal information when required or authorized by law.

Cookies

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 any NCNM web site.

Links

This web site has links to other web sites. These include links to web sites operated by other nonprofit organizations, private businesses and government agencies. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the NCNM web site and this Privacy Statement will not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

Notification of Changes

If we change our privacy statement, we will post those changes to this Privacy Statement to this web site 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 web site for 30 days.

Contact Information

You may contact NCNM and the Information Technology Department as follows:

Webmaster
National College of Natural Medicine
049 SW Porter Street
Portland, OR 97201
Telephone 503.552.1555

Legal Disclaimer

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.

All rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Use are reserved. Anyone wishing to utilize documents from this site for purposes other than those of a reporter, including but not limited to, using the documents on another web site or by another Internet outlet, must obtain written permission from NCNM. Commercial use of documents from this site, other than by reporters, is prohibited without the prior written consent of NCNM. Use of documents from this web site for any purpose other than those authorized in these Terms of Use (unless otherwise stated), is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in civil and criminal penalties.

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 Natural 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 web site maintained by any other third party. Links in this web site, and in other parties' web sites, may let you leave the web sites and 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 web site 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. 

NCNM Refund Policy

Bookstore Refund Policy

If not satisfied, a full refund will be given only if merchandise is returned in original packaging and in original condition within 14 days of purchase. Required textbooks for courses students are enrolled in can be returned within two weeks of purchase, but no later than the course drop date deadline. Recommended textbooks for courses students are enrolled in can be returned within two weeks of purchase, but no later than the end of week six.

Application Refund Policy

Our Admissions application fee is not refundable

Tuition Refund Policy

Our tuition deposit is not refundable