ISEP is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. As part of that commitment, we provide this policy to explain our privacy practices, including what information we collect, how we use it, and what choices you have about collection and use of your personal information. We urge you to review this entire policy. By using one of our sites, you agree to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this statement. If you do not agree to the terms of this statement, then please do not use our sites.

By using the site, you agree to our collection, use and maintenance of your information in the United States.

This privacy policy covers all ISEP sites, including those listed including (http://www.isep.org/) (http://www.isepstudyabroad.org). This policy also covers User Information received by ISEP that is submitted on forms accessible from ISEP sites and managed by third-party partners. We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy. You may write to us at:

ISEP
1655 N. Fort Myer Drive
Suite 400
Arlington, Virginia 22209
United States

You may also email us.

What Information Do You Collect?

We collect information about you as you use ISEP sites, including:

  1. User Information, which you provide when you register on an ISEP site, subscribe to an email newsletter, provide us with your contact information, or apply to receive information from a third party provider through an ISEP site. User Information may also include information you provide on an application other than Confidential Application Information described below. User Information includes, for example, your name, address, email address, phone number, school, graduation year, grade level, date of birth, nationality, field of study, highest degree completed and degree sought.

  2. Technical Information, which we collect automatically from you and your computer about how you use the ISEP sites. This includes your IP address, the referring URL, browser type, and other usage information, along with information about your use of the ISEP websites.

  3. Confidential Application Information, which consists of certain information you submit as part of an application. Specifically, this could include your passport information, demographic information, health history information and the names and contact information of your references. This information is used to process your application and may be shared with outside services companies to provide the services you request, in accordance with that company’s privacy policy.

For insurance products, we do not gather nor store any HIPAA protected information – any such information goes directly to the insurance company.

ISEP uses “cookies” and other technologies to help us learn more about how our users use our sites and to recognize you when you return. Cookies are text files that are placed in your computer’s browser, and that can be used to help recognize you as an ISEP user. Cookies may store user preferences and other information, and can be deleted or blocked by changing the settings on your Web browser.

We do not direct our sites to, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from, children under thirteen.

How Do You Protect My Information?

We take the security of your personal information very seriously, and have implemented policies and procedures designed to safeguard it. We share your information with third parties only in accordance with this policy. We require all third party advertising and marketing partners with whom we share your information to make reasonable efforts to protect it.

How Do You Use My Information?

We use your information to provide you the services your request, to improve ISEP sites and your experience on our sites, and to personalize the content you receive. Specifically:

  1. We use User Information to provide the services you request, such as newsletters, to customize our sites, and to improve your user experience and our services.

  2. We use Technical Information to operate, administer, and improve our sites, and to customize your experience.

  3. We use Confidential Application Information solely to facilitate your transaction with the host service provider. We do not use this information for any other purpose.

How Do You Share My Information?

ISEP Sites: The sites that constitute ISEP sites all access and use the same information about you for the purposes described above.

Insurance Service Providers: We may share User and Confidential Application Information with insurance providers in order to process applications you submit.

University Search and Scholarship Service: We share User Information submitted through these services with colleges, universities and other partners whom we work with, in order to faciliate your placement.

Advertisers and Marketing Partners: From time to time we also share User Information and Technical Information with third parties whose products and services we think may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive marketing materials from third parties, you may opt out.

Other: We also may share your personal information in response to a valid law enforcement request or legal process, to protect our or third party interests or property, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.

What Choices Do I Have About the Use of My Information?

You may contact us to edit any of your privacy preferences. If you would prefer that we not share your personal information with third parties, including our affiliates, for those parties’ own marketing or other purposes, please inform us at: info@isep.org.

You may also opt out of receiving commercial email from us by following the instructions in each email.

Due to special rules affecting Vermont residents, if you register with a Vermont address, we will not share your personally-identifiable information with third party marketers.

If you have any problems or questions regarding your privacy preferences or opt-out options, please email us.

Please note that you cannot opt out of the use of your information for completion and support of your study or insurance applications. You also cannot opt out of sharing your information to comply with valid law enforcement requests, legal process, to protect our interests or property or those of third parties, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.

Changes to this Policy

We may need to modify this privacy policy from time to time to reflect our current privacy practices, so please check back to view any changes. When you register or submit your email address on any ISEP site, you acknowledge receipt of this privacy policy and agree to receive future notices about it online. We make this policy continuously available online. We will inform you of material modifications to this policy in the future by posting changes on the ISEP sites and/or sending you email where appropriate.