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Privacy Policy

Services, products, information, and community offerings are provided by Centers for Applied Competitive Advantage through MakingItInCalifornia.com. The MakingItInCalifornia.com site is maintained by Riverside Community College District. It is designed to provide access to information, goods, and services that facilitate career training education; make your college experience more enjoyable and cost efficient; and to facilitate communication between our users. MakingItInCalifornia.com recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy rights of our users. Any information shared between users and MakingItInCalifornia.com is securely managed and safeguarded in accordance with all applicable laws and the policies and guidelines set forth below.

Changes to Privacy Statement

These guidelines have been developed with the recognition that Internet technologies are rapidly evolving. From time to time, MakingItInCalifornia.com may need to change our privacy statement because of changes in the law, in technology, in MakingItInCalifornia.com's business, or in our attempts to serve your needs better. We will use every effort to communicate in a timely manner any changes to our privacy statement in the manner. Below we explain how we may collect personal information, what we do with it, and how we protect it.

What information does MakingItInCalifornia.com gather?

The choice of how much personally identifiable information you disclose to us is completely at your discretion. It is not mandatory for you to answer any question, but please realize that in order to serve you better, you will need to provide certain information to access some areas of our site, obtain or register for special services, or complete transactions initiated by you. If you choose not to provide information, we may not be able to permit access to such areas, provide those special services, or complete such transactions.

Information gathered through traffic monitoring

Like many other Web sites, MakingItInCalifornia.com is equipped with a program that monitors traffic by automatically recording every visitor's host, domain name, pages visited, length of user sessions, browser type and/or IP address. This program tracks the number of times the site is hit, how many visitors come to the site, which parts of the site they frequent, and the length of time of each visit. This information does not contain personally identifiable information and is used to evaluate areas of interest and to improve the MakingItInCalifornia.com site and may be provided to third parties by MakingItInCalifornia.com or its affiliates.

Information gathered through registration, login, and obtaining services

MakingItInCalifornia.com collects full name, address, email address, telephone number, and other personally identifiable information that is voluntarily provided by the user. A user's email address and other personally identifiable information collected from product orders, registrations, or online surveys are used only as described in this Privacy Policy and for the purposes of offering you goods and services that, in the opinion of MakingItInCalifornia.com and its affiliates, may that facilitate career training education or make your college experience more enjoyable and cost efficient. Any and all personally identifiable information that is collected is maintained by MakingItInCalifornia.com and its affiliates and all applicable laws. By providing such information, the user consents to MakingItInCalifornia.com's Privacy Policy, including the uses of the information described in this Policy.

What about Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file placed on a user's computer hard drive when a user visits a Web site. The cookie gives the user a unique, random ID, and this ID enables our site to readily recognize each visitor on a subsequent visit to the site. For example, a cookie may indicate the preferences selected by a visitor on a prior visit, and facilitate more efficient browsing on subsequent visits by using such preferences to customize the content and/or layout of our site for the visitor. MakingItInCalifornia.com may use cookies in this fashion. Visitors are free to change their web browsers to prevent the acceptance of cookies. However, subscribers of some website features must enable cookies to access member areas. MakingItInCalifornia.com's cookies do not contain personally identifiable information collected by MakingItInCalifornia.com.

What we will use the information for

Listed below are some of the ways in which your information may be used:

  • to improve MakingItInCalifornia.com's and its affiliates' products and services;
  • to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor;
  • to notify visitors about updates, products, services, and/or special offers from MakingItInCalifornia.com or its affiliates, colleges, scholarship programs, selected vendors, or suppliers;
  • to assist our suppliers and selected vendors in targeting updates, new products, services, and/or special offers to you through MakingItInCalifornia.com;
  • to ask for your participation in brief surveys;
  • to generate aggregate statistical studies and conduct and report research related to the career technical education admission process;
  • to complete any purchases or other transactions you may do at the site (which will include providing your information to the relevant supplier or selected vendor so that they can complete your purchase or transaction);
  • to identify, develop, and offer products and services that help in career technical education, may make your college experience more enjoyable and cost efficient, or to obtain such products and services from suppliers and selected vendors;
  • To share with contractors who assist MakingItInCalifornia.com with programming and technical aspects of hosting and Web site operation. All contractors subscribe MakingItInCalifornia.com's confidentiality and privacy conditions.

What we will not use the information for

We respect your privacy! Except as described above, or as otherwise provided or permitted by law, your information collected by MakingItInCalifornia.com will not be sold, rented, loaned, or otherwise used.

MakingItInCalifornia.com Suppliers and Selected Vendors; Linked Sites

MakingItInCalifornia.com provides, for the convenience of our users, the opportunity to link to Web sites of organizations not related to MakingItInCalifornia.com, Inc. If you click on a hypertext link that takes you to a Web site outside of MakingItInCalifornia.com, we are not responsible for their privacy policies or information collection practices and uses. In addition, when you initiate a transaction with one of our suppliers or selected vendors through MakingItInCalifornia.com, the information you and we submit to the supplier or selected vendor for the transaction becomes subject to the supplier or selected vendor's privacy or information use policies. MakingItInCalifornia.com is not responsible for the privacy or information use policies of its suppliers and selected vendors.

What choices does the user have?

You will always have the ability to opt not to receive email or other means of communication from MakingItInCalifornia.com. MakingItInCalifornia.com respects your privacy and realizes that not everyone likes to receive special offers or information. You will have the ability upon registering at the site to opt out from receiving email or other communications. If you receive such email or communications and would prefer not to in the future, you may remove your name from MakingItInCalifornia.com's lists by contacting us at info@MakingItInCalifornia.com. Again, please remember, once we have provided information to our suppliers or selected vendors due to transactions initiated by you, we are not responsible for their use of the information, and you should consult their respective privacy and information use policies.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have questions or would like to be deactivated from MakingItInCalifornia.com's lists, you may contact us by email at info@MakingItInCalifornia.com or, write us at Riverside Community College District, 2001 Third Street, Norco, California, 92860. MakingItInCalifornia.com will use reasonable efforts to help you.

For more information about protecting your privacy online, we recommend that you visit www.privacyalliance.org.

Security

The importance of security for all personal information associated with our users is of utmost concern to us. You must have a secure browser–one that supports secure transmission of data across the Internet–to purchase items at MakingItInCalifornia.com. For more information, use your browser's help feature.

We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. When credit card information is transmitted, we use industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.

Your MakingItInCalifornia.com password is protected so that only you can access it and view the member information relevant to the account. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. MakingItInCalifornia.com will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or email. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information.