What kind of information does GoLPNOnline.com collect?
GoLPNOnline.com collects and stores non-personally identifiable information. GoLPNOnline.com collects personally identifiable information but does not store it. Let’s take a look at the difference.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information (NPII)
Non-personally identifiable information (NPII) is generic information that is collected about you when you visit this site, look at various pages, and perform other on-site actions. Examples of non-personally identifiable information can include your browser version, Internet Protocol (IP) address, the operating system on your computer, and other similar pieces of information. The big thing to understand about NPII is that it is generic information that cannot personally tie you to your visit. Some courts have ruled that IP address are personally identifiable since in some situations they can tie you to your visit, but other courts have ruled that IP addresses are not personally identifiable information. We typically use NPII to improve the site, track visitor metrics, and for other similar reasons. For example, if we can see that a particular page on the site is popular, we may choose to create more content for that page or make it more usable for visitors. Similarly, if we can see that a particular page is not popular, we may try to make changes to it, making it better for users and more interesting.
Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
This type of information is information that can be used to identify you personally. This could be something like your name, address, telephone number, or similar pieces of information.
If you interact with the advertisements on this site (such as sponsored school search widgets provided by companies like Campus Explorer (Archer Education)), the widgets may ask you to enter personally identifiable information (PII) in order to search for schools and to request information from schools. Iif you submit this information using the widgets, it is transmitted directly to the advertiser and we do not ever see it. So while technically that information is collected while you are on this site, it’s not really GoLPNOnline.com that collects the information, it’s the advertisers. We never see, save, store, or have access to that information.
California Residents: Please Read Regarding “Do Not Track” Requests
The software used to operate this site (the CMS that generates the html, images, navigation menus, etc.) does not track you or any of your movements or personal preferences across the web or beyond this site.
Please note: this DOES NOT include any third party ads (like Google AdSense ads) that may use third party cookies or other various methods of advertising to track your preferences, visited sites, and other information about you across the web. This DOES NOT include third party analytics software used on this site, as well as advertisements or scripts run on this site.
If you need to be sure that you aren’t tracked and that the “do not track” settings sent from your computer are device are completely honored, you should not use or visit this site.
In what ways do we use the information that we collect?
Most of the information that we collect is NPII related to your visit such as the pages that you viewed, for how long, your IP address, ISP, and similar non personally identifiable pieces of information. This information is used for things like:
-Improving the site (helping make popular pages better, helping make less popular pages better).
-Personalizing the site to visitors
-Implementing new features
-Making other changes to the site
-Keeping logs (all websites keep visitor and traffic logs)
These are just some examples of how NPII may be used on this site, and there may be other ways too.
Does GoLPNOnline.com disclose any of your information to outside or third parties?
GoLPNOnline.com does not sell, trade, or transfer your non-personally identifiable information or personally identifiable information to outside parties. This does not include trusted third parties such as advertisers or other third parties that assist us in running this website, conducting business, or similar tasks. In the event that we believe the release of information is appropriate to comply with law enforcement, to enforce our on-site policies, protect our rights or the rights of others, or our safety or the safety of others, we may release this information.
To be crystal clear one last time: GoLPNOnline.com does not store any of your personally identifiable information. GoLPNOnline.com NEVER SEES THIS INFORMATION. This information is transmitted to advertisers ONLY IF you choose to interact with advertising widgets on this site, which is completely optional and voluntary. GoLPNOnline.com has no way to view this information.
The widgets used to capture this information are generated by code that is provided by the advertisers (such as Campus Explorer (Archer Education)) and this code does not allow us to capture, record, view, or save your information; it is transmitted directly to them automatically. GoLPNOnline.com does not even collect email addresses; in fact, the only way we would even have that would be if we received some type of email correspondence from a site visitor.
Log Files, Cookies, and Web Beacons
Just like most other websites on the internet, GoLPNOnline.com collects and maintains log files. These files contain a variety of non-personally identifiable visitor information such as which pages visitors view, for how long, and other similar information. These logs may be used to improve the site, maintain the site, offer new features, and for other reasons.
DoubleClick DART Cookies
GoLPNOnline.com may display ads that use DART cookies for serving ads through Google’s DoubleClick service, which sets cookies on your computer when you visit a website using DoubleClick advertising technology (which may include Google AdSense advertisements). These cookies are used to provide advertisements about things that may be of interest to you. For example, if you were visiting sites about degrees or college education that contained Google AdSense ads and then left to visit a site that was unrelated to degrees or education but had Google AdSense ads on it, you may still see ads about degrees or education because there may be cookies stored in your browser indicating you had an interest in degrees or education education. There may be more uses for these cookies, but this is just one example. You may be able to opt out of some, but not all of this advertising by visiting Google’s policy page on advertising.
Other Third-Party Cookies
Depending upon the software on your computer or device, you may be able to block or disable cookies on certain websites. These settings may be available in your browser or operating systems settings, or you may be able to use antivirus programs like McAfee or Trend Micro to block or disable cookies. However, if you completely block or disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain websites or view certain content on some websites. This may also affect your ability to log into certain sites too. If you don’t have settings that specifically disallow cookies, a new cookie may be placed on your computer or device the next time that you visit a website. You may be able to opt out of some cookies in general by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s website for opting out of cookies at optout.networkadvertising.org.
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