National Institute for Professional Practice Privacy Policy


All financial and personal information submitted to the system is considered private and held in-confidence. We will not sell, rent, trade, or give away personal information to other companies for use in selling products or services.

Why We Collect Information
As a provider of online educational services, Learning Sciences International (LSI) and the National Institute for Professional Practice (NI, a division of LSI) need to collect and store certain personal information from its users for several reasons. LSI an NI must know who each user is, have proof of their identity, know how to contact them, and, occasionally, verify how the user is using the site. Details of the users' identities are necessary to verify that the participants using the site are legitimate. Financial information is used only to bill the user.
Personal information is required for registration and to log your use of the site. If at any time, information you submit can be viewed publicly, we will inform you how it will be used. Identifiable information such as, first name and last name initial may be used to identify a user as the owner of content published to a public library. This is the extent of any private information that may be divulged by design of the system you consent to use. There will also be a direct link to this policy to make our intentions clear.

How We Collect Information
LSI primarily collects information through the registration and purchase screens. We use "cookie" technology to enable certain functions. Cookies are used to gather non-personal information, such as progress tracking.
As a provider of complete online educational services, LSI needs to collect and store certain personal information from its users for several reasons. LSI must know who each member is, have proof of their identity, know how to contact them, and, occasionally, verify how the member is using the course. Details of the users' identities are necessary to verify that the participants using the course are legitimate. Financial information is used only to bill the user.
Personal information is required for registration, to log your progression through the courses, and to grant credit. If at any time, information you submit can be viewed publicly, we will inform you how it will be used. There will also be a direct link to this policy to make our intentions clear.

How We Protect Information
We offer the use of a secure server. The Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all the data we collect is protected against unauthorized access.
LSI acknowledges that for the purposes of this Privacy Policy it will be designated as a "school official" with "legitimate educational interests" in Institution Data, as those terms have been defined under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and its implementing regulations, and LSI agrees to abide by the limitations and requirements imposed by 34 CFR 99.33(a) on school officials.

How We Update Information
You may update or change information related to your account by accessing your account with your username and password.

E-mail Communication
We do not rent or sell email addresses to third parties for unsolicited communications

Spamming
You must agree that you will not utilize e-mail addresses presented on the website to transmit unsolicited messages.

Public Forums
There are discussion groups held within the courses and the website. Please be aware that any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information.

Security
LSI has security measures that protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of information under our control. The site requires a username and password combination for users in order to access all features. Information is stored in a secured database accessible only by LSI. The site has been designed to allow users to view only the information that they have been permitted to view. Learning Sciences International constantly monitors its sites for unauthorized usage.
This website contains links to other sites. LSI is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites. We recommend that you refer to each website's privacy policy before giving out any personal information on their site.

Credit Card Security
Online transactions with a credit card are safeguarded with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. There is no external access to the information. LSI will strictly monitor the information internally. If any fraudulent activity occurs, NI will notify you immediately.

Your Consent
By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by LSI and NI. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.