OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE DISCLOSE IT
When you visit our Site, we may collect Personal Information you knowingly choose to disclose via manual form submission.
Calvin Theological Seminary may collect Personal Information at this Site only when you provide the information to us in connection with your participation in online services such as online payments, or when you contact us via e-mail with inquiries. Personal Information includes information such as your e-mail address, first and last name, home or other physical address, telephone numbers, and other similar information that is personally identifiable to you. We may disclose Personal Information to third parties that provide services for us and to other third parties as required by law. Currently, our use and disclosure of Personal Information is limited to the following purposes:
- understanding the use of our Site and making improvements
- responding to requests from or providing any necessary notices to you
- protecting the security or integrity of our Site
- providing the services accessed by the user to our fullest ability
- otherwise administering or managing the Site software
We believe that keeping Personal Information secure is one of our most significant responsibilities. We restrict access to Personal Information about you to those employees who need to know that information to assist us in our business or to provide products or services to you. We safeguard Personal Information according to established security standards and procedures, by maintaining physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards for the information.
If you choose to correspond with us through e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses.
USERS UNDER AGE 13
We do not collect or maintain information at our Site from those we know are under 13 years old, and no part of our web site is designed to attract anyone under 13 years old.
FERPA – Your Privacy
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 helps protect the privacy of student records. The act provides for the right to inspect and review educational records, the right to seek to amend those records, and to limit disclosure of information from the records.
FERPA states that a spouse/parent or other authorized party may gain permission to access student records if the student signs a release. This form is kept in the Financial Services office and can be found on the Tools and Resources page of the website.
COMPLAINT RESOLUTION FOR STUDENTS
Any student with a complaint or grievance should follow the procedure outlined in the “Grievances and Rights of Appeal Procedures” section of the Student Handbook. This procedure is based on Matthew 18:15-17.
Students who have gone through the procedure in the Student Handbook, and have not received a satisfactory resolution, may contact our accrediting agency, The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada:
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
*request the liaison for Calvin Seminary
After they have followed the procedure in the Student Handbook listed above, Distance students may also contact the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement portal agency for Michigan:
State of Michigan, Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing – Schools and Licensing
PO Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909
Michael Beamish, Manager
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