LOMA and LOMALearn Online ("LOMA", "LOMALearn" or "we") are committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and accordingly maintain the following privacy policy to protect personally-identifiable information that we collect from you as you use this Web site (the "Site"). By submitting information, you agree to LOMA's use of such information as described in this document. For more information about our online policies in general, please see our Terms of Use.

What information does LOMA collect?
LOMA collects personally-identifiable information (such as your name and e-mail address) at certain points on our Site-for example, when you register with the LOMALearn database, purchase or take a course, fill out a survey, or complete other interactions or transactions through the site. The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of a unique access ID, company affiliation, title, and contact information, such as name, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone and fax number, areas of interest, and any other personally-identifiable information you provide. LOMALearn also collects billing information, including credit card numbers and expiration dates, from visitors who purchase LOMALearn products and services on the Site.

LOMALearn logs visitors' IP addresses for the collection of aggregate information about site visitors and their interests. LOMALearn does not link these IP addresses to personal identifying information such as a visitor's name and/or e-mail address. For example, in tracking information about the visits to our Web site, we compile statistics that show the daily number of visitors to our site, the daily requests we receive for particular files on our Web site, and what countries those requests come from. These aggregated statistics are used internally to better provide services to our customers and may also be provided to others (such as banner advertisers)-but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.

LOMALearn may place a "cookie" on the visitor's hard drive in order to facilitate a user-friendly experience while users are on the Site. Cookies are small files that contain information a Web site uses for tracking purposes. LOMALearn uses cookies to help track who you are when you log on to our Site. When users log on, a cookie is set; when they log off, the cookie is deleted. LOMA may also use cookies to enhance site content by compiling aggregate information about what specific sections and pages users visit.

How is the information used?
LOMA uses your personally-identifiable information to fulfill your requests for information and to process your requests to register and take online courses. LOMA may also use personally-identifiable information to perform statistical analyses of user behavior in order to measure interest in specific areas and courses available through our Site. The e-mail addresses provided at registration allow LOMA to send e-mail to individuals based on the areas of interest that they indicate during the registration process.

LOMA may use your information in the aggregate for marketing and promotional purposes. We may also use your information to improve the content of our Site, to notify you about updates to the Site, and to contact you for marketing purposes. LOMA never shares personally-identifiable information with anyone not in a business relationship with our organization. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, if we send you an e-mail we provide the option to not receive these types of communications ("opt-out").

LOMA may occasionally inform users about special offers, new courses or other products, and other third-party product and service offers that we believe they will find useful or interesting. LOMALearn registered users and newsletter subscribers are given the option to choose whether they would like to receive such mailings.

LOMALearn Registration
In order to purchase or access the courses and tests available through the LOMALearn Web site, a user must complete a registration form. During registration, a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and e-mail address) and specific demographic information needed by LOMALearn so that it can better meet customers' needs. This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest and to ensure that only authorized users of LOMALearn have access to the secure parts of the site. For example, we may send all new registered users a welcoming e-mail to verify password and user name. Established users may also receive information on products, services, special offers, and a newsletter.

Who can see my information?
LOMA is the sole owner of the information collected on the LOMALearn site. We do not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. LOMA does not intentionally disclose (and shall take reasonable steps to prevent the accidental disclosure of) your personally-identifiable information to third parties (e.g., persons or entities not associated with LOMALearn), whether for such third parties' marketing purposes or otherwise, subject to the following exceptions:

  1. LOMA may disclose your personally-identifiable information to third parties as required or permitted by the laws, rules, and regulations of any nation, state, province, or other applicable jurisdiction;
  2. LOMA may disclose your personally-identifiable information to third parties who deliver information from us to you for the purpose of performing such delivery;
  3. LOMA may share personally-identifiable information with third party intermediaries, such as credit card companies and banks, for the purpose of conducting online purchase transactions.
  4. LOMA may disclose your personally-identifiable information if, in connection with submitting the information, you consent to such disclosure;
  5. LOMA may disclose your contact information in response to inquiries by bona-fide rights owners in connection with allegations of infringement of copyright or other proprietary rights arising from information you have posted on the Site or otherwise provided to LOMALearn;
  6. If LOMA merges with or transfers substantially all of its assets to a third party, information collected by LOMALearn may be disclosed to and owned by the merged entity or third party.

LOMA has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Internally, LOMA restricts access to personally-identifiable information to those employees who need the information in order to do their jobs. These employees are limited in number, and are required to treat this information as confidential. Credit card information is encrypted for storage and security. Despite these precautions, LOMA cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally-identifiable information.

Links to other sites
LOMALearn may provide links to third-party Web sites as a service to our users. In addition, some of the content appearing to be on this Site may be in fact supplied by third parties, for example, in instances where we open frames to third-party Web sites or incorporation through of content supplied by third-party servers. Please be aware that we cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection practices of such third-party Web sites, which may differ from those of this Site. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Site.

How can I access, change, and/or delete information?
You may access, correct, update, and/or delete any personally-identifiable information that you have submitted to the Site. You may also unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations on the Site. To do so, please either follow instructions on the page of the Site on which you have provided such information or subscribed or registered, or send an e-mail to lomalearn@loma.org.

Transborder hosting and transfer of information
Personally-identifiable information collected on the Site may be transferred from time to time to LOMALearn or associated offices located in other parts of the world, including offices located outside North America. Furthermore, the Site may be viewed and hosted anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have laws regulating the use and transfer of personally-identifiable data. By using the Site and submitting such information on it, you voluntarily consent to such transborder transfer and hosting of such information.

By using the Site, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your information by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the Site. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. If LOMALearn plans to use information collected from users in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will directly contact users to obtain written or active e-mail consent prior to using their personal information. LOMALearn may also post a notice on the site to obtain user consent. We will also alert you to any such changes by updating this Privacy Policy.

Contact our Privacy Department
If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at lomalearn@loma.org.


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