Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy notice discloses the privacy practices for www.capa.org. CAPA International Education (CAPA) respects the privacy of users of this web site. This privacy policy has been created to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy and security. It outlines the type of information we collect, what we do with that information, and the choices users have in regard to the information they provide. Please read this privacy policy carefully.

By visiting this site, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions of this privacy policy. Please do not use this site, if you do not agree with the terms of this policy.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

CAPA is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. Only information that you voluntarily give us via email or by other direct contact with you is collected. The information will be used only as part of the application process or to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. The information you send to us will not be sold or rented to any other person or entity. We will use this information only for the purposes and reasons described in this notice.

We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary as part of the admissions process, or as necessary after enrollment in our study abroad programs, all as noted below.

1. Online Enrollment

The purpose of MyCAPA Online Enrollment is to provide online applications for admissions to our study abroad programs.
In order to apply, you must first complete our application form. CAPA may share your personal information provided in the application with your home institution, sponsoring institutions, internship sites, housing authorities, and our international study abroad centers as part of the admissions process. The information we collect is used to determine eligibility for admission to our programs, as well as for placing students in compatible housing and internships.

You have the opportunity to "opt-in" to this sharing of data; however, CAPA must be allowed to share this information with the specified parties as part of the application process.

CAPA utilizes encrypted data transmission and Secured Socket Layer (SSL) technology to provide the highest level of security of your personal information. However, internet transactions of credit card data and personal information are always at risk. CAPA's SSL certificate is signed and issued by Thawte.

CAPA uses a third party credit card processing agency. Credit card data and personal information is transmitted to eProcessing Network through an SSL connection. Your data is subject to eProcessing Network's Privacy Policy.

2. Privacy While Enrolled

If you are enrolled in a CAPA program, CAPA and its affiliates may contact you before, during and after your contract with CAPA for pertinent information with regard to your study abroad experience. This communication is essential to your experience with CAPA, your safety, and satisfaction with our services.

CAPA and your home institution may communicate with each other and your parents or other emergency contact person regarding all issues surrounding your education abroad experience. This may include but is not limited to student account information, student conduct issues, health and safety, or academics; such contact may occur before, during or after the program.

CAPA strictly controls all access to your personal information. However, to successfully administer a study abroad program and to ensure student needs are met, CAPA may share your personal information internally or with any contracted suppliers. This information is shared only when there is a business need to do so.

CAPA has a detailed Information Security Policy, outlining how and for how long personal information should be kept both electronically and as hard copies.

Once you complete your study abroad program, CAPA may contact you to evaluate our staff and your experience with our Company. These surveys and evaluations are optional. In many cases only a limited number of staff sees individual evaluations; most results are distributed as complied reports with no direct link to an individual.

3. Newsletters and e-mail notifications

You have the option of receiving newsletters or e-mail notifications from CAPA. If you wish to receive these notifications, we will ask you to provide personal information, such as your name and e-mail address. CAPA will store the information you provide. The information will be kept for the sole purpose of sending information to you and will not be shared. You have the right to opt in or opt out of these services at any time.

CAPA uses Constant Contact as our e-newsletter service, and Constant Contact provides opt-out options on each newsletter we send out.

If you submit a contact request form, CAPA's representatives will contact you and may use personal information you provide in our forms for the sole purpose of providing you with the information you requested.

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that can be stored on your hard drive. We use cookies to collect and store certain information, such as the type of computer you are using, how often you log on to our site, and to track your movement through the site. Using cookies allows us to make your experience on our website more personal. With cookies we are better able to evaluate our marketing initiatives and enhance the services we offer.
Links

The terms of this privacy policy are applicable only to information collected by this web site. These terms do not apply to other web sites that you may link to from here. CAPA International Education is not responsible for the privacy practices followed by other sites. It is important that you carefully read the privacy policy of each other web site that requests personal information from you.

Notification of changes

CAPA will post any changes to this privacy policy on this web site. As a result, users will always be aware of what type of information is collected by us, how we use the information, and the circumstances, if any, under which the collected information may be disclosed. Information collected from you will be used only pursuant to the privacy policy in effect at the time the information was collected.

If you need further information or have comments concerning our privacy policy, you may contact CAPA International Education at the following address:

CAPA International Education
65 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110

Phone: 800-793-0334

E-mail: info@capa.org

Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact a Student Admissions Counselor at 800-793-0334.