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
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.
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.
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CAPA International Education
65 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110