Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

National Institute for Career Education (“NICE”), the organisation that operates (“website”), has adopted the following privacy policy for the information collected at this website. As the website evolves, we may update this privacy policy to reflect changes in the manner in which we deal with personal information, whether to comply with then-applicable regulations and self-regulatory standards or otherwise. The privacy policy posted here will always be current. We encourage you to review this statement regularly.

Our Methodology & Approach

Except as set forth below, personally identifiable data you enter on the website is not made available or distributed to third parties, except with your express consent or at your express direction. In particular, the website and the Council will not give, sell or provide access to your personal information to any company, individual or organisation for its use in marketing or commercial solicitation or any other purpose, except with your express consent, at your direction, as is necessary for the operation of this site, or under one of the exceptions listed below.

Exceptions to the privacy policy

There are limited exceptions to the website privacy policy. When required by law to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, regulation or court order, the Council will supply such information contained in the website account as the Council reasonably determines, based on the advice of counsel, it is legally required to supply. Also, the Council may release specific information relevant to special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others or an attempted breach of security on the website site.

The personal identifying information we collect

The website collects personally identifying information from you including, but not limited to, your name, date of birth, address, e-mail address, telephone number, grade level, parent’s contact information, such additional information as you choose to include in your user profile or are required to provide by the college and information associated with activities you have undertaken on the website.

Reasons we collect your personal identifying information:

The website collects personal information from you in the following circumstances:

When your complete forms on this website (including profile update, job search, competition entry forms, registration forms, and other forms);

When you create, modify, or use any accounts or registered user facilities available through this website; It enables you to submit conveniently and efficiently information that is likely to be needed when you complete college admission, job and other applications and forms made available through the website; and to enable NICE to do career planning or respond to your questions or contact you, when necessary. When accessing the website does not require personal information, none is collected.

When you log on to the website, certain information may be passively collected (that is, gathered without your active participation) using various technologies and means, such as IP addresses, cookies, tags, and navigational data. Information collected may include dates and times of visits to the website, pages accessed and documents downloaded, and the type of browser used. Although your browser transmits the IP address of your computer, the website does not associate this IP address with any personally identifiable information regarding you.

NICE does not collect any personally identifiable information other than what users submit and what their browsers transmit.

Ways in which personal identifying information may be used

The website will use your personally identifying information to provide career education services to you; to enforce any legal rights we may have, or is reasonably necessary to protect the rights and safety of you or others; to assist a law enforcement agency; required or permitted by law to disclose the information.

Any time you request that we perform a task that involves a transfer of data, the data related to the performance of that task will be made available to a recipient you designate or to a service provider assisting us in completing that task. For example:

  • If you apply for admission to a NICE client college or other educational institution, the personal data required to complete that application will be provided on your behalf to the admissions office of the institution to which you are applying.
  • If you request that a college or other educational institution, send you material, your contact information will be provided to that institution.
  • If you request that information saved in your portfolio, be made available to your Career Advisor, school counsellor or someone else you designate to perform in a comparable role, NICE will permit those whom you have authorised to view personally identifying information about you.
Note: If you begin an application for admission to a college or other educational institution, your name and other data entered on that application may be provided to the admissions office of that institution, even though you have not yet submitted a completed application to that institution.

Security measures to prevent misuse of information entrusted to the website

The website causes the data you input to be encrypted when in a route between your browser and the website server and when in a route between the website server and some other browser or server. This practise helps prevent unauthorised third parties from intercepting and gaining access to your private data during transmission over the Internet. The website uses 1024-bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption supported by browsers.

Data residing on the website server is password-protected, and access is provided only to the account holder who created the password, anyone to whom that account holder entrusted the password, and those employees of the Council who require such access to administer and maintain the website system or to provide requested customer support to users of the website. Each Council employee who has access to the data residing on the website server has agreed in writing to respect the privacy of all such personal data.

Cookies: A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to a user’s computer, which may then be stored on its hard drive. The website use cookies to remember you and personalise your web-viewing experience by keeping track of your session when logged on to the website. Cookies enable you to maintain continuity as you move from page to page on the website and to avoid the nuisance of being asked to provide the same information repeatedly. Cookies also allow us to make sure that only your browser can exchange information regarding your account with our servers. Cookies cannot be used to steal personal information or to gain access to information that you did not directly provide. The cookies we use are set when you log on to the website and are erased when you log off the website or completely close your browser.

Don’t want cookies? Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you don’t want cookies, you can set your browser to disable or refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being used. You should note, however, that various website services might not function properly when cookies are not utilized.

Links: The website hosts link to other sites or resources, and you may link to one of those sites or resources for a variety of purposes, such as visiting a school/college/institute website. These sites and resources have privacy policies that may differ from that of the website, and for your protection, we recommend that you read and understand the privacy policy at any website before providing personal information on that website. NICE is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any websites to which the website links or for the conduct of persons operating those websites.

Modifying and deleting your information

You may update, otherwise modify or delete from the data stored on the website, any personal information you previously provided. To modify personal information:

log on to the website

Access either your user profile or an application containing the information you want to change, and modify that information.

Save the change.

Amending this privacy policy: The Council may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Unless legal obligations require faster implementation if the Council makes any substantial changes to this Privacy Policy concerning the use of your personal information the Council will notify you by posting a message on the website homepage for at least thirty days. Thereafter, the new privacy policy will apply to all data previously submitted or subsequently submitted to the website, unless such use is prohibited by law. If you do not wish to have your information used under a newly posted privacy policy, you should modify or delete the relevant information in the manner described in the preceding section, “Modifying and Deleting Your Information.”

Questions: To ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date, please notify your Career Advisor or Education Officer of any changes to your details as soon as possible. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy and the privacy practices on this site, you may contact us at