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Email Policy
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Privacy Policy

The National Hispanic University (NHU) respects and understands the importance of privacy and security for our online customers. Any information collected is used only by NHU and its affiliates (including but not limited to Laureate Education, Inc. and other educational institutions in the Laureate International Universities network) to contact consumers for marketing and operational purposes. Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers or email addresses online may receive telephone or email contact from us with information regarding special promotions, new products and services, or upcoming events about NHU and its affiliates. NHU and its affiliates will not release, sell, rent, or trade that personal information to any third party. Please note that telephone calls to and from NHU are monitored for quality assurance and training purposes.

NHU does not collect personally identifiable information about you when you visit our website. However, NHU does collect anonymous, non personally identifiable information about how you use our website and your interest in our products and services. We collect this anonymous information through pixel tags, which are small graphic images that allow us to monitor the use of our website. This anonymous information is used to deliver banner advertisements to you about our products and services as you browse the Internet. If you do not wish NHU to collect this anonymous information, you may opt out by clicking here. Opting out will not affect your use of the NHU website.

Politica de Privacidad

The National Hispanic University (NHU) respeta y entiende la importancia de la privacidad y seguridad de nuestros clientes en línea. Toda información recopilada es utilizada únicamente por NHU y sus afiliados (incluyendo pero no limitado a, Laureate Education, Inc. y otras instituciones educativas dentro la red Laureate International Universities) para contactarse con consumidores con propósitos operacionales y de mercadeo. Personas, quienes a través del Internet, nos provean de sus teléfonos y direcciones de correo electrónico podrán recibir llamadas telefónicas o correos electrónicos nuestros, con información referente a promociones especiales, nuevos productos o servicios, o futuros eventos acerca de NHU y sus afiliados. NHU y sus afiliados no divulgarán, venderán, alquilarán o mercadearán esa información personal a terceros. Por favor tome en cuenta que las llamadas telefónicas hacia y desde NHU sonmonitoreadas para propósitos de calidad de servicio y de capacitación de personal.

NHU no recolecta información suya identificada como personal cuando visita nuestro sitio de Internet. Sin embargo, NHU sí recopila información anónima, libre de ser identificable como proveniente de un individuo en particular, sobre sus hábitos de uso de nuestro sitio en Internet y sobre su interés en nuestros productos y servicios. Recopilamos esta información anónima a través de anuncios, los cuales son pequeñas imágenes graficas que nos permiten monitorear el uso de nuestro sitio en Internet. Esta información anónima es utilizada para el envío subsiguiente de anuncios electrónicos acerca de nuestros productos y servicios mientras usted usa el Internet.

Do-Not-Call Policy

Telephone communications provide valuable opportunities for students and prospective students to consult with our enrollment advisors regarding products and services offered by NHU and its affiliates. NHU and its affiliates have adopted and adhere to the policies described below to comply with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) telemarketing regulations and applicable state laws. As used in this document, "telemarketing" means a plan, program, or campaign conducted to induce the purchase of goods or services by use of a telephone.

Policy Overview
NHU contacts only individuals who have provided their prior express consent to be called or with whom NHU has an established business relationship. NHU does not make "cold calls" to consumers for telemarketing purposes. NHU does not use facsimile machines, predictive dialers, or autodialers for telemarketing purposes.

NHU maintains comprehensive written procedures for its employees who interact with students and prospective students by telephone. NHU employees are trained to use these procedures and record the do-not-call requests of consumers who no longer wish to receive telephone solicitation calls from NHU. NHU takes appropriate administrative actions against employees who violate company policy. NHU also requires any third parties that assist with NHU’s calling campaigns to follow company policy and applicable laws.

Do-Not-Call Requests
NHU and its affiliates maintain internal do-not-call (DNC) lists that include specific requests from consumers who do not wish to be called. NHU or an affiliate will purge from its calling list, upon request, any names and/or numbers on its institution-specific DNC list. Please note that a DNC request made to one institution may not constitute a DNC request for all other institutions, so individual DNC requests may be required for each institution.

Any consumer can prohibit NHU from calling by asking to be put on NHU’s DNC list. A consumer’s DNC request will be recorded in our database within the legally mandated time frames. Federal regulations require NHU to honor DNC requests within 30 days. DNC requests may be placed by sending an email notification to removeme@laureate-inc.com. Please include your full name, address, and telephone number to ensure proper recording of your request.

Questions
Questions about this DNC policy should be directed in writing to:

Office of General Counsel
Laureate Education, Inc.
650 South Exeter Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Email Policy

NHU and its affiliates believe that email is an effective tool for communicating with students and prospective students. We require that you provide your email address to us to receive information about our schools and programs. When you provide your email address to us, we will be able to interact with you in a way that is simple, convenient, and secure.

NHU and its affiliates collect email addresses from online information request forms, returned business reply cards, application forms, and other sources. We use this information to contact students and prospective students about our schools and programs and for promotional purposes strictly related to the products and services of NHU and its affiliates. We will never disguise the origin of our messages. When you receive messages from NHU, you will be able to identify NHU or one of its affiliates as the sender.

Each promotional message that we send will contain either a functioning email address or Internet-based mechanism that you can use to opt-out of receiving future promotional messages from NHU or the NHU affiliate from which the email came. In addition, you may submit an opt-out request by contacting nhulearn@nhu.edu and providing the email address that you would like to remove from our marketing database. Please include your full name, address and telephone number to ensure proper recording of your request. We will process your opt-out request within 10 business days. If you would like to resume receiving promotional messages from us or our affiliates after you have made an opt-out request, you must provide us with your express consent to receive such messages. Please note that an opt-out request made to one institution may not constitute an opt-out request for all other institutions, so individual opt-out requests may be required for each affiliate.

At no time will we sell, share, or rent any email address that we have collected with third parties. We do not authorize the harvesting, mining or collection of email addresses or other information from or through our sites by third parties. For this reason, we will never publicly display your email address on our website or make it available through any other electronic means, except that student email addresses may be included in student directories.

Questions
Questions about this email policy should be directed in writing to:

Office of General Counsel
Laureate Education, Inc.
650 South Exeter Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Trademarks, Copyright, and Disclaimers

Website Link Policy and Disclaimer
NHU and its affiliates are not responsible for the content of any third-party-linked site that is not owned by NHU or NHU’s affiliates or for any other links contained in such third-party sites. NHU provides links to you for your convenience only, and the inclusion of any link to a site not owned by NHU or its affiliates is not an endorsement by NHU or NHU’s affiliates of the site or its contents. NHU assumes no responsibility for any other party’s site hyperlinked to the NHU website or in which any part of the NHU website has been hyperlinked.

Trademarks
The National Hispanic University, Laureate Education, Inc. and their respective logos and slogans are registered trademarks of National Hispanic University, LLC. or NHU’s affiliates. Elements of this website are protected by trade dress and other laws, and this website and its contents may not be copied or imitated in any way without the express written consent of Laureate Education, Inc.

Warranty and Other Disclaimers
The materials and information you find on the NHU website are provided "as is," without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation any warranty for information, services, or products provided through or in connection with the NHU website and any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, expectation of privacy, or noninfringement. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance; error; omission; interruption; deletion; defect; delay in operation or transmission; computer virus; communication line failure; theft or destruction; or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action. You specifically acknowledge that NHU and its affiliates are not liable for any defamatory, offensive, infringing, or illegal materials or conduct, or that of third parties contained on the NHU website, and NHU reserves the right to remove such materials from the NHU website without liability.

Copyright Statement
© 2003–2012 The National Hispanic University, LLC. and Laureate Education, Inc. All rights reserved. The contents of the NHU website pages, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, and icons, are copyrighted materials owned or controlled by NHU and NHU’s affiliates and contain NHU ’s name, trademarks, service marks, and trade names. You may download one copy of these materials on any single computer and print a copy of the materials for your use in learning about, evaluating, or acquiring NHU services or products. No other permission is granted to you to print, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, upload, download, store, display in public, alter, or modify these materials.

Copyrighted Materials and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

NHU respects intellectual property rights, including rights in the copyrighted materials of the institution, its students, faculty, and third parties. NHU has implemented a comprehensive policy to help protect those rights and to comply with U.S. Copyright Law and the U.S. Higher Education Act’s peer-to-peer file sharing provisions. Strict compliance with NHU’s policies is required of all NHU students and employees. NHU’s policies are reviewed annually to determine their effectiveness.

Copyright Law
Under U.S. Copyright Law (www.copyright.gov/title17), the author of a creative work automatically owns the copyright for that work upon its creation. No formal registration is required; ownership is immediate. The author can transfer ownership of a copyright to another so the copyright owner may not be the original author of the work. Creative works include songs, stories, poems, paintings, photographs, or other works that contain a creative element. Ownership of the copyright gives the owner exclusive rights for that work such as the right to display, reproduce, transmit, create derivative works from, publicly perform, distribute, and license the creative work. This means that, absent permission from the creator, you may not take the creative work owned by another and exercise these rights. Such a violation is called “infringement” of the owner’s copyright. For example, if you legally purchase a music CD, you may not create copies of the music on that CD and distribute those copies to others over the Internet. Helping others to violate the owner’s copyright by making it easy for them to distribute such materials may also be illegal.

Actions and Penalties for Copyright Infringement
Under U.S. Copyright Law, a copyright owner who has been the victim of copyright infringement is entitled to recover actual damages and profits from the infringer or statutory damages of up to $30,000 per violation. The copyright owner has the right to permanently enjoin the infringer from further infringing activities.

NHU, recognizing and respecting intellectual property rights, requires its employees, faculty, students, and other community members to use copyrighted materials in a lawful manner. NHU’s Code of Conduct, as found in NHU’s student handbook, presents NHU’s copyright policy. Copyright infringement can result in applicants being rejected for admission and enrolled students and employees being dismissed.

Additionally, NHU maintains a vigorous program of accepting and responding to Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices, which are immediately escalated to NHU’s legal team for investigation and action. If the materials in question are determined by the legal department to be infringing, the information technology department is notified and action is taken that can include either the removal of the infringing materials from NHU’s network or the blocking of the infringer’s network access. The infringer is notified and reminded of NHU’s Code of Conduct. Repeated violations can result in dismissal.

Legal Sources of Content
Students and employees are reminded that many legal sources of content are available at www.educause.edu/legalcontent.