Revised: January, 2005
to the Web sites for Kaplan Professional Schools ("KPS
Sites"), specifically, the Anthony Schools, Jones College,
Dearborn Real Estate Institute, Leonard-Hawes Real Estate
School, Kaplan Real Estate Schools, Kaplan Professional Schools
Nevada, Southern Nevada School of Real Estate, Kaplan Professional
Schools, and PROSOURCE Educational Services (collectively
"Kaplan Professional Schools" or "KPS").
The Kaplan Professional Schools are all part of the family
of Kaplan companies, which are owned and operated by Kaplan,
Inc. ("Kaplan"). This User Agreement, including
read this User Agreement carefully, because by visiting or
using the KPS Sites, you agree to follow its rules. From time
to time we may modify these rules. We will notify you of any
significant change by posting a notice on our home page and
information collection forms. Your continued use of the KPS
Sites after any modification indicates your agreement to the
is a part of this User Agreement and describes how KPS handles
any personally identifying information collected from visitors
to the KPS Sites.
Site Materials. Copyright on the KPS Sites and all materials
included in it is owned by or licensed to KPS and all rights
are reserved. You must abide by all copyright notices and
restrictions contained on the KPS Sites.
may not copy, distribute, enter into a database, display,
perform, create derivative works of, transmit, or otherwise
use ("Use") any materials from the KPS Sites, including
computer programs or other code ("Site Materials").
In particular you are expressly prohibited from Using any
test or exam questions, charts, graphics, or other materials
(collectively, "Exam Materials"), except as expressly
set forth in the instructions for taking the test or exam.
may make a single machine-readable copy of Site Materials
other than Exam Materials solely for personal, non-commercial
use, and only if you do not alter the text or remove any trademark,
copyright, or other notice displayed on such Site Materials.
SCHOOLS, JONES COLLEGE, DEARBORN REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE, LEONARD-HAWES
REAL ESTATE SCHOOL, KAPLAN PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS NEVADA, KAPLAN
REAL ESTATE SCHOOLS, SOUTHERN NEVADA SCHOOL OF REAL ESTATE,
Kaplan Professional Schools, PROSOURCE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES,
KAPLAN, and any other trademarks on the KPS Sites are trademarks
owned by Kaplan ("Kaplan Trademarks"). You may not
use the Kaplan Trademarks in connection with any product or
service that does not belong to us, or in any manner that
is likely to cause confusion among users about whether we
are the source, sponsor, or endorser of the product or service,
or in any manner that disparages or discredits us.
Frames, and Metatags
may link to the home page of the KPS Sites as long as the
link does not cast us in a false or misleading light. Please
let us know if you link to the KPS Sites by contacting us
may not frame the content of the KPS Sites. You may not use
metatags or any other "hidden text" that incorporates
the KPS Trademarks or our name without our express written
to Other Web Sites
KPS Sites may contain links to other Web sites, including
other Kaplan company Web sites. This User Agreement and the
to these other Web sites. Be sure to read the user agreements
and privacy policies that govern your use of these other Web
and Limitation of Liability
KPS SITES AND THE INFORMATION, CONTENTS, GRAPHICS, DOCUMENTS
AND OTHER ELEMENTS INCLUDED HEREIN (COLLECTIVELY THE "CONTENTS")
ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITH ALL FAULTS
AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. KPS HEREBY DISCLAIMS
ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THE WEB SITE
CONTENTS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMKaplanTION, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES
AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
EXCEPT AS MAY BE EXPRESSLY STATED ON THE KPS SITES, NEITHER
KPS NOR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES
OR OTHER AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY
DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE
OF THE KPS SITES, OR THE INFORMATION OR CONTENTS AVAILABLE
FROM THE KPS SITES. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMKaplanTION
OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING
(WITHOUT LIMKaplanTION) COMPENSATORY, DIRECT, INDIRECT OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF DATA, INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS
OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES.
THE CONTENTS OF THE KPS SITES COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES
OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO
THE CONTENTS OF THE KPS SITES. KPS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS,
DELETIONS, CHANGES OR OTHER MODIFICATIONS TO THE KPS SITES,
THE CONTENTS HEREOF, AND THE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE DESCRIBED
HEREIN AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.
User Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of
New York applicable to contracts made and performed there
without regard to its conflicts of law principles. You agree
to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal
courts sitting in the State and County of New York and waive
any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections
to such courts.
reserve the right to suspend the KPS Sites or terminate this
User Agreement at any time without notice for any reason,
including, in the case of the User Agreement, for your violation
of any of its provisions. The Disclaimer and Limitation of
Liability and Governing Law sections of this User Agreement
shall survive any such termination.
Revised: December, 2006
Schools ("KPS Sites"). The Kaplan Professional Schools
include the Anthony Schools, Jones College, Dearborn Real
Estate Institute, Leonard-Hawes Real Estate School, Kaplan
Real Estate Schools, Kaplan Professional Schools Nevada, Southern
Nevada School of Real Estate, Kaplan Professional Schools,
and PROSOURCE Educational Services (collectively "Kaplan
Professional Schools" or "KPS"). The Kaplan
Professional Schools are all part of the family of Kaplan
companies, which are owned and operated by Kaplan, Inc. ("Kaplan").
governs your use of the KPS Sites.
privacy is very important to us and we are committed to protecting
it. We understand that our site visitors and registered users
need to be in control of their personal data. This Privacy
Policy explains how and why we collect personal data from
that you are aware of how your personal data is being used
and to provide you with choices about that use.
visiting any of the KPS Sites or submitting your personally
identifiable information to us, you accept the terms described
rules. We will notify you of any significant change by posting
a notice on our home page and information collection forms.
Your continued use of the KPS Sites after any modification
indicates your agreement to the new terms.
and Use of Personal Data
Identifying Information. When you register for our classes,
make purchases from us, subscribe to our newsletters, fill
out a survey, or request information from the KPS Sites, we
will use our registration screens and online forms to collect
personally identifying information such as your name, address,
e-mail address, and credit card information ("personal
data"). We may also collect some or all of this personal
data from you through our print enrollment forms, or if your
employer offers one of our courses. In addition, if you send
us an e-mail or communicate with us offline, we may collect
the personal data that you voluntarily provide us at that
may use your personal data in the following ways:
for the purpose for which you specifically provided the
personal data, for example to provide one of our classes,
or to deliver the results of class exams and assignments,
or to respond to a specific inquiry;
to send surveys or questionnaires so that we can learn more
about our customers' needs and interests;
provide you with information via email about new products
or services that we think might interest you.
Information. You can visit most pages on the KPS Sites
without giving us any personal data. Your visit may automatically
provide us with anonymous data that is not linked to your
personal data, such as your IP (Internet Protocol) address,
browser type, operating system, domain name, access times,
and referring web site addresses. Some parts of the KPS Sites
your use of the Web site and to track general traffic. You
can learn more about these anonymous data collection devices
in the section entitled Cookies, below.
use a service provider to track and analyze non-personal data,
such as usage and volume statistical information from site
visitors. This anonymous data will not be linked to your personal
data. We use your anonymous data to obtain general statistics
regarding the use of the KPS Sites and its specific Web pages
and to evaluate how our visitors use and navigate our Web
site on an aggregate basis.
an effort to provide you with the most relevant Web site content
and marketing materials, we may also use embedded pixel technologies
to help track site usage and response to our marketing campaigns.
Again, the anonymous information we capture through this mechanism
is not linked to your personal data.
with Third Parties
your employer is providing our courses to you, then upon your
employer's request, we will provide your class attendance
record and exam results. Otherwise, we share your personal
data only with service providers who help us to run the KPS
Sites or to fulfill your requests. These service providers
are restricted from using your personal data in any way other
than for the service they are providing. Other than these
service providers, KPS does not share your personal data with
any other third parties.
may also need to disclose your personal data to third parties
if we, in our sole discretion, believe it is required by law,
connection with a sale or transfer of some or all of our assets
in the KPS Sites.
may share your contact information with trusted affiliates
to provide you with information via email about co-branded
products and services that we think might interest you. Your
information will not be sold, shared or used for any other
purpose outside of these companies.
than these limited exceptions, KPS will not share your personal
data without your permission.
to the United States
you are located outside of the United States, please note
that the personal data you provide to us will be transferred
to the United States. Whenever you submit any personal data
to us, you consent to this transfer.
Ability To Choose
can let us know that you do not wish to receive any further
information from us by clicking the unsubscribe link in the
emails we send you, or by updating your contact preferences
online at http://www.home-inspect.com/preferences/updatepreferences.asp.
note that this opt-out mechanism does not apply to email that
we send you to (i) confirm your registration in one of our
courses, (ii) confirm any other purchases from us, or (iii)
provide you with information regarding your attendance or
to allow you to take advantage of some of the KPS Sites' special
features, and to collect information about your use of the
KPS Sites. A cookie is a string of information that is sent
by a Web site and stored on your hard drive or temporarily
in your computer's memory. Cookies are small files and won't
pose any significant disk-space concerns. Some cookies used
by KPS may remain on the user's computer after they leave
the web site, but most are set to expire within 30-365 days.
benefit you by creating a more streamlined login process,
keeping track of shopping cart additions and preserving order
information between sessions. As we enable further customization
of the site, cookies will help in assuring that the information
provided to you will be relevant to your needs. You can disable
our cookies using the cookie-menu on your Web browser, but
doing so will prevent you from taking advantage of customization
and certain security features. To learn more about cookies
and browser functionality, search for "cookies"
in the help function of your browser.
is concerned with the security of your personal data. To keep
that data secure, we restrict unauthorized access through
protective policies, procedures, and technical measures. In
addition, KPS uses standard security protocols and mechanisms
to transmit sensitive data such as credit card details.
to Other Web Sites
KPS Sites may contain links to other Web sites, including
the KPS Sites and not other sites - including other Kaplan
Web sites. Be sure to look for the privacy policies that govern
your use of these other Web sites.
and Correction; Questions
may update your personal data and contact preferences online
You can also send us any questions you have about the collection
and treatment of your personal data via email to email@example.com.
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students and their parents
certain rights with respect to their education records including:
- Online student records are maintained for a minimum of 6 years from the end of the award year aid was last
awarded or award year the student last attended. Campus student records are retained for a minimum of 5
years from the end of the award year aid was last awarded or award year the student last attended.
Academic transcripts are maintained indefinitely.
- Students have the right to inspect and review their education records during normal school hours with an
appointment within 45 days of the day the Campus President/Executive Director receives a written, dated
request for access. Kaplan University does not permit students to inspect or review confidential student
guidance notes maintained by the University, nor financial records, including any information those records
contain, of their parents or guardians.
- Students have the right to request the amendment of education records that they believe are inaccurate,
misleading, or a violation of privacy. A student requesting amendment of an education record should
submit a written, dated request to the Campus President/Executive Director, clearly identify the part of the
record he or she wants changed, and specify why it is inaccurate, misleading, or a violation of privacy. If
the University decides not to amend the record, the University will notify the student of the decision and
the student's right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the
hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
- Students have the right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the
student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without prior consent
from the parents or the eligible student, as applicable. The University may neither release nor disclose
personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records to outside employers,
agencies, or individuals without first securing a written release from the parent or eligible student, as
applicable, unless permitted by the Act. One exception to the above student record release policy permits
disclosure without consent to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a
person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff
position, including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff, or a person or company with whom the
University is affiliated or has contracted such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent. A school official
has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill a
professional responsibility. Upon request, the University discloses educational records without consent to
officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
- Students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged
failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office
that administers FERPA is:
|Family Compliance Office|
|U.S. Department of Education|
|400 Maryland Avenue, SW|
|Washington, DC 20202-4605|
The rights afforded to, and consent required of, parents under this Act transfer from the parents to the student once
the student becomes eligible.
DIRECTORY INFORMATION PUBLIC NOTICE
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), Kaplan University maintains
an online directory for the University community. Upon the first day of attendance at the University, students'
profile listings, including student names and user names, become available to the University community (students,
faculty, and administrators). The online directory may also include information commonly referred to as "directory
information." The University designates the following categories of student information as directory information:
- Telephone number
- Email address
- Photographic representations of students
- Field of study
- Grade level
- Enrollment status
- Dates of attendance at the University
- Degrees, honors, and awards received
- Participation in officially recognized campus activities
does not accept responsibility for information published by users in the directory and reserves the
right to delete or modify information posted to the directory that is abusive, inflammatory, defamatory, infringing of
intellectual property, or otherwise inappropriate in an academic environment. Students who improperly use the
directory or any information it contains may be subject to disciplinary action. Students have the ability to enter or
restrict the listing of personal directory information through an online user interface. Upon withdrawal from the
University, student directory information will be removed. Upon graduation from the University, student directory
information will become eligible for inclusion in an alumni directory. Additionally, the University may release
directory information to third parties without prior consent of students. Directory information may be disclosed by
the University at its discretion for any purpose including, but not limited to, requests from law enforcement agencies
and degree verification requests from prospective employers. Currently enrolled students may choose to withhold
disclosure of their directory information by obtaining the Directory Information Withholding Request Form from the
Campus Registrar (onsite) or the Kaplan University Office of the Registrar (online), completing the form, and
returning it to the Campus Registrar/Kaplan University Office of the Registrar. The University will honor a
student's request to withhold directory information; however, cannot assume responsibility for subsequently
contacting the student for permission to release information to prospective employers, relatives, or other persons.
The failure on the part of any student to specifically request that his or her directory information be withheld
indicates individual approval for disclosure. Additionally, the student's request to withhold directory information
will not affect previous disclosures made by the University prior to receipt of the request.