Certification, Licensure, Academic Admission and other Testing Service. Promissor, Inc. recognizes the importance of protecting the information that we collect from customers during the process of purchasing a product, or registering for a service, newsletter, or membership area of a Promissor site. Depending on the service you select, we may collect first and last names; home, business, or school addresses; e-mail addresses; company or organization names; job titles; credit card or other billing information; social security and passport numbers; and fax or telephone numbers, and other information. It is our policy to maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private and to use this information for internal business uses and as necessary to provide testing-related services. We may share this and other information on test-takers with the sponsors of their testing programs. When an electronic certification test is administered to you, we may collect and score your test responses and then derive a test score and generate a report about your professional certification test results. Depending upon the test sponsor and/or test security requirements, we may collect your signature, photographic image, and fingerprint digitally when you arrive at a test center to take a certification, licensure, or academic admission test and you may be audio- and video-taped while taking the test. For some programs, if test-takers have provided their permission, such information may also be provided to potential employers. In addition, we may also disclose personally identifiable information in the following situations: (a) in response to a subpoena, court order or legal process, to the extent permitted and required by law; (b) to protect your security or the security of other persons, consistent with applicable law; (c) to prevent, detect or redress actual or suspected fraud or other illegal activities; (d) in connection with a sale or other transfer of some or all of Promissor’s business or assets; or (e) to organizations, including independent testing centers, who are working as our contractors or agents and who are committed or obliged to protect your privacy in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy. For purposes of validating test and user integrity and security, we may supply audio- and video-tapes of test candidates in a testing center at a particular time to any test sponsor whose test was being administered at that time in such test center. By registering for a test through us, you give your consent for your personal information to be transmitted in the situations outlined above. Gathering this information helps us provide services that meet your needs.

Aggregation of Non-Person-Specific Data. We may statistically aggregate in non-person-specific form test responses and other information collected in the certification, licensure, and academic admission test registration and delivery process and transfer this information to test sponsors and to independent testing centers. Such aggregated non-person-specific information may be used for quality control, operations management, security and marketing purposes and to enhance, develop or improve licensure, certification, and academic admission testing processes, testing services, tests and related products and services. By registering for a test through us, you give your consent to this non-person-specific data aggregation and the use and transmission of this aggregated statistical data as outlined above.

Email Newsletters. We may use your email address to send you an email newsletter about certification, licensure, or academic admission testing. You may opt out of receiving the newsletter at any time by notifying us by email at PVMarketing@pearson.com or following the opt-out instructions in the email newsletter.

Test-takers can review their information when they receive their test reservation confirmation and can request changes in several ways. For some programs, they can do this by returning to the reservation Web page. For other programs, they can make their request to the call center representative for that program or when they check in at the Test Center.

Information from Children.  This Web site and our certification, licensure, and academic admission testing services are not directed to children or anyone under the age of thirteen (13). NCS Pearson will not, through this Web site or through its professional certification test registration and administration process, knowingly collect, maintain or use any personally identifiable information about anyone under the age of thirteen (13).

Information Received from Internet Service Providers Through This Web Site.  This Web site receives information that is automatically generated by a user’s Internet service provider (ISP). This information may include the IP address (a number automatically assigned to a computer by the ISP), the associated URLs, domain types, the browser type used to access our site, the country, state and telephone area code, the location of the ISP’s servers, the pages of our site that the user views during the visit, any search terms entered on this site, and the user’s Web site address and email address. This information may be collected for system administration purposes, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on the site. NCS Pearson does not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information; however, we reserve the right to link IP addresses and other information supplied by the ISP to personally identifiable information in order to protect the integrity of our system and for security purposes.

Cookies. Cookies are small text files that a Web site transfers to your computer’s browser. We use cookies to measure traffic patterns, personalize content and control security. The cookies we use supply non-personally identifiable information, but they may identify your computer, browser and Internet specifications.

Transmission of Information. The Internet is a global environment. By using this site and sending information to us electronically, you consent to transborder and international transmission of any data that you may choose to supply us. Information transmissions to this site and emails sent to us may not be secure. Given the inherent operation and nature of the Internet, all Internet transmissions are done at the user’s own risk.

Links to Other Sites. This site may contain links to other Web sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties, or by NCS Pearson or its affiliates. The information practices of those Web sites are not covered by this Privacy Policy, but by their own terms and policies, which you should read carefully. These other sites may send their cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected or received in connection with certification and license testing. This Privacy Policy is not intended to apply to other NCS Pearson Web sites, or other types of information which may be subject to different privacy policies.

Changes to This Privacy Policy.  We reserve the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting an updated Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes or updates.

How to Contact Us.  If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact Pearson at +1 (952) 681-3918 or at PearsonVUEContracts@pearson.com. The effective date of this privacy policy is July 12, 2006. Promissor, Inc. reserves the right to change this privacy policy without notice to users of or visitors to our Web sites.

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