Privacy / Legal

Thank you for accessing the web site (“Site”) of INSPIRITAS International, LLC. (“INSPIRITAS.com,” that’s us). We respect your privacy and want to protect your personal information. To learn more, please read this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use and (under certain conditions) disclose your personal information. This Privacy Policy also explains the steps we have taken to secure your personal information. Finally, this Privacy Policy explains your options regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. By visiting our Site, you accept the practices described in this Policy.

This privacy policy applies only to this Site. This privacy policy does not necessarily apply to our offline collection of your personal information. Please see below for details.

We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices on any non-INSPIRITAS.com web site to which this Site links or that links to this Site.

Information Collection and Use

Information Collection

We collect information from you in several different ways on this Site. One goal in collecting personal information from you is to provide an efficient, meaningful, and customized experience. For example, we can use your personal information to:

  • help make this Site easier for you to use by not having to enter information more than once.
  • help you quickly find information, products, and services.
  • help us create content on this Site that is most relevant to you.
  • alert you to new information, products, and services that we offer.

Registration and Ordering

Before using certain parts of this Site, ordering products/services, or applying to the program as a student/host family/partner, you may be required to complete an online registration form. During registration, you will be prompted to provide to us certain personal information, including but not limited to your name, additional identification information, shipping and billing address(es), phone number, email/SKYPE address, and payment information. We use this information to facilitate your application and will transfer and store this information in our database that is not connected to the internet, and thus not searchable by outside software. In addition, we may also ask you for your country of residence and/or your organization’s/agency’s country of operation, so we can comply with applicable laws, regulations, and compliance data requests (including from the US Department of Homeland Security for issues regarding immigration and VISA issuance), and for your gender. These kinds of personal information are used for billing purposes, to process your application/school admission/VISA, to communicate with you about your order and our site, and for internal marketing purposes. If we encounter a problem when processing your application, we use the personal information to contact you.

Cookies and Other Technology

This Site DOES NOT CURRENTLY employ cookies and web beacons (also known as clear GIF technology or “action tags”) to speed your navigation of the Site, recognize you and your access privileges, and track your Site usage. If we choose to use those tools in the future, we will update our Privacy Policy accordingly.

We DO NOT CURRENTLY use third-party advertising companies to help us tailor site content to users or to serve ads on our behalf. If we choose to use those tools in the future, we will update our Privacy Policy accordingly.

Log Files

As is true of most web sites, the Site server automatically recognizes the Internet URL from which you access this Site. We may also log your Internet protocol (“IP”) address, Internet service provider, and date/time stamp for system administration, order verification, internal marketing, and system troubleshooting purposes. (An IP address may indicate the location of your computer on the Internet.)

Age

We respect children’s privacy. We do not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from children under age 13. Elsewhere on this Site, you have represented and warranted that you are either 18 years of age or using the Site with the supervision of a parent or guardian. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal information to us, and rely on a parent or guardian to assist you.

Information Use and Disclosure

Internal Use

We use your personal information to process your applications and provide you with customer service. We may internally use your personal information to improve our Site’s content and layout, to improve our outreach and for our own marketing efforts (including marketing our services and products to you), and to determine general marketplace information about visitors to this Site.

Communications with You

We will use your personal information to communicate with you about our site and your orders and applications. Also, we may send you a confirmation email when you register with us. We may send you a service-related announcement on the rare occasions when it is necessary (for example, if we must temporarily suspend our service or website for maintenance.) Also, you may submit your email address. If you submit your email address, we use it to deliver information to you. We always permit you to unsubscribe or opt out of future emails (see the opt out section, below, for more details). Because we have to communicate with you about applications that you choose to submit, you cannot opt out of receiving emails related to your applications.

External Use

We want to provide you with excellent service and to offer you a great customer experience – we primarily deliver an educational service, not information. We do not sell, rent, trade, license or otherwise disclose your specific personal information or financial information to anyone, except that:

We sometimes use others to perform specific functions on our behalf. When we disclose information to these service providers, we disclose information to help them to perform their service. For example, in order to deliver certain information to you, we must share some information. We partner with third parties (such as the U.S. Postal Service, United Parcel Service, Federal Express, School Districts, the US Department of Homeland Security, and Homestay Providers) to ship/process certain information, to ensure delivery, and so that we can obtain feedback, improve the quality of our service, and measure and improve the quality of the service of the third party. In the example of shippers, we provide them some personally identifiable information such as your name, shipping address, email, and phone number.

Similarly, to help you buy products and provide customer service to you, we may provide your credit card number to financial-services corporations such as credit-card processors and issuers. When we submit your credit card number for authorization, we use state-of-the-art data encryption to protect your information. (More on this below in Data Security.)

We may be required to disclose such information in response to requests from law-enforcement officials conducting investigations; subpoenas; a court order; or if we are otherwise required to disclose such information by law. We also will release personal information where disclosure is necessary to protect our legal rights, enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements, or to protect ourselves or others. For example, we may share information to reduce the risk of fraud or if someone uses or attempts to use our Site for illegal reasons or to commit fraud.

We will not sell (or trade or rent) personally identifiable information to other companies as part of our regular course of business. However, it’s possible that we might acquire or merge with or be acquired by another company or that we might dispose of some or all of our assets. If that happens, your personal information may be disclosed to another company, but that disclosure will be subject to the Privacy Policy in effect.

We may share non-personal information (such as the number of daily visitors to a particular web page, or the size of an order placed on a certain date) with third parties such as advertising partners. This information does not directly personally identify you or any user.

Data Security

This Site incorporates physical, electronic, and administrative procedures to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information. We also take several steps to protect your personal information in our facilities. Access to your personal information is restricted. Only employees who need access to your personal information to perform a specific job are granted access to your personal information. Finally, we rely on third-party service providers for the physical security of some of our computer hardware. We believe that their security procedures are adequate. For example, when you visit our Site, you access servers that are kept in a secure physical environment, behind a locked cage and an electronic firewall. While we use industry-standard precautions to safeguard your personal information, we cannot guarantee complete security. 100% complete security does not presently exist anywhere online or offline.

Opt Out/Corrections

Upon your request, we will (a) correct or update your personal information; (b) stop sending emails to your email address; and/or (c) disable your account to prevent any future purchases through that account. You can make these requests by emailing your request to INSPIRITAS.com’s support department moc.s1506293764atiri1506293764psni@1506293764ofni1506293764. Please do not email your credit-card number or other sensitive information.

Offline Collection, Use & Disclosure of Information

As you might expect, the majority of information that we collect is obtained through our Site, and this Privacy Policy applies only to that online collection of personal information. We also collect information offline, where we also try to protect the privacy of you personal information. One example involves someone calling us to place an order or to ask questions. When someone calls, we will ask only for the personal information we need in order to place the order, to answer the question, or to process the application. When we need to store information (such as order information), we will enter it into our database through SSL encryption. (See the Data Security section above for more information). Another example involves faxes. If you fax something to us, we will act upon the fax and then either store it a locked repository or we will shred the fax if there is no need to retain the information. There are other ways we could learn of personal information offline (for example, we suppose someone could send us a letter including some return address information), and this Policy doesn’t discuss or try to predict all of those methods or uses. As we mentioned, we primarily deliver an educational service, not information, and we will try to treat offline collection, uses, and disclosures consistently with our relevant online practices.

Update To This Policy

If we change or update this Privacy Policy, we will post changes and updates on this Site so that you will always be aware of what information we collect, use and disclose. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy from time to time so you will know if the Privacy Policy has been changed or updated.