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Privacy and Other Policies

The Effective Date of this Privacy and Other Policies is October 6, 2009.

Privacy Policy

McCrone Research Institute is committed to protecting and safeguarding the individual privacy of applicants by restricting the use of all collected information. The information on the application may be used by McCrone Research Institute officials only for appropriate administrative (enrollment processing, for example) and research purposes.

The only personally identifiable information McCrone Research Institute collects via electronic mail, or through our online application, is that which is voluntarily provided by our prospective applicants. This information is kept confidential to McCrone Research Institute.

McCrone Research Institute will not share personally identifiable information about you unless one or more of the following conditions apply:
• We have your consent to share the information.
• We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

A minimum of 21 days notice of cancellation prior to the first day of a course or event is required for a full refund. If cancellation or postponement takes place within 21 days of the first day of a course or event, a cancellation charge of 50% of the total fee is payable. If cancellation takes place within 14 days of the first day of a course or event, no refund is payable and any additional expenses incurred will also be chargeable.

McCrone Research Institute reserves the right to cancel within 10 working days of the first day of a course or event due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. Registrants in courses will be given the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.

Accessibility Policy

McCrone Research Institute provides individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to participate in institute activities, programs and services. Individuals with disabilities requiring an accommodation to participate in an activity, program or service should call the director.

For further information on McCrone Research Institute’s resources for students, staff and faculty with disabilities contact:

Director
McCrone Research Institute
2820 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60616
312-842-7100

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the intention of McCrone Research Institute to act in accordance with all regulations of the federal, state, and local governments with respect to providing equality of opportunity in employment and in education, insofar as those regulations may pertain to McCrone Research Institute. McCrone Research Institute prohibits and will act to eliminate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.

Any student, applicant, or employee of McCrone Research Institute who believes that he or she has received inequitable treatment because of discrimination violating McCrone Research Institute’s stated policy of equal opportunity in employment and in education should communicate, either in writing or in person, with the Director.

Security Policy

The importance of security for all personal information associated with our prospective applicants is an important concern to McCrone Research Institute. You must have a secure browser – one that supports secure transmission of data across the Internet – to apply online to McCrone Research Institute. For more information, use your browser’s help feature.

McCrone Research Institute seeks to exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. McCrone Research Institute has been verified as the owner or operator of the Web site located at www.mcri.org. When credit card information is transmitted, we use industry standard SSL (VeriSign secure socket layer) encryption and certificate management. Information exchanged with any address beginning with “https://” is encrypted using SSL before transmission.

In addition, mcri.org is a verified (active) Authorize.Net merchant. Authorize.Net is committed to providing its merchant customers with the highest level of transaction processing security, safeguarding customer information, and combating fraud.