Abeka.com is operated by Abeka, Inc. (“Abeka”), an affiliate of Pensacola Christian College (“PCC”).

We respect the privacy of our users and the importance of the information they entrust to us. We summarize below the basic information policies and practices in place on the Abeka.com website and related applications.

Last Updated: July 2019


Information we may collect

We collect information that can identify you (“personal information”), such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number, and credit card information as required, when you (or other users) provide it to us through Abeka.com or to PCC and its other affiliates. We may collect other personal information about you, such as when you provide it on an admissions application. We may combine the personal information that we receive from these different sources.

We also may collect other types of information in the following ways when you visit our website:

  • Our server logs automatically collect information, such as your IP address, your browser type and language, and the date and time of your visit to our website, which we aggregate with other statistical information to better understand how users utilize our website.
  • All user generated comments, feedback, product reviews, or other submissions disclosed, submitted, or offered on our website shall remain the property of Abeka.
  • We use cookies, which are small files stored on your computer that collect information to track website usage, facilitate navigation of our website, and to personalize your online experience by storing your preferences. Cookies do not collect personal information and may be turned off through your browser settings.
  • We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Should we ever do so, we will comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
How we use information we collect

We use information we collect to:

  • Fulfill your requests for products and services;
  • Process payment for products or services you order;
  • Offer products and services that may be of interest to you, including from PCC and its other affiliates;
  • Customize the content you see on our website;
  • Facilitate use of our website and improve our website, products and services by tracking how well each page performs based on aggregate user data;
  • Manage your account and your preferences;
  • Identify and protect against fraudulent transactions and other misuses of our website, and to protect the rights, property or safety of Abeka, its customers or others; and
  • Enforce any End User License Agreement, terms of use, terms of service or other terms or policies governing the use of our website and Abeka products and services.
With whom we may share information we collect

We will not share your personal information with others except as indicated below. We may share personal information with:

  • Service providers performing services on our behalf, such as credit card payment processors to which information must be released to allow for payment confirmation and delivery of the products or services;
  • Other PCC affiliates; and
  • Law enforcement, judicial authorities or appropriate governmental authorities when required to do so upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or in cooperation with a law enforcement investigation.

We may share aggregated, anonymous (non-personal) information with third parties.

We allow select third-party companies, including AddThis, Google, DoubleClick, and HotJar, to use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website in order to provide measurement services, targeted advertising, and to optimize our website.

We use third party vendors to allow website visitors to submit original reviews of our products and to display consumer reviews on product pages. Original review content submitted by you to third party vendors’ review submission forms and via email may also be published on third party websites. Personally identifying information is not required to submit product reviews. Abeka is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of such third parties. The Terms and Use and Privacy Policies of such third parties govern any information you submit.

These companies may use non-personal information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. We may use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-parties, including Google, may show our ads on sites across the Internet. To learn more about behavioral advertising, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.

SMS Terms and Conditions

Abeka offers its customers mobile alerts regarding promotional offers and informational alerts by SMS message (the "Service"). By participating in the Service, you are agreeing to these Terms and to the Privacy Policy.

Signing Up and Opting-In to the Service

Enrollment in the Service requires you to provide your mobile phone number and to agree to these terms and conditions. You may not enroll if you are under 18 years old. Before the Service will start, you will need to agree to these Terms. Abeka reserves the right to stop offering the Service at any time with or without notice.

By opting into the Service, you:

  • Authorize Abeka to use auto dialer or non-auto dialed technology to send text messages to the mobile phone number associated with your opt-in (i.e., the number listed on the opt-in form or, if none, the number from which you send the opt-in, or, if none, the number on file for the account associated with your opt-in).
  • Acknowledge that you do not have to agree to receive messages as a condition of purchase.
  • Confirm that you are the subscriber to the relevant phone number or that you are the customary user of that number on a family or business plan and that you are authorized to opt in.
  • Consent to the use of an electronic record to document your opt-in. To request a free paper or email copy of the opt-in or to update our records with your contact information, contact customer service. To view and retain an electronic copy of these Terms or the rest of your opt-in, you will need (i) a device (such as a computer or mobile phone) with Internet access, and (ii) and either a printer or storage space on such device. For an email copy, you'll also need an email account you can access from the device, along with a browser or other software that can display the emails.

Content You May Receive

Once you affirm your choice to opt-in to the Service, your message frequency may vary. You may receive an alert when instances occur such as:

  • You are welcomed into the Service
  • Promotional offers
  • Informational alerts

Charges and Carriers

Message and data rates may apply. Please consult your service agreement with your wireless carrier or contact your wireless carrier to determine your phone's pricing plan and the charges for sending and receiving text messages. You acknowledge that you are responsible for any message, data or other charges incurred (usage, subscription, etc.) as a result of using the Service.
Supported carriers are AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Boost, Virgin Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Cricket, Alltel, Cincinnati Bell, Cellcom, C-Spire, nTelos, MetroPCS, and other smaller regional carriers. The Service may not be available on all wireless carriers. Abeka may add or remove any wireless carrier from the Service at any time without notice. Abeka and mobile carriers are not responsible for any undue delays, failure of delivery, or errors in messages.

To Stop the Service

To stop receiving text messages from Abeka, text the word STOP to 58854 any time or reply STOP to any of the text messages you have received from Abeka. For Services operated through a different number, text STOP to that number to opt out. Your opt-out request may generate either a confirmation text or a texted request to clarify the text message program to which it applies (if you have more than one). To complete your opt-out, please provide the requested clarification. You acknowledge that the text message platform may not recognize and respond to unsubscribe requests that do not include the STOP keyword command and agree that Abeka and its service providers will have no liability for failing to honor such requests. If you unsubscribe from one of our text message programs, you may continue to receive text messages from Abeka through any other programs you have joined until you separately unsubscribe from those programs. These Terms still will apply if you withdraw the consent mentioned above or opt out of the Service.

Questions

You can text HELP for help at any time. This will provide you a link to the terms and conditions along with a phone number to call for assistance. You can also contact us on our website.

Mobile Phone Number Change

In the event that you change or deactivate your mobile phone number, you agree to notify Abeka by calling customer service at 1-877-223-5226.

Your choices

You may choose:

  • Not to provide personal information, although that may result in your inability to obtain certain products or services;
  • To opt-out from receiving some or all promotional emails or newsletters from us by sending an email to the contact address listed in the promotional email;
  • To delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings, although if you do so, some of the features or services of our website may not function properly; and
  • To review and update your personal information by contacting us or, if you have an online account on our website, by logging into that account.
Security

We take appropriate physical, electronic, and other security measures to help safeguard personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, or disclosure.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. If we make material changes in the way we collect, use, or share your personal information, such changes will be posted in an updated version of this Privacy Policy. Please revisit this site periodically to view the current version of our Privacy Policy.