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Media Psychology Programs

Fielding’s Media Psychology programs enable students to enter at their qualification, readiness and goal levels. The PhD in Media Psychology program provides a research-based program that informs practice in an evolving field of study. The Masters of Arts in Media Psychology is 100% online, applies psychological science to media and technology landscapes. The 3-course Certificate in Media Psychology program is also 100% online, and offers emphases in Media Neuroscience and Brand Psychology & Audience Engagement.

Learn More: Media Psychology

Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions

Virtual Media Psychology Symposium / Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions

PRIVACY POLICY
This Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions applies to the websites mediapsychologysymposium.com and symposium.fielding.edu, and other websites we may use for the events that Fielding Graduate University sponsors. The Site is owned and operated by Fielding Graduate University (“Fielding”, “we”, or “us”). Fielding has adopted this Privacy Policy to inform you of its policies and practices with respect to information collected from the Site. Your use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and your consent to the practices it describes. This Privacy Policy applies only to information gathered on and through the Site and does not apply to any other information or websites not owned or operated by Fielding.

Summary

We value your privacy and, unless otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, will not sell or share your personal information with third parties without your consent. This section gives a brief overview of our data collection and use policies. Please see below for a more detailed discussion of each topic.

We collect the following information:

  • Personal information that you provide us on a voluntary basis.
  • Information that your browser routinely shares with websites.
  • Information that your mobile device shares when you access the site from a mobile device.

We use and disclose the information we collect for the following purposes:

  • To create and maintain your account.
  • To provide you information about products and services that you request or that may interest you.
  • To help us improve our Site, understand its users and their preferences.
  • To communicate and followup with symposium attendees, pre, during, and post event. And to market our services in general. You can opt out of emails at any time.
  • To protect our business interests or the rights of others, when required by law, to cooperate with law enforcement, or in connection with the sale or merger of all or part of our business.

The Site uses the following tracking technologies:

  • Cookies and other similar technology track movement across our website and keep track of our users and their preferences.

Other details about our practices:

  • Although the Site may contain links to other websites, this policy applies only to websites owned and operated by Fielding.
  • We use your personal information only for the purposes for which it is collected and consistent with this policy, and we retain your information only as long as permitted by applicable law.
  • We may update this policy from time to time, but we will allow you to opt in to any material changes in how we use your previously collected personal information.

Personal information related to browser and analytics data

What information is collected? Like many other websites, and regardless of which section of the Site you are visiting, we may record information that your browser routinely shares, and we may automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on the Site (“Aggregate Information”). This information may include, for example, the URL that you have just come from (whether this URL is on our Site or not), the URL you go to next (whether this URL is on our Site or not), your computer’s browser information, mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity, text that is typed, and your IP address. We may also collect information such as your number of visits to the pages of the Site. If you have signed up to receive any of our e-mail communications, we use similar technology to count how many recipients have opened the message and clicked on one of its links.

Statistical analyses of the information: We use Google Analytics to help us gather statistical information about the visitors to our Site and how they use the Site on an anonymous, aggregate basis. But, we will not associate this data with personally identifiable data unless required to do so to cooperate with law enforcement activity or other governmental request or to comply with law. We may use this information to gain a better understanding of the users of our Site, to improve our Site, and to improve our services and product offerings. Depending on the type of browser and device that you use, you may have the ability to control the type of information that Google Analytics uses. To understand how Google Analytics collects and processes data, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. We reserve the right to license or sell Aggregate Information about the visitors to our Site, but this information will not be individually identifiable.

Geographic information collected from mobile devices

What information is collected? We may operate a version of this Site and applications specifically designed to work with mobile devices. The mobile Site and applications may include a feature that uses geographic location information.

How is this information collected? This information is provided by your mobile device.

How is this information used and shared? We do not collect or store your geographic information except to temporarily provide this Site. Your geographic information may be used to identify services in your vicinity in which you may be interested.

Data retention

We typically retain your personal information related to marketing activities for as long as you accept marketing communications from us, and we will securely delete such data in accordance with and to the extent permitted by applicable law upon request. For personal information that we collect and process for other purposes, we typically retain such personal information for no longer than for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy and as otherwise specified in applicable record retention policies and procedures. We may retain your personal information even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our terms and conditions, or fulfill your request to “unsubscribe” from further messages from us. We will retain de-personalized information after your account has been closed or we have otherwise deleted your personal information.

How we protect your personal information

We maintain technical and organizational measures to protect the integrity of this Site and the personal information we collect from you from loss, misuse, alteration or unintentional destruction. However, we cannot provide absolute assurances against, and will not be liable for, any breaches of data security or confidentiality due to system failures or unauthorized access by third parties, or other causes beyond our reasonable control. You also have an important role in in protecting your information. If you have a username and password for our Site, you should not share those with anyone, and you should not re-use passwords from other Sites. If you have any reason to believe that your username or password has been compromised, please contact us as detailed below.

Verifying, changing, and deleting your information

If you have registered for an account, you can access, review and manage many changes yourself via your account, including updating your profile information and changing your communication preferences. If you have not registered for an account, or the information you are seeking is not available within your account, you can contact us as detailed below and ask us to change, update or fix your information in certain cases, particularly if it is inaccurate. You can also request that we erase or delete all or some of your personal information or otherwise object to, limit, or restrict the use of such information (if we have no legal right or legitimate business interest in retaining such information).

Children

Our Site is not directed at children under the age of 13 and we will not knowingly collect information about children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not sign up for an account or submit your personal information. If you are a parent who believes that we have collected information about a child under age 13, please contact us as detailed below and we will be happy to delete the information.

California privacy rights

For California residents: We may share your personal information with affiliated third parties, some of which do not share the AR.org name, for their direct marketing purposes. As this category of affiliate is considered an unaffiliated party under California law, you may request information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us as detailed below.

Do-not-track

At this time the Services do not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include “do not track” instructions. However, you can change your privacy preferences regarding the use of cookies and similar technologies through your browser or mobile device.

Links

The Site may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those linked sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each web site to which we may link that may collect personally identifiable information.

Changes to this policy

We reserve the right to change this policy. But, if we do change this policy, we will post the revised version on the Site. And, if we are going to change this policy in a way that would permit us to make additional uses of the personal information that we have previously collected about you, we will obtain your affirmative, express consent before using your information in a materially different way.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about our policies and practices, please contact us at symposium@fielding.edu. You may also file a complaint or ask to review any of the information that we have retained about you, how we have used it, or to whom we have disclosed it at any time by contacting us.

Last updated: May 13, 2020