eQuest is concerned about privacy and security of its student’s personal information. Strict measures are taken so, that
information that is collected at eQuest website (content and pages that are in the web domain of eQuest), whereas information
that is not collected by eQuest in any other form (information provided through phone, fax or any e-mail) does not comes
under privacy. Educational records are protected by Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) .
revealing their personal information with the help of features and services that are connected to Online Courses. Only
"Non-Personal" information will be collected from the site if any kind of specific feature or service is not used on
the web portal. Non-personal information is the IP address and the pages that are viewed. If student wants to approach
certain features and benefits from the web portico then they have to submit their personal information (through which
they can be identified). Information that is included in Personal Data is name, mailing address, phone no. and email
address. Student is completely responsible about the accuracy of the information they have provided on the website of
eQuest. If anyone has provided false information then they will be effected to use the site such as their will be problem
while receiving information or difficulty while contacting them .
Information Collected By eQuest
Two form of information is collected by the visitor when they are checking the site -
- Personal Information
- Personally detectable information is the one provided to the site. When anyone is registering for their account they
have to provide some important info. Revision or any changes in information can be done by the applicant for their
existing data. Information provided will be used for complete survey, signing up for online course, participating in
public forums offered by eQuest or while giving assessments of Online Courses. If applicant has provided personal information
then it will become easy to give answer to their queries. Regular updates about courses, events organized, introduction
about any new course or site maintenance information will be easily provided with the help of personal information.
If correct e-mail address is provided on the site then it will be much easier for the learner to get regular updates
from eQuest. Some specific sections of the site can be used by registered person only. Public forums will be available
by eQuest time to time where the registered users can share their thoughts and comments. If one wants to participate
in these forums than first of all they have to register with eQuest by providing their personal information. Information
that is submitted or posted in forums by the person will be publicly visible so, one should always reconsider while
posting for any personal or sensitive information. For participating in online courses offered by eQuest the participant
has to provide specific information that is required for the course. In this information other than name, email address,
contact number and postal address is also required. This information will be used for assignments that are submitted
to the instructors, case studies and providing feedback. Additionally, site is bagged with face recognition technology
so, certificate of course completion will have picture that is captured while giving examination and not the one that
is provided during registration .
- Non Personal Information
- When users will be visiting the site then some specific information will be tracked, collected and aggregated. In this
which pages were visited, when they were visited and which all hyperlinks did they checked. Information of URL is also
collected from which the site is linked.
Operating system, browser software and IP address of the user is also
collected. Information collected is not personal identifiable information but with the help of IP address user’s internet
Service Provider and geographic location connectivity will be determined. Cookies or web beacons will be used identify
the repeated visitors, time length user has spend on particular page of the site and specific function they chose to