Rights to the User
- Right to be informed
- Right of access
- Right of rectification
- Right to erasure
- Right to restrict data processing
- Right to data portability
- Right to object
- Rights of automated decision-making and profiling
Collection of Information
Our site has the ability to collect two types of information, general and personal. General information contains non-personal data from visitors to our website. This information is used for general purposes only and in ways that do not identify the individual user. This information may include statistical data such as location, time of visit, the day the visit was made, and the visit path.
The second type of information collected is specific to the visitor and would include information provided by the user. This information would include your e-mail address, name, street address, and any contact information provided.
MGS uses technology called “cookies” to collect much of the information described above. Our cookies do not access, collect or reveal any personal information stored on your personal computer. Disabling your Internet Browser to prevent cookies will prevent your ability to function on our website.
MGS may be required to collect additional information from students using government or military funding (MyCAA, GI Bill, etc.), including their VA file number and/or social security number.
Examples of Information Collected
Identity information – name, contact details (address, phone, etc.), account details (username/password)
Financial information – credit or debit card information
Demographic information – age, gender, education level, etc.
Student Educational Records – proof of prior education verification, exam and assignment submissions, grade information
Information for government or military-funded programs – social security and/or VA file number, eligibility or approval documentation from the program
Use of Information
The collection of information is used primarily for the improvement of services to our students. Information you provide voluntarily through our online request forms and enrollment agreements will be used to process those requests. E-mail inquiries will utilize the e-mail address provided for any appropriate correspondence.
The people who have access to student and prospective student information are Modern Gun School authorized employees.
As a privately licensed school in the state of Delaware, Modern Gun School is required through the Delaware Department of Education to retain graduated student information for a minimum of 50 years. All student records are stored based on accepted business practices, educational licensure and accreditation requirements, and applicable state and federal laws.
On occasion, MGS will make our list of contact and student directory information available to reputable business and academic associates. If you wish to be excluded simply notify MGS, Student Services at the following:
Modern Gun School
Student Service Center
PO Box 3773
Allentown, PA 18106
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm EST.
Maintaining our system with complete, current, and accurate information allows MGS to provide our students with exceptional service. Students are asked to keep in contact with MGS to ensure their information remains relevant. All personal information provided by you can be viewed upon request, with the availability of corrections and/or deletion of incorrect information.
Individuals who provide their information to MGS who are not enrolled with the school can request to have their information deleted from the database.
Modern Gun School complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended. This act is designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the rights of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students are responsible for reporting any other type of error on their academic record. Modern Gun School is not liable for unreported errors on student records.
Details regarding FERPA regulations can be found at https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
Modern Gun School currently utilizes GoDaddy.com, Inc. to provide secure transmission of all enrollment agreement activities including online payment information. We also use established industry-standard security measures to protect all information services. While we strive to provide 100% security for all transmissions, we cannot guarantee that all general information submissions will be completely secure. Unauthorized modification or misuse of information stored within our website or operating systems will be investigated and may result in criminal prosecution.
MGS utilizes Authnet’s CIM system to secure credit card data and no customer financial data is stored online or in our internal servers.
MGS ensures the instructional technology is up-to-date, reliable, and is properly maintained through the constant monitoring of delivery software and hardware and by using an Amazon web server and WP Engine to host its web properties. These companies use the latest technology and provide consistent updates to ensure security and reliability. MGS continually reviews new and emerging technologies for possible implementation.
Modern Gun School’s student database has several features to ensure the accuracy of student record-keeping. All staff members are assigned unique individual login codes which help management track which staff members have made changes in the database. Individual staff members’ ability to perform certain functions is limited by their authorization status, with management having ultimate control over all functions. Management has the ability to review student electronic records to ensure that their accuracy is being maintained. Electronic records are backed up digitally and are encrypted using the latest encryption technology. A copy of the backup is stored off-site.
MGS uses the following procedures for ensuring security, maintenance, and protection of student records:
- Applicants for employment are interviewed and screened not only for their qualifications and ability to perform the functions of the position but also for character and personality traits that indicate the applicant is honest and ethical.
- Staff are required to adhere to all policies, including FERPA requirements.
- Student Service staff are required to verify the student’s identity prior to releasing personal or sensitive information.
- All physical documents are kept in locked file cabinets, under fire suppression, or shredded if necessary.
We have implemented the following:
- Remarketing with Google Analytics/Google AdWords
- Google Display Network Impression Reporting
- Demographics and Interests Reporting
We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page.
Data Protection Officer (DPO)
MGS has a Data Protection Officer (DPO) who is responsible for matters relating to privacy and data collection. The DPO can be reached out the following address:
Modern Gun School
Student Service Center
PO Box 3773
Allentown, PA 18106