The Center for Distance and Online Education (CDOE)

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

IFHE Online is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals who visit the website and who make use of the online facilities. To that effect, we have the following privacy policy in place concerning the collection, use, and dissemination of personal information collected by this website. This document will help you understand the terms and conditions under which personal information is provided to this website. Please note that this policy is effective only within IFHE ONLINE’s domain, and does not apply to websites that may be accessible from external links provided on various pages of this website. Also note that due to the very nature of internet technology and evolving threats, this policy may be updated from time to time. All such updates will be posted on the privacy policy page. In continuing to use this website, you indicate your acceptance of the terms and policies.

Information Collection and Use

While you can use parts of this website without providing any personal information, certain sections will only be accessible after you have registered with the website by providing specific data. These sections include, but are not limited to news feed requests, brochure or video requests, Donations, Registrations, Books, Journals and Alumni Profiles, subscription to mailing lists, alumni profile updates, applications, and certain databases. As a general rule, IFHE ONLINE will not sell, swap, rent, or otherwise disclose to any third party any such personal information for commercial purposes. Such information will be utilized only for the purpose stated. To accomplish such a purpose, IFHE ONLINE may disclose the information to its employees, consultants, and agents who have a legitimate need to know the information. IFHE ONLINE also reserves the right to disclose this information under special circumstances, including disclosures required by law, court order, or circumstances under which disclosure, in the sole discretion of IFHE ONLINE, is necessary to protect the legal rights, including the intellectual property rights, of IFHE ONLINE.

System Information Including IP Addresses

When you connect to our website, our web server may record the numerical Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using, information about your browser and operating system, date and time of access and the internet address and page which linked you to our site. The Institute’s staff uses such information to help diagnose problems with our server to administer and improve our website, and to generate aggregate statistical reports that analyze general user information and demographics. Such extrapolations and statistics may be made public; however, they cannot be tracked to individual users. Unless required by the legal process, we do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that user sessions may be tracked by IP address, but a user’s identity remains anonymous. In addition, we ordinarily do not disclose to third parties site usage by individual IP addresses but may do so in very limited circumstances when complying with law or legal process, working with consultants assisting us in fixing or improving our site, or in monitoring and improving the security of our network. Our staff monitors search terms that users enter into our Search Engine, but this tracking is never associated with individual users.


Cookies are unique bits of computer data that many major websites will transfer to your computer the first time that you visit. Cookies are stored on your hard drive and maybe later accessed by the website to track prior usage. IFHE ONLINE uses cookies for a variety of purposes including authentication and can be blocked by reconfiguring the appropriate settings in your web browser. Doing so may, however, restrict access to certain parts of the website. Cookies can also be removed from the user’s hard drive whenever he wishes through his browser options. Information collected through cookies cannot be traced back to the user as it contains no personally identifiable data like name, address, or phone number.

Online Forms

The IFHE ONLINE website uses online forms where you may be asked to provide certain personal information. This is necessary to access certain services on the website (e.g. registrations) or to take part in surveys. By filling out and submitting the form you are understood to have consented to IFHE ONLINE storing and using the information for the purposes for which it has been provided.

External Links

The IFHE ONLINE site contains links to other independently run Websites within the IFHE ONLINE network and to some sites that are not controlled by IFHE ONLINE and are not covered by this privacy policy. Our Website includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter icon and Share button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy statement of the company providing it. IFHE ONLINE is not responsible for the privacy practices, security, or content of such Web sites.

Security Precautions

IFHE ONLINE has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Unfortunately, due to the nature of Internet communications, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. While IFHE ONLINE remains committed to protecting the privacy of our users, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. We do so by using secure technology, privacy protection controls, and restrictions on employee access, however, we make no representations regarding the veracity of such measures.

Changes to this privacy policy

If there are any changes to this privacy policy, IFHE ONLINE will replace this page with an updated version. We, therefore, recommend that it is in the user’s interest to check the “Privacy Policy” page any time the user accesses our website to be aware of any changes which may occur from time to time.