BEC respects the privacy of our online visitors, and is committed to protecting and safeguarding consumer privacy on the Internet. BEC collects a variety of information to improve the manner by which we operate and offer our products and services, communicate with you about those products and services, and provide effective, timely customer support when needed. BEC collects information in several different ways:
A. Passive Collection:
When you visit a BEC Website, BEC may collect and store information such as your Internet service provider, Internet protocol address, browser type, computer operating system, as well as the links you use to reach the BEC Website, the date and time of your visit, the pages you view on the BEC Website, and user-specific information on the pages you access. We may use this information to improve user experience, to aid in diagnosis of website problems and for other statistical purposes.
In order to help us customize content to your interests, we may also use available Internet technologies, such as “cookies” or other tracking mechanisms. Cookies are used by many websites, and are small text files that are saved to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit that website again, the cookie allows that website to recognize your browser and customize your experience. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept cookies, some features or services of certain websites may not function properly. Visit your browser’s help pages for more information.
B. Collection of User-Provided Information:
While visiting a BEC Website, you may choose to provide personal information to us in order to receive information about BEC, its locations, programs or services. BEC may collect personal information by asking you to complete an online information form for purposes of contacting or requesting information from BEC, or applying for BEC programs or services. Personal information collected may include, but is not limited to, your name, age, mailing address, city, state, zip code, e-mail address, telephone numbers, U.S. military affiliation and potential campus choice.
You may also choose to provide personal information to BEC in the process of filling out an online application for employment with BEC. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, mailing address, city, state, zip code, e-mail address, U.S. military affiliation, telephone number, employment history, and list of references. By providing your personal information online, you consent to allow BEC to use that information in accordance with this Policy. Applicants for employment with BEC are required to respond to all questions on our application forms. Applicants may be asked about their ethnicity. Applicants are NOT required to provide information regarding ethnicity. Providing information regarding ethnicity is optional and choosing a particular answer or choosing not to provide this information will not affect the outcome of the application for employment.