Privacy Policy

This privacy statement describes how Ultimate Medical Academy collects and uses the personal information you provide on our Website:

It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

Privacy Policy
This privacy statement describes how Ultimate Medical Academy (the “School”) collects and uses the personal information you provide on our website. It also describes how the School collects and stores your browsing data resulting from your visit to our Website. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.
This policy applies to information we collect:
On the Websites.
In email, text and other electronic messages between you and the Website.
It does not apply to information collected by:
us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Company or any third party including our affiliates and subsidiaries; or
any third party including our affiliates and subsidiaries, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from (or on) the Website.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time (see Changes to our Privacy Policy). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Children Under the Age of 13
Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.

Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect all or some of the following personal information from you when you voluntarily complete a form on our Website: name, email address, mailing address, phone number, how you heard about us, program of interest, nature of inquiry, comments, and campus location. We collect details of transactions you carry out through our Website. You may be required to provide financial information when making a payment on our Website. If making a request for admissions or transfer credit, you may also be required to provide information related to prior academic history, employment, or military service. If a student chooses not to provide this personal information, he/she may be unable to receive some of the services we offer.
We also collect personal information when you voluntarily provide it or make it available to us by (1) logging into, or creating an account on our Website; (2) providing feedback to us through a feedback tool; or (3) logging-in to our Website through a social media or similar tool, if available. Each manner in which we collect personal information about you identified above occurs only when you voluntarily provide information to us.
As is true of most websites, we automatically gather information about your computer such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system. The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service.
We use this information to:
Send you requested service information
Send you updates about the School and its programs
Send you a catalog
Send you a newsletter
Send you marketing communications
Respond to your questions and concerns
Fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it
Improve the performance of our Website
Diagnose and troubleshoot issues with our Website
Comply with requests from legal entities

You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in our emails.
You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. To learn how you can manage your cookie settings, visit the settings feature or help section for your web browser on your device. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of our Website may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

UMA respects the contact preferences of current, former and prospective students. We do not perform telemarketing using so-called “robocalls” or “autodialers”; when you receive a call from UMA about starting or resuming your education, it has been initiated by a UMA representative. 
Information Obtained from Third Parties
If you provide us personal information about others, or if others give us your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us.

Information Sharing
We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.
We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our activities such as providing our services or offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
We may also disclose your personal information:
as required by law such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process; 
when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
if School is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information; and
to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, requires certain educational institutions, including the School, to establish and publish a written institutional policy regarding student privacy rights under FERPA. The law provides that except in limited circumstances the institution must not disclose, without appropriate consent, the education records of its students. UMA’s FERPA policy is located in the UMA Catalog.  
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
We may use cookies, for example, to keep track of your preferences and profile information. Cookies are also used to collect general usage and volume statistical information that does not include personal information.
We use another company to place cookies on your computer to collect non-personally identifiable information to compile aggregated statistics for us about visitors to our Website.

Web beacons
Our Websites contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our Website is used; and may also be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our communications and marketing campaigns.
We use a third party to gather information about how you and others use our Website. For example, we will know how many users access a specific page and which links they clicked on. We use this aggregated information to understand and optimize how our Website is used.
Visitors can learn more about internet based advertising, including how to opt-out, by visiting the following

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to measure site traffic and visitor activity to improve content and services for students and key stakeholders.
We use first-party Google Analytics, Google AdWords and Microsoft Bing Ads cookies to present messages to site visitors through remarketing.
Visitors can opt-out of the Google Analytics, AdWords or Microsoft Bing through accessing the “Ads Settings” feature in their Google account or mobile application; or by using the Google Analytics opt-out application at; or by managing your preferences in Microsoft Bing.

Social Media Policy
Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) is pleased to provide students, alumni, and members of the community-at-large, with several online communities in which to hold constructive discussions, solicit advice or input, and provide support to peers.
Participation in such communities is a privilege, not a right, and is reserved for members who conduct themselves in a professional and responsible manner. The social community administrators reserve the right to remove comments and members, who do not follow these guidelines. We welcome your constructive criticism; however as administrators of these communities we retain the right to remove any content that is not consistent with UMA’s mission or core values or put personal student information at risk.
The following actions constitute immediate removal from our communities:
Harassment of students, staff, or any other individual
Inflammatory or vulgar content/language
Personal attacks

Other general guidelines for your consideration:
No soliciting (including the advertisement of products, services, contests and charities) 
No abusive behavior
No posting of personal information (contact information or personal account information, etc. of yourself, another student, faculty or staff – including full names of staff members with whom you have spoken to either in person or “offline”)
No posting of live chat screenshots, email communication or other personal communication from UMA
Community members must contribute to the community in a constructive fashion; exhibiting patience, understanding, tolerance and mutual respect
Posting duplicate comments is not permitted
Instigating is not permitted
Posts older than 30 days may be removed
To help prevent identity theft and reduce potential personal security risks, please do not post statements or questions regarding financial information, student loans, payments or the refunds/stipends. UMA reserves the right to remove posts that contain this content. All financial-related inquiries should be sent to UMA’s Student Finance Department and not posted online.

Data Security
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Additional Policy Information
Our Website offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them.
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Websites that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

Notification of Privacy Statement Changes
We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on our Website prior to the change becoming effective. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Non-U.S. Website Users
By using or accessing our Website from outside the United States, you will have agreed to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Your personal information and other information will be sent directly to the United States for processing where data protection and privacy regulations may be different than other parts of the world, such as the European Union, and which may not offer an equivalent level of protection to that in the European Union or certain other countries.
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