I. The Academy at WGU respects your privacy
WGU Academy d/b/a The Academy at WGU and our affiliated entities (collectively "The Academy at WGU") and vendors working on our behalf are all committed to ensuring your privacy as a visitor to this website, as an interested party in one of The Academy at WGU’s programs, and as a student in our programs.
II. Generally speaking, here's how we ensure your privacy:
- We require our employees to keep your personal information confidential.
- We only authorize access to your personal information to employees of The Academy at WGU, our Affiliates, strategic partners, and third parties who need your information to facilitate the enrollment process or your access and success in courses (after you become a student at The Academy at WGU).
- We safeguard your personal information through electronic, procedural, and physical means.
III. Website information:
When you visit The Academy at WGU website (academyatwgu.org), the only personally identifiable information we collect about you is the information you voluntarily provide through our online inquiry or application forms. We may already have your information if it has been shared with us (by the thirdparty entity that referred you to us) for purposes of enrolling you in our program. Any personally identifiable information collected about you on this website or from the third party entity that referred you to us is only used by The Academy at WGU to contact you about its programs, administer your enrollment, facilitate your coursework, improve our services, and provide additional information as needed. We may contact you via phone, email, text, or direct mail.
The Academy at WGU will not sell, rent, or trade your personal information gathered on its website to any third party for the promotion of other services or products.
The Academy at WGU also collects anonymous (non-personally identifiable) information about your website visit through pixel tags, sometimes known as cookies. These tags help us track information about your visit and may be used to deliver marketing about The Academy at WGU to you.
IV. How we treat your personal information as a prospective student:
As a prospective student of The Academy at WGU, you are entitled to all of the protections outlined in Sections II and III above. Your assigned Enrollment Counselor and other departments within The Academy at WGU will use your email address and other personal information to provide you with information about your program of interest, enrollment payment, and any other topics pertaining to your enrollment at The Academy at WGU. The Academy at WGU's vendors are obligated through their agreements with The Academy at WGU to maintain the privacy of prospective students.
If you apply to or enroll as a student at The Academy at WGU, we use passwords to protect the privacy of applicants and students who use personalized areas of our sites. The highest level of security is used for storing information (SSL encryption). We monitor the sites for technical reliability.
V. How we treat your personal information as a student:
As a student of The Academy at WGU, you are entitled to all of the protections outlined in Sections II and III above. Your personal information (including your email address) may be shared with vendors who support our programs. These vendors are obligated, through their agreements with The Academy at WGU, to maintain the privacy of our students. Additionally, information about your progress in your program may be shared with the third party entity that referred you to us, as needed.
VI. Opt-out policy:
At any time, you have the option and the right to request that The Academy at WGU discontinue further marketing or enrollment communications sent to you via email, phone, text, or direct mail.
To opt out by postal mail, send a written request containing your name and mailing address to:
The Academy at WGU
ATTN: Student Services
4001 South 700 East, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
To opt out by email:
Send your request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Academy at WGU may update this policy at any time, without prior notice. The policy that is live on this website is the policy in effect. Any updates to the policy will appear on this website.