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Privacy Policy & Suppression of Candidate Information

PRIVACY Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

The Types of Personal Information We Collect

When registering and/or submitting applications on our site, as appropriate, you will be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, social security number or other details required to process applications.

When and How We Collect and Use Your Information

We collect information from you when you register and/or submit an application on our site.

We may use the information we collect from you when you register and/or submit an application in the following ways:

  • To quickly process your transactions.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your application(s) and our organization.

How We Protect Your Information

Our website and associated pages are scanned for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We implement an array of security solutions from leading security solutions providers to protect our network against Viruses, spyware, phishing, hacking and denial of service attacks. Our multi-layered security solution is designed to protect your personal information and provide you with a safe and secure environment throughout the steps needed to submit and process your application(s).

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems. And we are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

All credit card transactions are processed through a third party credit card payment processing service provider and are not stored or processed on our servers. Personal and credit card information are subject to the processing service privacy policy.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies, some features are disabled. However, this will not affect the functionality of the site.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other uses.

Third-Party Vendors

We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.

We have implemented the following:

  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting

We, along with third-party vendors, such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) or other third-party identifiers in order to analyze where the most "hits" occur on the site in relation to placement of info.*

*Users can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser add on.

Privacy Policy Changes

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:

  • On our Privacy Policy Page
  • On our Home Page

Users are able to change their personal information:

  • By emailing us
  • By logging in to their account
  • By sending us an Interactive Request Form

Fair Information Practices and Data Breach Responsive Actions

We will notify the users via email and the site itself within 3 business days of being made aware.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
  • Process applications and to send related information and updates
  • We may also send you additional information related to your application(s) and our organization

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

  • NOT to use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
  • Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if applicable
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

Opt Out Option

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails unrelated to your specific, you can email us at help@ilboe.org

And we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence unrelated to your specific application.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

Illinois Board of Examiners

1120 E Diehl Rd, Ste 107

Naperville, IL 60563

www.ilboe.org

help@ilboe.org

815-753-8900

This policy is authorized by and implements the Illinois Identity Protection Act, 5 ILCS 179/1 et seq., as well as other applicable Federal and State requirements.

Last Edited on 7/21/2015

Suppression of Candidate Information

The Illinois Board of Examiners does not release exam grades, exam locations or dates, Pass/Fail status, etc. without a signed release from the candidate. The only information released without consent and without a fee is the certification status, date certified and the certification number because it is considered public knowledge in the State of Illinois per 5 ILCS 140/Freedom of Information Act.

See Records Provisions

For details on how to suppress your information, please read “REQUEST FOR SUPPRESSION FORM”.

Illinois Board of Examiners

The ILBOE has had the responsibility of certifying completion of all educational and examination requirements for CPA candidates since 1903. Learn More »

1120 E. Diehl Rd Suite 107, Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 815-753-8900 Fax: 815-753-8953 Email: help@ilboe.org
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM CST