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Last Updated: December 31, 2020


Colorado Technical University ("CTU", "we", or "us") is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, process, and disclose your personal information and the choices you can make about how we collect, use, process, and disclose your personal information. We follow this Privacy Policy in accordance with applicable law in the places where we operate.

Residents of California should also review Appendix A – California Specific Privacy Notice for information about your rights and how to submit a privacy request.


The Privacy Policy applies to the information, services, and products we offer you (collectively, our "Services"). The Services include, but are not limited to, our websites, mobile apps, social media pages, message boards, online platforms, and learning management system(s) to students, prospective students, applicants, alumni, and employees, including when visiting or using our website or mobile apps.

This Policy also does not apply to our privacy obligations under FERPA and similar state laws. To learn more, please visit here.


We collect information directly from you. For example, when you request information about, apply for, or enroll in our Services. We might also collect information when you sign up for an event or to receive communications from us. Categories of personal information we may collect about you include:

  • full name
  • email address
  • physical postal address
  • billing address
  • phone number(s)
  • social security number
  • tax identification number
  • identification number
  • date of birth
  • gender
  • race
  • ethnicity
  • course assignments (e.g., papers), and tests
  • employer
  • job title
  • citizenship
  • alien registration number
  • financial data and documents
  • academic data and documents
  • identity verification data and documents

We collect information you post or submit. We collect information you post in a public space while using our Services. This may include posts you make on course discussion boards or our social media pages. We may also collect your social media profile information. We might also collect the information you submit to us, such as through live chat or text messaging services.

We collect job application information. If you apply for a job through our Services, we collect the information you include in your application. For example, this may include the name and address of your employer(s) and your employment history.

We collect demographic information. We may collect your age, gender, race, or ethnicity.

We collect device and location information. We collect the type and make of device you use to access our Services. We may also collect information about the browser you are using. We might look at what site you came from or what site you visit when you leave us. We may collect information across the devices you use to access our Services. If you use our mobile app, we might look at how often you use the app and where you downloaded it. This might include your device identification number, IP address, or mobile operating system. We may also collect location information.

We collect information from you passively. We use standard tracking technologies to collect information passively. This includes when you use our Services or our WiFi services.

We collect information from third parties. We may receive information about you from other sources. This might include our business partners, our education partners, and organizations that administer college-level exams, manage records related to education, or provide scholarships, grants, and other financial aid. It might also include other academic institutions. It also includes friends who use our referral features. We may also get information about you from social media sites.


We may combine information that we collect offline with information we collect online. We may also combine information you submit or that we track across multiple devices. We may also combine information we collect from you with information we get about you from others.


We use your information to communicate with you. This includes responding to your questions or inquiries or notifying you if you won a promotion. We will also use your information to send you information about your account or our relationship. We may send push notifications in our mobile apps.

We use information to provide you with our Services. This includes determining your eligibility for our services. It also includes fulfilling your requests.

We use your information to understand your interests and improve our Services. We may use your information to improve our Services . This may include improving student retention and user experience. We may also use your information to customize your experience with us. For example, we may use your information to determine your interest in our Services or to better understand what other products and services interest you.

We use your information for marketing purposes. We may provide you with information about our Services or new products and services or other ads. We might use your information to serve you with ads. These might be third-party offers or products we think you might find interesting. We may also have our business partners serve you with advertisements for our Services. We may use your personal information to send these communications.

We use information for security purposes. This could include protecting our family of companies, students, prospective students, applicants, website visitors, alumni, and employees. It may also include protecting our Services.

We use information as otherwise permitted or required by law or as we may notify you. This includes using your information for our legitimate business needs.


We share your information within the Perdoceo Education Corporation family of companies. This includes our network of schools and the Career Education Foundation Scholarship Fund

We share your information with service providers who perform services on our behalf. For example, this may include payment processors or companies that provide identity verification services. It may also include companies that fulfill transcript requests or send communications on our behalf.

We share information with our business partners. For example, this may include third parties that provide educational products and services related to our business. It may also include social media sites or a third-party that co-sponsors a promotion.

We share information with those who help pay for your education. We may share your information with authorized family members or employers who help pay your tuition. We may also share information with banks or other lenders that provide education loans to you. For more information about how we treat education records and financial information, please visit here.

We share information with third parties for marketing purposes. This may include third-parties that serve ads on our behalf. This may also include third-parties in whose products or services we believe you may be interested. These third-parties may also share your information with others. These third parties may use your information for their own marketing purposes or the marketing purposes of others. This may include the delivery of interest-based advertising.

Your information may be publicly accessible while using our Services. Information you submit in chat rooms or other features can be seen by others who use those features. This may include information about you, such as the courses you are enrolled in or your contact information.

We will share your information with any successor to all or part of our business. For example, if all or part of our business is sold, we may share your personal information with the new owner. This may include as part of an asset sale, corporate reorganization, or other change of control.

We share information with regulating agencies and government entities. We may share your information with the organizations that analyze our education practices and provide our qualifications to operate as an educational institution. We may also share information with government agencies if we believe we are required to do so in order to comply with the law or as part of our business operations. For more information about how we treat education records and financial information, please visit here.

We will share information to comply with the law or to protect ourselves. This includes responding to a court order or lawfully issued subpoena. It could also include sharing information if a government agency or investigatory body requests it. We might share information when we are investigating potential fraud. We may also share information if you are the winner of a sweepstakes or other contest with anyone who requests a winner’s list.

We will share information for other reasons we may describe to you.


You can opt-out of receiving our communications. To stop receiving our promotional emails or text messages, follow the unsubscribe instructions in any promotional communication you receive from us. Note that even if you opt-out of our promotional communications, you may still receive transactional and emergency notification communications from us.

You can control certain cookies and tracking tools. To learn about cookies, tracking tools, and how you can manage these tools, please see About Our Ads.

You can control the tools on your mobile devices. For example, you can turn off the GPS locator or push notifications on your mobile phone.


The California "Shine the Light" law of 2003 provides consumers residing in California the right to ask us one time each year if we have shared personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make a request, please send us an email at or write to us at the address listed below. Indicate in your email or letter that you are a California resident making a "California Shine the Light" inquiry.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018 provides consumers residing in California with rights relating to the access, deletion, and sharing of personal information. Please see Appendix A – California Specific Privacy Notice for all required information, including your rights under the CCPA and how to submit a request.


If you reside in Nevada, you have the right to ask us at any time to review the personal information that we have collected through our website(s) or the services we provide and to request changes. Subject to the terms of applicable Nevada law, you may also submit a request directing us not to sell certain covered personal information we have collected or will collect about you. To make a request, please send us an email at or write to us at the address listed below. Indicate in your email or letter that you are a Nevada resident making a "Nevada Internet Privacy" inquiry.


Our Services are meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has provided us with information, please contact us at You can also write to us at the address listed at the end of this website Policy. Please mark your inquiries, "COPPA Information Request." You can learn more about how to protect children's privacy online here.


The Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that our Services or the use of the Services will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. We use reasonable means to safeguard personal information under our control. User IDs and passwords are needed to access certain areas of our Services. It is your responsibility to protect your username and password(s).


Information we maintain may be stored in the United States. If you live outside of the United States, you understand and agree that we may transfer your personal information to the United States. This site is subject to U.S. laws, which may not provide the same level of protection as those in your own country. We may retain your personal information for as long as your account is active or as needed to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.


Our Services may contain links to other third-party sites that are not governed by this Policy. If you click on a link to a third-party site, you will be taken to a site we do not control. We are not responsible for third-party sites or their privacy practices. We suggest that you read the privacy policies of those sites carefully.


If you have any questions about our privacy practices, contact us at or by telephone at 847-781-3600. You may also write to us at the following address:

Colorado Technical University
Attn: Privacy Matters
231 N. Martingale Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173


From time to time, we may update or revise this Privacy Policy. We will notify you of any material changes to this Policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on our websites, mobile apps, and other applicable locations. Please check periodically for updates.

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