Privacy Statement

PPHEF Online Consumer Information Privacy Statement:

We, Panhandle Plains Higher Education Foundation (PPHEF), respect the privacy of our users and visitors.

Online Privacy Practices

We protect the privacy of borrower personal information on our websites using the same standards and care that we utilize for all of our communications and transactions.

We do not require personal information from visitors to our websites. However, we may automatically collect and store certain data from all website visitors, for example, the name of the domain and host from which the visitor accessed the Internet, the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of computers and browser software used to access a PPHEF website, the date and time the visitor accesses a PPHEF website, and the Internet address of the website from which a visitor links directly to a PPHEF website. We may also use HTML encoding to record aggregate information about the usage of PPHEF websites and whether emails that we send have been accessed or acted upon.

PPHEF uses cookies to enhance the delivery of products, services, and information on PPHEF websites. A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to a visitor's computer hard drive to remind our website about the visitor when they return to our site. Cookies enable PPHEF to protect your personal information by ensuring that only your web browser may exchange information regarding your account with our servers, and by automatically terminating an online session if you forget to log out. Cookies also assist us in verifying your identity when you attempt to log into your PPHEF online account, and help us to understand how you use our websites. You can set your browser to notify you before accepting a cookie, so that you can decide whether to accept or reject the cookie.

PPHEF will not recognize Web browser 'do not track' signals. Because we link to social media sites, and from time to time may include third-party advertisements, other parties may collect your personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across different web sites when you visit this site.

PPHEF uses no encryption (data scrambling) on certain portions of the site, but uses encryption on portions where you are transmitting financial information, such as Automated Clearing House (ACH) information. When you are on any web site that asks you for confidential information, you should check to see if the information being transmitted is encrypted in order to increase the security of your information. Keep in mind that there is no such thing as perfect security; we cannot guarantee that transmission of data over the internet will be absolutely secure.

Additional Information

Unless prohibited by law, you have the right, upon reasonable notice, to view any personally identifiable information collected from you through your visits to or use of our website, to make corrections to such information if necessary, or to request that such information be removed from our systems. You may do so by contacting us at the address indicated at the end of this statement.

We do not intend to collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. If we learn that we have collected this information from a child under the age of 13, we will promptly take all reasonable steps to delete the data from our system.

PPHEF may provide links from its website to other vendors and third parties. Because we cannot guarantee how these third parties use or collect personally identifying information, you are encouraged to fully review the privacy statements of these other websites to determine whether or not your use of these websites comports with your desire to maintain the privacy of personally identifying information.

Applicable laws may give you additional rights that are not described in this Online Consumer Information Privacy Statement.

Changes to Our Online Privacy Statement

This Online Consumer Information Privacy Statement replaces all prior online information privacy statements posted by PPHEF on its website. We reserve the right to change our Online Consumer Information Privacy Statement. Any changes to our Online Consumer Information Privacy Statement will be reflected in the updated version displayed at our website.

Contacting Us

For further information on Privacy matters, contact 1 877 677 3669 Toll Free or 806 324 4100.