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La Porte Education Advising and its members, owners, employees, agents, subsidiaries, and affiliates (collectively, “La Porte Education Advising” “Company,” “us,” and/or “we”) respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through compliance with this Privacy Policy (“Policy”).  This Policy describes how we collect, use, protect, and share your information we receive online when you: visit our website (“Website”), or social media or other online sites (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube); and communicate with us via text or email (collectively, our “Sites”). This Policy applies only to our online information gathering and does not apply to offline activities or any third-party websites or applications that may link or be accessible from our Sites.


Please note that our Website is hosted by Wix.  We, therefore, refer you to

La Porte Education Advising has no control over Wix’s privacy policies.  By accessing or visiting our Sites, you consent to the terms of this Policy (and any amendments), our use of cookies and other data collection technology, and how we collect, use, maintain, protect, and disclose information received from you. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Sites and/or to opt-out certain data collection processes as described below.



We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 



Please contact our Privacy Compliance Officer if you have any questions or comments about this Policy or our privacy practices, at



Our Sites are intended for a general adult audience and not targeted or intended for children under the age of 13.  Accordingly, we do not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from children. If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13, we will delete that information.  If you believe that a child has provided us with personal information, please contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at




La Porte Education Advising collects certain user information to help us provide you a better service. We collect information directly from you, like when you create an account or make a purchase, and automatically as you interact through the Sites, including your computer’s internet protocol address.


Information You Give Us:  The term “Personal Information” means information that is used to identify you as an individual person.  It may include first and last name, billing and shipping address, telephone number, credit card information, and/or email address. We collect Personal Information directly from you when you do any of the following:  


·       Sign up for discounts

·       Subscribe to our newsletter

·       Purchase our product or service

·       Communicate with us directly

·       Report a problem or issue with our sites

We also collect information about you through the transactions you carry out through our Sites and in the fulfillment of our services, and your preferences, special requests, and information about the devices used to complete the transaction.

La Porte Education Advising offers users the ability to purchase goods or services. In the event you purchase goods or services requiring payment, we will request a credit card or other payment account information. Payment is processed through third-party gateway providers (e.g., Wix, SquareUp, Paypal).  These gateway providers securely transfer your credit card information to our payment vendors, which is never stored on any of our servers.


Our company is hosted on the platform. provides us with an online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases, and general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

All direct payment gateways adhere to PCI-DSS standards that are managed by the PCI Security Standards Council.  These standards and requirements help safeguard the secure handling of credit card information by us and its service providers. Third-party service providers, such as payment gateways, adhere to their own privacy policies regarding the information we provide to them with respect to your purchase. We recommend that you read the privacy policies of these providers (Wix, SquareUp, Paypal) so that you can understand how your information is handled by them.


If you publicly provide, post, or share information about yourself on any public areas of our Sites, such as product reviews, social media, or blogs, that we may have, then it may be accessible to the general public, and you do so at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other users of the Sites or what they may do with that information.


We will retain the Personal Information that you provide for so long as is necessary to fulfill its purpose.


Information Collected Automatically: When you browse and interact with our Sites, we may automatically collect information that does not personally identify you but that is about you and/or your equipment, through the use of data collection technology. We use this information to help us learn about your browser and operating system, to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking), to provide targeted ads, and to provide you with a personalized experience.


Automated information includes information about your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address, your location based upon your IP address, browser type, internet connection, domain name, operating system, the equipment you used to access our Site, gender, and usage details including specific pages you have browsed and time spent on those pages, the web page that you visited before accessing the Site, search terms, location data, and links on the Site that you clicked.  


We use various technologies to collect information, such as cookies and web beacons. A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer.  Most browsers automatically accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to block them. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Web beacons are small electronic files (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that convey information when a user visits the pages of our Sites and open an email. Web beacons permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or identify who has opened an email, and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).


Third-Party Analytical Tools and Advertising

We use analytical tools, such as Google Analytics, which uses cookies to track and analyze how users interact with our Sites and the source of the traffic to our Sites. You can find out more about how these tools use your data by clicking the links here: Google. You can opt-out of making your site activity available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On found here.  


If you prefer, you can opt-out of seeing these ads. For more information on opting out of Google Ads, click here. For more information on opting out of Facebook ads, click here. For more information about Instagram ads, click here. For more information about targeted ads, visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website here.  You can also learn about opting out of interested based ads at the NAI here. For more information about opting out of ads targeted to your mobile device, click here.  If you are accessing the Sites from Canada, please visit the DAAC opt-out page here.


Opting out of interest-based ads does not mean you will stop seeing ads. Rather, the ads will not be targeted to you based upon your interests.  Since these opt-outs are cookie-based, you will need to repeat the opt-out procedures if you clear your cookies at any time.


We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies, how they may be used, or the information they collect. This Policy does not govern the collection of information by those third parties.  We are not responsible for the privacy policies of these third parties. Please refer to the privacy policies of those companies to determine how they collect and use your information.



Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy setting in your web browser that when turned on, disables a web application from tracking a user.  See All About Do Not Track.  At this time there are no universal standards on recognizing DNT signals, and therefore, we do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals from your browser.



 We will never share or sell your Personal Information that specifically identifies you or information that is specifically related to your use of our Sites, other than for the purpose of administering our products and/or services, as detailed below.


Specifically, we use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information as follows: 

1.     In the operation of our business;

2.     To store information about your preferences and to facilitate and personalize your online experience;

3.     To process and fulfill orders for our services;

4.     To recognize you when you return to our Sites;

5.     To administer customer accounts;

6.     To notify you about our services, your account and/or changes to our Sites, products or services;

7.     To provide you with promotional information about our products and/or services on our Sites, to attend marketing events, and/or to participate in promotional activities;

8.     To help us analyze our Sites, products and/or services, and other market research;

9.     To estimate audience size and usage patterns;

10.  To provide you with targeted advertising based on your interests;

11.  To provide you with an interactive social media experience;

12.  To carry out our obligations arising from contracts entered into between us (e.g., billing); and

13.  For any other lawful business purpose.

We may also aggregate the information we collect about a user which is maintained in personally identifiable form in combination with the other identifiers described herein (e.g., device identifier or geo-location data). This information will be completely anonymous and could never be tracked to you.


If you do not wish to receive promotional materials from us, you may unsubscribe using the directions on any marketing material we send. You may also contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at



We share your Personal Information with third-party service providers and contractors who complete transactions or perform services on our behalf or for your benefit, including payment processing, marketing, analytics, and verifying data such as mailing addresses.


We may disclose your Personal Information for legal, business, or safety reasons. For example, disclosure may be necessary to enforce our legal rights against you. We may also disclose such information to third parties in connection with claims, disputes or litigation, or to comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request. We may disclose Personal Information for auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions. Disclosure may also be made to prevent fraud or other illegal activity against La Porte Education Advising and/or others.


Your Personal Information may also be disclosed as a result of a business transfer. Disclosure may be made to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, consolidation, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of La Porte Education Advising’ stock or assets, or other corporate change, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by La Porte Education Advising about our Sites’ users is among the assets transferred, and/or as part of any due diligence process.


We may use, disclose, share and/or sell anonymous, aggregated information about our users, and information that does not specifically identify any individual, without restriction.



You can review and change your personal information by sending an email to our Privacy Compliance Officer, at to request access to, correct, amend, or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.  You may unsubscribe to any emails by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email.




 Subject to certain limitations, California residents are entitled to obtain, once a year, what information, if any, we shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes Cal. Civil Code Section § 1798.8.  Upon request, Hairy Ear Prints will provide you with a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties, and the names and addresses of those third parties that received personal information during the preceding year. To make such a request, please send an email to our Privacy Compliance Officer at




La Porte Education Advising takes the protection of your data seriously.  We take reasonable measures and use generally accepted industry security standards to help prevent unauthorized access to your information. However, no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is one hundred percent secure.  Therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of that information.

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