Legal and Privacy Information

Georgia Tech Legal & Privacy Information

We recognize your privacy is important. Georgia Tech Professional Education (PE) policy is to protect the privacy and confidentiality of individuals accessing our Web site. This policy describes what information we collect and how that information is protected and used. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.

Personal information and other data we collect

  • PE collects personal information when you register for a Professional Education, Online Master's Degree, or Language Institute course, seminar, or program, a Global Learning Center event, or otherwise voluntarily provide such information. We may combine personal information collected from you with information from other PE services to provide a better user experience.
  • PE uses cookies and other technologies to enhance your online experience and to learn how you use our services to improve the quality of our services.
  • PE's servers automatically record information when you visit our Web site, including the URL, IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of your request.
  • PE does not license, sell or provide your personal information or other contact information provided or collected regarding student or alumni lists to any third party except outlined in this policy or with your consent.
  • We may use personal information to provide the services you've requested, such as more information about the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center or PE short courses.
  • We may also use personal information for auditing, research and analysis to operate and improve PE technologies and services.
  • When we use third parties to assist us in processing your personal information, we require that they comply with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • We may also share information with third parties in limited circumstances, including when complying with legal process, preventing fraud or imminent harm, and ensuring the security of our network and services.
  • On some pages within our Web site, you may be asked to voluntarily provide personal information before accessing specific pages or as a requirement to receive certain information by mail or e-mail. For example, persons requesting short course materials or registration will be asked to provide a name and mailing address. This information may be used by us to contact you directly to respond to your requests; however, you will always be given an opportunity to opt out of any of our promotional activities.
  • Some Web site features may use applications to collect data to facilitate an e-commerce transaction. PE stores the credit card transaction approval code to complete and track each purchase. At no point, does PE retain any part of your credit card number. Cardholder and purchase information is electronically transmitted from the user's Web browser via a secure (https://) channel to PE's server, which then hands it off via an application program interface, or API, to the campus payment gateway, Touchnet. Touchnet, a third-party processor, receives approval or denial for the purchase via the credit provider and sends the approval/denial code via the API to store in PE's database. PE's server then notifies the customer via secure channel about the status of his or her transaction.


Your choices
  • Whenever reasonably possible, we offer you choices when we ask for personal information.
  • If you do not wish to receive our communications, you may unsubscribe at any time following the instructions contained in the communications.
  • You may decline to provide personal information to us and/or refuse cookies in your browser, although some of our features or services may not function properly as a result.
  • We make good faith efforts to provide you access to your personal information upon request and to let you correct such data if it is inaccurate or delete it.
Changes to Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may update or change our Privacy Policy. Please check this policy periodically for such updates.

More information

For information about specific PE services or our privacy policy, write to us at:        

Georgia Institute of Technology
Professional Education
Attention: Marketing
84 Fifth St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30308-1031