PCF respects your privacy

Effective 1/01/2021

Progressive College of Florida and our affiliated entities (collectively, “PCF”) are all committed to ensuring your privacy as a visitor to this website, as an interested party in one of PCF’s degree programs, and as a student in our college. Generally speaking, here’s how we ensure your privacy:

PCF Affiliates include PCF Academy, PCF Advancement, and PCF Labs. All PCF Affiliates are required to protect your data in accordance with this policy.

•We require our employees to keep your personal information confidential.

•We only authorize access to your personal information to employees and vendors working on our behalf who need your information to perform their duties (further explained below).

•We safeguard your personal information through electronic, procedural, and physical means.

Website information

When you visit the PCF.edu website, the only personal information PCF collects about you is the information you voluntarily provide through our online inquiry or application forms. Any personally identifiable information collected about you on this website is used by PCF to contact you about the college’s programs, administer your application to the college, improve our services, and provide additional information as needed, potentially including contact via phone or email.

PCF will not release, sell, rent, or trade your personal information gathered on the website to any third party.

PCF will collect anonymous non-personally identifiable information about your website visit through pixel tags, sometimes known as cookies. These tags help us track information about your visit and are used to deliver banner advertisements to you on the Internet.

How we treat your personal information as a prospective student:

As a prospective student, your email address and other personal information will never be shared with third parties. Your assigned PCF Enrollment Counselor and other departments in the college will use your email address and other personal information to provide you with the information you request about your degree program of interest, tuition, financial aid, and any other topics pertaining to enrollment in the college.

If you apply or enroll as a PCF student, PCF uses passwords to protect the privacy of applicants and students who use personalized areas of its sites. The highest level of security is used for storing information (SSL encryption). PCF staff monitors the sites for technical reliability.

How we treat your personal information as a student:

As a PCF student, your personal information (including email address) may be shared with learning resource providers, assessment sites, and other external vendors who support the academic programs. These vendors are obligated through their agreements with PCF to maintain the privacy of PCF students. Student directory information may be shared with outside institutions and corporations.

Opt-out policy:

At any time, you have the option and the right to request that PCF discontinue further communications via email, phone, or direct mail.

To opt out by postal mail, send a written request containing your name and mailing address to:

Progressive College of Florida

ATTN: Enrollment Department

8021 S US Highway 1 

Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952-2353

To opt out by phone:

Call the PCF Enrollment Department (772) 800-7173

To opt out via PCF’s email:

You can also send your request via email to unsubscribe@progressivecollegeflorida.com

Call recording.

All calls with PCF and its affiliates may be recorded for quality and training purposes. You may opt out of call recording at any time by (1) updating your preferences in the enrollment portal upon completion of an admissions application or (2) enrollment @progressivecollegeflorida.com. Please note: It may take PCF and its affiliates up to three (3) business days to implement an opt-out request. 

FERPA compliance:

PCF complies with the protections established under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Acts of 1974 (FERPA). FERPA is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of student education records. FERPA governs the release of education records and access to education records.

The FERPA policy is intended to ensure students have the right to inspect and review their education records; the right to amend their education records as appropriate; and the right to control access to their education records. Students have the right to: (1) inspect and review their education records, (2) request amendment to their education records, (3) consent to disclosures of non-directory information, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent, and (4) file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by PCF to comply with FERPA requirements.

Students have the right to request that their records be amended if they believe the content is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of their privacy rights. Student directory information may be shared with outside institutions and corporations.

For details about PCF’s policy on the use of student information and the procedures PCF has established in accordance with FERPA, please see the PCF Student Handbook.

Students who do not wish to be listed in the student directory or to be included on PCF mailing lists may send their request via email to unsubscribe@progressivecollegeflorida.com.