Your Privacy

Great Lakes believes in protecting the integrity and privacy of personal information gathered from our students and from inquirers to our websites. Because protecting your privacy is of great importance to us, we have created this privacy policy to communicate our practices regarding the collection and dissemination of personal information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, phone number, email address, or any other information provided to us by our members and by visitors to our websites.  


What information does Great Lakes collect?

We do not collect personal information from our inquirers or students other than that which is supplied to us on a voluntary basis.  



We collect the aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, user-specific information on what pages consumers access or visit, and other information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations. The information we collect is used to improve the content of our website and web pages, to customize the content and/or layout of our page(s) for each individual visitor, and/or to notify consumers about updates to our website.  



What is a Cookie? A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on a visitor’s hard drive but does not contain any personal information itself. Cookies enhance a visitor’s experience by preventing the visitor from having to login or provide information each time he or she revisits our website and by customizing content based on a visitor’s interests. We use cookies to store site visitors’ preferences, record session information, record user-specific information on what page(s) users access or visit, alert visitors to new areas that we think might be of interest to them when they return to our website, record past activity at our site in order to provide better service when visitors return to our site, and customize web page content based on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends.  



Great Lakes is extremely protective of the information gathered through its membership and websites. Our websites have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. Our Web server is located in a locked, secure environment. When you visit Great Lakes online, apply for admission, we use a secure server and encryption to protect your financial and other personal information during transmission.  


Student Privacy Policy

Great Lakes does not sell, trade, or share a student’s personal information with anyone else, nor do we send any mailings on behalf of other organizations.  



If you have requested information and provided your email address, you will receive regular updates from us from Constant Contact. If you do not wish to receive email from us in the future, please use the unsubscribe link that is provided at the bottom of every email that is sent from Great Lakes or by completing our online Contact Us form. Students will receive regular email digest from our third-party email partner, Constant Contact to their university email, unless they have unsubscribed.  

Telephone Number

If you supply us with your telephone number(s), we may call you for clarification of details on your order or the status of your inquiry or student status. We will not share your number with any other companies or organizations. Occasionally, Great Lakes may use a third-party SMS text service to text students and inquirers who request text messages about upcoming dates and events. You may unsubscribe from these SMS texts at any time by responding “STOP” to 797979.  


A Final Note

From time to time, we may use inquirer and/or student information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically. Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by contacting us at the above postal address or telephone number or completing our online Contact Us form. They may also unsubscribe at any time from email digest by selecting "Unsubscribe" at the bottom of any email from Great Lakes. If at any time you would like to have your information completely removed from Great Lakes records, please send an email to If you feel that this site is not following its stated policy, please contact us at the above postal address or telephone number or complete our online Contact Us form.