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Program Registration and Cancellation Policy

General Rule

Other than the exceptions stated below or otherwise authorized by the Assistant Dean of Continuing Education, all registrations for courses and events can only be confirmed upon full payment of program and associated fees. Continuing Education will provide receipts and confirmations, and does not issue letters of invitation - international participants are welcome but are responsible for handling their own visa arrangements. Subsequent cancellations and withdrawals are subject to the following cancellation policy:

 If you cancel your registration up to 1 week before an event start date, your fees will be refunded, minus a $15 processing fee. There is no refund for any cancellations made with fewer than five business days notice.

CPE and Field Education Supervisors

CPE and Field Education supervisors receive a 15% discount on continuing education program fees for on-campus events. Meals and lodging are not discounted.

PTS Community

PTS students, faculty, administrators, staff, and visiting scholars and their spouses are welcome to audit most on-campus continuing education programs without program charge on a space-available basis. However, meals, lodging, and any special material fees are not waived or discounted.

Occasionally, there may be events and programs that are not open to complimentary participants due to limited enrollment or certain qualification requirements.

Activities Privacy Policy

Princeton Theological Seminary welcomes you to its web presence, and respects your right to privacy, including on the web. This Activities Privacy Policy complements and is secondary to the Seminary’s Website Privacy Policy.

Princeton Theological Seminary seeks to provide an engaging, informative and useful web presence for its visitors. We strive to serve you with helpful resources, invite you into our community and provide helpful interaction with our many programs and offerings. We want to share how we collect and potentially use the personal information that you provide, in addition to what has been previously disclosed in the Website Privacy Policy. For each visitor to Princeton Theological Seminary’s activities, the following information may be collected:  

  • E-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail
  • Information volunteered by a visitor, such as survey responses
  • Personal information volunteered for specific purposes such as online event or course registration, online applications, online donations or information requests

The information collected on Princeton Theological Seminary’s web presence is used for internal purposes which include improving the content and usability of Princeton Theological Seminary’s web presence, registering people for events or courses and fulfilling product orders or information requests. It will not be shared with other organizations. However, Princeton Theological Seminary may use the information to contact visitors for marketing and fundraising purposes. If you do not wish to be contacted by Princeton Theological Seminary for these purposes, please contact us at the address below.

Princeton Theological Seminary does not sell, rent or distribute any personal information obtained from our visitors to groups not affiliated with Princeton Theological Seminary, unless required by law. According to federal and state law, Princeton Theological Seminary may provide personal information to outside parties if a criminal act is under investigation by authorities.

For those registering for academic conferences, lectures, or other programs sponsored by Princeton Theological Seminary, you recognize it is possible that your picture may be taken, and your likeness may be used for marketing purposes. Furthermore, feedback received or provided as part of assessment may also be used for such purposes. Your contact information will also be shared with leaders of such activities, so they may better tailor the activity to the demographics of the participants.

Princeton Theological Seminary’s web presence may contain links which may take you outside of our Web site. These other sites may send and receive cookies, collect data, or solicit personal information and may use this information in ways that are not in accordance with Princeton Theological Seminary’s privacy policy statement. Always be aware of the policies of those sites you visit.

While Princeton Theological Seminary strives to protect its users' personal information and privacy, it cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk. Princeton Theological Seminary’s policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond our control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.

Princeton Theological Seminary reserves the right to make changes to this policy at any time. Feel free to check this page periodically for amendments/updates. By using this site, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy. Whenever you submit information via this site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Online Registration (Certain Software and PayPal)

Princeton Theological Seminary’s online registration is handled by Certain Meetings, a product of Certain Software. Certain Software’s privacy policy is available online here. Certain has also partnered with PayPal to process online credit card transactions. PayPal’s privacy policy is online here.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between You and us through the Site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.

In order to most efficiently serve you, credit card transactions are handled by established third-party banking, processing agents, and distribution institutions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card transaction. Information relating to your financial transactions will not be maintained on PTS servers. If you are uncomfortable about using our online registration processes, you are welcome to register by telephone by calling Princeton Theological Seminary’s Erdman Center at 609-497-7990 during normal business hours.

FERPA

Princeton Theological Seminary abides by FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly known as the Buckley Amendment). This is a federal law that states an educational institution must maintain the confidentiality of education records. More information can be found in the Seminary’s Handbook.

Princeton Theological Seminary cooperates with students and judicatories of all denominations in providing appropriate information for their candidacy process.