Valparaiso University is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Statement applies to Valparaiso University's website and governs data collection and usage. By using Valparaiso University's website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Valparaiso University collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address and telephone number. Valparaiso University also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Valparaiso University. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Valparaiso University for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of Valparaiso University's website.
Valparaiso University encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Valparaiso University's website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Valparaiso University is not responsible for the privacy statements or content on websites outside of Valparaiso University's family of websites.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Valparaiso University collects and uses your personal information to operate the Valparaiso University website and deliver the services you have requested. Valparaiso University also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Valparaiso University and its affiliates. Valparaiso University may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Valparaiso University does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Valparaiso University may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Valparaiso University may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Valparaiso University does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Valparaiso University keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within the Valparaiso University family of websites, in order to determine what Valparaiso University services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Valparaiso University will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Valparaiso University; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Valparaiso University; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Valparaiso University's family of websites, or the public.
Valparaiso University's website uses "cookies" to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register with Valparaiso University's website, a cookie helps Valparaiso University to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to Valparaiso University's website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of Valparaiso University's website and other websites you visit.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Valparaiso University secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Valparaiso University secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
Valparaiso University will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customer feedback. Valparaiso University encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Valparaiso University is protecting your information.
Valparaiso University welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that Valparaiso University has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Aaron.Leavitt@valpo.edu. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.