The website http://blogs.acclivitysystems.com (the “Site”) is owned and operated by Maryville University of St. Louis (the “University” or “Maryville”). The Site provides information related to the educational services provided by Maryville, its academic programs, financial aid, costs of attendance, alumni directories and events, campus life, and other related information and disclosures; and the Site accepts requests for information, and online applications for admission (the “Services”).
Maryville recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of our current and prospective students, employees, alumni, and other users of the Site. However, some uses of such information are required for us to conduct legitimate business by providing information of interest to our current and prospective students, alumni, or other users of the Site.
NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
NOTICE TO UTAH RESIDENTS
Except as expressly identified below, Maryville does not disclose a user’s personal data to any third party.
Maryville policies related to various forms of consumer or other protected information, and employee or student conduct can be found at http://blogs.acclivitysystems.com/admissions/financial-aid/consumer-information/.
IP Address. Maryville may log all connections to our web servers. Those log files will include your IP address. An IP address is NOT Personal Data, but general information about your location, connection to the Internet, and your Internet Service Provider. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Sites. Additionally, we will use your IP address to track your navigation of the Sites and any internal website searches.
Cookies. “Cookies” are small pieces of information stored in User’s browser that give the User a unique identification. The Site uses only Cookies that [(1) create a user session ID, (2) counts the visits by one user, (3) recognize and collect user login information, (4) log user UNIX computer time, and (5) track views of every piece of content of the Site. All cookies are established on a per session basis, and are not permanently stored on your machine. For more information about cookies, please visit www.AboutCookies.org.
Clear Gifs. We may also employ software technology called clear gifs (also known as web beacons) that help us better manage content on our Sites by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of users. Clear gifs and cookies are not tied to the user’s personally identifiable information.
Personal Data. We may collect personal data from our users when providing certain Services. Depending upon what you are requesting, the collected Personal Data may include, for example, your name, birth date, social security number, e-mail address, physical address, phone number, your criminal history, citizenship, or previous education history with Maryville or other schools.
Maryville collects Personal Data only when there is a legitimate need to do so. Except as provided herein, we will not distribute your personal data outside of Maryville and our affiliates.
How Your Non-Personally Identifiable Information May Be Used.
- To customize the advertising and content you see on our pages or other websites;
- To improve the performance or layout of our website;
- To develop new services and ideas; and
- To better administer and troubleshoot our systems.
How your Personal Data May be Used.
- To provide you the Services on the Site;
- To evaluate and improve the Services;
- To fulfill your requests for information; and
- To contact you about Maryville services and those of our affiliates, based on the preferences you have indicated.
We will give you the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving any unsolicited information from us or to limit the unsolicited information you receive from us to information regarding the Services or information you specifically request or information we determine you may find useful as a result of your use of the Site.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
In general, Maryville will not share your Personal Data with any other person or company. However, we will share Personal Data about you to other companies or people when:
- We need to share your information to provide the service you have requested;
- We need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of Maryville to provide a service to you (unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have any right to use the Personal Data we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us);
- We need to send the information to financial institution, a state or federal education agency, including financial aid providers and/or education regulators or accreditation agencies;
- As required to respond to or initiate subpoenas, court orders, or legal process.
In the event you voluntarily share personal or sensitive information on a message board, comments section, or in a chat room offered by the Site, please be advised that such information may be collected and used by the other users of the Site who have access to such message boards, comment sections and chat rooms. Maryville shall have no liability resulting from the misuse of information you voluntarily share during your use of the Site. Maryville shall have no obligation to police the message boards, comment sections and chat rooms, but has the ability to remove such information at any time in its sole discretion.
Ability to Review and Edit Your Information
You may review and approve the information about you that was stored in our database and obtained through your use of the Site. Upon your written request, we will remove that information from our database or change or correct personal data that you state is erroneous within applicable regulatory or other legal requirements. You should understand, however, that information about you in Maryville’s database might come from a number of sources.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Maryville complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, commonly referred to as FERPA. For information regarding FERPA please visit http://blogs.acclivitysystems.com/ssc/ferpa-4/ .
Change of Control
We may sell or buy other businesses or entities. In such event, we may transfer or assign the information we have collected as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In such transactions, your personal data may be included in the transferred business assets.
Maryville is committed to be compliant with all Federal regulations, including the Federal CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. Owner only sends email to those of our visitors who have requested to receive these communications. You may “opt-out” of any communication from Owner at any time, and we will remove you from our mailing list. In addition, you may contact us at the address below and request to be removed from our mailing list.
Commitment to Children’s Privacy
In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, 15 U.S.C., §§ 6501-06 and 16 C.F.R., §§ 312.1-312.12, our Site do not permit children under 13 years of age to become users, and we do not collect information from children. By using our Site, you represent that you are 13 years of age or older.
We will maintain commercially reasonable safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of your Personal Data. However, you acknowledge that no electronic storage method or data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
We reserve the right to change, modify, or otherwise update this Policy at any time. These changes or updates will be effective immediately. We may provide you notice of such changes when they are material, such notice may be given by posting on this Site, by electronic or conventional mail, or by any other means by which you obtain notice of the changes or updates.
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(Date of Last Revision: May 1, 2016)