Protecting personal privacy is important at Concordia University Texas. The University does NOT:
- Ask for personal information unless absolutely needed.
- Share personal information with anyone except to comply with Federal or State laws or protect the corporate rights of the University.
- Store personal information on University servers unless required for the on-going operation of University services.
Concordia University Texas (“CTX”) owns and operates several websites including concordia.edu, discover.concordia.edu, alumni.concordia.edu, giving.concordia.edu, athletics.concordia.edu, can-do.concordia.edu and ctx.edu.
- Website visitor: any person who views, browses or interacts with a website
- User: any person who views, browses or interacts with a website
- Aggregate: publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website
- Cookie: a string of information a website stores on a visitor’s computer
Like most website operators, CTX collects non-personally-identifying information about the browser type, language preference, referring site and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose for CTX collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how web visitors use the University website. From time to time, CTX may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate (e.g.: publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website).
CTX also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The University does NOT use such information to identify visitors nor disclose such information, other than as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to CTX websites choose to interact with the University in ways requiring CTX to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information the University gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. CTX uses this information to provide requested information that is relevant and current. Whether a web visitor provides any information to CTX or participates in any survey or registration on any Concordia website is completely optional. In each case, CTX collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of visitor interaction with CTX. The University does NOT disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Web visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
How is the information used?
Information web visitors submit to a CTX website remains the property of the web visitor. However, by submitting information the web visitor grants the University the right to use information for marketing purposes, content improvement and/or feedback.
If a web visitor is a registered user of a CTX website, the University may send newsletters, other email communication on information requested, or other information/communication the University believes will be useful to the web visitor. It is CTX policy not to send messages to web visitors who have asked the University not to do so through the unsubscribe process.
CTX may collect statistics about the behavior of web visitors to any of its websites. For instance, CTX may monitor the most popular pages on a University website. CTX may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, CTX does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
CTX discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations who (i) need to know such information in order to process it on CTX’s behalf or to provide services available at CTX websites, and (ii) have agreed not to disclose it to others. By using any CTX website, a web visitor consents to the transfer of such information to them. CTX will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, CTX discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by Federal or State law, or when CTX believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the University, third parties or the public-at-large. A registered student of a CTX website who supplied an email address may occasionally receive an email from the University to communicate new features, solicit feedback or share updated CTX information. The University primarily uses its administrative email system to communicate this type of request (e.g.: a support email or feedback mechanism such as a survey), but reserves the right to publish it in order to help CTX clarify or respond to requests or to help support other users. CTX takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Policy Violation Procedure
In the event of a violation, all alleged violations will be reviewed by the Webmaster, Director of Information Systems, affiliated personnel, and the Red Flags Task Force to assess both the validity, and the action of the University.
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