Privacy Policy

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.

Note: this privacy policy is available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means individuals are welcome to use it. Please make sure to replace references to Concordia University Texas. It would also be appreciated if you could link it with Concordia.edu.

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.

 

Definitions

  • 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

 

Website Visitors

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.

 

Aggregated Statistics

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.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information a website stores on a visitor’s computer. The visitor’s browser provides information to the website each time the visitor returns. CTX uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of a CTX website and their website access preferences. Web visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using any CTX website. The drawback to refusing cookies is that certain features of CTX websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

 

Third-Party Links

This privacy policy applies solely to information collected through any Concordia website. A CTX website may contain links to third-party websites not owned or controlled by CTX. The University is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other websites. CTX encourages web visitors to note when leaving a Concordia website and to read the privacy statements of these respective websites.

 

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.

 

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, CTX may change its privacy policy from time to time, and at its sole discretion. CTX encourages web visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its privacy policy. Continued use of any Concordia website after any change in the privacy policy will constitute acceptance of any changes by web visitors.

 

Contacting Concordia University Texas

Concordia University Texas respects personal privacy and uses the information provided to the University with integrity and full disclosure. If you ever feel this policy has been violated, please contact CTX immediately. If you have any questions about the web Privacy Policy or the management of any Concordia website, please email: webmaster@concordia.edu or mail correspondence to: Concordia University Texas, Attn: Web Privacy, 11400 Concordia University Dr., Austin, TX  78726.

 

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic License. Privacy policy acquired through Creative Commons, and adapted with permission from automattic.com and umhb.edu privacy policies.

This page was last updated on Dec. 09, 2011.
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