What information do we collect on the site?
We collect two general types of information from Site users:
(1) nonpersonal information concerning the use of the Site; and
(2) personal information that identifies or can be used to identify or contact an individual.
- Non-personal Information: As is the case with many websites, our servers automatically collect your browser type and IP address when you visit the Site. In addition, we may use standard tracking technologies (e.g., cookies, local shared objects, and pixel tags) and website analytics tools to monitor and better understand user behavior on the Site. Data captured may include, for example, the referring page that linked you to the Site, the country from which you are conducting your browsing session, the next website you visit when you leave the Site, and any search terms you have entered on the Site or a referral site. Such data does not identify you personally.
- Personal Information: The personal information we collect is limited to information you submit to us. For example, we may collect your email address or other information you provide when you contact us through the Site. We may also collect names, phone numbers, or other types of personal information from students applying for Campus Tours, Operation 36, and the STEM Summer Institute.
How do we use your nonpersonal information?
We use the non-personal information collected about Site visits, including the pages you view, information you search for, and the average time spent on the Site, and more aggregate information to better understand our audience and increase the functionality and user-friendliness of the Site. Aggregate information is anonymous.
We consider the personal information that we receive to be confidential. We will not use your personal information without your consent, except in accordance with this policy. If you submit your email address or other personal information to us via the Site, we will use this information only to the extent necessary to respond to your request.
Sharing with third parties
We generally do not share personal information collected through the Site. We may, however, share your personal information (i) with trusted third parties who provide services to us, (ii) as required by law and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or those of third parties, to protect your safety or the safety of others, to investigate fraud or other illegality, or to comply with a court order or other legal process, or (iii) in connection with a corporate change affecting us or our affiliates, including without limitation a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets.
In addition, the third parties that support our website analytics tools may be able to view aggregate Site usage information that we obtain.
While we endeavor to protect the security and integrity of Personal Information in our care, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that any information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.
Links to third-party websites
Our Site may contain links, banners, widgets, or advertisements that lead to other websites. We are not responsible for these other websites, and so their privacy policies (not this Policy) will govern the collection and use of your information on them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those websites to understand how your information is treated there.
Consent to processing
We welcome your questions and comments about privacy. Please feel free to contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.