Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to the website you are currently viewing, which is registered to and hosted by St. Ambrose University ("SAU"). This Policy informs you about what information is collected and used on this website. By visiting or using this website, you consent to the data col­lection and use practices described in this policy.

As with Terms of Use agreements, the mere act of visiting the website, even without reading the subject legal document, will be viewed as acceptance of the terms contained in that document.

1. Collection of Information.

A. Purpose. Users may access some features of this website without disclosing personal information. In order to access certain portions of the website, users may have to register for an account, which will provide the registrant with full access to the website, including access to the website's forums, message boards, and chat rooms, if any.

B. Information Sought During Registration. During the account registration process, you may be asked to submit personal information, including your name, age and an active email address.

C. Automatically Collected Information. Information concerning your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected and shared with other websites hosted by SAU. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used to provide general statistics about website visitors and as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy.

2. Use of and Sharing of Information.

Except as otherwise stated below, the personal information you provide on this website will not be shared with any third-parties, although SAU reserves the right to share such information with its affiliates, subsidiaries, and independent contractors without your permission.

SAU reserves the right to disclose your personal information, without notice, 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 SAU; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SAU; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of this website or the public.

Links may be provided for you to send email messages to this website for your convenience and your e­mail address is used so that this website may reply to your inquiry. Additionally, visited pages may be tracked in order to determine which areas of the website are the most popular. This data may be used to deliver customized content and advertising.

3. Information Security.

SAU shall use commercially reasonable efforts to secure the email address you provide. If you choose to create a profile on the website or if you choose to register for an account, you will be required to select a password. You must keep your password confidential and you must not share this information with anyone. You should always log out of the website before leaving it to prevent access to your informa­tion from subsequent users of that computer.

4. Use of Cookies.

A cookie is a text file that is placed on the hard disk of your computer by a web page server. This website may use cookies to assist you with making your online experience more individualized. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can be read only by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

5. Use of Web Beacons.

This website may contain electronic images known as web beacons. Web beacons are used solely to compile aggregated statistics concerning the use of the website. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, the time and date of a page view and a de­scription of the page on which the web beacon resides.

6. Communities and Forums Offered on this Website.

Any personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data that you disclose through the com­munities, forums, message boards, chat rooms or other public online forums hosted on this website, may be collected and used by others. Caution should be exercised when giving out personal information to others in these public online forums. You should review the privacy statements of websites you choose to visit via hyper-links posted on this website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. SAU is not responsible for the privacy policies or other content on third-party websites accessed through this website.

7. User Access To and Control of Information.

If your email address or other personal information has changed, you will need to access your account and update the information in your account. Occasionally, emails concerning website disruptions and other information may be sent to you. These emails are sent to all account holders.

8. Children.

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, information is never collected at this website from those we actually know are under 13. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for the website or use the services and do not send any information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.


9. Conditions of Use, Notices and Revisions.

By visiting this website, you accept that your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes and application of the law of the state of Iowa. If you have any concern about privacy issues, please contact us as directed in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies only to SAU's websites and not to any third-party websites that may be ac­cessed through hyperlinks on this website.

SAU reserves the right to occasionally update this Pri­vacy Policy. At such time, SAU will also revise the "last updated" date at the end of the Privacy Policy. You should periodically review this Privacy Policy.

10. Unsolicited Email, Spamming & Spoofing.

You may not use this website to transmit unsolicited email. You may not send unsolicited email to this website or to anyone whose email address includes the domain name used on this website. You may not use this domain name as a pseudonymous return email address for any communications which you transmit from another location or through another service. You may not pretend to be someone else or spoof their identity when using this website.

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Last Updated: June 2018

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