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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy - Online and Mobile Apps

Use of Personal Information

This Privacy Policy explains how St. Francis College (“SFC”; “school”; “we”; “us”; “our”) collects, shares, uses, and protects information when you visit or use the St. Francis College website at www.sfc.edu (“Site”) and/or mySFC Mobile, our downloadable mobile App (“App”) and use any features and services that are offered through them. Please read this Privacy Policy in its entirety. By using the Site or the App, you (“User”; “your”) agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

We collect two types of information: Personal Information and Other Information.

Personal Information is any information that: (i) identifies or can be used to identify you or your household; (ii) relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked (directly or indirectly) with you or your household; (iii) can be used to authenticate you or provide access to an account; (iv) relates to you and that might be sensitive (such as personal medical or health information, account number, account value). Personal Information includes Protected Health Information, as such term is defined by the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).

Certain information is collected from you by using a web browser to access the Site or automatically through your device. This information includes (Media Access Control) MAC address, computer type (e.g., Windows), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, and web browser type and version. We may also collect certain attributes associated with your device, such as IP address, installed fonts, language and browser settings, and time zone) in order to create a device fingerprint or identifier so that we can recognize your device, along with the time of your visit and the page(s) visited.

If you have registered at the Site or through the App, we will also collect and maintain personal information, including your user name, user ID; access code or password; security question(s), and other information related to the services and features you may utilize

Other Information is information that does not and cannot reveal an individual's specific identity, such as information that has been de-identified to make it anonymous or has been aggregated.

We do not collect any personal information unless you voluntarily provide it by registering to use the Site or the App, sending us e-mail, participating in a survey, or completing an on-line form. Personal information submitted will not be transferred to any non-affiliated third parties unless otherwise stated at the time of collection. When a user submits personal information it is used only for the purpose stated at the time of collection.

We use the information we collect for various purposes, including registering new Users, providing customer service; improving our Sites/Services; conducting research and business analytics, identifying usage trends; monitoring compliance with applicable laws and regulations; tailoring notices; managing our business effectively; and developing new features and services

Limitations on Users

This Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. In accordance with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not knowingly solicit information from, or market to, children under 13 years of age.

Consent

Where consent for the use and disclosure of personal information is required, the school will seek consent from the User or, if we are aware of special circumstances, from another appropriate person. For example, in the case of a student’s personal information, the school will seek the consent from the student and/ or parent depending on the circumstances and the student’s mental ability and maturity to understand the consequences of the proposed use and disclosure.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file stored by your web browser that allows the website to “remember” your preferences (such as calendar settings and site bookmarks) on the Site from visit to visit, or during a specific session and helps us to maintain your “logged in” status when visiting protected areas. The presence and use of a cookie is in no way links to or stores any personal information while you visit our Site. Web browsers have settings allowing you to reject cookies, selectively accept cookies, or delete cookies that were previously accepted. Please be aware that by rejecting or deleting cookies from the Site, certain functions may become unavailable to you or will adversely impact the performance and/or functionality of the Site. By using this Site, you agree to the use of cookies, subject to any adjustments you may choose to make.

Log Files

Like most standard website servers we use website statistic packages such as Google Analytics to analyze trends in how our website is accessed and utilized. Information monitored includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, geographic location of visitors (country, city), browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, time spent on pages, and keywords used to find our site via search engines. This information is anonymous and cannot be directly linked to individual users. We may use it to identify high-use or low-use areas of the site, pinpoint problem areas of the site, analyze broad demographic trends in our visitors, and make decisions about how to make it easier for people to find and navigate our website.

Location Data – mySFC Mobile App

Certain features and/or services offered in our App may include a request to use the location data that is available through your mobile device. You are not required to provide us access to this location data and we will only use it only after you have given and to the extent of the permission granted through the location technology installed on your mobile device. In addition, You have the option to revoke or modify any permission you may grant to allow us to use your location data. We may collect the physical location of your device by using global positioning satellites (GPS), cell phone towers, or wireless local area network signals. Please note that if you choose to deny or limit our use of your location data, we may not be able to provide you with all available features and services of the App.

We collect and use the location data from your mobile device to provide you with personalized location-based services and content; assisting you with navigating our campus and the local neighborhood; helping to protect you and us against illegal activity; complying with applicable laws and regulations; tailoring communications; and managing our business effectively.

In addition to the above agreement regarding the use of location data, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE LOCATION DATA THROUGH THE APP FOR REAL TIME ROUTE GUIDANCE MAY NOT BE ACCURATE AND IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

Other Terms and Conditions

Please note that certain features, services, discussion forums, social media sites, web pages and/or other materials that we may offer from time to time may have additional terms and conditions about with respect to privacy and/or use of your personal information. Please be careful to review any additional privacy notices that may apply to specific areas of the Site or App or other services you use.

Links

This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this Site and the App.

Security

We utilize industry-standard practices and technologies to protect the personal information of our Users. Whenever a User submits personal information (such as contact or credit card information) online or through the App, in order to register and/or pay for classes, or purchase merchandise or other property, all information that is submitted is encrypted via the highest level of Secured Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption that is commercially available. In addition, servers and other infrastructure that store personal information are configured to ensure a secure environment. Under no circumstances are credit card numbers permanently stored on our servers.

Non-secured Communications

Please be aware that posts made to discussion forums, discussion boards, comments to blogs, and Alumni Class Notes are viewable by other users. Further, when the information for these features and services is made available in an area of the Site or App that is not password protected, they may be viewable by the general public. Please be aware of this when posting personal information in these areas.

Contact Information

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at: [email protected].