Mount Saint Mary’s University (“MSMU” or “the University”) provides this Web
site (“site”) as a service to students, faculty, alumnae, and
prospective students. Use of the site is subject to the terms and
Although MSMU respects the privacy of this site’s users (or “members”
or “visitors”), the University collects information from its Web site
with the site and users’ registration for and use of the site’s online
Terms of Service agreement, and/or other published guidelines, MSMU does
not release personally identifiable information about the site’s
visitors without their permission.
Please note that MSMU reviews these privacy practices from time to
time, and that these practices are therefore subject to change. MSMU
asks users to periodically review this page to ensure continuing
MSMU gathers two types of information about the site’s users:
Non-personally identifiable information. As users access the
site, MSMU collects and aggregates information indicating, among other
things, which pages were visited, the order in which they were visited,
and which hyperlinks were employed. Collecting such information
involves the logging of IP addresses, operating system, and browser
software used by each visitor. Although such information is not
personally identifiable, the University can determine from the IP address a
visitor’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of the
user’s point of connectivity.
The non-personally identifiable information collected helps in
diagnosing any server problems, administering the site, identifying the
most popular areas of the site, and determining the effectiveness of
For the same purposes, the University uses “cookies” – that is,
small text files placed on your computer’s hard drive – to help
determine the type of content and sites visited, the length of time
spent on a particular site, and the usage of services offered via the
site. For information on how users can control their Web browser’s
acceptance of cookies, please refer to the documentation accompanying
Personally identifiable information. Certain areas of the site
may require that users provide personally identifiable information
(including, for example, zip code, age, income, and e-mail address). In
addition, when registering to set up an account to use certain services
on the site such as e-mail, chat rooms, forums, blogs, or to receive
newsletters or specifically targeted information (“services”), MSMU may
require that users provide their name and e-mail address.
The University does not knowingly collect personally identifiable
information from children (defined herein as minors younger than
thirteen years of age) without obtaining parental consent. Before
registering for an account to use the services of the site, MSMU
continue their involvement throughout the registration process.
MSMU does not control the acts of this site’s members or
visitors. All members and visitors should be aware that their
disclosure of personally identifiable information in a bulletin board,
chat room, guest book, blog, or other forum allows other parties to send
them unsolicited e-mail.
Please take some time to become familiar with the different ways MSMU
uses the information gathered. Keep in mind that, while the University
encourages all third parties involved to adhere to this site’s Privacy
Policy and to otherwise handle personal information in a responsible
manner, MSMU cannot and does not assume any responsibility for any
actions or omissions of third parties, including the manner in which
they use information received either from the University or independently.
Use of non-personally identifiable information. The University uses
non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to build
higher quality, more useful online services by performing statistical
analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of the site
visitors, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific
areas of the site.
The site may contain links to other Internet Web sites, including
co-branded or other affiliated sites that may or may not be owned or
operated by MSMU. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, the University is
not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites,
including such sites’ use of any information (such as IP number, browser
type, or operating system) collected when visitors to the site click
through links to those sites. Even though such information might not
identify the user personally, users should be familiar with the privacy
practices of those other sites.
Use of personally identifiable information. The University provides
notice to potential registrants of this site whose personally
identifiable information will be collected during the registration
process. Such notice is provided simultaneously with the user’s
registration on this site; moreover, this policy itself serves as notice
that such information is collected under those circumstances. Although
users may not “opt out” of the registration process and still receive
access to the services, users may choose to “opt out” of receiving
promotional materials from the University and/or other business partners.
If the user does not “opt out” of receiving such promotional materials,
MSMU reserves the right to release user’s personally identifiable
registration information to third parties who provide goods or services
that the University believes may be of interest to the user.
MSMU limits its own e-mail contact and solicitations to those users
who have not “opted out” of receiving such communications. The
solicitations are limited in that they, among other things, will clearly
indicate the originator of the e-mail and provide the user with a
method of “opting out” of receiving future communications of a similar
Finally, MSMU may use individual members’ data to “pre-populate”
forms, which are displayed for the purpose of collecting individual data
by the University. In no case does pre-populating a form transfer any
data to any third party. Only if the user voluntarily requests that
such data be transferred will any transfer take place, for example,
if/when a user clicks a “submit form” button or other button.
MSMU reserves the right to release any and all information contained
within access logs concerning any visitor when that visitor is in
violation of the University’s “Terms of Service” (“Acceptable Use Policy”).
agreement or other published guidelines, or partakes (or is reasonably
suspected of partaking) in any illegal activity, even without a
subpoena, warrant, or other court order, and to release such information
in response to discovery requests, or in response to any circumstance
in which the University, in its sole discretion, deems an emergency. MSMU
cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be
using its servers or services for illegal activities. MSMU also
reserves the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law
enforcement for investigation or prosecution.
MSMU will post the relevant privacy information in the official rules
and/or registration area for any promotions it sponsors. That privacy
govern that particular promotion.
All information gathered on the site is stored within a controlled
database accessible only to the University to protect the loss, misuse, or
alteration of the information under its control. However, as effective
as any security measure implemented by the University may be, no security
system is impenetrable. MSMU cannot guarantee the security of its
database, nor can it guarantee that the information supplied by users
will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet.
of Information Technology at https://ellucian.service-now.com.
If users would like to have personally identifiable information
changed or removed from MSMU’s database, please contact the Office of
Information Technology at https://ellucian.service-now.com.
Keep in mind that there will be residual information remaining within
the databases, access logs, and other records, which may or may not
contain such personally identifiable information. The residual
information will not be used for commercial purposes; however, the University reserves the right, from time to time, to re-contact former
customers or users of this site.
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