Website Privacy Policy

Privacy and Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are saved on your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use them and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser’s help documentation for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site.

The Cookies We Set

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third-Party Cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics, one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web, to help us understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

We have implemented the following:

  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page and Google Analytics cookie documentation. You can opt-out of Google Analytics tracking by following the instructions at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you. As previously mentioned, if you are unsure whether you need something, it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However, if you are still looking for more information you can contact us at webmaster@brenau.edu.

Data Privacy Policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for brenau.edu. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. enroll you in our programs.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email to tell you about new events, programs or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any, in our website database.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you in our website database.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you in our website database.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted securely. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or registration) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Credit card information or social security/tax ID information are not stored on our website.

Updates

Our privacy policy may change from time to time. All updates will be posted on this page.
If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via email at webmaster@brenau.edu.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.”

    • Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student’s education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies.
    • Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.
    • Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student’s education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31):
      • School officials with legitimate educational interest;
      • Other schools to which a student is transferring;
      • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;
      • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
      • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;
      • Accrediting organizations;
      • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
      • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and
      • State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.

Schools may disclose, without consent, “directory” information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a PTA bulletin, student handbook or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school.
For additional information, you may call 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327) (voice). Individuals who use TDD may use the Federal Relay Service.
Or you may contact the Family Policy Compliance Office at the following address:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-8520

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page.

Can change your personal information by emailing us

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
  • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
  • Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Terms and Conditions

Agreement between user and Brenau University

The Brenau University website is comprised of various webpages operated by Brenau University. The Brenau University website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions and notices contained herein. Your use of the Brenau University website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions and notices.

Modification of These Terms of Use

Brenau University reserves the right to change the terms, conditions and notices under which the Brenau University website is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the Brenau University website.

Links to Third-Party Sites

The Brenau University website may contain links to other websites (“linked sites”). The linked sites are not under the control of Brenau University and Brenau University is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, including without limitation any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to a linked site. Brenau University is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. Brenau University is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Brenau University of the site or any association with its operators.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of the Brenau University website, you warrant to Brenau University that you will not use the Brenau University website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions and notices. You may not use the Brenau University website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Brenau University site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Brenau University website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Brenau University website.

Use of Communication Services

The Brenau University website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “communication services”), you agree to use the communication services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular communication service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a communication service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such communication service specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a communication service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the communication services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular communication service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

Brenau University has no obligation to monitor the communication services. However, Brenau University reserves the right to review materials posted to a communication service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Brenau University reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the communication services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

Brenau University reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Brenau University’s sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any communication service. Brenau University does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any communication service and, therefore, Brenau University specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the communication services and any actions resulting from your participation in any communication service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Brenau University spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Brenau University.

Materials uploaded to a communication service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

Materials Provided to Brenau University or Posted at Any Brenau University Website

Brenau University does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Brenau University (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Brenau University website or its associated services (collectively “submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Brenau University, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Brenau University is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Brenau University’s sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

Liability Disclaimer

The information, software, products, and services included in or available through the Brenau University website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Brenau University and/or its suppliers may make improvements and/or changes in the Brenau University website at any time. Advice received via the Brenau University website should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.

Brenau University and/or its suppliers make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on the Brenau University website for any purpose. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. Brenau University and/or its suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement,
The the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Brenau University and/or its suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of or performance of the Brenau University website. With the delay or inability to use the Brenau University website or related services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products services and related graphics obtained through the Brenau University website, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Brenau University website. Whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if Brenau University or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Brenau University website or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Brenau University website.

Service contact : webmaster@brenau.edu

Termination/Access Restriction

Brenau University reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Brenau University website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. GENERAL To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Georgia, U.S.A. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Hall County, Georgia, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Brenau University website. Use of the Brenau University website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Brenau University as a result of this agreement or use of the Brenau University website. Brenau University’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Brenau University’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Brenau Univeristy
Office of Communications and Publications
500 Washington St. SE
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
United States

webmaster@brenau.edu
ph. 800.252.5119

Last Edited on 2017-01-23

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