If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact us directly.
Children Under 13 Years of Age
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children under the age of 13. If a child provides us with this type of information online, please contact us to have the account deactivated by sending an email
Changes to Privacy Statement
Types of Information Collected Online
The choice regarding how much personally identifiable information you disclose is completely at your discretion. While it is not mandatory to answer any question, you will need to provide personally identifiable information to access certain areas of our site(s); obtain or register for special services; or complete transactions. If you choose not to provide this information, we may not be able to permit access to such areas, provide those special services, or complete certain transactions.
We respect your privacy. Except as described in this privacy statement, your information collected on our website(s) will not be shared, rented, or loaned to third parties.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website(s).
Information Collected Through Traffic Monitoring
Like many other websites, adventistuniversities.com website(s) are equipped with a program that monitors site traffic. It automatically records every visitor’s host, domain name, pages visited, length of user session, browser type and/or IP address. This program tracks the number of times the site(s) are visited, how many visitors come to the site(s), which parts of the site(s) are frequented, and the length of time of each visit. This information does not contain personally identifiable information and is used to evaluate areas of interest and to improve the website(s).
Information Collected Through Account Creation, Registration, Sign-In, and Obtaining Services
Account creation: We may collect the following personally identifiable information from users who wish to create an online account: first name, middle initial, last name, zip code, gender, date of birth, date of high school graduation, email address, username, and password. In addition, users could supply a parent or guardian’s first and last name, and email address.
Tell a Friend/Email a Friend: When you use our Tell/Email a Friend service, sharing Search information or referring an article, we collect your name and email address, as well as your friend’s name and email address to perform this service. We send a one-time email containing the requested information to your friend. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.
How Information Is Used
Personally identifiable information collected during the account registration process and by users choosing to receive certain email communications may be used to:
- Improve adventistuniversities.com and its products, offerings, and services. Typically, this information is collected from email surveys and online polls.
- Verify user identity.
- Customize and/or personalize the content and/or layout of our page.
- Send customized newsletters.
We may also aggregate information that users provide in order to:
- Generate statistical studies and conduct research related to our professional work.
- Identify, develop, and offer products and services that help in the transition from high school to university or college, may make the experience more enjoyable and cost-efficient, or help obtain such products and services from suppliers and selected vendors;
In support of operating, hosting, and enhancing our website(s), personally identifiable information may be accessed by contractors who assist with programming and technical aspects of website operation. All contractors adhere to the adventistuniversities.com’s confidentiality and privacy conditions.
We maintain relationships with outside service providers for some of the services offered through our site(s). Although, the information these providers make available may be presented in a framed format, with our border surrounding the service provider’s pages, the service provider will be identified. Please be aware that any information supplied on those framed pages is sent directly to those service providers, and is subject to their security and privacy policies. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of these outside service providers, because their privacy practices may differ from ours.
AdventistUniversities.com is an independent, self-supported service. It is not part of The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland or any of its subsidiaries. We are not associated with, endorsed by, sponsored by the institutions showcased in our accounts, unless explicitly said otherwise.
We may use outside companies to process credit cards and to ship free or purchased goods. These companies do not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
In addition, we use an outside company to process outbound email to our customers. This company does retain and store limited personally identifiable information for the sole purpose of their service obligation to our organization. They do not share, sell or rent this information for any other purpose. Examples of the information provided are: First and Last Name, Address, Date of Birth, Home and Cell Phone number, and Email address.
Communication Options from the Website(s)
We communicate electronically with our users through two types of emails: mandatory system-generated emails and optional emails. System-generated emails are a direct response to a user’s action on the site(s). Optional emails are selected by the user based on specific services chosen.
You always have the choice not to receive optional email or other means of communication adventistuniversities.com website(s). We respect your privacy and realize that not everyone likes to receive special offers or information. You have the ability, upon registering at the site(s), to opt out from receiving elective communications.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
You can change your personally identifiable information in any of these way:
- Sign in to your account, go to your personal page and Update your Info. Make any changes and then click Submit.
Contacts for More Information
If you have questions, contact us by email.
Personally identifiable information is collected from users who take part in the forum, the information is parallel to that of registration and follows the same criteria.
Comments and quotes in the forums may be moderated by our Editor and changed/edited/deleted. The author also has the right to edit the original post. Post and comments may also be used as part of the website, in that case the information becomes the property of adventistuniversities.com
We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of information from your computer to our servers. You must have a secure browser—one that supports secure transmission of data across the Internet—to purchase items on adventistuniversities.com website(s). For more information, use your browser’s Help feature.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. When sensitive information such as credit card or social security numbers is transmitted, we use industry standard secure socket layer (SSL) encryption.
Your adventistuniversities.com website password is protected so that only you can access it and view the member information relevant to the account. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. No one at adventistuniversities.com will ever ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or email. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information.