Christopher Newport University is committed to providing access to services and information online in a manner that respects and protects your privacy. This statement describes our information collection practices and explains how we use and protect your personal information.

Scope

This statement applies only to information collected by this website.

What we collect and why

We collect the following types of information about you:

Auto-collected information (Web logs).

The following information is automatically collected:

Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed our website, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visited on our site. This information is used, only after any user-identifiable information has been removed, to help us understand aggregate uses of our site, track usage trends and improve our services. We analyze this data with industry-standard Web-tracking software to make decisions about content and usability on our website.

Cookies

Cookies are files that many websites transfer to users' hard drives to enable the site to deliver personalized services or to provide persistent authentication. The information contained in a cookie typically includes information collected automatically by the Web server and/or information provided voluntarily by the user. Our website uses persistent cookies in conjunction with a third-party technology partner to analyze search engine usage and Web traffic patterns. This information is used in the aggregate to monitor and enhance Christopher Newport University's Web pages. It is not used to track the usage patterns of individual users.

Security

Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring the security of your information. We have put in place reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to, or use of, the information collected online.

We contract with a third party to act on our behalf to accept credit card payments and donations. This third-party provider complies with all secure commerce guidelines and regulations to ensure the integrity and security of your information. We do not retain or store credit card information required to complete the transaction. We do not share the list of payee / contributors but may use this list to communicate news about Christopher Newport University.

We contract with a third party to act on our behalf to manage the application processes. Data is submitted directly to this third party and at no time is personal information stored on CNU Web servers. Application information is transferred to the Student Information System for further review and processing. The vendor complies with all privacy laws to ensure the security of private information and does not sell or share personal information.

Marketing Materials

Visitors who submit information to Christopher Newport University Web pages consent to CNU's use of that information for the purpose of sending promotional materials. This information includes name, mailing address and email address.

Sharing your information

We will not share your information with third parties except:

  • as required by law
  • as necessary to protect Christopher Newport University interests
  • with service providers acting on our behalf who have agreed to protect the confidentiality of the data
Removal from lists

Upon request, we will remove your name from all communications lists.

Links to other websites

This site may contain links to other websites not affiliated with Christopher Newport University. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of other sites for assurance that their practices safeguard your privacy.

Changes to Statement

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time and will post any changes on this Web page.

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