University of the People is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with this Privacy Statement, which applies to the University of the People Web Site and governs collection of personally identifiable information through the University of the People Web Site and does not apply to information University of the People collects in any other manner. Please read this Privacy Statement carefully. By using the University of the People Web Site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
Use of your Personal Information
University of the People uses information about your computer hardware and software to operate the University of the People Web site. Personally identifiable information collected in connection with applications for admission is collected by the third-party service provider that hosts the University of the People Web Site and is released to application reviewers who may include University of the People employees and third parties. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information except to provide these services to University of the People, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. University of the People does not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information to third parties. In addition to the practices described above, the University of the People Web Site will disclose your personally identifiable information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on University of the People; (b) protect or defend the rights, system, network or property of University of the People; (c) protect the personal safety of users of the University of the People Web Site, or the public; or (d) prevent a crime or protect national security.
The University of the People Web Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age, and University of the People does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.
The University of the People Web Site may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize University of the People Web Site pages, or apply for admission to University of the People, a cookie helps University of the People to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as your name, mailing address and so on. When you return to the University of the People Web Site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can more easily use the University of the People features. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the University of the People Web Site.
Security of your Personal Information
Changes to this Statement
University of the People will occasionally update this Privacy Statement. University of the People encourages you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed of the policies of University of the People with respect to your personally identifiable information. Modifications will be denoted by the “last updated” notice at the top of this page. Your submission of personally identifiable information to the University of the People Web Site following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Statement constitutes acceptance of those changes.
University of the People welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that University of the People has not adhered to, or if you have any questions regarding, this Privacy Statement, please contact University of the People at firstname.lastname@example.org.