GEORGIAN COURT UNIVERSITY PRIVACY STATEMENT
Last updated: May 13, 2020
- GENERAL STATEMENT
Georgian Court University (“GCU”, “we” or “our”) respects your privacy and we are committed to protecting it. This Privacy Statement explains our policies and practices regarding the information we collect from and about you. It is through this Privacy Statement that we intend to provide you with a level of comfort and confidence in how we collect, use, and safeguard personal and other information we collect and obtain, or that you provide through this website, and how you can contact us if you have any questions or concerns. It is our sincere hope that by explaining our data handling practices we will develop a trusting and long-lasting relationship with you. By using this website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement.
- INFORMATION ABOUT GCU AND THIS WEBSITE
This Privacy Statement applies to the website located at www.georgian.edu, its related mobile website, and its applications (collectively, the “Site”), which are owned and operated by Georgian Court University, 900 Lakewood Ave Lakewood, NJ 08759. If you navigate to www.georgian.edu or georgian.edu you will be redirected to this Site. GCU also manages certain micro-sites which may be administered by a third-party on our behalf, such as hazlet.georgian.edu and graduateprogram.org/georgian-court. GCU makes every effort to ensure that information available through the Site and functionality of the Site is consistent and accessible across all devices, however certain features that are available on the website may not be available on the related mobile site or app, and vice versa.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM AND ABOUT YOU
Information You Provide to Georgian Court University
For purposes of this Privacy Statement, “personally identifiable information” is information that identifies you as an individual including, but not limited to your name, street address, telephone number, or e-mail address. When you visit the Site, we will not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily.GCU and our service providers may collect personally identifiable information from you when, for example, you apply for a program, or complete a request for more information about Georgian Court University.
Information Georgian Court University May Collect Automatically
The Site and its service providers may collect “non-personally identifiable information” from you. “Non-personally identifiable information” is information that does not identify you on an individual basis, but rather is collected and maintained on an aggregate or anonymous basis that includes all Site visitors. Non-personally identifiable information may include Site activity information that tracks the Site pages that are visited, the amount of time spent on the Site, clicks, mouse movements, scrolls, page views, events (which online features you interacted with), and anonymous information such as the zip codes where our visitors live. It also may include aggregate data provided by a third-party that surveys Site visitors on our behalf.
Tools We Use to Collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information
A “cookie” is a small text file that helps us to make your visit to the Site more enjoyable and meaningful to you. For example, cookies help identify you every time you come back to one of our websites. Cookies also allow us to tailor a website or advertisement to better match your interests and preferences. There are a couple different types of cookies:
- A “session” cookie is stored only in your computer’s working memory (RAM) and only lasts for your browsing session. When you close all your browser’s windows, or when you shut down your computer, the session cookie disappears forever.
- A “persistent” cookie is stored on your computer’s hard drive until a specified date, which could be tomorrow, next week, or 10 years from now. Persistent cookies stay on your computer until either a) they expire, b) they are overwritten with newer cookies, or c) you manually remove them.
Most browsers can be configured not to accept cookies; however, this may prevent you from having access to some Site functions or features.
The Site may use conversion pixels and tags which are Site instrumentation tools that help us to determine, for instance, whether a page has been viewed or not and, if so, how many times. Emails or electronic newsletters we send may use tools (e.g., pixel tags or web beacons) to gather email metrics and information to improve the reader’s experience such as how many of the emails are opened, if they were printed or forwarded, the type of device (e.g., mobile or PC) from which they were opened, and the city, state, and county associated with the applicable IP address. In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a webpage, including an ad banner, can act as a web beacon.
The Site may generate a “session log” when you visit. We use session logs to help us determine how people travel through the Site. In this way, we can structure our pages so that the information most frequently visited is easier to find. By tracking page visits, we can also determine if the information we’re providing is being used. The only data gathered is the Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you came (which contains no personal information), the website that referred you, the pages you The Site may use conversion pixels and tags which are Site instrumentation tools that help us to determine, for instance, whether a page has been viewed or not and, if so, how many times. Emails or electronic newsletters we send may use tools (e.g., pixel tags or web beacons) to gather email metrics and information to improve the reader’s experience such as how many of the emails are opened, if they were printed or forwarded, the type of device (e.g., mobile or PC) from which they were opened, and the city, state, and county associated with the applicable IP address. In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a webpage, including an ad banner, can act as a web beacon.
The Site may generate a “session log” when you visit. We use session logs to help us determine how people travel through the Site. In this way, we can structure our pages so that the information most frequently visited is easier to find. By tracking page visits, we can also determine if the information we’re providing is being used. The only data gathered is the Internet Protocol (IP visited and the date and time of those visits.
If you visit a related mobile Site or app, or are directed to the Site we collect additional non-personally identifiable information that may include the mobile device’s service provider and operating system. We may also collect a unique device identifier assigned to your mobile device, geolocation data (including your precise location), or other transactional information for that device. If your mobile phone has the capability and the GPS feature on the mobile phone is turned on, you can utilize certain locator functionalities on the Site that may utilize your GPS data to determine your location in order to fulfill your request.
Users may be directed to the Site via banner ads, Site links and Ads, Site links may use tools such as cookies or web beacons to deliver metrics on the effectiveness of the ads or links. They do not collect personally identifiable information from the user.
You may choose to opt-out of interest-based advertising at any time by visiting: https://preferences-mgr.truste.com/ or, if you reside anywhere in the European Union, you can visit: https://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Please note that you may still continue to receive general advertising from us.
This Site has integrated the component Google Analytics on this website to capture clickthrough statistics.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which website a data subject has come to a website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which period of time a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.
The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
As IP anonymization is activated on our website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or other states in agreement with the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by a Google server in the USA. On behalf of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and to provide further services related to website and internet use to us. The IP address transferred through your browser to Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google.
In addition, this website uses the Analytics feature UserID to track interaction data. This User ID will be additionally anonymized and encrypted and will not be linked with other data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.
In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
Further information and Google‘s applicable privacy regulations can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/. The following link provides a further explanation of GoogleAnalytics https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/.
- HOW GCU USES YOUR INFORMATION
Georgian Court University may use the personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information collected from and about you to:
- Respond to your comments or requests for information.
- Track, measure and analyze your use of and activity relating to the Site, and your engagement with Georgian Court University and our programs, services and activities, in order to enhance our relationship with you.
- Fulfill a request.
- Generate analytics that improve the Site layout, content, product offerings and services to better meet user wants and needs.
- Comply with legal requirements.
- Compile aggregate and statistical data to help in website design and to identify popular features.
- SHARING YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
- ACCESS TO AND CONTROL OVER YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
To correct, update or delete your personally identifiable information maintained by GCU you may contact us through any of the options listed in Section 9 below. California residents may request that we not share personal information on a going-forward basis with GCU affiliates or unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes using any of these options. Please supply your name and address and specify what information you would like to correct, update or suppress so that we may be able to process your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.The scope of access available for this request is for information stored in the database that holds the data for the Site. Any personally identifiable information that has been collected from you on other Georgian Court University websites will not be accessible or changeable through the processing of this request.
- SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
Safeguarding information of visitors to the Site is important to us. We use reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical steps to maintain accuracy of information and to protect information from loss, unauthorized use or alteration.
- CONSENT TO PROCESSING
The Site is hosted in and managed from the United States. By visiting the Site and by providing your personally identifiable information to us, you understand and consent to the collection, use, processing, transfer, and disclosure of your personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information globally — including to the United States – in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Therefore, by visiting the Site and by providing such information, you consent to the transfer of such information across country borders, and to the use, processing, and disclosure of such information in global locations. Your consent shall be deemed to include your consent to transfer of the personally identifiable or non-personally identifiable information to locations that may have different levels of privacy protection than in your own country.
- LINKS TO OTHER SITES
- CONTACTING US
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Statement, the Site’s privacy practices, or have any questions regarding the contents of Site please contact us at:
Georgian Court University
900 Lakewood Ave
Lakewood, NJ 08701
We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair and rapid resolution of any complaints or disputes about privacy and the handling of your data. We will be happy to respond to your questions and comments.
- REVISIONS TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
We may update and make changes to this Privacy Statement from time to time in light of, for example, changing business or information handling practices, technology, or legal requirements. When we make changes to this Privacy Statement, we will amend the “Last Revised” date at the top of this page, and such modified or amended version of this Privacy Statement shall be effective as to you and your information as of that revision date. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement periodically to be informed about how we are protecting your information.