William Howard Taft University Online Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

William Howard Taft University understands the importance of protecting the privacy of applicants and students. The privacy policies which follow explain what data the University collects from visitors to its website and how that information may be used.

The University is the sole owner of the information it gathers on its website. It will only share collected information with outside parties in ways that are described in this privacy statement or if it is required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law, cooperate with law enforcement agencies, or comply with a legal process served on the University.

No part of this Website may be reprinted, reproduced, transmitted, stored in a retrieval system, or otherwise utilized, in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopying or recording, now existing or hereinafter invented without the prior written permission of William Howard Taft University.

Permission for a current or prospective student to download and/or print out a single copy of University Catalogs for personal use only is hereby granted.

Questions, comments and/or concerns regarding the websites functions should be directed to the Webmaster.

Information Collected and Use of Information
The University may collect online and store personal identifiable information about persons who visit its website and voluntarily submit information. It routinely collects information such as name, mailing address, email address, phone number, employment, former education and other information related to the application process. It will not sell any of this information to third parties without the advance explicit permission of the applicant/student. However, in the normal course of business it may share such information with employees assisting an applicant or student, as well as regulatory, licensing, and accrediting agencies acting within the scope of their responsibilities.

The University uses email links located on the “Contact” page and other areas of the site to allow interested parties to contact the University directly with any questions or comments. University personnel read every message submitted and attempt to reply promptly. This information is used to respond directly to questions or comments. The University may also file such questions or comments to improve this website and University systems and procedures.

The University may use your information:

  • To provide you with personalized content.
  • To process and respond to inquiries.
  • For the purposes for which you provided the information.
  • To alert you to new Website features, special events, products and services, and to deliver newsletters from which you may opt out.
  • To promote, measure, and improve the effectiveness of the University’s products and services.

Electronic Group Participation Activities
During the course of study at the University, students may be participating in online University Course Forums, Electronic Classrooms, and other group activities. During such activities, a student’s name will be viewable by classmates, faculty members, and administration.

Privacy Policies of Other Websites
This site contains links to other sites. The University is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Readers are encouraged to review the privacy statement of any website that they may visit.

Privacy Precautionary Warning
It should be noted that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, the University cannot assure the security of the information that is transmitted via its online services. However, a digital certificate has been installed on this website and SSL encryption is in place for all application forms submitted electronically.

Reservation of Rights
The University reserves the right to access and/or disclose the user information discussed herein (including personal information) as required by courts, regulators, administrative agencies or accrediting bodies and to the extent required to permit the University to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of law or its usage policies.

Consent/Opt Out
By using this site, you consent to the collection, use and storage of your personal and non-personal information as described in this policy. You further authorize the export of personal information to the United States and its storage and use as specified in this policy. This policy and all legal obligations of the University are subject to the laws of Colorado and the United States, regardless of the location of any user. Any claims or complaints must be filed in the State of Colorado. If you have questions about our privacy policy, or wish to have your provided information removed from our systems, please contact us directly.

Notification of Changes
If the University intends to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection through this website, it will notify the parties via email. They would then have a choice as to whether or not the University may use the information in this different manner. In addition, if it makes any material changes in the privacy practices that do not affect user information already collected through the website, the University will post a prominent notice in this section of our website notifying users of the change.

Effective Date
The effective date of the above online privacy policies is August 12, 2004.

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