This Web page describes the practices of Benedict College with respect to the collection of user information from this website and the use and disclosure of such information.
This document only applies to this website and does not address the information we obtain from places other than our website. In addition, other Benedict College and/or other sites on the Web (including those we link to) have their own practices; in all cases we encourage you to ask questions and to provide data only to sites whose practices you understand and trust.
Collection of Information
If you browse this website, you may generally do so anonymously without providing any personal information. However, there are cases in which we may ask you for personal data. We collect non-personally identifiable information about you in a number of ways, including tracking your activities through your IP address or most-recently visited URL. However, we do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily submit such information to us, such as by filling out a form or survey, entering a contest or sweepstakes, registering your email address with us or emailing us.
We do not wish to obtain personally identifiable information from children who are using our site unsupervised. Thus, we ask children to obtain the consent of their parent or guardian before providing us with any personally identifiable information.
Benedict College reserves the right to use information collected within our website for our business purposes. If you provide us with information such as telephone number, mailing address, or email address, we may contact you via the provided medium.
We do not make available any information that we collect from you to any organizations or companies other than our affiliates.
Use of Information
Personal information provided to us may be used for marketing and promotional purposes only by Benedict College. Except as described in this policy, Benedict College does not rent, sell or otherwise distribute to third parties, your personal information entered on this site without your consent, unless required by law or as disclosed to you when the information is collected. If you do provide us with consent to share your information with other third party companies, we may share your information with third party companies who offer products and services that may be of interest to you. These companies may then contact you directly with product or sample offers, personalized offers and information, or to ask for your feedback on products and programs that they think may be of interest to you.
We may share your personal information with our third party service providers on a need-to-know basis. We engage third party service providers to perform certain services on our behalf. In order to perform those services, the service providers may need to know your personal information. We require that they protect this information and only use it to perform services on our behalf. For example, we may use outside shipping companies, credit card processing companies, resellers, distributors and content providers.
We use industry-standard methods to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access. Among other techniques, we usually store such information on a computer behind our “firewall” in a secure location, and we often restrict the number of employees internally who can access such data. Of course, there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet. Further, please note that a third-party Web host, whose actions we do not control, operates our servers.
Amendments to this policy will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted.
You can manage website cookies in your browser settings, and you always have the choice to change these settings by accepting, rejecting, or deleting cookies. If you choose to change your settings, you may find that certain functions and features will not work as intended on the Services. All browser settings are slightly different, so to manage cookies, you should refer to the relevant settings within your browser. Please click below for detailed information on how to disable and delete cookies in some commonly used browsers:
Cookies may be one of four types. One type is “essential.” These are necessary for you to navigate around a website and to use its features, for example adding items to an online shopping cart. A second type is “performance.” These collect information about how you use the website. Information collected includes, for example, the Internet browsers and operating systems used, the domain name of the website previously visited, the number of visits, average duration of visit, and pages viewed. The information they collect does not identify you personally; it remains aggregated and anonymous. Performance cookies help us to improve our website’s user-friendliness and to enhance your experience. A third type is “functional.” Functional cookies remember choices you have made related to our website (such as your username, your language, your region, and your preferences as to user-customizable aspects of a web page’s appearance, such as text size and fonts) in order to provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized, and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. The fourth type is “targeted advertising.” These cookies track your browsing activities and enable advertisers to send to you (that is, to pop-up on your screen) advertising related to things in which your browsing history indicates that you likely have an interest. They can also track and control the number of times you see an ad and so can measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with advertisers. As an example, if you visit a page on our website related to one of our products, you may begin to see pop-up notices related to that or other products in your future Internet browsing. For more information about such interest-based advertising, visit the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s website.
If you opt out of interest-based advertising, you may still receive advertising when you visit our website or advertising about our products when you are on other websites, but we will not be using information collected about you so that the advertising that you do see will not be customized to your interests. You can exercise your online advertising choices at http://optout.aboutads.info or by clicking the AdChoices icon in an ad and following the instructions. You may also opt out of receiving interest-based ads from many sites through the Network Advertising Initiative’s (NAI) Opt Out Tool and in the EU at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Another tool you can use to control advertising on your mobile device is the AppChoices App.
Remember, if you delete cookies, use a different device, or change web browsers, you may need to opt out again.
For Google specifically, you can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page at https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/2662856 and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin. Please note that, if you delete your cookies or upgrade your browser after having opted out, you will need to opt out again. Further, if you use multiple browsers or devices you will need to execute this opt out on each browser or device.
For Facebook, you may opt out on the Facebook platform by updating your privacy settings. Help with this may be found here https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217
Use of Google Analytics
- This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. By The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server and stored there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage to the website operator.
- You may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by using the browser plug-in available under the following link to download and install: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
- This website has turned on IP Anonymization feature in Google Analytics. Using this feature masks the full IP address of your visit so that your exact IP Address is not stored by Google.
- We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. With the statistics, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for our users. Aggregated reports from Google Analytics may be shared with internal teams, affiliates, and partners.
Other Analytic Tools
We may use other analytic tools to gather aggregate, non-identifiable information. Such tools enable us to gather information such as what pages people visit, which products they look at, what device they use and where they are located.
Currently, (i) other parties (e.g. third-party advertising networks and analytics providers) may not collect personal information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use our website or services, and (ii) we do not respond to, or take any specific action in connection with the receipt of, Do-Not-Track signals or other similar mechanisms regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services.
Policies for Children
Generally, our websites are not intended for children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect information from children under such age; moreover, Benedict College encourages parents and guardians to monitor and participate in their children’s online activities. Where appropriate, Benedict College may ask you to indicate your age to verify compliance with these policies.
Please be advised that this website may contain links to third party websites. The linked sites are not under the control of Benedict College, and we are not responsible for the content, or privacy practices or other activities of any linked site or any link on a linked site.
This is a web site of Benedict College.
Our postal address: 1600 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29204
Changes to your Personal Information
In case you have questions about this policy or our related practices, or wish to review, update or delete personal information about yourself submitted to or collected by us, we will endeavor to answer such questions, facilitate such review and correct, update or remove the personal data in question, as requested. In such case, please contact us via the contact points specified below:
We can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can reach us by telephone at 803-705-4910.
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for benedict.edu. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website.