Global University (GU) is committed to ensuring the privacy and accuracy of your confidential information. GU does not actively share personal information collected electronically or via hardcopy/paper means, or gathered from its Web servers. However, while GU does not actively share information, in some cases GU may be compelled by law to release information collected and gathered from its Web servers.
As part of its commitment to maintain the privacy of its students, alumni, constituents and Web users, GU has developed this privacy statement. The statement has two purposes:
GU also complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits the release of education records without student permission.
This policy applies to information collected:
The GU website, globaluniversity.edu, may contain links to hundreds of external websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites.
We collect various types of information about you, including that which may directly identify you, that which is about you but does not personally identify you, and that which we combine with information from our other users. Included is information that we collect directly from you, through automated collection technologies, or through your use of GU’s services.
When you apply as a student, support as a donor, register to use GU’s services or our Websites, we collect several types of information from and about users, specifically information:
We collect this information:
The information we collect on or through GU Websites includes:
The Personal Data we collect from you is required in order to enter an educational relationship, a contract, with Global University, for Global University to perform our obligations under the contract, and to provide you with GU courses, products, and services. If you choose not to provide such Personal Data or withdraw your consent to GU processing of Personal Data, then we may not be able to enter into the contract or fulfill a contractual obligation to you.
You also may provide information to be transmitted to third parties (collectively, “Communications”). Your Communications are transmitted to others at your own risk. Although we use technology to protect your Communications, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of the recipients of your Communications, who may forward them to third parties or otherwise disclose them. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your Communications will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
As you navigate through and interact with GU Websites or use GU services, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. We collect:
- estimating our audience size and usage patterns;
- storing information about your preferences, allowing us to customize GU Websites and the Apps according to your individual interests;
- recognizing you when you return to GU Websites or use our Apps.
As you use GU services, we may collect certain information about your Communications. We collect:
The information we collect as a result of your use of GU services includes information that may be in the subject line or in the contents of your Communications, along with any Personal Data which may be in it. This information is used to provide you with GU services.
Some pages within the globaluniversity.edu domain may contain content that is served from external third parties. Please be aware that when you visit pages that contain third-party content, information such as your IP address, date, browser, and requested page are transmitted from your computer to that third party. GU is not responsible for the privacy practices of any external third party.
We have a lawful basis for processing your Personal Data. GU may process data for our legitimate interests (when balanced against your rights and freedoms), to fulfill a contractual obligation to you, and required by law, and with your consent.
If you are in the European Union, the processing of your Personal Data is lawful only if it is permitted under the applicable data protection laws. We have a lawful basis for each GU processing activity except in special circumstances as described below:
We use your Personal Data for various purposes described below, mostly involved in providing educational services and collecting payment. With your consent, we’ll send you occasional promotional emails, such as news and announcements of new features. We also occasionally collect non-personal, aggregated data as you use GU services, so we can improve the learning environment and servicing of our students and partners.
We may use your data for specific purposes we may describe when you provide the information.
Data may be used to:
With your consent, we may also use your information to contact you about other GU services that may be of interest to you, such as newsletters and other promotional material. If you wish to change your choice, you may do so at any time by logging into the Service and adjusting the user preferences in your account profile or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
We may also disclose your Personal Data:
We offer you choices on how you can opt out of our use of tracking technology, disclosure of your Personal Data for third parties to advertise to you, our advertising to you, and other targeted advertising. We don’t currently have any advertising in the Services (or any plans to add it), but we want to cover our bases in case that has to change some day.
We do not control the collection and use of your information collected by third parties described above in Disclosure of Your Information. When possible, these organizations are under contractual obligations to use this data only for providing the services to us and to maintain this information strictly confidential. These third parties may, however, aggregate the information they collect with information from their other customers for their own purposes. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of the recipients of your Communications, who may forward them to other third parties or otherwise disclose them.
In addition, we strive to provide you with choices regarding the Personal Data you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with control over your Personal Data:
You may have certain rights under applicable data protection laws, including the right to access and update your Personal Data, restrict how it is used, transfer certain Personal Data to another controller, withdraw your consent, or the right to request certain Personal Data be erased. You also have the right to submit a complaint about the processing of your Personal Data.
Applicable data protection laws may provide you with certain rights with regards to GUâ€™s processing of your Personal Data.
We may use automated data collection technologies to track you across websites. We currently do not honor do-not-track signals that may be sent by some browsers.
We also may use automated data collection technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). Some web browsers permit you to broadcast a signal to websites and online services indicating a preference that they “do not track” your online activities. At this time, we do not honor such signals and we do not modify what information we collect or how we use that information based upon whether such signal is broadcast or received.
Information transmitted over the Internet is never completely secure, but we do our best to protect your Personal Data. You can help protect your Personal Data and other information by making sure you don’t remain logged in on shared devices and making sure you have strong passwords on personal devices. Please follow good password practices.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Data from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Please be careful to log out of the Service on any shared computers and use passcode protection on any device where you remain logged into the Service. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Websites or GU services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Data transmitted to GU services. Any transmission of Personal Data is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures used in the Boomerang Services.
We may process your Personal Data outside of your home country, including the United States. We only do this when we are legally permitted to do so and when we have appropriate safeguards in place to protect your Personal Data.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), in order to provide our Websites, products, and services to you, we may send and store your Personal Data outside of the EEA, including to the United States. Accordingly, your Personal Data may be transferred outside the country where you reside or are located, including to countries that may not or do not provide an adequate level of protection for your Personal Data.
Your Personal Data is transferred by Global University to another country only if it is required or permitted under applicable data protection law and provided that there are appropriate safeguards in place to protect your Personal Data. By using GU services, you represent that you have read and understood the above and hereby consent to the storage and processing of Personal Data that you provide to us on our Websites, App, or other through GU services.
GU may retain your Communications or Personal Data, as applicable:
Sites within GU may enable you to pay for products or services online with a credit card. Although GU makes every effort to ensure that the third parties providing these transactions are encrypted, GU is not responsible for the privacy practices of these external third parties.
Global University is the data Processor of your personal data that you provide to Global University.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), described as the most dramatic change to copyright law in a generation, was the 105th Congress’s effort to update copyright law for the digital environment. Please be aware that under the DMCA, GU reserves the right to terminate computing services of users who repeatedly infringe upon the rights of copyright owners.
If you have questions about this privacy statement or notice of infringement, etc., please contact Global University in writing.
Attn: Personal Data Office
1211 S. Glenstone Ave.
Springfield, MO 65804