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The Association of Southwestern University Alumni

Privacy Policy

Southwestern University’s alumni website, sualumni.net (alumni website), is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you aa powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to Southwestern University’s alumni website and governs data collection and usage. By using Southwestern University’s alumni website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Southwestern University’s alumni website collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Southwestern University’s alumni website also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

Information about your computer hardware and software is automatically collected by Southwestern University’s alumni website. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Southwestern University for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of Southwestern University’s alumni website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Southwestern University’s alumni website public message boards or blogs, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Southwestern University does not read any of your private online communications.

Southwestern University encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Southwestern University’s alumni website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Southwestern University is not responsible for the privacy policies or content on websites outside of the Southwestern University alumni website and Southwestern University’s family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

Southwestern University’s alumni website collects and uses your personal information to operate the website and deliver the services you have requested. Southwestern University also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Southwestern University. Southwestern University may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Southwestern University does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Southwestern University may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Southwestern University may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Southwestern University alumni, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Southwestern University does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Southwestern University keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within Southwestern University’s alumni website, in order to determine what Southwestern University services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Southwestern University’s alumni website to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Southwestern University will disclose your personal information, without notice, only 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 Southwestern University or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Southwestern University; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Southwestern University’s alumni website, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Southwestern University’s alumni website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web 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 Southwestern University’s alumni website pages, or register with Southwestern University’s alumni website or services, a cookie helps Southwestern University’s alumni website to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the Southwestern University alumni website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use Southwestern University’s alumni website features that you customized.

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 Southwestern University’s alumni website services.

Security of your Personal Information

Southwestern University’s alumni website secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Southwestern University’s alumni website secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Southwestern University’s alumni website will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect university and customer feedback. Southwestern University encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Southwestern University is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Southwestern University welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Southwestern University has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Southwestern University at alumni@southwestern.edu. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.