Your privacy is important to Agnes Scott College. Our policy is to protect the privacy and confidentiality of individuals accessing our Web site. This Web Site Privacy Statement describes what information we collect and how that information is protected and used. This Web Site Privacy Statement applies only to United States visitors to the Agnes Scott College Web site.
Information Gathered Automatically and Its Use
When you access the Agnes Scott College Web site, we automatically collect certain information, such as the type and identity of the Internet service provider you are using, the time spent on the Web site, and the country from which you access the Web site. We also gather your IP address. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer for accessing the Internet. All computer identification on the Internet is conducted with IP addresses, which allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. We do not link IP addresses to anything personal. This means that user sessions are tracked, but the users remain anonymous. The IP address is used to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site by identifying the parts of our Web site that are most heavily used and the portion of our Web site audience coming from within the Agnes Scott network.
We use the information gathered automatically, as described above, for internal purposes, such as to tailor Web site content to user needs and generate aggregate statistical reports. At no time do we disclose site usage by individual IP addresses. Web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted completely from our systems.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify any visitors who refuse to comply with our Terms and Conditions of Use, and to identify visitors who threaten our service, site, customers or others.
Information Supplied by Users
On some pages within our Web site, you may be asked to voluntarily provide personal information before accessing specific pages or as a requirement to receive certain information by mail or e-mail. For example, persons requesting admissions materials will be asked to provide a name and mailing address and persons interested in pursuing career opportunities at Agnes Scott may be asked to provide contact and resume information. This information may be used by us to contact you directly in order to respond to your requests; however, you will always be given an opportunity to opt out of any of our direct marketing activities.
Some of our Web site features may use applications to collect data to facilitate an e-commerce transaction. We use an accredited outside service to process credit card transactions. No credit card data is stored on campus servers.
Agnes Scott may provide an online alumnae directory and offer other online alumnae services from time to time. Directory information will include the names and contact information of all active alumnae. In addition, the directory may include other personal information that you provide to us online or offline (strictly on a voluntary basis), such as information regarding your career, education and family. Access to the alumnae directory is password protected and is limited to those Agnes Scott employees with a legitimate business need to access such information and Agnes Scott alumnae with a current user ID and password. If you are an active alumnae and do not want your information to be made available via the online directory, you may contact us by calling the Office of Alumnae Relations at 404 471-6323 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will remove your information from the online directory. Alumnae services may also include career and networking services that enable you to post job listings, resumes or to otherwise communicate with other alumnae. These services are entirely voluntary, and Agnes Scott is not responsible for use of your information by other alumnae.
You agree to be responsible for protecting the confidentiality of, and all acts or omissions that may occur under, your user ID and password. If you believe your password may have been compromised, you should immediately notify Agnes Scott as set forth below in "Contacting the Web Site."
Sharing Your Personal Information
Agnes Scott will not license, sell or provide your personal information to any third party except as described herein, or with your consent. We may use service providers to carry out certain activities on our behalf, such as some of our online alumnae services. These service providers are granted access to the personal information necessary to enable them to do their job but do not use or disclose the information for any other purpose. We may also disclose specific information when we determine that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law or to protect the interests or safety of Agnes Scott, our visitors or others.
Public Forums, Chat Rooms and Listservs
This Privacy Statement does not protect you when you use Agnes Scott public forums. As a service to our users, Agnes Scott may offer chat rooms, bulletin/message boards and/or listservs for our Web site visitors. Any information shared in a chat room, bulletin board, or other posting or online discussion is public information and may be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties that do not adhere to this Privacy Statement.
The Agnes Scott College Web site may contain destination links to other independently-run Web sites for Agnes Scott student groups or organizations, and to some third party sites outside the "agnesscott.edu" domain. Agnes Scott College is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such Web sites. These destination links are provided only for your convenience, and as such, you access them at your own risk. Any information you reveal on any such site is not subject to this Privacy Statement. Therefore, you should consult the privacy policies of each site you visit. However, we wish to ensure the integrity of our Web site and its destination links, so any comments pertaining to any sites accessed through destination links on our Web site are greatly appreciated. Please send your comments or complaints regarding independently-run Web sites accessible by these destination links to Agnes Scott College at email@example.com.
Agnes Scott treats your personal information as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. This Web site has information security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We restrict access to our data center and server rooms to authorized personnel and limit access to personal information to those employees who have a legitimate business need to access such information. Despite these security measures, we do not represent or warrant that personal information will be protected against loss, misuse or alteration by third parties.
Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use
Please see our online Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use for other terms and conditions governing your use of the Agnes Scott College Web site
We may change this Web Site Privacy Statement at any time by posting revisions to our Web site. Your use of the Web site constitutes acceptance of the provisions of this Web Site Privacy Statement and your continued usage after such changes are posted constitutes acceptance of each revised Web Site Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Web Site Privacy Statement or any revised statement, then please exit the Web site immediately.