This notice contains key information about the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit www.upb.pitt.edu (the "website") or mobile apps and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
This notice applies to information we collect:
- On this website or app.
- In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this website.
It does not apply to information collected by:
- us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (the “University” or “we” or “us”) or any third party; or
- any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the website.
Third parties may have their own privacy policies, which we encourage you to read before providing information on or through them.
Please read this notice carefully to understand our practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our practices, your choice is not to use our website. By accessing or using the website, you agree to our practices and acknowledge receiving, reviewing, and understanding this notice. Our privacy notice may change from time to time (See Changes to This Privacy Notice below). Your continued use of this website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the privacy notice periodically for updates.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
While using our website, we ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information includes your email address, name, phone number, and other information that is defined as personal or personally identifiable information under applicable law ("Personal Information").
We may also collect and use images you post, including on your profile and message boards, for the purpose of identifying and communicating with you, as well as in promotional materials about the university and other programs.
We collect this information for the purpose of identifying and communicating with you, responding to your inquiries, and improving the website.
You have a right to access your Personal Information and may request that any such data that is factually inaccurate, incomplete, outdated or irrelevant for the purposes of the website be corrected or deleted. Requests to access your Personal Information or other questions related to the collection, use and security of your Personal Information can be made by contacting Leasa Maley at firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: Privacy. If admissible by applicable data privacy laws, the University may limit or deny access to your Personal Information where providing such access would be unreasonable.
We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
In addition, we may use third-party services that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase the website’s functionality. These third-party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.
When you access the website by or through a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device’s unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, your location information and other statistics.
We may use and store information about your location depending on the permissions you have set on your device. We may use this information to provide features of the website and to improve and customize the website. You can enable or disable location services at any time, through your mobile device settings.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The Help feature on most browsers provide information on how to accept cookies, disable cookies or to notify you when receiving a new cookie.
If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some or all of the features of the website.
DO NOT TRACK DISCLOSURE
We do not support Do Not Track ("DNT"). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate the website, to provide the website on our behalf, to perform website-related services and/or to assist us in analyzing how the website is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use your information for any other purpose.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
We may disclose Personal Information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy notice:
- To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
- To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
- For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
- For any other purpose with your consent.
The University may also disclose your personal data without consent under other circumstances as follows:
- Pursuant to a legal obligation: The University may process your personal data in order to comply with a legal obligation, for example, to report a concern about your wellbeing to the appropriate government agency. We may also have to disclose your information to third parties such as the courts, local authorities, or law enforcement where legally obliged to do so.
- Vital interests: The University may need to process your personal data to prevent someone from being seriously harmed or injured.
- Public interest: The University believes that it is acting in the public interest when providing students with an education.
SENDING PERSONAL DATA TO OTHER COUNTRIES
Personal Information may also be transferred to countries outside of the United States (“U.S.”), to countries that may not have data protection laws that offer the same protections as the U.S. or the European Economic Area (which means the European Union, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland). Examples of circumstances when Personal Information may be transferred outside the U.S. include:
- Information posted on our website which is accessible outside the U.S.;
- Some of the systems and services the University uses to store data in the cloud which may include storage facilities based outside the U.S.
We are able to provide you with details about the safeguards which we have in place outside of this privacy notice. If you have any questions about the safeguards that are in place please contact email@example.com.
In certain circumstances, local data protection laws (such as the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union and country specific implementing laws) may give you rights with respect to personal information if you are located in or are a resident of that country, state, or territory (including if you are located in the European Union/European Economic Area).
IMPORTANT: WE ARE ONLY REQUIRED TO HONOR RIGHTS TO THE EXTENT THAT THESE RIGHTS HAVE BEEN GRANTED TO YOU AND APPLY TO YOU UNDER APPLICABLE DATA PROTECTION LAWS. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR LOCAL DATA PROTECTION LAWS TO DETERMINE WHAT RIGHTS MAY BE AVAILABLE TO YOU AND WHEN ACCESS TO THESE RIGHTS ARE LIMITED.
These rights differ based upon local data protection laws in your country, state, or territory, but these rights may include one or more of the following:
- Right of access: You have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we hold about you. Please note that, to the extent permitted by law, we may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs for the first or further copies of your personal information requested by you.
- Right of rectification: You have the right to correct personal data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Right to be forgotten: In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that the personal data we hold about you be erased from our records.
- Right to restriction of processing: Where certain conditions apply, you have the right to restrict processing of your personal data.
- Right of portability: You have the right to request that personal data we hold about you be transferred to another organization.
- Right to object: You have the right to object to certain types of processing of your personal data, such as direct marketing (to the extent applicable).
- Right to withdraw consent: You have the right to withdraw consent you have provided to us where we rely solely on your consent to process your personal information. Any use of your personal data before you withdraw your consent remains valid. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to revoke any consent given. You can always provide your consent to us again at a later time.
- Right to judicial review: In the event that we refuse a request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. Individuals in the EU have the right to complain as outlined in "Further Information and Guidance" section below.
- Right to Complain. You may have the right to lodge a complaint to an applicable supervisory authority or other regulator if you are not satisfied with our responses to your requests or how we manage your personal information. For example, if you are located in the EU/EEA, a list of and more information about the EU/EEA Data Protection Authorities can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/policies/justice-and-fundamental-rights_en. We encourage you to first or also reach out to us at email@example.com, so we have an opportunity to address your concerns directly.
The University has established a dedicated email address for any questions or concerns you may have about the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if:
- You object to us using your personal data for marketing purposes, e.g., to send you information about university events. We will stop using your personal data for marketing purposes if you tell us not to.
- You would like us to update the personal data we hold about you.
- You would prefer that certain information is kept confidential.
If you believe that we have not acted properly when using your personal data, you may also contact email@example.com.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain commercially reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
However, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to the website. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the website.
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
Our website is not intended for children under the age of 13. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the website.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not register on the website, use any of the features of this website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we discover that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13, we will delete that information.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
We reserve the right to update or change our privacy notice at any time and you should check this Notice periodically. Your continued use of the website after we post any modifications to the Privacy Notice on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified privacy notice.
If we make any material changes to this notice, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on the website.
If you have any questions about this privacy notice, please contact us at email@example.com.
Last updated: October 14, 2020